Solo Trips And Tips

Kindness of Strangers Around the World

Kindness of Strangers Around the World

Traveling Alone and the Kindness of Strangers Traveling solo I often wind up in neighborhoods where there are no other tourists when I’m traveling simply because that is where some of the art museums happen to be located. As a solo traveler I must rely on my own navigational abilities but I often seek assistance […]

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Mumsy’s Garden in Calgary Alberta Canada

Mumsy’s Garden in Calgary Alberta Canada

We’re enjoying springtime weather in Austin Texas. The wildflowers blooming along the Austin roadways always get me thinking about my mom, affectionately known as Mumsy, who happens to love gardening. She loves getting her hands in the dirt. She loves picking out new plants to try out in her garden. She even managed to get […]

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Secrets to Avoiding Jet Lag – Ultimate Guide with Valuable Travel Tips

Secrets to Avoiding Jet Lag – Ultimate Guide with Valuable Travel Tips

Jet lag sucks. It is the bane of all multi time zone travelers. What is the secret to avoiding jet lag? Do you just have to suffer through it after a long-haul flight? How do you cure jet jag when you get home and have to get back to work?     This post contains […]

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SXSW – An Afternoon on 6th St in Austin Texas

SXSW – An Afternoon on 6th St in Austin Texas

South by SouthWest (SXSW) in Austin Texas is the annual film, interactive, music conference and festival which began in 1987. My first SXSW experience was in 2000 when I purchased a wristband for $95 and found out I still had to wait in lines and could be turned away even with the wristband. I went […]

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Solo trip to Istanbul Turkey – Land of Both Ancient and Modern

Solo trip to Istanbul Turkey – Land of Both Ancient and Modern

After my first solo trip to Istanbul Turkey it turned into one of my favorite cities in the world. Istanbul is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. The first time I visited on my own I stayed in the Sultanahmet district due to the abundance of historic sites within walking distance and the availability of […]

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Traveling Solo Builds Confidence

Traveling Solo Builds Confidence

Traveling solo builds confidence. All of our life experiences help to shape us and build up our collection of knowledge and memories. My experiences traveling independently have taught me about being able to adapt to new situations and being flexible with outcomes. When I went Hill Tribe Trekking in Pai, Thailand we had to walk […]

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Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico Relaxing Beach Resort Town

Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico Relaxing Beach Resort Town

Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico is almost due south from Austin, Texas. It’s a resort town situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. I visited Huatulco in 2000 and remember it as a very laid back place. Much different than my solo trip to Mexico City. Population of Huatulco Mexico The population […]

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Spring in Austin TX Red Bud Begins Blooming

Spring in Austin TX Red Bud Begins Blooming

Spring in Austin, Texas starts early compared to my hometown of Calgary Alberta Canada. When I see the red bud trees blooming I consider it the first sign of spring in Austin. Noticing a few red bud trees blooming in Austin in late February I decided on a visit to Zilker Botanical Gardens to see […]

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Graffiti and Street Art Around the World

Graffiti and Street Art Around the World

Graffiti and Street Art Around the World Traveling around the world I enjoy walking around exploring the neighborhoods of my temporary location. Graffiti and street art always catches my eye. In Buenos Aires I stayed in the Palermo Soho neighborhood and walked throughout the neighborhood, there was plenty of creative graffiti in the area.     […]

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Portuguese Man O’ War – Looks Pretty but Don’t Touch!

Portuguese Man O’ War – Looks Pretty but Don’t Touch!

This Portuguese Man O’ War arrived on the beach of St Jos Island in Texas while I was walking along taking photos of the collection of things washed up on shore. The Portuguese Man of War was by far the most interesting and colorful item on display at the beach. Also known as a blue […]

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Flowers in Photos from Around the World

Flowers in Photos from Around the World

Traveling to faraway places I enjoy seeing the various types of flora and fauna of a region. I have seen Impatiens growing wild along the mountainside of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. I was reminded of Texas when I saw endless fields of wildflowers while on a train journey from Casablanca to Marrakech in Morocco. Traveling […]

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Hiking Enchanted Rock Texas Day Trip from Austin

Hiking Enchanted Rock Texas Day Trip from Austin

Looking for places to hike in Texas Hill Country? Add hiking Enchanted Rock State Park to your bucket list. Hiking Enchanted Rock is one of the best day trips from Austin or San Antonio. In the Hill Country of Central Texas lies a massive granite boulder known as Enchanted Rock. The huge granite mass known […]

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