Hotel vs Hostel – Ritz-Carlton or Montreal Central? The Surprising Truth

Hotel vs Hostel – Ritz-Carlton or Montreal Central? The Surprising Truth

Hotel vs hostel – which is better for a solo traveler? I recently spent one night at the Ritz followed by a night at Montreal Central Hostel. I didn’t plan to spend a night at the hostel but sometimes our travel plans require flexibility. If you’ve never stayed in a hostel before and think it’s […]

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Montreal Graffiti Street Art and Murals Around the City

Montreal Graffiti Street Art and Murals Around the City

Montreal graffiti and street art is easy to find while walking around the city. I love street art finds while strolling around a city like Montreal – murals and graffiti are plentiful. My third solo trip to Montreal began with a welcome coolness in the air. August in Austin TX brings hot dry weather and […]

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Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa Ontario Tours Daily

Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa Ontario Tours Daily

In this post I’ll tell you about my tour of the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa. Tours are offered daily starting at 10 am with the last tour at 4 pm. Allow 45 minutes for the tour. On my recent solo trip to Ottawa I visited the Parliament buildings and wandered around the ByWard Market […]

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Canon Powershot SX700 30x Zoom – Travel Camera Review

Canon Powershot SX700 30x Zoom – Travel Camera Review

My first travel excursion taking my new Canon Powershot SX700 with 30x zoom lens was 9 days Solo Travel in Barcelona – a magnificent trip and I highly recommend Barcelona for solo travelers! The Canon SX700 was an excellent choice as my new travel camera. This post contains compensated links. See my disclosure about affiliate […]

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Camera Bag for Canon Powershot SX700 Point and Shoot

Camera Bag for Canon Powershot SX700 Point and Shoot

I bought my Canon SX700 from Amazon just before I left for my solo trip to Barcelona in May but I didn’t find any camera bags specifically made for the SX700 online so I took my search local. It’s important to have a good camera bag to protect your investment in camera equipment. If you […]

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Earrings from Everywhere I Travel – Wearable Souvenirs

Earrings from Everywhere I Travel – Wearable Souvenirs

Traveling alone I like to travel light so that carrying my bags on my own is easy. I have used one roller style carry-on suitcase and a small backpack for all of my solo trips. My favorite keepsake souvenirs to buy while traveling are earrings. Guys you should keep this in mind when you are […]

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Dread Dining Alone? Advice for Solo Travelers

Dread Dining Alone? Advice for Solo Travelers

Some people enjoy traveling solo but dread the thought of dining alone. I have put together some tips and advice for solo travelers to help people get more enjoyment out of dining alone.     I acquired the skill of feeling comfortable while dining alone when I was on my first solo trip in Southeast […]

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Costa Rica Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo Solo Trip Vacation

Costa Rica Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo Solo Trip Vacation

Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast was my solo travel destination for relaxation and rejuvenation in the tiny village of Manzanillo in August. Running my bookkeeping business and taking an Arabic language class at the local community college left me burned out. After working all day and then several hours of evening Arabic classes and 10 – […]

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