Guitar Concert – Santa Anna Church – Barcelona

Guitar Concert – Santa Anna Church – Barcelona

  Looking for things to do in Barcelona alone? One thing I highly recommend to other solo travelers is to experience the local culture by attending concerts, art shows, and other unique events while traveling alone. During an early morning walk in Barcelona I noticed a flyer advertising a guitar concert that evening at the […]

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YYC = Calgary Alberta Canada Airport Code

YYC = Calgary Alberta Canada Airport Code

YYC is the airport code for my hometown Calgary Alberta Canada. I enjoyed a visit with my family and just returned yesterday. I like to visit Calgary towards the end of June so that I can enjoy the long summer days. It’s great weather for hiking and being outdoors. I’ll just give you a little […]

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Solo Trips And Tips – Other Published Writing

Solo Trips And Tips – Other Published Writing

Susan Moore of Solo Trips And Tips travel blog has contributed to the following travel websites:   Savored Journeys – 21 Dishes Worth Traveling the World For Kami & The Rest of The World – Best Cities for Street Art – Chosen by Travel Bloggers, Part 4 Curious Cat Expat – 22 Unique Love Messages From Around […]

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Graffiti and Street Art of Barcelona Spain

Graffiti and Street Art of Barcelona Spain

I stayed in La Ribera neighborhood in Barcelona which is a wonderful walking neighborhood and I enjoyed wandering around exploring my surroundings and snapping photos of the various graffiti. I love checking out the outdoor galleries of cities – sometimes the graffiti is political – sometimes playful – sometimes profound. I can’t resist taking photos […]

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Xi’an China the Walled City and Terracotta Warriors & Horses

Xi’an China the Walled City and Terracotta Warriors & Horses

Visiting the walled city of Xi’an China and the Museum of Terracotta Warriors & Horses was a dream come true for me. I don’t recall when I first learned of the ancient city of Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province in China, but I had wanted to travel there for years. The opportunity arose when I […]

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Visit Basilica Santa Maria del Mar – Skip Sagrada Familia

Visit Basilica Santa Maria del Mar – Skip Sagrada Familia

While in Barcelona I had time to visit both the Basilica Santa Maria del Mar (Church of Saint Maria of the Sea) and Gaudi’s more famous Sagrada Familia. If you haven’t much time in Barcelona I advise visiting the former and skipping the latter. Skip Sagragda Familia?!? Yes, if you have only a few days […]

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Wanderlust – Never Ending Wanderlust – Where to Next?

Wanderlust – Never Ending Wanderlust – Where to Next?

My never ending wanderlust is already begging me to select another solo trip. I just returned from Barcelona – my first trip to Spain – and I’m rolling around the idea of visiting the Andalusia region of Spain in the fall. Or maybe Chile? Perhaps Italy? How about Ecuador? I am off to Calgary to visit family […]

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Vistas – Montserrat Summit – Hiking Sant Jeroni Trail

Vistas – Montserrat Summit – Hiking Sant Jeroni Trail

  Breathtaking vistas abound at Montserrat! During my recent trip to Barcelona I hiked around Montserrat one afternoon and enjoyed the outstanding vistas so much I returned again to hike Sant Jeroni trail. Montserrat is one of the best day trips from Barcelona. Life is short – book your vacation accommodation today! Booking.com     […]

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Gaudi’s Casa Batllo – Trencadis Ceramic Tile Mosaics

Gaudi’s Casa Batllo – Trencadis Ceramic Tile Mosaics

My first night in Barcelona I accidentally found Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece Casa Batllo! I was exploring the city on foot as I am apt to do in any city. I find walking a city is the best way to get to know it – observing the people and places along the way – occasionally engaging […]

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Urgup Turkey – Historic Town – Tourist Center to Cappadocia

Urgup Turkey – Historic Town – Tourist Center to Cappadocia

Urgup is a town in Central Turkey that I visited in 2009 with a Turkish friend I had met the previous year on my first solo visit to Istanbul. Mehmet worked in the tourism industry so he made all the arrangements for a two-day tour of Cappadocia with our base in Urgup. Although solo travel […]

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Trencadis Serpentine Mosaic Tile Bench at Gaudi’s Park Guell

Trencadis Serpentine Mosaic Tile Bench at Gaudi’s Park Guell

Antoni Gaudi’s trencadis mosaic tile bench at Park Guell is a major tourist attraction in Barcelona’s Gracia district. Trencadis is a type of mosaic using broken tiles and was popular with the Catalan modernism style. Gaudi utilized discarded tiles from a nearby factory for the magnificent serpentine mosaic tile bench at Park Guell. Park Guell […]

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Tapas – Tasty Finger Food Treats in Barcelona Spain

Tapas – Tasty Finger Food Treats in Barcelona Spain

I just spent 9 days enjoying all the wonderful places to see around Barcelona – you can view the highlights here. Tapas are an essential, and delicious, part of enjoying travel in Spain. It is common to start out with some Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato) which is bread with a tomato sauce spread on top and best […]

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