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Book Dream Vacations During 2016 CyberSummer

You’ve been itching for those dream vacations and now is the time to book THEM. Yeah, that’s right, I’m encouraging you to plan for multiple getaways and the CyberSummer event is a terrific place to begin your planning.

A Taste of Austria at Tina’s Cafe & Bakery Vienna in Punta Gorda, Fla.

On a recent Friday night, I sat in a cozy Punta Gorda cafe with about a dozen others and all of us had at least one thing in common, an interest in wine. Together, we journeyed to Austria with Bernhard Weidinger as our guide but passports were not needed. All what was required was a thirst for adventure.

Memorial Day Weekend by Boat. Best Way to Kick Off the Summer!

How do I describe my backyard? Water, water everywhere! Living in Southwest Florida, I’m a hop, skip and a jump to Charlotte Harbor, Florida’s second largest estuary, and Gulf of Mexico. The best way to enjoy this area is on a boat.

Outdoorswoman Journal: Learning Fly Casting in Port Charlotte, Florida

Can you learn fly casting in Port Charlotte? Yup, as well as in Englewood...

Florida Travel: Tubing the Ichetucknee River

“My mother used to own part of this river,” the man floating on a blue, inflatable raft said to me as we drifted down Ichetucknee River in Ichetucknee Springs State Park last August. With his wife sitting shotgun,he added, “We come back at least once a year to float the river.”

Pet-Friendly Glamping Rentals Website Launches

Dog packs around the world are yapping in glee over the news a pet-friendly glamping rentals website launched. Called Glamping Hub for Pets, the new site, which is part of Glamping Hub, is a community of pet owners offering a resource for booking pet-friendly outdoor lodging, trip planning and pet travel tips.

Outdoorswoman Journal: Learning Fly Casting in Port Charlotte, Florida

Can you learn fly casting in Port Charlotte? Yup, as well as in Englewood...

Five Must-Do Activities During a Caribbean Vacation

Someday I’ll make another trip to the islands and in preparation I’ve put together this list of five must-do activities during a Caribbean Vacation.

Here Fishy, Fishy. Juvenile Tarpon Monitoring at Wildflower Preserve

When I set my alarm for 5:30 on a Saturday morning, it means one of three things. It’s set for a work function, travel, or something really fun to do on my day off. That something fun to do was participating in the juvenile tarpon monitoring program at Wildflower Preserve in Englewood, Fla., with Lemon Bay Conservancy and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Cruising to Don Pedro Island State Park with Captiva Cruises

Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach and the world’s foremost authority on beaches, considers Don Pedro Island State Park one of Florida’s best tranquil beaches. There’s good reason this beach is worthy of the designation. Located on the barrier island of Don Pedro Island it’s only accessible by boat.

Travel to Vietnam: Waddling Through the Cu Chi Tunnels with Urban Adventures

My second full day in Vietnam, I took the Cu Chi Tunnels tour and my guide, I’ll call him “P,” was just as nice and accommodating as “Y” from the previous day’s Hoc Chi Minh Discovery Tour.

Travel to Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh Discovery Tour with Urban Adventures

My trip to Vietnam was filled with so many wonderful moments it’s difficult to choose one highlight. As a solo traveler not feeling 100 percent confident in myself to take on Ho Chi Minh City on my own, I can say, the best thing I did was book tours to explore the city and nearby areas.

Travel to Vietnam: I Felt a Little Weird Firing an M16 at the Cu Chi Tunnels

One of the things I did not expect to do in Vietnam was fire an M16 rifle, but that’s exactly what I did during a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels with Urban Adventures.

Solo in Ho Chi Minh City: When 47 Postcards and I Were the Attraction

Being a blue-eyed, “they’re real and they’re spectacular” female traveling solo in Vietnam, I knew I would draw some looks, however, I didn’t suspect I would become an attraction when I mailed 47 postcards. Yes, my postcard list has grown a bit over the years and it contains a mix of family, friends and Solo Travel Girl blog readers who a are a member of my postcard club.

Solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: We’re All Same Same But Different

What was one of the best things about being solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? We’re all same same, but different.

Boost Your Immunity During the Holiday Travel Season

‘Tis the season for running around and new Culturelle Advanced Immune Defense may give that extra boost during this busy and oftentimes stressful time of year.

Travel to a Blue Zone in Greece to Discover Keys to Longevity

Looking for an October getaway and the secrets to living longer? Travel to a Blue Zone in Greece to discover keys to longevity. Blue Zones recently launched Adventure Travel Tours and will be offering two, 7-day trips to Ikaria, one of the five Blue Zones discovered by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic fellow.

CLEAR Membership and Other Tools for Making Air Travel More Tolerable

Obviously, I’m a little addicted to this whole traveling thing but what I really despise about air travel is the security portion. CLEAR Membership should help make passing through airport security more tolerable.

Travel to New York City: Taking a Juicy Bite of the Star-Studded Big Apple with the TMZ Tour NYC

Traveling to New York? Hop aboard the red TMZ Tour NYC bus to take a juicy bite of the star-studded Big Apple.

Soaking up the glitz of pop-culture is one of my guilty vices and TMZ is my go-to source for a juicy fix. Watching the show, I often thought it would be fun to follow a TMZ crew as they scoped out Hollywood’s streets in search of today’s relevant celebrities.

New York City Hotel: Sleeping Paradise Found at the NYLO

leeping paradise found at the NYLO Hotel in New York City. As hard as I fought, my internal alarm clock woke me at 5:30 a.m. Peering through the slivers of my weary eyelids, I could tell it was still dark and definitely not time to begin my day. I didn’t need to be anywhere until 11 a.m. which meant hopping in a cab around 9:30 a.m.

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Book Dream Vacations During 2016 CyberSummer

You’ve been itching for those dream vacations and now is the time to book THEM. Yeah, that’s right, I’m encouraging you to plan for multiple getaways and the CyberSummer event is a terrific place to begin your planning.

Pet-Friendly Glamping Rentals Website Launches

Dog packs around the world are yapping in glee over the news a pet-friendly glamping rentals website launched. Called Glamping Hub for Pets, the new site, which is part of Glamping Hub, is a community of pet owners offering a resource for booking pet-friendly outdoor lodging, trip planning and pet travel tips.

I Followed the Cranes and This Happened

I’m sharing this experience because I think it was more than a coincidence and a message, or something, from the other side. Or maybe not. For the last few years on Memorial Day, I visit the Sarasota National Cemetery but first visit my grandfather’s grave in Sarasota to ensure he has an American flag. He served in the Coast Guard during WWII.

Big News! Solo Travel Girl Jewelry Debuts

Hey, y’all. I’ve got some big news. Something I’ve been thinking of for a very long time has come to fruition. I have partnered with dd2bme Jewelry to launch the Solo Travel Girl Collection, a line of empowerment jewelry for traveling alone, not lonely!

Travel to Vietnam: Waddling Through the Cu Chi Tunnels with Urban Adventures

My second full day in Vietnam, I took the Cu Chi Tunnels tour and my guide, I’ll call him “P,” was just as nice and accommodating as “Y” from the previous day’s Hoc Chi Minh Discovery Tour.