My 7 Links: Wandering Down Memory Lane

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Yeah, This is Me, a Solo Travel Girl

Yeah, This is Me, a Solo Travel Girl. Photo by Peter West Carey, July 2009, Chicago

As a writer, there are posts on this blog I love and others I tolerate. My friend Ben of Adventures with Ben recently nominated me to participate in TripBases  ‘My 7 Links’ movement to pull out seven posts based on a specific topic. It’s been a hop, skip and a jump down memory lane in finding these posts and hope you enjoy this fun flashback of Solo Travel Girl…

My Most Beautiful Post
“Laughing in Afghanistan” – It’s a reminder communication extends beyond verbal language.

Biking Burqa, Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2006

Biking Burqa, Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2006

My Most Popular Post
“My Date with Harry Potter in Universal Orlando” – How timely, especially since the last film in the Harry Potter franchise was released this month (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”). This post is a first-hand experience as a solo traveler visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.

My Most Controversial Post
“Star Wars Speed Dating Experience” – Hmm. I really don’t have much controversy on my blog but would say this sparked the most dialogue off blog. C’mon, click the link. I know you’re wondering if Star Wars speed dating requires a costume…

Galactic Kiss, Star Wars Celebration V, Orlando, Fla., Aug. 2010

Galactic Kiss, Star Wars Celebration V, Orlando, Fla., Aug. 2010

My Most helpful Post
“Tips for Solo Travel in Yellowstone National Park” – Because a reader asked for assistance in planning a solo trip to Yellowstone, I consolidated the tips into this post which I have to say is pretty darn useful.

A Post Whose Success Has Surprised Me
“Best Theme Park Turkey Leg: Disney or Universal?” – Seriously people, this is one of my top five posts of all time on my blog (for traffic). I have a thing for smoked turkey legs and obviously so do a lot of other hungry theme park goers.

Lunch at Universal Studios? Has to be a Turkey Leg!

Lunch at Universal Studios? Has to be a Turkey Leg!

A Post That Hasn’t Received the Attention it Deserved
“Tim Gunn Travels Alone, Not Lonely, Too” – This is one of my first blog posts (back in 2009) and it sums up my attempt of interviewing celebrity fashion consultant Tim Gunn and the challenges I had doing so. He’s such a wonderful, genuine person.

Style Guru Tim Gunn Leaving BlogHer '09

Style Guru Tim Gunn Leaving BlogHer ’09

The Post That I’m Most Proud Of
“3…2…1…My First Space Shuttle Liftoff Experience” – You didn’t think I’d exclude SOMETHING about the space shuttle did you? Less than week following the final launch of a space shuttle, I’m still on a space-crack high so it’s only appropriate I’m most proud of the experience of finally seeing a space shuttle launch (Endeavour STS-134, May 16, 2011) and the experience of sharing it with NASA Tweetup participants.

*WHEW!* That was fun.

Visit My Blogger Friends…

It’s my turn to share the love and nominate five bloggers to share their 7 links. While I’m waiting for two to confirm they accept the task, please visit these blogger friends who are talented writers, have great insights in their respective fields and are overall awesome people.

  • Frembes.com is written by Linda Seid Frembes – I met Linda during NASA Tweetup and she’s quite the pro in the AV industry and a terrific writer. Link updated April 8, 2014 
  • Start the Evolution Without Me is a collaborative blog by three writers but I nominated Barb Hopkins whom I’ve known since working and living in Death Valley National Park back in the ’90s. She’s a fabulous, humorous writer and discusses what it’s like living in Mexico as an ex-pat.
  • Waiguoren Critic of South China is written by Matthew Lubin whom I met via the Yahoo! Contributor Network (when it was called Associated Content) and we have met in person. He taught English in China and his experiences are quite entertaining.
  • Saucy Writer is written by the very talented Ken Morgan. His talent other than writing? He has a fabulous eye making him an amazing photographer. There’s something about his photos (and written words) that just engage and intrigue me. Link removed April 8, 2014 In its place, check out TripBuzz’s The Ultimate Guide to Solo Travel.
  • One Brown Girl is the blog of  Tracey Friley who is leading an amazing movement to give as many girls as possible passports.  (I plan on blogging about this more in depth soon!) I met Tracey during TBEX in Vancouver in 2011 and her passion for this project is contagious!

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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