When I Was 18: #MeToo
Oct16

When I Was 18: #MeToo

Women are taking to social media and sharing their experience with sexual harassment with a goal of raising awareness as to how widespread it is. Over the years, yes, I’ve experienced sexual harassment and assault and perhaps what I experienced at my first paying job out of high school, almost 30 years ago, stands out as the most disgusting and embarrassing.

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Disaster Hair Don’t Care. How I Tamed My Hurricane Irma Mane.
Oct12

Disaster Hair Don’t Care. How I Tamed My Hurricane Irma Mane.

Following Hurricane Irma, I realized disaster hair don’t care and I learned to tame my wild locks.

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Catching a Break After Hurricane Irma: Battered and a Little Broken
Oct02

Catching a Break After Hurricane Irma: Battered and a Little Broken

Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida three weeks ago and I’m still finding my normalcy. Except for a few fallen palm fronds and a wind-blown bougainvillea, this devastating storm spared my home and property yet, I’m still feeling unsettled as I transition from surviving to living.

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Finding My Footing Following Hurricane Irma
Sep18

Finding My Footing Following Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida last week which meant I spent the week prior and week after the storm, preparing and surviving. Now, I’m ready to being living again while finding my footing in finding normalcy. More posts to follow and wanted to drop a line to say I’m still here! 

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March 2017: What Has Solo Travel Girl Been Up To?
Mar14

March 2017: What Has Solo Travel Girl Been Up To?

Hey everybody! In case you haven’t noticed I haven’t been around lately. But I’ve been active on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. So, here’s the lowdown as to what Solo Travel Girl has been up to…

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The Worst Christmas Gift I Ever Received
Dec18

The Worst Christmas Gift I Ever Received

Pivotal moments happen throughout our lives sending us down the path of our destiny. Little did I know how my fifth grade Christmas gift exchange and the worst Christmas gift I ever received would send me down the path of becoming the world’s greatest gift giver.

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2016: My Year of Being an Illiterate Slug
Dec11

2016: My Year of Being an Illiterate Slug

As I sat down today to list the books I read during 2016, I realized, I’ve been a slug when it’s come to reading books. I mean, I think 2016 is my year of illiteracy and in part, I blame social media.

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Can You Find Love Online? Yup.
Aug28

Can You Find Love Online? Yup.

Can you find love online? I was cynical and didn’t think I could. Seems as though others around me were having success in finding their best friend and love so, I joined the masses and registered for an online dating site that rhymes with “Patch.”

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I Followed the Cranes and This Happened
Jun05

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.

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Big News! Solo Travel Girl Jewelry Debuts
Jun01

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!

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My $136.14 Trip to the Local Thrift Store
Apr16

My $136.14 Trip to the Local Thrift Store

I love a bargain and appreciate thrift shops, however, my recent quest for a new travel purse cost me a little more than I anticipated. In fact, when it’s all said and done, I ended up spending triple digits last weekend but not just for the purses.

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When Life Gets in the Way of Life
Apr07

When Life Gets in the Way of Life

Holy cow. Can’t believe it’s April already. The first quarter of 2016 is over and I feel as though I haven’t accomplished a darn thing. Why? Because I purposely did not plan any travel for January, February and March because there were other thing I wanted to accomplish: Finish editing photos from last year’s cruises with Viking to Portugal and Germany’s Christmas markets. Write blog posts about the...

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My Easter Visitor
Mar28

My Easter Visitor

Easter morning, one of my two cats was sitting in the window chattering so loud I could hear him while sitting in the next room over.

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Solo Travel Girl Was in the News in February 2016
Mar08

Solo Travel Girl Was in the News in February 2016

Have you heard? Solo Travel Girl was in the news in Feb. 2016! Working in public relations, you’d think it would be easy for me to drum up publicity, but honestly, promoting myself is one of the most difficult things to do.

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Surrendering My Superwoman Status to Become an Average Jane
Jan31

Surrendering My Superwoman Status to Become an Average Jane

I’m surrendering my Superwoman status in order to become an Average Jane. Being Superwoman doesn’t build and nourish relationships, pay the bills, enhance personal health, create happiness or even get you a pat on the back.

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