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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Some Bloggers Travel Gracefully. I’m Not One of Them.
Dec27

Some Bloggers Travel Gracefully. I’m Not One of Them.

Perhaps there are some travel bloggers who have truly perfected the whole traveling gig – or at least they’ve made you believe they have – but I full heartily admit, I’m not one of them.

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Have You Heard the Chatter? Solo Travel Girl’s Been in the News!
Dec07

Have You Heard the Chatter? Solo Travel Girl’s Been in the News!

Fall 2015 has been pretty exciting for Solo Travel Girl. Here’s where I’ve been mentioned in the media lately.

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Let’s Get Real. My Life Is Not Perfect.
Jul23

Let’s Get Real. My Life Is Not Perfect.

I’m happy inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely, but let’s get real. My life is not perfect and neither is that of anyone else.

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Travel to New York: Maid of the Mist, Buffalo’s Silos and Shark Girl
May10

Travel to New York: Maid of the Mist, Buffalo’s Silos and Shark Girl

There’s a saying of, “If we could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything.” The same can be said about a former resident seeing their hometown through tourist sunglasses.

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Living Life Rather Than Watching Life
May03

Living Life Rather Than Watching Life

Another weekend is winding down and the reality of the events over the last couple of days are sinking in. “That’s a long way to go for a short amount of time,” my seat neighbor said to me as the flight landed.

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