2017 ICAST Finds for Female Solo Travelers
Oct22

2017 ICAST Finds for Female Solo Travelers

I survived my first ICAST, the fishing industry’s largest tradeshow, and found some great finds for female solo travelers. Ranging from services to gear to fun gifts, here are my top 2017 ICAST finds.

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MTV’s Siesta Key Will Put Sarasota on the Map. And Modern Map Art Has the Map.
Aug13

MTV’s Siesta Key Will Put Sarasota on the Map. And Modern Map Art Has the Map.

Can you find Siesta Key on a map? How about Sarasota? What does it mean to put a place on a map? It seems when something out of the norm can bring attention to a destination, the locals believe it will put them on the map. And, Modern Map Art has the map. “It will put Sarasota on the map,” I heard many say prior to the July 31, 2017 debut of MTV’s “Siesta Key,” a quasi-reality show filmed in and around Sarasota, Florida....

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World’s Largest Fishing Trade Show Through ICAST-Virgin Eyes
Aug01

World’s Largest Fishing Trade Show Through ICAST-Virgin Eyes

When I asked for tips first-time ICAST attendees should know, these were some of the nuggets of advice friends well-versed in the world of the world’s largest sport fishing trade show gave me. If you don’t know what ICAST is, then you probably won’t care about the rest of this post and can mosey along.

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Awesome Wonder Woman Jewelry and More
Apr27

Awesome Wonder Woman Jewelry and More

Looking for awesome Wonder Woman jewelry? C’mon. Don’t make me use the Golden Lasso on you to tell the truth! I have a hunch, when you were a kid, you were a fan of Wonder Woman, too.

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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Solo Travelers
Dec05

Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Solo Travelers

Need stocking stuffer ideas for a solo traveler on your holiday list? Here are a few of my hand-selected items for 2016. From a reusable device that extracts insect venom to fashionable yet practical socks, you’ll find something for your fave independent traveler. And, you may find something for yourself.

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Travel Gear Review: Never Drop Your Phone in Water Again with Loop
Oct25

Travel Gear Review: Never Drop Your Phone in Water Again with Loop

I remember it well. The day I dropped my phone in water, fished it out of the toilet bowl, placed it in nylons and then a bag of rice in an attempt to salvage it.

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Stanley: Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers
Nov26

Stanley: Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers

‘Tis the season to be merry and jolly and as you compile your list of holiday gifts for outdoor adventurers, take a look at the reliable and rugged Stanley gear with my favorite being a Stanley Happy Hour set.

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Travel Gear Review: Sockwell Travel Compression Socks
Aug17

Travel Gear Review: Sockwell Travel Compression Socks

Yeah, yeah. I know you want to read more about my FABULOUS trip to Portugal with Viking River Cruises, but I’m DYING to tell you about Sockwell travel compression socks.

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Travel Gear Review: Urban Armor Gear Case for iPhone 5
Jun07

Travel Gear Review: Urban Armor Gear Case for iPhone 5

I admit to being a klutzy gal but using the Valkyrie case from Urban Armor Gear for my iPhone 5 has probably saved me some money the last couple of months. My iPhone is my single most important piece of travel gear and it’s important to protect it.

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Round 1: Review of the Netgear Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender
Jan01

Round 1: Review of the Netgear Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender

Internet access is pretty much essential when running a travel blog and it’s one of the challenges I have when traveling, especially on media trips. Other than 5 a.m., internet access in hotels and resorts seems to be slowcus-pocus during peak usage hours which makes it difficult to upload photos, post to social media channels, respond to emails and make blog posts. As part of my duties as a NETGEAR Ambassador, I recently received the NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender to give it a try and share my honest feedback.

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Part 1: Four Nifty Dog Travel Accessories from the Global Pet Expo
Oct22

Part 1: Four Nifty Dog Travel Accessories from the Global Pet Expo

Have someone who travels with their dog on your holiday gift list? Or maybe you’re the one who brings along your fearless canine. Either way, here’s Part 1 of Solo Travel Girl’s nifty dog travel accessories. How did I find these fun gadgets for wanderlust pooches and their people pals? I walked the floor of the Global Pet Expo in Orlando last March.

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Video Review: Corkcicle’s Vinnebago Triple-Insulated Thermos, Keeps Drinks Cold at Least 25 Hours
Sep28

Video Review: Corkcicle’s Vinnebago Triple-Insulated Thermos, Keeps Drinks Cold at Least 25 Hours

Video review. What’s triple insulated, stylish, houses a bottle of wine and keeps beverages cold for at least 25 hours? That would be Corkcicle’s Vinnebago. I recently put the thermos to the test during one of Florida’s 90-something-degree summer day and was pleasantly surprised with the results.

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Pack These Cat Eye Bifocal Reading Sunglasses from ICU Eyewear for Your Summer Vacation
Jul22

Pack These Cat Eye Bifocal Reading Sunglasses from ICU Eyewear for Your Summer Vacation

No matter where the road leads you this summer, pack along these groovy Light Blue Cat Eye Bifocal Reading Sunglasses by ICU Eyewear. Aren’t they retro-fab?

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Travel Gear Review: ChargerGenie, the World’s First Charging Tote Bag
Jul05

Travel Gear Review: ChargerGenie, the World’s First Charging Tote Bag

Last year I shared with you information about ChargerGenie, the world’s first charging tote bag, being funded through the crowd funding site Indiegogo. I’m thrilled to share I’ve received one – in Pink and Black Cheetah Print, no less – to review and it’s pretty nifty.

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Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet
May20

Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet

My feet never knew life could be so good until I slipped on a pair of Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk shoes, the perfect travel shoe for my adventures.

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