Infographic: Science Behind a Happy Relationship
Feb11

Infographic: Science Behind a Happy Relationship

Turns out, there is a science behind a happy relationship and the website Happify demonstrates it in this groovy infographic.

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Day Job, Travel Blogging, Social Media. How Do I Do What I Do?
Jan18

Day Job, Travel Blogging, Social Media. How Do I Do What I Do?

Day Job, Travel Blogging, Social Media. “How do you do what you do?” When I’m asked this question I’m not sure how to respond so following is the answer to what I think the question is.

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What’s the Key for Hosting a Successful Travel Blogger FAM Trip? Expectations
Dec16

What’s the Key for Hosting a Successful Travel Blogger FAM Trip? Expectations

What’s the key for hosting a successful travel blogger FAM trip? Expectations with a capital E. Bloggers are a hot commodity and DMOs (destination marketing organizations or tourism offices) are working with these online influencers to share their message to their followers.

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My Facebook Random Facts Game Contribution
Nov23

My Facebook Random Facts Game Contribution

There’s this Facebook Random Facts game circulating which can be fun in getting to know your fellow friends. I suppose you need to be “invited” to play the game in which you’re tagged and given a number – that number is the number of random facts about yourself you need to list. Fellow blogger Randy Barefoot of Barefoot Scribbles (for smart perspectives and witty humor read and subscribe to his blog) posted his random facts as a...

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What I Would Do in Five Days in Queensland
Jun12

What I Would Do in Five Days in Queensland

One of the joys of returning home from a getaway adventure is planning (and dreaming of) the next big trip. If I’m afforded the opportunity to travel to Australia, this is what I would do in five days in Queensland. Eat a Vegemite Sandwich and More As a teenager of the ‘80s, I’ve been curious about the vegemite sandwich the group Men at Work sang about in their song “Down Under.” Although I’ve heard mixed reactions...

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A to Z’s of the Solo Travel Girl
May31

A to Z’s of the Solo Travel Girl

Is the solo travel girl made of sugar and spice and everything nice? Perhaps, but there’s more to this gutsy gal. Last month I participated in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and my meme focused on characteristics of the solo travel girl. In case you missed it (which you probably did, I was having server issues and my site was down for a good chunk of April), below is a summary of those characteristics with a link to the...

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A Solo Travel Girl Is: Zippy, Zesty and Zealous
Apr30

A Solo Travel Girl Is: Zippy, Zesty and Zealous

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This vagabond vixen is a zippy, zesty and zealous! Zippy – Heads turn when the STG saunters by as they are taken aback by her fresh and lively demeanor and style. Zesty – She has more zest than a lemon peel. This gal is full of spunk, energy and born with itchy travel feet. Zealous – Her life solely doesn’t revolve around selfish travel, in fact, she is devoted to...

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A Solo Travel Girl Is: Youthful, Ywar and Yeomanly
Apr29

A Solo Travel Girl Is: Youthful, Ywar and Yeomanly

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This lovely lady is a youthful, ywar and yeomanly! Youthful – The STG is the inspiration for the phrase, “You’re as young as you feel.” She lives by this motto letting age be a number rather than a definition of how she should live her life. Ywar – Traveling solo means this ambling gal keeps alert and aware of her surroundings not just for safety but for...

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A Solo Travel Girl Is: A Xenodocheionologist, Xenial and Xenophilic
Apr28

A Solo Travel Girl Is: A Xenodocheionologist, Xenial and Xenophilic

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This footloose female is a xenodocheionologist, xenial and xenophilic! Hang on, these “X” words are a mouthful… Xenodocheionologist – Having a passion for travel means having a love of hotels which makes the STG a xenodocheionologist. She’s just as comfortable in hotels with familiar names or those independently owned as she is when staying with friends and family. [The...

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A Solo Travel Girl Is: Whole, Witty and Wonderful
Apr27

A Solo Travel Girl Is: Whole, Witty and Wonderful

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This wandering woman is whole, witty and wonderful! Whole – Although it’s the 21st century, some people still have a difficult time wrapping their head around the singleton solo travel girl concept. True, not all STGs are single income no kids (SINKs) while taking a break from traveling but many are. This lifestyle may be a temporary stop on their journey of life...

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A Solo Travel Girl Is: Vivacious, Vibrant and a Vagabond
Apr27

A Solo Travel Girl Is: Vivacious, Vibrant and a Vagabond

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This adventurous vixen is vivacious, vibrant and a vagabond! Vivacious and Vibrant– True, there are times she’s an introvert but the STG is a sugar-coated ray of sunshine full of life, vim and vigor. Excitement and energy pulsate through her veins, whether from the thrill of stepping foot in a new land, trying an innovative entrée or planning her next most excellent...

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A Solo Travel Girl Is: Unique, Underestimated and Ultra-Cool
Apr27

A Solo Travel Girl Is: Unique, Underestimated and Ultra-Cool

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This gallivanting diva is unique, underestimated and ultra-cool! Unique – Don’t lump all solo travel girls into one category. Just because they’re comfortable traveling alone, not lonely, they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, backgrounds and experiences, making every single one of them unique. Underestimated –She may be an army of one but the STG is capable...

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A Solo Travel Girl Is: Tenacious, Tough and Thankful
Apr24

A Solo Travel Girl Is: Tenacious, Tough and Thankful

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This traveling gal is tenacious, tough and thankful! Tenacious – This gal is passionate and determined and she’s not one to give up easily. When her mind set on something such as achieving a goal or checking an activity off her bucket list, she’ll stick with it and see it through. But, she’s also realistic. Despite time invested she’ll cut her losses when she realizes...

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A Solo Travel Girl Is: Stylish, Strong and Sexy
Apr22

A Solo Travel Girl Is: Stylish, Strong and Sexy

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This saucy lass is stylish, strong and sexy! Stylish – This scintillating chica has a fashion sense all her own. You won’t find her style on the catwalks of London, Paris or Tokyo. Oh, no. The fashion houses are intimidated how this gal can pack for two climates for a two-week journey with just a roll aboard suitcase and a carry-on bag. She knows black is in style....

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A Solo Travel Girl Is: Restless, Responsible and Ready
Apr21

A Solo Travel Girl Is: Restless, Responsible and Ready

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This rambunctious lady is restless, responsible and ready! Restless – She’s young at heart and definitely restless. If her feet aren’t on the move exploring the inner guts of a community, she’s home putting plotting her next adventure. Responsible – Traveling solo means ya can’t be a flake and need to keep your wits about you. This gal has it together...

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