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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Traveling Solo in Gatlinburg: Mountains to Moonshine
Jul06

Traveling Solo in Gatlinburg: Mountains to Moonshine

Forget about a Rocky Mountain high, how about a Smoky Mountains shine? Exploring and traveling on my own is my identity and my trip to Eastern Tennessee was no different. Traveling solo in Gatlinburg I inhaled the Smokies’ fresh mountain air, learned about some of the moonshine culture, explored caverns and almost got myself in trouble with the federal government!

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Quirky Gatlinburg Attractions: Kitchen-Kitsch and Homage to the Dukes of Hazzard
Jun29

Quirky Gatlinburg Attractions: Kitchen-Kitsch and Homage to the Dukes of Hazzard

Find kitchen-kitsch at the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum and a country cousins shrine to The Dukes of Hazzard in two quirky Gatlinburg, Tennessee, museums.

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The Manhattan Project: Visiting Tennessee’s Secret City. Kind Of.
May16

The Manhattan Project: Visiting Tennessee’s Secret City. Kind Of.

“Ma’am, I will just run your license through the system to see if you’re one of the people allowed in,” the federal officer with the Department of Energy told me. I was at the entrance to the Manhattan Project in Tennessee’s Secret City.

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A Truck, A Cat and a Single Woman’s Drive to Retire in Mexico
Apr02

A Truck, A Cat and a Single Woman’s Drive to Retire in Mexico

I’ve been told many times I’m brave but really, I’m not. But, you want to know who in my life was brave? My friend Barb who packed up her truck and cat to retire in Mexico. She was a strong, brave woman and although I am not going to share her challenges and triumphs, I will share with you her journey south to retire in Mexico.

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There’s No Crying on a Harley-Davidson, But I Did Anyway
Feb16

There’s No Crying on a Harley-Davidson, But I Did Anyway

Just as there is no crying in baseball, there is no crying on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Yeah, well, I’m here to confess I did just that. Straddling 500-some pounds of hot metal between my legs on a cool December evening, I sat bawling because I accepted reality – I am not coordinated enough to drive a motorcycle.

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My Plans for Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration
Nov28

My Plans for Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration

The President of the United States represents ALL Americans, not only those who voted for him, which is why I’ll be attending Donald J. Trump’s presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far: Ep. 3
Oct11

Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far: Ep. 3

Howdy! I know I’ve been busy as a bee but I think I forgot to tell y’all I have a radio show! It’s called Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far and broadcasts weekly on Thursdays at noon on WKDW 97.5 FM community radio in North Port, Fla.  The radio show can be listened to online but if you miss it, you can catch it here on my blog. I realize I’m starting with Episode 3 vs. 1, but I wanted to share...

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Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night
Sep19

Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy culinary tours? Okay, I don’t need to be on a tour to enjoy food and beverages but, during my April trip to Vietnam, I joined Urban Adventures on a Saigon food tour at night to taste Vietnamese street food.

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How to Pack a Vietnamese Hat
Aug21

How to Pack a Vietnamese Hat

“Can you bring me back one of those hats?…If it’s no trouble?” a friend asked while I was in Vietnam. What he was referring to was a conical, or Vietnamese hat. Of course I said “yes,” then had no idea how I was going to bring it back.

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10 Patriotic Things to Do in Philadelphia
Jul24

10 Patriotic Things to Do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the perfect place to hold the DNC Convention because it is nicknamed the Cradle of Liberty. This is the location where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed, forming the modern United State. Following are 10 patriotic things to do in Philadelphia.

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Solo Travel in Florida: Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
Jul22

Solo Travel in Florida: Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

It’s no secret I’m all about learning new things and last month on Women’s Golf Day (June 7, #WomensGolfDay)I headed to one of the best vacation spots in Florida, Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, to learn basic techniques during a golf clinic. This Tampa Bay resort was one of hundreds of golf courses around the world commemorating the day with special events and clinics.

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Traveling Solo in Philadelphia: Where to Eat and Drink
Jul20

Traveling Solo in Philadelphia: Where to Eat and Drink

Planning on traveling solo in Philadelphia? The City of Brotherly Love is a great foodie city and here a few of my favorite places to eat and drink.

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Traveling Solo in Philadelphia: What to Do, Where to Stay
Jul11

Traveling Solo in Philadelphia: What to Do, Where to Stay

“He bit me!” This was not my first time traveling solo to Philadelphia, but the first time I heard this in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Tips for Traveling Solo for the First Time
Jun26

Tips for Traveling Solo for the First Time

Blogging is about sharing what you know, right? Following are my tips for traveling solo for the first time.

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