Travel to Vietnam: Waddling Through the Cu Chi Tunnels with Urban Adventures
May31

Travel to Vietnam: Waddling Through the Cu Chi Tunnels with Urban Adventures

My second full day in Vietnam, I took the Cu Chi Tunnels tour and my guide, I’ll call him “P,” was just as nice and accommodating as “Y” from the previous day’s Hoc Chi Minh Discovery Tour.

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Travel to Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh Discovery Tour with Urban Adventures
May24

Travel to Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh Discovery Tour with Urban Adventures

My trip to Vietnam was filled with so many wonderful moments it’s difficult to choose one highlight. As a solo traveler not feeling 100 percent confident in myself to take on Ho Chi Minh City on my own, I can say, the best thing I did was book tours to explore the city and nearby areas.

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Travel to Vietnam: I Felt a Little Weird Firing an M16 at the Cu Chi Tunnels
May22

Travel to Vietnam: I Felt a Little Weird Firing an M16 at the Cu Chi Tunnels

One of the things I did not expect to do in Vietnam was fire an M16 rifle, but that’s exactly what I did during a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels with Urban Adventures.

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Solo in Ho Chi Minh City: When 47 Postcards and I Were the Attraction
May16

Solo in Ho Chi Minh City: When 47 Postcards and I Were the Attraction

Being a blue-eyed, “they’re real and they’re spectacular” female traveling solo in Vietnam, I knew I would draw some looks, however, I didn’t suspect I would become an attraction when I mailed 47 postcards. Yes, my postcard list has grown a bit over the years and it contains a mix of family, friends and Solo Travel Girl blog readers who a are a member of my postcard club.

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Solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: We’re All Same Same But Different
May16

Solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: We’re All Same Same But Different

What was one of the best things about being solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? We’re all same same, but different.

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When a Motorbike Hits You in Ho Chi Minh City, Just Keep Going
May09

When a Motorbike Hits You in Ho Chi Minh City, Just Keep Going

“This will save your life,’ Evelyn Hannon of Journeywoman replied to my Facebook post when I announced I would be traveling to Vietnam. She posted this link to an article about how to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City. (Note: If you’re traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, read that article!) Mastering the Saigon Shuffle Boy, was she right. During my visit, tour guides told me Ho Chi Minh City has a population of about...

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Best Tour I Took in Ho Chi Minh City Was With Saigon Street Eats
May08

Best Tour I Took in Ho Chi Minh City Was With Saigon Street Eats

“Do you want to go by motorbike?” Vu, co-owner of Saigon Street Eats, asked when I met him at my hotel for the Pho Trail – A Morning Walking Tour

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Images of Solo Travel Girl’s April 2016 Trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
May02

Images of Solo Travel Girl’s April 2016 Trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

As I write this, I’m sitting on my couch, still fighting jet lag and thinking of the fantastic time I had in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was less than a week ago I returned from my five-night stay and still can’t believe I made the trip.

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Eating My Way Through Cincinnati’s OTR Neighborhood and Beyond
Apr18

Eating My Way Through Cincinnati’s OTR Neighborhood and Beyond

Recently, I was a reluctant visitor conducting business in Cincinnati. Prior to this trip, my previous visits were to the Cincinnati-Kentucky International Airport (which is in Kentucky) and a 10-day business trip one January where I primarily saw the inside of an exhibition hall and a hotel room because it was so dang cold.

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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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Video: My Favorite Things About Cruising in Portugal with Viking River Cruises
Oct28

Video: My Favorite Things About Cruising in Portugal with Viking River Cruises

What were Solo Travel Girl’s favorite things about cruising in Portugal with Viking River Cruises? Lucky for you, each night of the 10-day cruise I recorded a video sharing what I liked best about the day.

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Outdoorswoman Journal: 2016 Python Challenge In-Person Training in Big Cypress
Oct25

Outdoorswoman Journal: 2016 Python Challenge In-Person Training in Big Cypress

“Pick them up like dog poop,” Jeff Fobb, Program Technician with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), told my class yesterday during the in-person training for the 2016 Python Challenge.

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An Astronaut Encounter at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Oct18

An Astronaut Encounter at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Looking for an out-of-this-world experience? Get up close to an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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A Muddy Thrill at Florida Tracks & Trails in Punta Gorda
Sep20

A Muddy Thrill at Florida Tracks & Trails in Punta Gorda

Some girls prefer mud massages or facials, I prefer playing in the mud. “You’ll get muddy,” I was told by the woman at the Florida Tracks & Trails Pro Shop. “Seriously, how muddy would I get?” I thought. Less than 10 feet into the 7-mile trail, I drove the ATV through a puddle and splashed mud on my entire left arm. “Oh, boy,” I thought, “This is going to be fun!” Florida...

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