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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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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