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.
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.
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.
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.
What was one of the best things about being solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? We’re all same same, but different.
“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...
“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
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.
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.
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.
Fall 2015 has been pretty exciting for Solo Travel Girl. Here’s where I’ve been mentioned in the media lately.
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.
“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.
Looking for an out-of-this-world experience? Get up close to an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
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...