“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...
You’ll think I’m a little batty with this random list of fun bits of trivia about the University of Coimbra. The visit was brief and was a stop during the Viking River Cruises’ Portugal’s River of Gold itinerary, a welcomed break on the drive between Lisbon and Porto.
When traveling to Lisbon, Portugal, be sure to stop and sip the ginjinha (or ginja). If you have the option, sip it from an edible, chocolate cup for that chocolate covered cherry flavor. As part of the Viking River Cruises Portugal’s River of Gold itinerary, I had time to explore Lisbon (Lisboa) for a couple of days before boarding the ship and sailing the Douro River. One of the things that makes Viking Cruises awesome is that...
A couple of weeks have passed and I’m still scratching my head in wonder. Did I step into a Harry Potter novel when I walked into Livraria Lello & Irmão located in Porto, Portugal?
“You’re alone?” It’s a question I answer almost every time I travel alone which leads me to the 10 things I liked about cruising solo with Viking River Cruises on Portugal’s River of Gold.
“Portuguese flight attendants are surly,” a friend warned me. “I’ll dish it right back at them,” I cheerfully replied. This little tale of flying from Philadelphia to Lisbon begins with a rogue boot in the overhead luggage bin but does not involve Prince Charming. “Whose boot is this?” a flight attendant yelled. I turned around to see a sturdy, gray-haired man holding an ankle-high boot in his...