Best Subscription Box for Those Who Love to Travel
Jul09

Best Subscription Box for Those Who Love to Travel

A subscription box, by Wikipedia’s definition, “is a recurring delivery of niche products.” There’s a slew on the market and my first box was for Birchbox, where I received makeup and beauty samples. Over the years, I have tried some of the best subscription boxes, ranging from health and fitness to healthy eating to fly fishing  and now, I have tried one for those who love to travel.

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Awesome Wonder Woman Jewelry and More
Apr27

Awesome Wonder Woman Jewelry and More

Looking for awesome Wonder Woman jewelry? C’mon. Don’t make me use the Golden Lasso on you to tell the truth! I have a hunch, when you were a kid, you were a fan of Wonder Woman, too.

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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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2016: My Year of Being an Illiterate Slug
Dec11

2016: My Year of Being an Illiterate Slug

As I sat down today to list the books I read during 2016, I realized, I’ve been a slug when it’s come to reading books. I mean, I think 2016 is my year of illiteracy and in part, I blame social media.

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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Solo Travelers
Dec05

Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Solo Travelers

Need stocking stuffer ideas for a solo traveler on your holiday list? Here are a few of my hand-selected items for 2016. From a reusable device that extracts insect venom to fashionable yet practical socks, you’ll find something for your fave independent traveler. And, you may find something for yourself.

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Travel Gear Review: Never Drop Your Phone in Water Again with Loop
Oct25

Travel Gear Review: Never Drop Your Phone in Water Again with Loop

I remember it well. The day I dropped my phone in water, fished it out of the toilet bowl, placed it in nylons and then a bag of rice in an attempt to salvage it.

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Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far: Ep. 2
Oct23

Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far: Ep. 2

During Episode 2 of Solo Travel Girl’s Adventures Near & Far on WKDW Radio, 97.5 FM, I spoke with the Florida International Air Show (Oct. 21 – 23) and Kelley Higney, founder of the Bug Bite Thing,.

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Stanley: Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers
Nov26

Stanley: Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers

‘Tis the season to be merry and jolly and as you compile your list of holiday gifts for outdoor adventurers, take a look at the reliable and rugged Stanley gear with my favorite being a Stanley Happy Hour set.

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Round 1: Review of the Netgear Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender
Jan01

Round 1: Review of the Netgear Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender

Internet access is pretty much essential when running a travel blog and it’s one of the challenges I have when traveling, especially on media trips. Other than 5 a.m., internet access in hotels and resorts seems to be slowcus-pocus during peak usage hours which makes it difficult to upload photos, post to social media channels, respond to emails and make blog posts. As part of my duties as a NETGEAR Ambassador, I recently received the NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender to give it a try and share my honest feedback.

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What Scary Thing Did I Do Last Week? Fire a Daisy B.B. Gun Pistol
Sep15

What Scary Thing Did I Do Last Week? Fire a Daisy B.B. Gun Pistol

Eleanor Roosevelt challenged us to, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” I love a good challenge and being scared can be, well, pretty scary, so I’m not necessarily doing it everyday, but when I get a chance to do it, I do. And firing a B.B. gun pistol was my scary something.

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Book Review: Only in Spain by Nellie Bennett
Jul02

Book Review: Only in Spain by Nellie Bennett

Thank you, Nellie Bennett. Because of you I’m now dreaming of grabbing a floor-length skirt layered with ruffles and heading off to Spain to learn flamenco. Before reading “Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love” the idea never crossed my mind but because you so eloquently shared your sacrifices to follow your passion to learn authentic flamenco, I want to run away with gypsies, too.

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Finding Old School Treasures and Pop Culture at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia
Jun30

Finding Old School Treasures and Pop Culture at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Given the choice of thrifting at a flea market or visiting a shopping mall, I’ll always choose the former. I was in my element browsing the aisles and piles of Black Dog Salvage during my spring visit to Roanoke, Va., seeking a treasure with personality to add to my home.

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Book Review: We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Adventure by Jennifer Coburn
Mar23

Book Review: We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Adventure by Jennifer Coburn

AAnyone can keep a travel journal but it takes a special talent for crafting an engaging travel story worthy of inviting others on the journey. We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir by Jennifer Coburn is not a flowery travel memoir about eating croissants, sipping coffee in Parisian cafes, and wearing matching berets in Paris. It’s a lesson in living life and well worth the read.

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Travel Gear Review: LifeProof Nüüd Case for iPhone 5
Sep02

Travel Gear Review: LifeProof Nüüd Case for iPhone 5

My iPhone is probably my most important piece of electronic travel gear and the LifeProof Nüüd Case for iPhone 5 can solve a big problem I have. When engaging in activities as kayaking, boating or dancing in the rain, I’ve been leery about taking my smartphone along. Why? Well, remember when my iPhone jumped ship (my pocket) into the toilet?

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Charge on the Go with ChargerGenie, World’s First Charging Tote Bag
Aug18

Charge on the Go with ChargerGenie, World’s First Charging Tote Bag

If you’ve found yourself traveling with your iPhone, camera battery or other electronic device running on empty without an outlet in sight, you can now charge on the go with ChargerGenie, the world’s first charging tote bag.

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