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.
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.
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.
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.
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,.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
I’m forty-something years old and still deal with blemishes, breakouts and oily skin almost as I did during my teen years. I was recently sent OXY® Maximum Action Treatment Pads Oxy Maximum Action Treatment Pads, 30 Count to try out during my summer travels.
Do I love it? Do I not? That’s the question I’m still trying to answer about Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Gelastic Ultra Strong Flex Gel I received last month from Influenster in my Spring VoxBox. It does what it says it promises to do: offer ultra strong style control all day long, dries with a firm strong finish and has lasting definition.