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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Health & Beauty Review: Pack Along OXY® Maximum Action Treatment Pads during Your Summer Vacation
Jul12

Health & Beauty Review: Pack Along OXY® Maximum Action Treatment Pads during Your Summer Vacation

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.

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Health & Beauty Review: Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Gelastic Ultra Strong Flex Gel
Jul09

Health & Beauty Review: Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Gelastic Ultra Strong Flex Gel

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.

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Health & Beauty Review: Keeping Fresh with Secret Outlast Clear Gel
Jul07

Health & Beauty Review: Keeping Fresh with Secret Outlast Clear Gel

Be prepared, I’m going to get personal. Driving to the office one morning a couple of weeks ago something seemed off with my air conditioning. At lunch, I hopped it, turned the key and was blasted by dry heat. Yup, my air conditioning was gone, the inside temperature read 101 degrees, I was glistening profusely (glistening is a Southern term for women sweating), wearing a rayon top yet I wasn’t, well, stinky. Coincidentally, I...

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Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes Will Be My New Travel Companion
Jun18

Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes Will Be My New Travel Companion

What I’m going to write may shock some of you so take a deep breath and hang on. Prior to this week, I have never tasted a Tastykake®. Yes, I’m serious. This week was the first time I’ve ever sunk my teeth into this soft, sweet goodness and as soon as the chocolatey velvet tickled my taste buds, I realized what I’ve been missing. Yum-ola! I received the S’mores Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kake in my Spring Fever VoxBox from Influenster...

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MythBusters’ Grant Imahara and Kari Byron Talk STEM in North Port, Fla.
Dec02

MythBusters’ Grant Imahara and Kari Byron Talk STEM in North Port, Fla.

Give a girl a doll, let her tap into her creativity and turn them into crash-test dummies by the age of five, and see her evolve into one of the coolest women in science. Known as “the science chick,” Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, co-hosts of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters talked about the coolness of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to a group in North Port, Fla., on Dec. 1. Yes, they were in my...

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Discover Naughty New York with the Lady’s Guide to the Sexy City
Dec02

Discover Naughty New York with the Lady’s Guide to the Sexy City

If Carrie Bradshaw could show you her New York City, what would it look like? Although the Sex and the City character is fictional, the deliciously smart, sassy and empowering travel guide, Naughty New York: A Lady’s Guide to the Sexy City, is available to help any woman navigate through the Big Apple, whether she’s traveling solo, with her gal pals on a girlfriends getaway or a romantic getaway with her significant other....

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Thanks to American Standard I’m the Best Daughter in the World!
Nov28

Thanks to American Standard I’m the Best Daughter in the World!

This past Mother’s Day I was a bad daughter. All I got my mom was a card, albeit a Hallmark (and trust me, my parents flip the cards to see if it is a Hallmark ) but thanks to American Standard, I’m the best daughter in the world! (At least for a year.) Now before you get all judgmental, understand I was saving to purchase my very first home and really needed to tighten my budget for a couple of months to cover inspection...

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Heigh-Ho! D23 Membership is a Magical Holiday Gift for the Disney Fan
Nov26

Heigh-Ho! D23 Membership is a Magical Holiday Gift for the Disney Fan

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! We’re in full swing of the holiday season and I bet you’re making a holiday gift list, checking it twice and making note who’s naughty and nice. If you’re like me, then you’re on the quest for unique, practical gifts that will be appreciated by the receiver. Here’s a suggestion, give a little magic to your favorite grownup Disney fan in the form of a Disney D23 Membership. Hakuna...

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Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” Debuts Nov. 13, 2012 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand
Nov10

Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” Debuts Nov. 13, 2012 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand

Strong-minded Merida of Disney•Pixar’s  “Brave” is the princess I wish was around on the big screen when I was growing up. Unlike Disney princesses of my day, the determined Merida isn’t waiting around for her Prince Charming but determining her own future. In this original tale set in the Highlands of Scotland, the princess challenges tradition then sets out on an unexpected adventure, forcing her to discover...

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Join SoloTravelGirl.com’s Postcard of the Month Club
Oct13

Join SoloTravelGirl.com’s Postcard of the Month Club

Everyone loves opening up their mailbox and finding a postcard which is why I’ve decided to launch SoloTravelGirl.com’s Postcard of the Month Club. It’s pretty simple and best of all, it’s free for you! Beginning today, register to receive a postcard from me, Jennifer Huber (aka: Solo Travel Girl), once a month for one year. It may be from another continent, another state or a treasure from my backyard....

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