Solo Travel Girl Blog Mentioned on BudgetTravel.com!
Feb10

Solo Travel Girl Blog Mentioned on BudgetTravel.com!

I’m the first to admit as a travel blogger, one of my weaknesses is self-promotion but I’m absolutely giddy over this! Feb. 2, BudgetTravel.com uploaded a slideshow called “21 Girl Trips You Love – and Deals to Match” and guess who’s included? Me! Well, not ME but “Solo Travel Girl Blog”, which is ME! How did this happen? Well, not to dissipate my own thunder, I’m guessing anyone...

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My Top 5 Dining Experiences of 2010
Dec14

My Top 5 Dining Experiences of 2010

2010 is wrapping up and I didn’t have the travel adventures I anticipated but I had a decent year of good food and memorable journeys. Here’s a roundup of my best eats of 2010 and not in any particular order: Dinner at Libby’s Cafe & Bar, Sarasota, Fla. When my parents and other relatives came to visit this past spring, I took my mom and aunt out to Libby’s Cafe for a girls’ night out with good...

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Breakfast at Blue Fox Cafe, Victoria, B.C.
Dec13

Breakfast at Blue Fox Cafe, Victoria, B.C.

During my fabulous 40th Birthday Celebration Trip last spring, ZeldaMae and I did some good eating along the way. While in Victoria, B.C., on our way to Craigdarroch Castle, we stumbled across a delicious little restaurant called the Blue Fox Cafe. Immediately walking in I knew it was my kind of place to eat. Funky art adorned the walls and kitschy salt and pepper shakers you’d find in your grandma’s kitchen accented each...

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Wordless Wednesday: Oyster Shucking in Seattle
Sep01

Wordless Wednesday: Oyster Shucking in Seattle

Well, it’s been several months since my birthday trip to the Pacific Northwest and I’m slowly getting caught up with editing photos and writing posts. Today, I introduce you to Steelhead Diner Chef Anthony Polizzi who was flattered when he saw my camera and demonstrated the proper way to shuck an oyster. Seattle was the final stop on the journey and it’s safe to say ZeldaMae and I ate our way through the Emerald...

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Spotted in Seattle, One Superhero
May18

Spotted in Seattle, One Superhero

Look down the sidewalk! He’s a bird, he’s a plane, no, he’s Electron Boy! During my trip to the Pacific Northwest last month one of the most amazing experiences I had was seeing superhero Electron Boy battle evil and save a group trapped in an elevator at the Seattle Space Needle when all I was expecting was a really groovy view of the city. When not combating evil with the power of light and saving the world,...

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Girlie Saturday in Portland, Oregon
May14

Girlie Saturday in Portland, Oregon

  First full day of the 40th birthday getaway to the Pacific Northwest was devoted to exploring (and eating through) Portland, Ore. Thanks to TriMet’s MAX light rail system for FREE transportation (within certain zones) and saving my feet. The morning started at Voodoo Doughnut  and the day included a jaunt to find the 24-Hour Elvis Museum.  The rest of the girlie Saturday in Portland went a little like this… Portland...

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Wordless Wednesday: Smelling the Flowers
May12

Wordless Wednesday: Smelling the Flowers

There are so many stories to share about last month’s trip to the Pacific Northwest and I’ll be sharing them soon but it’s time to stop and smell the flowers. I love this photo because I can still inhale the sweet scent of lilacs, a beautiful botanical we don’t have here in Florida and I greatly miss, along with lily of the valley. This photo was taken at the Portland Farmers Market on April 24, 2010. Inhale...

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Stalking Elvis in the Pacific Northwest

Spotting Elvis in the Southeastern United States is understandable. Graceland is located in the heart of the South (Memphis). Up the road from me in Sarasota is the Waffle Stop diner (660 North Washington Blvd.; Tel: 941-952-0555) which claims Elvis ate there in 1956. Spotting a shrine to Elvis and other Elvis memorabilia in the Pacific Northwest during my recent trip seemed, well. Odd. First up was the 24-Hour Church of Elvis in...

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Wordless Wednesday: Seattle’s Gum Wall
May05

Wordless Wednesday: Seattle’s Gum Wall

This is a bit quirky, a bit off-the-beaten path, and a bit gross. It’s the Gum Wall at Post Alley near Pike Place Market in Seattle! Enjoy this up close and personal snapshot and imagine a scent of fruity and peppermint gums. And check out my YouTube video about the Gum Wall.

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