Month: November 2009

Florida Fun Solo with Others

Incredible La Nouba at Walt Disney Resort

My friend came and went last week and although some time was spent locally in Southwest Florida, most was spent in Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. Okay, I know Disney really isn’t in Orlando but if I said in Lake Buena Vista, would you know where that is?

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Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Million Little Pieces

Central Florida brings the kid out in me and when visiting Downtown Disney Sunday, HAD to visit the LEGO store to see how far the plastic toy has come. My, my, how LEGO’s grown up. This photo is of the store’s back wall and the million little pieces LEGO fans can purchase – even pink Read More »

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Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff Solo with Others

My Essays in ‘To Japan With Love’

Five years ago the local Rotary district (6960) sent me and four others to Japan on the Group Study Exchange program and a year later I submitted essays to be considered for a travel anthology/travel guidebook called To Japan with Love: A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur , part of the To Asia with Love Read More »

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Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Shimada Samurai

Five years ago this month I returned from a month-long trip to Japan and feeling sentimental about the journey, I’m sharing this snapshot from a visit to the Shimada Obi Festival, an unusual event which happens every three years. The children in this photo were adorable and friendly, as were most everyone we met along Read More »

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Solo with Others

Here Comes Company

I realize the primary topic of my blog is solo travel because I’m a single gal and end up traveling solo because if I waited around for someone to do what I want to do, I wouldn’t travel anywhere. This week I’m going on a little girlfriends getaway within the Sunshine State. A friend from Read More »

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Florida Fun Nature Travel Solo Travel

Solo on Sanibel – Day 3

“Well, you have the kayaks until 5 o’clock …to get out of here turn left at the exit…have fun!” These were the departing words of Lewis, a guide with Tarpon Bay Explorers as he paddled away leaving our small group somewhere in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.  That somewhere was the end of Read More »

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Solo Travel

Fancy Sandcastles on Fort Myers Beach, Nov. 3 – 8, 2009

Last year I ventured out to Fort Myers Beach for the American Sandsculpting Championship and was truly wowed by the sandy masterpieces sculpted by sand artists. Somewhere I have video (but guess I didn’t get around to making a flick out of it!) but check out some of last year’s sand sculptures.

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