Month: December 2009

Snapshots Solo Travel

Wordless Wednesday: Reved Up in Lafayette

In October 2008 I took an amazing trip to Lafayette, Louisiana. I confess to eating my way through the heart of Cajun Country and was pleasantly surprised at all the things to do and see. One of which were the amazingly cool murals in downtown Lafayette.

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Support a Travel Pal’s 2010 Travel Mission

When I attended Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) this past summer I met photographer Peter West Carey, a talented shutterbug – OK, he’s more than a shutterbug, he’s a photog pro. He kindly took head shots of conference attendees to help us have a more professional image. See, this is me working it as though I Read More »

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Snapshots Solo with Others

Wordless Wednesday: Merry Christmas 2009

Last year I spent Christmas up in Buffalo with family. Enjoy these shots from the Millard Fillmore House in East Aurora, N.Y. and the cafe called Taste (634 Main St, East Aurora, NY Tel: 716/655.1874) where I thought the neatest thing were the s’mores. Merry Christmas!

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Snapshots Solo with Others

Wordless Wednesday: Havana Smiles Dec. 2003

Six years ago I traveled to Havana, Cuba, with Cross Cultural Solutions on a cultural visa before then President George W. Bush pulled them. It was a legal way to visit the country which was my forbidden fruit. This is a series of photos which I think is pretty self explanatory. I hope to return Read More »

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Florida Fun Girlfriend Getaway Solo with Others

Don’t Lick the ICE!

ICE! ICE! Baby! Sorry, couldn’t resist… Gaylord Palms (6000 W. Osceola Parkway) in Kissimmee, Fla., has a pretty COOL exhibit running since Nov. 14 through Jan. 3, 2010, called ICE! It’s two million pounds of frozen water carved into amazing sculptures in which visitors can admire but not touch nor lick. (There was a sign Read More »

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Culinary Travel Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

*This Offer Has Ended * Tweet to a Win Sarasota-Area Dining Certificate

*This Offer Has Ended* Does anyone ever win those Twitter contests? Indeed they do, I finally won one! Not that I enter many but when I saw the Sarasota-Manatee Originals were giving away $25 dining certificates every weekday between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24, 2009, knew I had to enter and I won! How can Read More »

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Snapshots Solo Travel

Wordless Wednesday: New Orleans Voodoo

Yes, this choice of photo is random but I do love me some voodoo! Took this while visiting New Orleans in April 2008 during a Tourism Cares project. Read the notes, I could have spent all day in there reading notes and looking at all the tokens of hope.

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Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Solo with Others

Disney Always Brings out the Kid

During my friend Annette’s Florida visit, I created an itinerary for a first-time Florida visitor that could be done in four days. Following is day three of her visit and check out day two here.

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Snapshots Solo Travel

Wordless Wednesday: Thanksgiving in Mexico

Thanksgiving this year was the first time in three years I celebrated the American holiday in the United States. Last year was Mexico – Tlaquepaque (outside Guadalajara) to be exact and in 2007 was Italy (Florence). Enjoy these two-for-one margaritas from the Quinta Don Jose.** I sure enjoyed them!  

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Three Women in Burqas in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2006
Cool Stuff Others are Doing Politics Solo Travel

More Troops in Afghanistan? It’s About Time

Should politics and travel mix? Having recently read Travel as a Political Act, if traveling to enrich the mind and spirit, it’s inevitable politics will play some role. For me, travel isn’t always about sleeping in lush beds and lounging by pools sipping cocktails (although that’s nice). It’s about experiencing, broadening my horizons, and making connections with people which is part of the reason I traveled to Kabul in March 2006. And traveling to a war-torn country means politics will play a role.

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