Month: July 2010

Solo Travel

Five Reasons Why Flying First Class Rocks

Budget and business travelers alike salivate over the opportunity of flying first class, especially when the opportunity comes in the form of a free upgrade. Why? It’s a power trip and during my 40th birthday celebration, I was reminded why first class rocks the friendly skies.

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Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Got Teeth?

Family visited last week, my brother and his two kids from New York. It was a bit rainy due to Tropical Storm Bonnie heading our way (which later fizzled out) but they still enjoyed the great outdoors of Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands. Following a shallow water wading trip with the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Read More »

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Solo Travel

Dating in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Less than three weeks from now, thousands of Star Wars fans and I will be heading to Orlando (or Lando if some fans have their way) for Star Wars Celebration V. Yes, I’m heading to a Star Wars convention to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Oh, c’mon. You can’t say that Read More »

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Wordless Wednesday: Praying in Afghanistan

Honestly, I think about my March 2006 Afghanistan trip daily and wonder how the people I met are doing. Earlier this week a representative with Global Exchange, which I traveled on one of their Afghanistan Reality Tours, contacted me regarding this post (Laughing in Afghanistan) requesting to post it on their blog. In respect of Read More »

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Travel News

No Single Supplement Fee on Select Galapagos Trips

Let’s rejoice at some groovy news to the solo traveler’s ears, International Expeditions is waiving the single supplement fee on its January 7, May 27 and September 30, 2011 Galapagos Islands cruises. Solo travelers will incur a savings of 25 percent off regular fares while enjoying the amazing wildlife, landscape and history of the Galapagos Read More »

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Solo with Others

Summer Morning on Boca Grande, Florida

A refreshing breeze wafted over the Southwest Florida barrier island of Boca Grande this morning as I toured condo properties managed by Grande Island Vacations. The sky was slightly overcast and coupled with the breeze, kept this August day comfortable.

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Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: It’s Not a Surfboard

I’m still relishing in the amazing weekend I had a few days ago over in Northeast Florida and really wish every day could be like that. You saw my photos from Big Talbot Island State Park, all of them except this week’s Wordless Wednesday snapshot. It looks like a piece of a board but not Read More »

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Solo Travel

Fantastical Blackrock Beach, Big Talbot Island SP

So much to share about this weekend but little time. While it’s fresh on my mind, want to share my impressions about a place called Blackrock Beach (or Black Rock Beach, or beach at the end of Black Rock Trail or Dead Tree Beach) in Big Talbot Island State Park, Florida. It’s fantastical yet, eerie.

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Snapshots Solo Travel

Wordless Wednesday: Brooklyn’s Cobblestones

One of the groovy things I got to do during my trip to New York last month was take a walking tour of Brooklyn with Context Travel. The guide, called a docent, pointed out Brooklyn’s cool little things such as these cobblestone streets. Love it and hope you do, too.

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Disclosure

Here’s a Source for Breckenridge Lodging Deals

My friend LB returned from her Breckenridge vacation raving about the destination and her enthusiasm rubbed off on me. Coincidentally, my new friends with Breckenridge Resort Managers have asked me to take a look at their site and share my findings in exchange for supporting my traveling habit. Since I’m always about getting the most Read More »

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