June 2010 Wrap-Up

Times Square, New York at 11:30 at night
Times Square, New York at 11:30 at Night

Holy, shmoly. Where has the month and 2010 gone? June has been a fast-paced month travel for business and pleasure. It began with a trip to Orlando for a business trip and stayed at the Rosen Shingle Creek (I’ve started a review, just haven’t finished it), then off to Naples and the Corkscrew Sanctuary for an early meeting on a Saturday morning. Remember this Wordless Wednesday photo from that trip?

The month included a trip to Universal’s Islands of Adventure for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If you missed my blog post for Resort Rentals International, here are my 6 Tips for Tackling the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this Summer and of course, my  post, My Date with Harry Potter. June also included a trip out to the blueberry patch to pick some berries and eventually made ice cream with some of them.

Meeting Up with China Matt in New York
Meeting Up with China Matt in New York

The Deepwater Horizon Oil spill has been consuming with my day job and I spent many days running out to the beach to snap photos to prove our beaches are oil-free. I really wish people would learn geography. A woman from Wisconsin called the office last week wanting to come down and volunteer to clean oil off our beaches!

The highlight of the month was the trip to New York to attend TBEX ’10 (Travel Blog Exchange conference). It’s where I mingled with other travel bloggers and learned tips of the trade and yes, this is a trade. Blogging is serious business and I hope to implement some changes to this blog, soon.

I also got to finally meet @chinamatt who authors the Waiguoren Critic of South China blog and The Terracotta Typewriter, a literary journal with Chinese characteristics.

Articles I published this month include:
Four Unusual Ways to Spend Fourth of July in Florida, 2010
Travel Bloggers Met in New York City June 25 – 27 for TBEX ’10
See New York City through the Eyes of a Local with Context Travel
Five Things Frequent Travelers Almost Never Have to Buy
Five Things to do During a Twilight Vacation in Forks, Washington

New YouTube videos posted:
Sunday Afternoon at Nokomis Beach, June 13, 2010
Walking the Brookyn Bridge with Context Travel

What’s up next month? The Charlotte Harbor Freedom Swim, kayaking in Jacksonville and who knows! The month is still early.

For the latest images, visit my Flickr stream and YouTube channel.

As always, thank you for reading. I truly appreciate it.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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