Month: February 2011

Florida Fun Nature Travel Solo Travel travel industry

Day in the Life: Kayaking to Dignitaries

When my day job and blogging habit collide, the result can be a wild and wooly day, such as Wednesday. It wasn’t a bad day, just fast-paced, like any other day this time of year. So what’s a day in the life of Solo Travel Girl? Nothing typical and can’t say no two days are Read More »

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Florida Fun Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Heads Up! Fly Ball!

It’s the end of February here in Port Charlotte, Fla., which means the 2011 Spring Training Season for the Tampa Bay Rays is in full swing at the Charlotte Sports Park. Since Monday was President’s Day and I had the day off, I spent the morning watching players practice, chatting with fans and constantly looking up when players as Manny Ramirez took the batting cage and balls were flying into the spectator area

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Disclosure Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Bitch? Please! Handbook for Nice Girls Movement

Being involved with a roller derby league means bitchiness is part of the shtick. Off the track, roller derby is a business and carrying that bitchiness isn’t business and personal transactions just isn’t cool. I realize I’m probably too nice for the sport but I thought I was holding my own. Working in the tourism industry for the past 20 years, I have also crossed paths with my fair share of bitchy women and after reading, Bitch? Please! How Nice Girls Can Succeed in a Bitch’s World by Megan Munroe, I’ve realized I’m too nice and can learn to hold my own, both in my professional and personal lives by embracing the nice girl and using my strength.

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Travel News

Remembering the ’95-’96 Government Shutdown

If you’ve been living under a news-free rock, there’s talk of a federal government shutdown which would be really, really bad for the country. If it happens and the same agencies who were impacted during the ’95-’96 shutdown are closed, the tourism industry is going to take another economic hit along with other sectors of Read More »

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Florida Fun Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Training 2011

My day job allows me access to pretty cool things. Yesterday, we coordinated the media lunch for the Tampa Bay Rays pre-spring training press conference. I think it went pretty well. On a personal level, I’d like to thank Lock ‘n Key Restaurant of Englewood, Place in the Sun Vacation Rentals and In Your Face Read More »

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Contests

Do I Have the Right Stuff to Blog for Marriott?

Yeah, I think I do because I’m fun, fierce and fabulous! Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts is running the Adventures in Paradise contest to find the right beach blogger to blog during a week’s stay in one of the nine resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico collection. Sweet, right? Those interested in the Read More »

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Culinary Travel

Atlanta’s Table 1280: That’s What I Call Service

On my new adventure, while I was enjoying my time in my accommodation that was similar to StayTony Corporate Housing when I found myself feeling rather hungry. I remembered there was a restaurant nearby so decided to venture out into the world of Atlanta to find some food. “The kitchen is closed but the bar Read More »

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Florida Fun Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Charlotte Harbor Sailing

Over the weekend I enjoyed the 2011 Charlotte Harbor Regatta here in Charlotte County, Fla. I had the opportunity to get out on the water on Friday and met some of the sailboats coming off the water Saturday. If you didn’t know, Charlotte Harbor has been included as one of the top 10 places to Read More »

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Culinary Travel

Sal’s Lounge: Buffalo’s Secret for Chicken Wings

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, I dedicate this post to one of football’s favorite food. A culinary delight from my hometown of Buffalo. The Buffalo chicken wing. Or, as those of us from Buffalo simply call them, wings. During my Christmas trip home in 2010, my family introduced me to a new place for Read More »

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Solo Travel

Hey! Meet the Crazy Travel Chick!

Have you ever been introduced to someone as the “crazy travel chick”? I have and if you’re a solo traveler, I’m guessing you have been introduced this way, too. Oftentimes, I find I’m the center of attention at gatherings, parties and events because of my travel adventures. It’s as though I’m an oddity, almost like Read More »

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