Month: September 2011

About Me Budget Travel solo travel tips

Part 1: Four Ways Business Travel Dug Me Deeper Into Debt

“You’re so lucky you travel for work.” “You have the best job ever.” “I want your job.” I’ve been hearing those comments ever since I took my first job requiring business travel. That was in 1998. Sure, I admit traveling for work is pretty groovy. I’ve been introduced to destinations I probably would never have […]

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Florida Fun Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Snapshots from the Holiday Inn Titusville – Kennedy Space Center

“You should move over there,” my mom said when I told her about my plans to visit Florida’s Space Coast over the weekend. I’ve probably made about half a dozen trips over to Titusville since the beginning of the year and it almost feels like home.

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Girlfriend Getaway Solo with Others

Postcards from Alaska: Visting the Alaska Pipeline

What’s 48 inches in diameter, 800 miles long and crosses over three mountain rangers and more than 30 major streams and rivers? The Trans Alaska Pipeline System, that’s what.* A stop at the Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center in Fox, north of Fairbanks, was made during my Alaska trip to view a small portion of the […]

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Disclosure Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Review: Bring Home Beach Memories, Not Sand with Sand-Off, the Convenient Sand Wipe-Off Mitt

Sand-Off, the convenient sand wipe-off mitt, hitched a ride with me during a recent visit to Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Fla. Ever since I could remember, I’ve always enjoyed going to the beach but could never, and still can’t, stand that gritty feeling of sand grains rubbing against my sunscreened skin. Having sand on […]

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Solo Travel

Visiting Nirvana in Aberdeen, Washington

Seventeen years after singer Kurt Cobain took his life, his hometown of Aberdeen, Wash., dedicated a memorial to the Nirvana front man on April 5, 2011. The Kurt Cobain Memorial is in Riverfront Park on the banks of the Wishkah River where the originator of grunge music spent much of his youth.

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Florida Fun Nature Travel Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Saying Goodbye to Summer 2011 at Stump Pass Beach State Park, Fla.

The last day of Summer 2011 is tomorrow and I spent my final day off of the season at Stump Pass Beach State Park in Englewood, Fla. I walked the beach hunting for fossilized shark’s teeth, listening to the shorebirds and soaking up the sun. I was in good company with other beachcombers and fishermen. […]

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When Visiting Key West, Be Sure to Tour the Ernest Hemingway Home
Florida Fun Girlfriend Getaway Travel News

Florida Keys Girlfriend Getaways, Romantic Weekends or Whatever Your Escape, Chose Historic Key West Inns

Friends and family often ask me for recommendations on what to do and where to stay in South Florida. I have one answer when asked, “Where should I stay in Key West?” My response is always Historic Key West Inns, a collection of five inns in the heart of Old Town Key West. Of the […]

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing

Avast! September 19 is the One Day a Year to Sanely Talk Like a Pirate

Avast, landlubbers! Raise a cup o’grog on September 19 t’ commemorate th’ silly holiday of International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

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Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

Postcard from Cape Cod Bay Circa 1977. “Hope You All Enjoyed the Wedding for What it Cost.”

Over the weekend I rummaged through thrift shops and antique stores for old National Geographic magazines. While I didn’t find any, I did pick up some fun postcards from Steve’s Shadow Box (1522 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, Fla.). While the images are fun, I’m more intrigued with what’s written on the back. Reading the back of […]

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Culinary Travel

Rose’s Cafe Near Denali National Park: Best Dang Sauerkraut Pie I Ever Had

The most unusual thing I ate during my vacation to Alaska wasn’t the caribou gyro or salmon jerky. No, I didn’t let my lips touch a mummified toe from the Sour Toe Cocktail as fellow travel blogger Ben Reed of Adventures with Ben did during his trip (our Alaska trips overlapped). I’d have to say […]

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