Month: September 2014

Denny's Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Culinary Travel Solo Travel

Sometimes On The Road, Ya Just Need to Eat With A Familiar Name Like Denny’s

Sometimes when traveling, especially alone, dining with a familiar name is comforting and just what the soul needs. I did just that earlier this month when I enjoyed dinner at Denny’s in Titusville, Fla. (3500 Cheney Hwy,), while attending the #NASASocial for the SpaceX CRS-4 launch.

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Capt. Rick Burns of Reel Burns Charters Displays the Scallops Gathered for the Day, Homosassa, Fla., Sept. 2014
Culinary Travel Featured Florida Fun Nature Travel

Snorkeling for Scallops in Homosassa, Florida

“Frank Sinatra’s got nothing on these guys,” Capt. Rick Burns said before my bay scalloping adventure began in Homosassa, Fla. He was describing the dozens of bright blue eyes each scallop has around its edge (or mantle).

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Putting Corkcicle's Vinnebago to the Test in the Florida Heat
Culinary Travel Gear Reviews

Video Review: Corkcicle’s Vinnebago Triple-Insulated Thermos, Keeps Drinks Cold at Least 25 Hours

Video review. What’s triple insulated, stylish, houses a bottle of wine and keeps beverages cold for at least 25 hours? That would be Corkcicle’s Vinnebago. I recently put the thermos to the test during one of Florida’s 90-something-degree summer day and was pleasantly surprised with the results.

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Featured Solo Travel

Is Brazil Dangerous or Is It Just Paranoia?

Prior to my first trip to Brazil, I read and heard how dangerous it is to visit. I read about debit and credit card skimming and cloning as well as muggings and pickpocketing. After my my first visit to Brazil, other than the hotel security guard following my sister and I to our room, the only incident was credit card cloning and I’m thankful Discover recognized and shut it down.

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Featured Social Media

#NASASocial: PUMA Golf Experimenting with Space Technology

Fore! If you’re looking for a way to improve your golf slice, someday down the road PUMA Golf may have the solution and they’ll have space technology to thank. This is so cool!

I learned about this during the #SpaceX4 #NASASocial I attended last week. One of the research projects carried up to the International Space Station (ISS) by the SpaceX CRS-4 resupply mission on Sept. 21 will study plating metal with the goal of manufacturing a better golf club.

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Featured Solo Travel

Business Travel: An Unexpected Free Day in São Paulo, Brazil

When traveling to someplace new, I’m a planner. Today, I found myself with a free day in São Paulo, Brazil, totally unprepared. I won’t get into the details as to why I ended up with a free day but when traveling for business, you just have to punt when you’re not sure what to do.

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Featured Girlfriend Getaway

Discovering More Secrets in My Hometown of Buffalo

Buffalo is one saucy vixen. When I fled so many years ago I had no idea how many secrets the Queen City held. It’s only decades later, now that I’m a seasoned adult, are her secrets revealed to me one layer at a time. During my December trip I discovered the Botanical Gardens and this past summer I was pleasantly surprised by discovering more treasures.

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About Me Featured Social Media

Reasons to Date a Female Solo Travel Blogger

Reasons why I think you’d want to date a female solo travel blogger. A pair of dinner theatre tickets sit in an envelope above my wine rack, which is filled with dusty bottles of wine from near and far travels. I’ve been gifted with a fishing charter for three people and I’m pretty sure I’ll be the third wheel. And, I just RSVP’d for one person to another social media function in which I was invited to bring a guest. I don’t mean to sound hypocritical, this blog was born on the concept of “traveling alone, not lonely” but sometimes, life can get lonely as a party of one.

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Scallops I Gathered While Scalloping in Citrus County, Fla., Earlier this Month
About Me Featured

Hanging On And Hoping Nothing Slips Through the Cracks

“It’s really, really hard,” I said in response to a friend telling me she didn’t know how I balance life as a single woman. Yeah, I don’t know how I do it either but I do. I’ve come accustom to it.

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SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Flew in Space, Dec. 8, 2010
Featured Florida Fun Social Media Solo Travel

Psst! Did You Know NASA’s Still in the Space Business? I’m Heading to the #SpaceX4 #NASASocial

Psst! Did you know NASA is still in the space business? Yup. Although the space shuttle program concluded in 2011, rockets are still launching and NASA is still exploring. In fact, the fourth SpaceX cargo mission (SpaceX CRS-4) to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. And guess what? I’ll be there as a participant in the #SpaceX4 #NASASocial!

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