Month: January 2015

Beachcombers on Englewood Beach, Fla., Jan. 25, 2015
Florida Fun Snapshots

Evening on Englewood Beach with My GoPro Hero 3

Christmas 2013 my parents gave me a GoPro Hero 3 and it’s taken me several months to get the hang of it. More than a year later, I’m finally comfortable using it for photos and video. Like everything, I’ll always be learning and improving my skills but think these shots snapped at Englewood Beach on […]

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Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center
Featured Florida Fun

Beyond Rocket Launches on Florida’s Space Coast

Based on my social media check-ins over the last few years, you’d think I was an official part-time resident of Brevard County, also known as Florida’s Space Coast. Why? Because I’m a space nut and I’ve been shuttling over to Florida’s East Coast frequently since 2011 as part of NASA’s social media community.

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Catching a Sunset - Alone - at the El Jobean Pier, Port Charlotte, Fla., Jan. 2015
Solo Travel

Why I Travel Solo

Why do I travel solo? I don’t want to miss out, I feel empowered, I get to do what I want, I meet new people and have cool experiences.

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Cape Cod Bay Postcard Sent circa 1977
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Solo Travel Girl’s 2015 Postcard Club

Handwriting is a lost art and with the expanding digital age, this includes writing and sending postcards. Posting a pretty vacation picture to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter is easier finding and mailing postcards. Because everyone enjoys receiving something in the mail, I’ve decided to revive’s Postcard Club.

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Some of the Old Florida Spice Company Line by The Spice Lab
Culinary Travel Featured

Bring the Taste of the Sunshine State into Your Kitchen with Old Florida Spice Company

Cooking is one of my hobbies. It’s relaxing and allows me to use my creativity. It also allows me to revisit favorite destinations either by recreating dishes or cooking with ingredients picked up during my travels. If Florida is one of your favorite travel destinations – add a little sunshine to your meals with spices and rubs called Old Florida Spice Company by The Spice Lab.

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Me in California During San Francisco to Seattle Road Trip, May 2007
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Ohmygoodness! Solo Travel Girl Has Been Nominated for a Florida Sunshine Blog Award! 2015

I received some ohmygoodness news last week and I want to express my sincere thanks to those who made it happen. Solo Travel Girl has been nominated for a Sunshine Blog Award! This blog is one of three in the running for Best Travel Blog.

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Cheers! Clearwater Beach Uncorked 2015 is Feb. 7 & 8
Culinary Travel Florida Fun

Attention Florida Foodies: Clearwater Beach Uncorked 2015 is Feb. 7 & 8

My taste buds have been screaming for a delicious food festival! I’m so excited to be attending the 4th annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked  being held Feb. 7 & 8, 2015, beneath the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa.

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Warm Mineral Springs in North Port, Fla.
Featured Florida Fun Nature Travel

Watch Your Step and Carry a Big Foam Noodle: Tips for Visiting Warm Mineral Springs, Florida

Watch your step and carry a big foam noodle. Planning to visit Warm Mineral Springs in North Port, Fla.? Well, that pretty sums up what you need to know but if you’re looking for a few some additional advice, you’re in luck. After a return visit and a first-time visit for my friend Vivian, we’ve compiled a list of other important tips for planning a visit to Warm Mineral Springs.

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All the Exciting Things the NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender Can Do.
Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff Gear Reviews

Round 1: Review of the Netgear Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender

Internet access is pretty much essential when running a travel blog and it’s one of the challenges I have when traveling, especially on media trips. Other than 5 a.m., internet access in hotels and resorts seems to be slowcus-pocus during peak usage hours which makes it difficult to upload photos, post to social media channels, respond to emails and make blog posts. As part of my duties as a NETGEAR Ambassador, I recently received the NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender to give it a try and share my honest feedback.

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Jumping into 2015 with a Renewed Spirit
About Me Featured Health & Beauty Life Lessons

2014: The Year I Made My Peace

Reflecting on 2014, it’s been one wild, excellent ride. The year was full of travel, good people, soul-searching, new experiences, and the continual evolution of being a better me. I have much gratitude for the opportunities afforded to me within the last year but I’m most grateful for making my peace.

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