Month: July 2015

The plane that would take me from Philadelphia to Lisbon.
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Traveling to Portugal with Surly Flight Attendants

“Portuguese flight attendants are surly,” a friend warned me. “I’ll dish it right back at them,” I cheerfully replied. This little tale of flying from Philadelphia to Lisbon begins with a rogue boot in the overhead luggage bin but does not involve Prince Charming.

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Setting Sail with Viking River Cruises in Portugal, July 2015
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Europe Bound to Cruise Portugal’s River of Gold with Viking River Cruises

In a way, I’m feeling like a kid in the days leading up to Christmas because I’ll be cruising for the first time. And, I’ll be doing it solo with Viking River Cruises with their Portugal’s River of Gold up the Douro River itinerary.

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Can you picture yourself here? Maury River - Goshen Pass, Virginia.
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Project Time Off: It’s Your Vacation Time. Use It. Every Minute of It.

What’s a work martyr? They’re that person who says they can’t use their paid time off (PTO) because the office will go to hell in a hand basket while they’re away.

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That's Me, Solo Travel Girl, Ready to Take On the World!
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Let’s Get Real. My Life Is Not Perfect.

I’m happy inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely, but let’s get real. My life is not perfect and neither is that of anyone else.

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Video: Solo Travel Girl Takes the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour

Solo Travel Girl Takes the Maid of the Mist boat tour in Niagara Falls, U.S.A. I grew up in Buffalo and not far from Niagara Falls. I’ve visited the Falls several times but never took the Maid of the Mist boat ride until moving away. My best friend from school finally made the trip the weekend of my 45th birthday.

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Floating the Buffalo National River, #VisitArkansas June 12 & 13, 2015
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Floating the Buffalo National River in Arkansas

Sitting atop soft sand along the bank of the Buffalo National River, I waited for sunrise. There was a slight chill in the June air but coming from Florida where summer heat and humidity had kissed me each day since April, I welcomed this refreshing morning.

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Travel to a Blue Zone, Ikaria, Greece to Discover Keys to Longevity.
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Travel to a Blue Zone in Greece to Discover Keys to Longevity

Looking for an October getaway and the secrets to living longer? Travel to a Blue Zone in Greece to discover keys to longevity. Blue Zones recently launched Adventure Travel Tours and will be offering two, 7-day trips to Ikaria, one of the five Blue Zones discovered by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic fellow.

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That's Me Digging for Diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, June 15, 2015
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Video: Solo Travel Girl Visits Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas

Visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR, has been on my bucket list for years! It’s the world’s only public diamond mine. I finally had a chance to travel to Arkansas and dig for diamonds on June 15, 2015. Did I find anything? You’ll need to watch and find out!

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There's Nothing Like Watching a Sunset Over the Water from a Boat
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Solo Travel Girl Says: Get on the Water and Discover Boating this Summer!

Thanks to my grandfather, I was fortunate to discover boating and kiss the salt life at a young age. Soon after he and my grandmother sold everything in Buffalo, N.Y., drove South and made a life in Sarasota, Fla., he purchased a boat.

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