Month: May 2016

Trinh, My Urban Adventures Guide During the Trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam, April 2016
Solo Travel

Travel to Vietnam: Waddling Through the Cu Chi Tunnels with Urban Adventures

My second full day in Vietnam, I took the Cu Chi Tunnels tour and my guide, I’ll call him “P,” was just as nice and accommodating as “Y” from the previous day’s Hoc Chi Minh Discovery Tour.

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Bernhard Weidinger, Owner of Tina's Cafe & Bakery Vienna During A Taste of Vienna Wine Tasting in Punta Gorda, Fla., May 2016.
Culinary Travel Florida Fun

A Taste of Austria at Tina’s Cafe & Bakery Vienna in Punta Gorda, Fla.

On a recent Friday night, I sat in a cozy Punta Gorda cafe with about a dozen others and all of us had at least one thing in common, an interest in wine. Together, we journeyed to Austria with Bernhard Weidinger as our guide but passports were not needed. All what was required was a thirst for adventure.

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Disclosure Featured Florida Fun

Memorial Day Weekend by Boat. Best Way to Kick Off the Summer!

How do I describe my backyard? Water, water everywhere! Living in Southwest Florida, I’m a hop, skip and a jump to Charlotte Harbor, Florida’s second largest estuary, and Gulf of Mexico. The best way to enjoy this area is on a boat.

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Incense at a Temple in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 2016
Solo Travel

Travel to Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh Discovery Tour with Urban Adventures

My trip to Vietnam was filled with so many wonderful moments it’s difficult to choose one highlight. As a solo traveler not feeling 100 percent confident in myself to take on Ho Chi Minh City on my own, I can say, the best thing I did was book tours to explore the city and nearby areas.

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Flies at the West Wall Fly Shop, Port Charlotte, Fla., May 20, 2016.
Florida Fun Nature Travel

Outdoorswoman Journal: Learning Fly Casting in Port Charlotte, Florida

Can you learn fly casting in Port Charlotte? Yup, as well as in Englewood and Placida areas. My backyard of Southwest Florida is home to world-class fishing and honestly, I don’t take advantage of it enough. It’s not that I don’t have the time, it’s that I fear I don’t have the knowledge. When I was Read More »

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That's Me Firing an M16 at the Cu Chi Tunnels Near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 2016.
Solo Travel

Travel to Vietnam: I Felt a Little Weird Firing an M16 at the Cu Chi Tunnels

One of the things I did not expect to do in Vietnam was fire an M16 rifle, but that’s exactly what I did during a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels with Urban Adventures.

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Floating the Clear, Cool Waters of the Ichetucknee River in Fort White, Florida
Florida Fun

Florida Travel: Tubing the Ichetucknee River

“My mother used to own part of this river,” the man floating on a blue, inflatable raft said to me as we drifted down Ichetucknee River in Ichetucknee Springs State Park last August. With his wife sitting shotgun,he added, “We come back at least once a year to float the river.”

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Solo in Ho Chi Minh City: When 47 Postcards and I Were the Attraction

Being a blue-eyed, “they’re real and they’re spectacular” female traveling solo in Vietnam, I knew I would draw some looks, however, I didn’t suspect I would become an attraction when I mailed 47 postcards. Yes, my postcard list has grown a bit over the years and it contains a mix of family, friends and Solo Travel Girl blog readers who a are a member of my postcard club.

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School Children and Motorbikes, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 2016
Solo Travel

When a Motorbike Hits You in Ho Chi Minh City, Just Keep Going

“This will save your life,’ Evelyn Hannon of Journeywoman replied to my Facebook post when I announced I would be traveling to Vietnam. She posted this link to an article about how to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City. (Note: If you’re traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, read that article!)

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