Traveling Solo to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Apr29

Traveling Solo to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

If you were give an airline ticket to visit any place in the world, where would you go? Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was a big check off my bucket list and don’t think it would have ever happened without the assistance of Turkish Airlines. See, in October 2015 they ran a campaign launching new air service between Miami and Istanbul, Turkey.

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Coincidence or Something Bigger? Paying Respects at the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida in Punta Gorda
Nov05

Coincidence or Something Bigger? Paying Respects at the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida in Punta Gorda

I had a random encounter at the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida in Punta Gorda that has me wondering whether it was coincidence or something bigger.

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Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night
Sep19

Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy culinary tours? Okay, I don’t need to be on a tour to enjoy food and beverages but, during my April trip to Vietnam, I joined Urban Adventures on a Saigon food tour at night to taste Vietnamese street food.

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How to Pack a Vietnamese Hat
Aug21

How to Pack a Vietnamese Hat

“Can you bring me back one of those hats?…If it’s no trouble?” a friend asked while I was in Vietnam. What he was referring to was a conical, or Vietnamese hat. Of course I said “yes,” then had no idea how I was going to bring it back.

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Travel to Vietnam: Waddling Through the Cu Chi Tunnels with Urban Adventures
May31

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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Travel to Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh Discovery Tour with Urban Adventures
May24

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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Travel to Vietnam: I Felt a Little Weird Firing an M16 at the Cu Chi Tunnels
May22

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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Solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: We’re All Same Same But Different
May16

Solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: We’re All Same Same But Different

What was one of the best things about being solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? We’re all same same, but different.

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Images of Solo Travel Girl’s April 2016 Trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
May02

Images of Solo Travel Girl’s April 2016 Trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

As I write this, I’m sitting on my couch, still fighting jet lag and thinking of the fantastic time I had in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was less than a week ago I returned from my five-night stay and still can’t believe I made the trip.

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Get Outside and Get Treasure Hunting!
Mar19

Get Outside and Get Treasure Hunting!

Discovering treasure hunting during the pandemic has been a bright spot It’s a way of getting outside, keeping my body and mind active, staying safe by socially distancing from others, and discovering new places, whether in my neighborhood or another state.

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Music is a Global Connector: New Research Lists USA at Top of Global Influential Music Index
Mar06

Music is a Global Connector: New Research Lists USA at Top of Global Influential Music Index

Music is a global connector and it’s part of the travel experience. New research released by medimops reveals USA is at the top of the Global Influential Music Index.

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20 Florida Events & Festivals to Experience in 2020
Dec29

20 Florida Events & Festivals to Experience in 2020

From scrub-jays to soda and frog legs to swamp cabbage, here are 20 Florida events and festivals to experience in 2020.

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48 Hours in Washington, D.C. with My Parents
Oct04
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I Witnessed My First Honor Flight Welcome Home Ceremony!
May13

I Witnessed My First Honor Flight Welcome Home Ceremony!

I witnessed the return home of an Honor Flight for the first time. This beautiful moment happened at RSW in Fort Myers, Fla.

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January 2019: Solo Travel Girl Update
Jan20

January 2019: Solo Travel Girl Update

What has Solo Travel Girl been up to?. Here is a short list of some accomplishments and interviews from 2018 through January 2019.

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