Things to do Under Quarantine: Word Search Wednesday! #2
Apr01

Things to do Under Quarantine: Word Search Wednesday! #2

Take your mind off COVID-19 news and download this free printable, travel-themed word search.

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Things to do Under Quarantine: Solo Travel Girl’s Word Search!
Mar28

Things to do Under Quarantine: Solo Travel Girl’s Word Search!

If the novel coronavirus has you under quarantine and you’re looking for something to take your mind off COVID-19 news, here’s a word search!

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Solo Travel Girl’s 20 in 20 Goals
Jan11

Solo Travel Girl’s 20 in 20 Goals

What are Solo Travel Girl’s 20 in 20 goals? Rather than resolutions for the New Year, I’m going with 20 goals in 2020 and they include things like catching a big fish, publishing a book, and taking a day trip on a Harley-Davidson.

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New York Travel: National Comedy Center is Jamestown’s Crown Jewel
Dec15

New York Travel: National Comedy Center is Jamestown’s Crown Jewel

Lucille Ball had a vision for her hometown of Jamestown, N.Y., to make it a destination to celebrate comedy. Today, The National Comedy Center in Jamestown celebrates everything funny.

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Ohio Memorial Honors Those Who Gave All in Fight Against Terrorism
Sep14

Ohio Memorial Honors Those Who Gave All in Fight Against Terrorism

the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial in Sunbury. It serves as a remembrance of those service members from Ohio who have fallen during the War on Terrorism since Sept. 11, 2001.

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This Non-Profit is Inspiring Women to Make Waves in the World of Fishing
May21

This Non-Profit is Inspiring Women to Make Waves in the World of Fishing

Only 19 percent of women who fish see themselves in the sport, which is why this non-profit is inspiring women to make waves.

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Independence Day 2017: I Challenge My Fellow U.S. Citizens
Jul04

Independence Day 2017: I Challenge My Fellow U.S. Citizens

Dear Fellow Citizens of the United States of America: Today is Independence Day. America’s birthday. And I challenge you…

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With Jim Beam in Hand and a Tiara on My Head, Rest in Peace
Mar30

With Jim Beam in Hand and a Tiara on My Head, Rest in Peace

“What’s it like LIVING in a national park?” is usually the second question people ask after asking, “What is your favorite national park?” when they learn I spent 10 years living and working in America’s crown jewels. “It’s like living with family,” is my response, because it is.

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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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I Visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York and This Happened
Feb17

I Visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York and This Happened

I didn’t know her but unknowingly standing in front of her name etched in bronze, I was heavy with sadness. Blinking away tears and trying to hide them from my friend, I looked for distractions while he photographed the scenery.

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Empowering Women is Key to Afghanistan’s Reconstruction
Sep30

Empowering Women is Key to Afghanistan’s Reconstruction

“Afghanistan will haunt you.” When these words were repeated during my 10-day visit to Kabul, I didn’t understand the meaning. A year later, I still struggle to comprehend the trip as images of Afghanistan haunt me.

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Travel to Thailand: Almsgiving to Monks in Chiang Khan
Jun23

Travel to Thailand: Almsgiving to Monks in Chiang Khan

My 4:30 a.m. alarm sounded and I hopped out of bed as if it were Christmas morning. The first activity of the day was participating in the merit making ceremony (an almsgiving) to the monks of Chiang Khan.

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Today I Choose…
Sep02

Today I Choose…

Today I choose to see and feel the sunshine. What do you choose?

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