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Solo Travel Girl Blog Mentioned on BudgetTravel.com!

I’m the first to admit as a travel blogger, one of my weaknesses is self-promotion but I’m absolutely giddy over this! Feb. 2, BudgetTravel.com uploaded a slideshow called “21 Girl Trips You Love – and Deals to Match” and guess who’s included? Me!

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My Top 5 Dining Experiences of 2010

2010 is wrapping up and I didn’t have the travel adventures I anticipated but I had a decent year of good food and memorable journeys. Here’s a roundup of my best eats of 2010 and not in any particular order:

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Breakfast at Blue Fox Cafe, Victoria, B.C.

During my fabulous 40th Birthday Celebration Trip last spring, ZeldaMae and I did some good eating along the way. While in Victoria, B.C., on our way to Craigdarroch Castle, we stumbled across a delicious little restaurant called the Blue Fox Cafe. Immediately walking in I knew it was my kind of place to eat. Funky […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Oyster Shucking in Seattle

Well, it’s been several months since my birthday trip to the Pacific Northwest and I’m slowly getting caught up with editing photos and writing posts. Today, I introduce you to Steelhead Diner Chef Anthony Polizzi who was flattered when he saw my camera and demonstrated the proper way to shuck an oyster.

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Electron Boy's Ride to Seattle's Space Needle
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Spotted in Seattle, One Superhero

Look down the sidewalk! He’s a bird, he’s a plane, no, he’s Electron Boy! During my trip to the Pacific Northwest last month one of the most amazing experiences I had was seeing superhero Electron Boy battle evil and save a group trapped in an elevator at the Seattle Space Needle when all I was […]

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Lilacs from Portland, Ore.
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Girlie Saturday in Portland, Oregon

  First full day of the 40th birthday getaway to the Pacific Northwest was devoted to exploring (and eating through) Portland, Ore. Thanks to TriMet’s MAX light rail system for FREE transportation (within certain zones) and saving my feet. The morning started at Voodoo Doughnut  and the day included a jaunt to find the 24-Hour […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Smelling the Flowers

There are so many stories to share about last month’s trip to the Pacific Northwest and I’ll be sharing them soon but it’s time to stop and smell the flowers. I love this photo because I can still inhale the sweet scent of lilacs, a beautiful botanical we don’t have here in Florida and I […]

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Stalking Elvis in the Pacific Northwest

Spotting Elvis in the Southeastern United States is understandable. Graceland is located in the heart of the South (Memphis). Up the road from me in Sarasota is the Waffle Stop diner (660 North Washington Blvd.; Tel: 941-952-0555) which claims Elvis ate there in 1956. Spotting a shrine to Elvis and other Elvis memorabilia in the […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Seattle’s Gum Wall

This is a bit quirky, a bit off-the-beaten path, and a bit gross. It’s the Gum Wall at Post Alley near Pike Place Market in Seattle! Enjoy this up close and personal snapshot and imagine a scent of fruity and peppermint gums.

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Voodoo Doughnuts: Portland’s Magical Goodness

Doughnuts, markets, good eats and weird stuff were themes for the first full day in Portland, Ore., during last month’s birthday trip to the Pacific Northwest. With a body still in sync with the Eastern Time Zone, waking up somewhat early was easy and began with a dash to world famous Voodoo Doughnuts , “Where […]

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