Exercise · Fitness and Wellness

Travel Well: Miracle Muscles

It’s the Year of Active Travel! To really expand this year’s blog theme, I thought a few posts about staying safe while traveling actively might prove useful. So this week is Wellness Week! Each day this week I’ll be posting (with the help of a personal trainer) about how to get the kinks out, prevent… Continue reading Travel Well: Miracle Muscles

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Solo Travel: Responding to Naysayers

If you’ve known me for long, you know I’m a huge advocate for solo travel. My husband and I both traveled solo before we met, and I believe that made us how we both are today. Solo travel hones your trouble-shooting and problem solving skills, opens your eyes to different perspectives, and gives you a… Continue reading Solo Travel: Responding to Naysayers

Solo Travel Destinations · Switzerland · Uncategorized

Solo Travel: Switzerland

Why Switzerland? Because it’s wonderful! I’ve been to Switzerland more often than I’ve been anywhere other than my home country, and I just love it. The cheese, the bread, the hiking, the castles, the friendly people, the traveler-friendly transportation, the walkability of the villages. Switzerland is a fantastic solo destination for a multitude of reasons!… Continue reading Solo Travel: Switzerland

Krakow · Solo Travel Destinations

Solo Travel: Krakow

Why Krakow? Love historic architecture? Are you a World War II buff? Do you like beautiful places? Krakow is for you! I chose Krakow because it was a natural stopping point on my trip through Eastern Europe. I really didn’t know anything about it until I went, and it was a pleasant surprise! I had… Continue reading Solo Travel: Krakow

Solo Travel Destinations · Warsaw

Solo Travel: Warsaw

Why Warsaw? Poland has an interesting history, and because Warsaw is the capital city, much of its history is on display here. Love music? Chopin hails from Warsaw, and there is an excellent museum here dedicated to him and to his music! Warsaw took it on the chin during World War II, and a visit… Continue reading Solo Travel: Warsaw

Japan Travel · Solo Travel Destinations

Solo Travel: Japan

Why Japan? Because it’s beautiful, peaceful, memorable, iconic, distinctive, easy to get around, and perfect for a solo traveler! Check out my 10 Reasons to Visit Japan and start listing your travel preferences. Do you want the countryside? Consider Ise City. Prefer a world-class city experience? Definitely spend some time in Tokyo! Want old world charm? Kyoto… Continue reading Solo Travel: Japan

Bratislava · Solo Travel Destinations

Solo Travel: Bratislava, Slovakia

Who loves solo travel? We do! One of my most favorite trips ever–and favorite solo trips–was my visit to Bratislava in 2012. I still recommend this beautiful town to everyone who’ll listen–and today, that’s you! So here are some things you might be curious about if Bratislava is on your “to go” list! Why Bratislava?… Continue reading Solo Travel: Bratislava, Slovakia

DC Fun · Solo Travel Destinations · Uncategorized · Washington DC

Solo Travel: Washington, D.C.

2018 is a brand new year with brand new potential! Want to make solo travel a part of your life this year? I think that’s a fantastic idea! I moved to Washington, D.C., completely solo nearly 10 years ago, and I can definitely recommend D.C. as an excellent solo travel destination! Here is the low-down… Continue reading Solo Travel: Washington, D.C.

Alaska · Uncategorized

Alaska: The Climb

Originally published on 27 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! This morning we got up and ate a hearty breakfast, packed all our climbing and survival gear (enough for a day or two’s survival, just in case), and left the house about 10:15am… Continue reading Alaska: The Climb

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Alaskan Flying Adventure

Originally published on 27 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! Hey, everyone! I’ve been in Alaska a total of 42 hours, and already I’ve flown a plane, gawked at glaciers and mountains, seen moose from the air, learned to ski in the dark, and camped on… Continue reading Alaskan Flying Adventure