Peace That Surpasses Understanding: A Poop Story

Yes. A poop story. Y'all. I waited five years to tell this story. Five years to share about an incomprehensible peace that I experienced on a solo trip to Barcelona in May 2017. Literally, a peace in God that surpassed my understanding. And I waited because, to tell it would mean talking about poop. One …

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My Favorite Travel Souvenirs

I’ll admit. I’m one of those people who can’t travel without buying souvenirs. Still, I tend to avoid the kitschy, tourist shop tchotchkes. Okayyyyy, so I’ll also admit that I do sometimes wind up with a cheap ol’ trinket that means nothing other than to prove I was there. That’s the exception to the rule, …

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My Favorite Travel Bloopers

Since my previous travel bloopers were so well-received, I thought, Why not compile a list of top bloopers from some of my previous trips? So, I did. I think we all can relate to things not going as planned in life—and especially in travel because it puts us out of our comfort zones and daily …

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FOMO vs YOLO and Choosing a YOLO Lifestyle

YOLO or FOMO? I randomly asked myself this question the other day. Not even sure why. But random thoughts pop into my head so often that it doesn’t even phase me now. So anyway, YOLO vs FOMO. This prompted me to ponder the deeper idea behind each one—beyond following a trend or using culturally cool …

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Female Solo Travel in Barcelona: Day 3

Several weeks before my trip to Barcelona, I sought recommendations from a well-traveled friend who’d recently traveled there himself. As we sipped our Starbucks, he began by telling me what he regretted not doing. And the number one thing was the monastery at Montserrat. Hearing the words mountain and cable car… I was sold. Pre-Trip …

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Female Solo Travel in Barcelona: Day 2

If you’re just tuning in, this post will make a LOT more sense if you read about my first day in Barcelona first. But, if you’re ready for Day 2, read on! With a full day ahead, I woke up at 8 am and was out the door by 9. (But first, selfies in this so very Spanish …

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Female Solo Travel in Barcelona: Day 1

I thought crossing #1 off my bucket list would appease my wanderlust for at least a little while. It certainly wasn’t wishful thinking; I just assumed it would. But, boy was I wrong! Less than two months after returning from Paris, I booked another solo European adventure—this time to Barcelona. Now, lest you think Barcelona …

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Best Views in Barcelona Spain

Whether you prefer #travelTuesday or #Tuesdayviewsday, today’s post is for you. As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I visited Barcelona back in May. It marked my fifth excursion to Europe, second solo international trip, and first time in Spain. To be honest, though, Barcelona wasn’t a high priority destination for me until maybe March—when a …

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 What Sort of Travel Personality Are You?

I’m not one to pay attention to horoscopes or trust the zodiac for decision making, but this recent Travel+Leisure article, Where You Should Travel Solo, Based on Your Zodiac Sign, caught my attention – specifically the words Travel and Solo. If you read my #yolosolotriptoParis post, you know my fondness for solo trips abroad, and I’m …

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