Tips to Avoid Looking Like a Tourist When You Travel

Did you know that yesterday was World Tourism Day? I didn't… till Twitter told me. Those trending hashtags always keep me in the know! Sooooo, in honor of #worldtourismday (better late than never, eh?), I thought I’d write a quick post on how NOT to be a tourist – just to challenge the norm. When …

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4 Reasons Why Siesta Key Beach is the #1 Beach in America

Once again, Sarasota's Siesta Beach claims top billing as the #1 beach in America – so say Dr. Beach and TripAdvisor users via the Travelers' Choice Awards. As a certified beach bum living just 14 miles from Siesta, I feel justified in giving my honest and humble opinion of this ranking. Is Siesta my favorite beach? Truthfully, no …

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International Travel on a Budget

International travel on a budget is easier than you might think! Prior to this year, I’d reluctantly dismissed all thoughts of solo travel abroad – convinced it was too dang expensive.  And yet, I now stand (err, write) before you having taken two solo trips to Europe since January! For Paris, I spent just under …

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Top Three Best Views in Barcelona

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, BCN wasn’t even a high priority destination for me until maybe March …

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Is Solo Travel for You? Take My 7 Question Quiz

How could you travel to a foreign country by yourself??!! It’s a question I hear a LOT. And, I’m not surprised. Intimidation definitely deters many from solo travel – especially international solo travel! Even seasoned travelers aren't exempt. Preference also plays a major role here. You may have no desire to travel solo, and that’s …

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