A Thanksgiving Tail. . .Er, Tale

November 21, 2012
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Here in the U.S., Thanksgiving is being celebrated tomorrow, Thursday, November 22. You may be staying home and cooking a turkey dinner (or some vegetarian version thereof), or you may be hitting the road to visit family or friends. Or perhaps you take advantage of the long holiday weekend to travel. This year, I’ll be […]

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Odds and Ends

November 16, 2012
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It’s been awhile since I’ve done any kind of “housekeeping” or “news roundup” post, but there are several items I wanted to bring to your attention, so you get a bonus blog post this week! First off, I wanted to share this because I absolutely loved this article by a married mom and solo traveler […]

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I’m Having a Site-Warming Party!

July 5, 2012
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Hello, everybody! Hey, if you’re reading this on email or in a feed reader, do me a favor and click through to my website today. Why? So you can see my brand spankin’ new website design, that’s why! Ta-da! How do you like it? I’ve been meaning to upgrade my website design for awhile, but […]

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Mediterranean Preview: 9 Cities and 3 Countries in 1.5 Weeks

May 4, 2012
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I am just about on the eve of my next trip to Europe. If you’ll recall, I’ve booked myself a Studio Stateroom aboard the Norwegian Epic to explore several ports in three countries. I’ll also be flying in and out of Rome, so I’ll finally have a chance to see the Eternal City. Without a […]

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Introducing: Invite for a Bite

March 27, 2012
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For many solo travelers, one of the biggest hurdles to becoming comfortable with solo travel is dining alone. Somehow, we can navigate foreign lands on our own, get ourselves from Point A to Point B, struggle through conversations in other languages, and get by just fine. . .until mealtime. What is it about eating alone […]

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Passport Day: March 10

March 6, 2012

Do you have a passport? If not, why not? International travel is a fantastic opportunity and one that not nearly enough Americans (and certainly not enough Vermonters) experience. If you want to see the rest of the world, though, first you need a passport. To encourage more people to take that first step, March 10 […]

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SoloFriendly Turns 4!

February 17, 2012

Four years ago, on February 18, 2008 I published my first blog post on It was pretty much a “welcome to SoloFriendly!” post, without a lot of meat to it. It wasn’t until my third post, One for Vegas that I started along the path to what I really wanted to do: Explore and […]

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2012 Travel Sneak Peek

January 24, 2012

Taking off Are you sick of reading about other people’s New Year’s resolutions yet? Well, don’t worry, I don’t believe in resolutions. But I do believe in planning out my travel for the year in January, because otherwise, it wouldn’t happen. After all, I’ve got to get the time off from work, coordinate my vacation […]

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My Travels From A to Z

January 18, 2012

I’m a sucker for travel memes, so when I was recently tagged by my friend JoAnna Haugen for a journey through my travels using letters of the alphabet as prompts, I jumped on it. Some of the questions are a bit challenging, and overall, I think I would have preferred choosing my own word or […]

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