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Hotel Rouge: Love at First Sight

March 25, 2015
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[Disclaimer: I’m not sure why all my photos of this place came out so terribly, but you can definitely blame the photographer and not the subject. You’ll have to use your imagination to picture how great it looks in person.] Hotel Rouge had me at “Hello.” Literally. I arrived late on a Saturday night, after […]

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How Couchsurfing Helped Me Adjust to Life in France

March 29, 2011

One challenge for many solo travelers is finding their way around a strange country alone. What if you could arrange to meet up with a friendly local who could advise you on what to do and where to go? Today, guest blogger Brenna Mulvaney shows us how she’s done just that with Couchsurfing, a site […]

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Review: The Mohegan Sun

May 7, 2010

The Mohegan Sun is an upscale casino resort in Uncasville, CT.  I knew before going that it is a tribal casino and has heavy Native American theming, but you wouldn’t know it from a distance: Its tall, sleek glass towers jut up like oversized crystal stalagmites out of the lush Connecticut countryside along the winding […]

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Grrrrl Power

February 13, 2009

There have been women-only tour companies and vacations for quite some time, but here’s a new one: Women-only floors at luxury hotels?  Wow. I just had a flashback to a summer camp I used to work at that had separate men’s and women’s dormitories.  Except it was anything but luxurious. According to this article by […]

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Single Rooms

October 2, 2008

I stumbled across this thread today at and wanted to share it.  I have never actually stayed at a hotel where single rooms were even an option, so I have had no personal experience with this myself.  But I can’t say I’m terribly surprised to hear that the single rooms that do exist in […]

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Solo-Friendly Lodging

April 2, 2008

I often have a different budget each time I travel solo, so I’ve stayed at everything from budget hotels to luxury resorts. I usually visit cities, so I like to find a hotel in the center of things. I was recently thinking about how, as a female solo traveler, my lodging needs might be different […]

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