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Florida Road Trip: Ten Best Stops on the Gulf Emerald Coast

I moved from New England to South Carolina a few years ago to escape the snow. Like many other parts of the country, it was an unseasonably cold winter, even in the South. So when we got that half-inch of snow in February, I jumped in my car and headed even further south! Emerald Coast […]

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Wall Drug South Dakota: On the Road for the Famous Donuts

“You have to stop at Wall Drug,” said Kathy, my buffalo safari guide at Custer State Park. I’d just told her I was going to visit South Dakota’s Badlands the next day.  “And make sure you get one of their homemade donuts – they’re legendary.”  Decision made.  I’ll travel just about anywhere for donuts.  If […]

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On her own in Bend and loving it

Bend, Oregon, dubbed the “outdoor playground of the West,” is the perfect destination for women traveling solo.  With outdoor pursuits like dogsledding and snowshoeing, to touring microbreweries, and boutique hotels with staff that cannot do enough for you, the friendliness of the residents is second to none. Read more about how a woman can travel […]

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Women Cruising Solo: Are Cruise Ships a Good Venue?

As someone who frequently travels alone, I’d never considered taking a cruise.  For one thing, I’m prone to motion sickness and the thought of being out in the middle of the ocean with no escape for stabilization was not appealing.  In addition, spending just one day at an exotic location didn’t seem like it would […]

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Some days are like that, even in…..the Midwest | TSA Rules

TSA rules! Tell me…. do I look dangerous to you?  Apparently the TSA still thinks so. Rapid City Regional Airport.  Just another nondescript launching pad in the life of a travel writer.  Or so I thought. But it turned out to be a no-good, very bad, terrible day. As I’m going through security in the […]

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My Breasts = Weapons? TSA Thinks So.

  Underwire Alert! When traveling, always make sure your breasts are not lethal weapons. Breasts?  Lethal weapons? Apparently the TSA thinks so. It was 3:30 a.m. and I was on my way to a business trip from New Hampshire to Oregon.  I’m not a morning person so I was already grumpy, having had to extract […]

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Going Solo: Bleasure Travel Tips

When I’m away on business in an interesting destination that’s not directly related to my travel writing, I try to add on a day or two to see the sights and take a breath. This type of travel is commonly referred to as “bleasure” — combining business and pleasure. This has proved to be one […]

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