Best Travel Breaks for a Memorable Trip

Travel breaks make your trips more fun: Join classes, a tour, or just go off on your own and have a painting day. 1) Joining classes are a great way to take a travel break:  Check out Meet-up before you travel.  When I did my first real solo trip to Edinburgh (2013) I spent a lot…

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What are the Best Travel Clothes Ever?

Travel Clothes and How to Choose Them. 6 Good Packing Tips When I think “Travel Clothes;” I cringe and think: Wrinkles!  Do not let wrinkles ruin your style.  Some people think that it’s a great bohemian look.  Choose clothes that will allow you to dress up or down. Colors: What is your color base?  Go with darker tones.  For…

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Best Travel Souvenirs to come home with

-What are some of your best travel souvenirs? Do you have a special item that you collect from every country? How do you collect keepsakes and gifts when you are traveling with a small case?  What kind of things do you look for? -When I was very little my father used to bring my sister…

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Solo Traveling: Art of Me Time

What is one of the challenges when you travel solo?  It’s finding new things to do. Art and the Art of Me Time.  How do you keep your trip interesting all the time?  What do you do if you are getting tired and weary?  Lonely? Feeling a bit over whelmed? Take an art Class! I found…

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How to save your special travel bag from Rain

Get your bag out of the rain! Did you plan your whole wardrobe and overlooked the bag and backpack? I planned my travel wardrobe for the UK well.  I had water proof booties, an incredible rain jacket and pants that dried in 2 hours.I did not but too much thought into my travel bag nor my backpack in terms…

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Delicious Dinners: Cooking Stove-Less

I spent one month cooking stove-less in Orleton near Ludlow in England and I had the use of a great kitchenette however I could not use the stove (for various reasons). In light of my positive attitude towards cold summer meals I did miss steamed veggies and warm food. It’s amazing what you can do with just a kettle! I…

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Solo Travelers: Join a Garden Tour!

Why join a garden tour? They will allow you to get to know the area geographically and to meet people.  You will also learn about garden design.  I am not a gardner but I love gardens!  Do this even if you are not a gardner. When you are traveling solo it takes a lot of energy…

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Traveling Solo? Don’t stay solo!

Solo traveling does not mean you need to stay solo!  Today I went on a walking tour in Ludlow, England.  A very beautiful little town! I met the group in front of the castle in Ludlow.  There was a group of women who seemed to know each other – and they did.  I later found…

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The most famous secret garden in Edinburgh, Scotland

Dunbar Close is probably the most famous secret garden in Edinburgh, Scotland.  It’s just off the Royal Mile making it easy to get to but many people just pass it by. Go down the Royal Mile towards the Scottish Parliament and towards Holyrood Palace. You will see an amazing store called The Fudge Store. Stop there…

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Solo Traveler’s first Trip? Go to Edinburgh, Scotland!

If you are traveling alone for the first time and want a bit of city life, a bit of hiking and some ocean views I suggest that you take a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland.  It will offer you all that and you don’t need to do it by car if you don’t want to.  It’s…

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