17 posts tagged with "solo travel"

Be a Solo Traveler in Your Own Town

September 14, 2014

This "backyard adventure" was sparked by a question and comment from my hair dresser, Laurie, "Have you been to the new Farmers Market in the Town Green?.  I hear it's really good" 

Laurie lives quite a distant away from her Stratford, CT salon and the Farmer's Market is scheduled for her day off and so the fact that she raised this topic was intriguing. 

The market location moved across town and each week this summer, I made an excuse not to go there. But now having this tip, off I went...

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Yes, You can Visit the Big E Solo

September 19, 2014

For years I’ve thought about visiting the Big E, the largest fair in the East held in each September in West Springfield Mass. On 2014 Connecticut day I woke up and decided to head there.

On this day of leisure, I wanted to let things happen naturally and so I took a wayfaring approach with a few priorities - to be in some of my photos, exhibits and events that focused on animals, agriculture, states exhibits, the parade and musical performances.

I was stunned on how easy it was to strike...

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My passion for Solo Travel

September 6, 2014

My story -  I had a 30 year career in corporate America. During that time I had the opportunity to travel internationally and to work cross culturally.  In my spare time I did as much traveling as I could.

I loved the excitement of going somewhere new and I still do. Experience brought me a unique sense of comfort traveling on my own.  

Solo travel makes visiting places as a local more likely.  I love to travel at my own pace and when nice opportunities come about, the decision to accept...

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A Day-cation to Harlem

October 13, 2014

For years I’ve heard that there’s lots of positive change happening in Harlem. My visit was sparked by learning about the Harlem Art Crawl and a desire to go to the iconic Sylvia’s.

Sylvia’ Restaurant
Sylvia's is the only original Harlem soul food restaurant still in business. Despite its large size, Sylvia’s is warm, cozy and full of hospitality.

My table faced where the food was arriving from the kitchen. I saw what was ordered and saw how briskly the wait staff got the piping hot dishes...

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Fall Foliage Drive

October 27, 2014

Sometimes the design of a trip happens organically.  This was the case of my fall foliage drive along the Merritt Parkway when I exited at Hamden, CT.

At the end of the exit ramp was a sign with an arrow to West Rock Ridge Park.  I had no knowledge about the park, but instantaneously decided to visit.

I landed in a parking area for Wintergreen Lake. It was absolutely stunning and had beautiful walking trails.

While I was there, I asked a fisherman what else I should see in the area. He...

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