3 posts tagged with "strategy"

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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Travel Solo for the Weekend - The Berkshires, Massachusetts

September 22, 2014

I’ve traveled the world, but never to the Berkshires in Massachusetts and so I let a concert in Tanglewood and the Food and Wine Extravaganza be my reason to spend a weekend away.

How did I pull this off and how did it go? Here’s how I handled the key challenges on this trip and what I learned.

Challenge 1 - Hotels were on the pricey side.
I decided to try Airbnb. I found an affordable room in Pittsfield in the home of two realtors and from the description and photos provided my gut told me...

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Art of DayCations

January 12, 2015

A few years ago I began a personal journey to understand how to make day trip adventures near home as exciting and as full of self discovery as my global ones.

I did this after realizing that my travel euphoria was not in full gear when I took trips near home.

I made a commitment to develop my art of DayCation and now adventures near home are some of my favorite things.  Some of my trips take considerable planning, but others I decide to let things happen organically.

My recipe for...

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