Meeting Tomorrow’s Masters While Visiting Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture
Nov11

Meeting Tomorrow’s Masters While Visiting Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture

This being my first visit to Marseille-Provence, I experienced a vibrant, modern city appreciating its history and artists of yesterday yet nurturing and fostering creativity of tomorrow’s masters.

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Sunday Brunch at Marseille’s Place Lorette
Sep29

Sunday Brunch at Marseille’s Place Lorette

Today reminds me of the scrumptious Sunday brunch at Marseille’s Place Lorette I enjoyed earlier this month. The Moroccan feast was light yet fulfilling, flavorful and unexpected.

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Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture: Double Disc Hallowed Out by the Roofs
Sep19

Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture: Double Disc Hallowed Out by the Roofs

Cultural treasures were everywhere I looked during my trip to Marseille-Provence, France. Ranging from classical to contemporary, these pieces further solidifying why its the 2013 European Capital of Culture. One of those gems is an installation in Salon-de-Provence called “Double Disc Hallowed Out by the Roofs” by Swiss-born artist Felice Varini. If you want to see it, book your travel now because it will be on display until Dec. 1, 2013.

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Travel to France: A Walk through the Marseille Fish Market
Sep15

Travel to France: A Walk through the Marseille Fish Market

A short distance from my Marseille hotel, Hôtel la Résidence du Vieux-Port, I took a walk through the Marseille Fish Market. Boat after boat docked at Quai des Belges on Marseille’s Old Port just after 8 in the morning.

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I Dream of Summer Road Tripping in Cooler Climes with Best Western
Apr21

I Dream of Summer Road Tripping in Cooler Climes with Best Western

I dream of summer road tripping in cooler climes with Best Western. Why? Spring has sprung yet here in Southwest Florida high humidity causing frizzy-hair days and that why-did-I-shower-this-morning feeling have already kissed my unmanageable locks. The arrival of spring also means I can see the end of what’s been a very busy and intense winter season at my day job.

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Travel to France: Walking in the Paths of Romans and Artists in Arles
Feb02

Travel to France: Walking in the Paths of Romans and Artists in Arles

Walking through the dark cryptoporticus of Arles, France, I couldn’t help think how cool this was, both literally and figuratively.

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Sharing Economy Offers Not-So Lonely Options for Solo Travelers
Jan26

Sharing Economy Offers Not-So Lonely Options for Solo Travelers

One of the biggest challenges about solo travel is meeting and interacting with others during a journey. Alas, thanks to technology making the world smaller, the sharing economy is offering not-so lonely options to mingle with locals and other travelers.

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Health & Beauty: Holiday Travel Tips for Arriving Fresh in Your Final Destination
Dec20

Health & Beauty: Holiday Travel Tips for Arriving Fresh in Your Final Destination

If you’ll be flying to celebrate Christmas or New Year’s, here are a few holidays travel tips for landing fresh in your final destination. We all know flying during the holidays has its ups and downs.

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Part 1 of 3: Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
Dec01

Part 1 of 3: Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

Not sure what to get your favorite traveler for Christmas? Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 holiday gift guide for travelers will get the ideas flowing for you.

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Bonjour! Learning French with the Pimsleur Method on My iPad
Nov24

Bonjour! Learning French with the Pimsleur Method on My iPad

Bonjour! Inspired by my travels to Marseille, France, I’m in the process of learning French with the Pimsleur Course Manager App on my iPad using the Pimsleur Method.

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I Took My Vitamins and during a Month of Travel Didn’t Break Fingernails and Stayed Healthy
Nov19

I Took My Vitamins and during a Month of Travel Didn’t Break Fingernails and Stayed Healthy

I’ve been taking Nature Made® VitaMelts because I’ve accepted I’m no longer a spry thirty-something-year-old with the stamina for staying awake and functioning 48 hours at a time, I’ve been consciously taking better care of myself including taking my vitamins. By adding vitamins and supplements into my nutrition plan, I suspect they’ve contributed to my well being.

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Greetings! SoloTravelGirl.com’s Postcard of the Month Club is Taking a Sabbatical
Nov10

Greetings! SoloTravelGirl.com’s Postcard of the Month Club is Taking a Sabbatical

It was my appreciation for the art of postcards that inspired me to launch SoloTravelGirl.com’s Postcard of the Month Club last October. It was simple. For a year, once a month I would send a postcard to those blog readers who registered. Can you believe it’s been a year?

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Food & Wine Weekend at Waldorf Astoria Orlando: Around the World at Bull & Bear
Nov07

Food & Wine Weekend at Waldorf Astoria Orlando: Around the World at Bull & Bear

Every traveler needs an around the world adventure. During a visit to the Bull & Bear fine dining restaurant in Orlando my taste buds were tantalized by dishes from several Waldorf Astoria hotels across the globe all in one evening

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Travel to France: Family Continues Tradition at the Marius Fabre Soap Factory
Sep23

Travel to France: Family Continues Tradition at the Marius Fabre Soap Factory

Ms. Julie Bousquet Fabre stood before me explaining how her great-grandfather started La Savonnerie Marius Fabre (Marius Fabre Soap Factory) in 1900. Today, her parents, sister and she carry on the tradition of manufacturing Marseille soap.

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Should Eating at McDonald’s Be Part of Your International Travel Experience?
Sep21

Should Eating at McDonald’s Be Part of Your International Travel Experience?

Should eating at McDonald’s be part of your international travel experience? I’ve struggled with this question during my travels both abroad and domestically but why?

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