Solo Travel

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Eight Reasons To Embrace Traveling Alone

I’m wrapping up a quick solo birthday trip to Paris, the continuation of my annual tradition of traveling to celebrate my birthday.  While this was once a trip I tried to recruit others to join, I have more recently embraced the idea of traveling along to celebrate the milestone. When I mention to many who I…

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(Almost) Free Weekends For the Taking

There are hundreds of websites touting free travel tips, most of which revolve around credit card tricks (sign up bonuses, manufactured spending, or the like) or redeeming points/miles for trips.  But if you already travel for business, there are often many opportunities out there for free weekends. My favorite way to get free weekends is…

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TBT – A Retro Cathay First Trip Report (April 2002)

In honor of my vacation starting tonight, I thought it would be fun to post a really retro trip report from Cathay First Class from April 2002 – it was my first US-HKG longhaul in first class (I had previously flown both business and coach on the transpacific routes). The original… This was originally posted…

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Is Chivalry Dead?

Is chivalry dead? It certainly felt that way in Atlanta this afternoon.  The home of the Braves was three strikes out when it came to questionable behavior. I’m not talking about the truly Southern gentlemanly stuff like opening doors, standing up when I approach a table, or pulling out my chair (which I am admittedly…

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Perfect Travel Selfies

I love traveling solo. There is something blissful about experiencing a new place and being guided only by my own impressions of it. Yet I often wonder existentially whether if I have no photographic evidence of my time there, did I really visit? I should take more photos with me in them – but sometimes…

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