Category Archives: Solo Travel

Old man bars and being ‘the other’

Sitting in a dark corner of a very typical Spanish old man bar, I have the pleasure of observing the ebb and flow of daily life.  Seated at the bar, an old lady talks animatedly about politics and playfully gives … Continue reading

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Wheels up

Spent a very leisurely day around town; lunch at my favorite falafel place then some trusty retail therapy.  Wanted to get a new outfit or two for my trip to Madrid tomorrow.  My flight is at an inconvenient 6 am, … Continue reading

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Like a river flowing

I’ve spent the past 6 days in a small seaside town on Ireland’s west coast.  To escape my dear, dirty Dublin, I set out for somewhere remote where I could be alone.  This place truly has it all; a beautiful … Continue reading

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The pursuit of change

Change: a word that, for me, is synonymous with happiness.  While others seek stability and routine, I find myself repelled by the idea of predictability.  By making rash and sometimes imprudent decisions, I find within myself the will to go … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of traveling solo

Much like the art of motorcycle maintenance, traveling solo is often a philosophical journey. A good friend of mine texted me yesterday with exciting news.  He was preparing to book plane tickets for a multi-country backpacking trip.  Over ten days, … Continue reading

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