“Don’t you get lonely?” “Isn’t it dangerous?” “Won’t you get bored?” To some travelers, venturing out on a trip on your own seems like a frightening and lonely endeavor. It’s understandable — you’ll be in a new place experiencing ...

 

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Hesitant to Travel Solo? Here’s Why You Should Plan Your Next Trip Alone

“Don’t you get lonely?” “Isn’t it dangerous?” “Won’t you get bored?” To some travelers, venturing out on a trip on your own seems like a frightening and lonely endeavor. It’s understandable — you’ll be in a new place experiencing a different culture, different language, different foods, and different lifestyle without a familiar face trying to make sense of it all with you. While traveling with a friend or your partner can often make a journey more enjoyable, this isn’t always the case. Here are four reasons to ditch the buddy system and head out on the open road all by

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Savannah If You Have One Day…

Savannah, Georgia: it is a place where history sits alongside business alongside a vibrant music and arts scene. There is much to explore in Savannah. Here are several tips on ways to do that, in one day, or longer… Walk along the river: Savannah has always been a port city, and still is. A walk along the river front will reveal some attractions focused towards tourists, but you will be walking over cobblestones made from ballast of seagoing ships that brought goods to Savannah centuries ago when it was a major player in the world’s trade in cotton. The ships

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Choosing the Right Cafes in Edinburgh: Are You a Dog or a Cat Person?

Headed to Edinburgh and looking for a fun activity, possibly one that’s out of the wind and rain? It might come down to whether you’re a dog person or a cat person. There are now cafes in Edinburgh for each. Maison de Moggy Cat Cafe Located on the Grassmarket just a couple minutes from Edinburgh Castle, Maison de Moggy is Edinburgh’s first and only cat cafe. With over a dozen felines to visit, it’s a perfect haven for cat-lovers looking for a place to relax for an hour. Some of the highlights include two Bengal cats, a beautiful white Chinchilla Persian and

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Austin Rocks: Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk

(Part of the Austin Rocks series of posts by a local about things to do and see in Austin, Texas)  It has been a few decades since I would ride my bike down from the University of Texas campus area to go for a run on what we then called the Town Lake Trail. The “lake” – which is actually the Colorado River flowing through town – was renamed Lady Bird Lake in 2007, after First Lady and nature advocate Lady Bird Johnson. Despite the passing of many years, my gimpy knees enjoyed a recent afternoon stroll on the newest part of

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Discovering Darmstadt: The City of Art and Science

Darmstadt rarely makes it onto the tourist route. About an hour from Frankfurt, this small town in the German state of Hesse seems like any other average German industrial town, but upon closer inspection you’ll find it’s rich in cultural curiosities and sites. I used to work at the particle accelerator (GSI) located in a forest just outside the town, in the unfortunately named village of Wixhausen (if you know German you’ll get why this sounds funny, but let’s say it sounds very much like another word that indicates self pleasure), so I know Darmstadt pretty well. While I lived in

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