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My travel attitude adjustment

  My name is Kate, and I’m a shy person. I’m also an introvert, which I guess goes with the territory. This doesn’t mean I can’t make eye contact or that I sit in a corner sucking my thumb. It doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy conversing with people; in fact, I love hearing people’s […]

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Colleen’s travel journal–an entry

As I hunker down in New York City, Colleen Boe, a single woman from British Columbia, Canada, is back on the road. I met Colleen last winter in an RV park in southern California. As we are among very few solo female travelers, we immediately swapped notes and addresses. Here’s a recent entry from her […]

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I’ve wanted to write about fear for a long time, but I haven’t felt clear-headed enough. I’m not sure that I’m all THAT clear now, but it’s Friday and a post is due. Another blogger writes about all the excuses people make up to avoid taking giant risks, like quitting their jobs to travel, even […]

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Bike race or suicide? You decide.

There’s racing, and then there’s suicide. I began to suspect that the mountain bike race at Tyler State Park just southeast of Dallas was in the suicide category when I returned to my campsite one afternoon to find a young man lying in the road, his bike beside him. Shit, I thought, envisioning blood and broken bones. […]

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Marquette, MI

  Perched on the rocky shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Marquette is a town endowed with the stout optimism of its Scandinavian fathers, with the vitality of its youth (Northern Michigan University is located there), and with a respect for its history. I love strolling through downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. Marquette takes care […]

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