Category Female Solo Traveler

Dog Sledding back to the lodge while it was snowing

Exploring by Dog Sled

I want to say we did 20-25km this day. We didn’t have a final destination to make it to, we weren’t lugging our luggage with us, just us, the sleds, and the dogs, free in the wilds of Northern Sweden. It was incredible. And to top it all off, I didn’t fall off that sled this day! Not once!!

The boys on my team: Rizla (left) and Loden (right)

Dog Sledding in Northern Sweden

In the morning we woke, had breakfast, then had enough time to pack our stuff up and get dressed in our snow gear.  We then carried our bags outside (bring a small carry on size bag for this trip) and waited for instructions.   Our guide brought us over to a dog sled, without the […]

The Aurora!!!

Welcome to the Arctic Circle!

As we start to truly get into the winter season, I think it’s time to share about my favorite winter experience from last March.  In the fall of 2014 I stumbled upon a Groupon deal for a 3 night trip to northern Sweden.  This wasn’t just a simple go and wander around a city tour. […]

Swan in Geneva, Switzerland

The Disappointment of Geneva

I took a train in the afternoon from Lyon, France to Geneva, Switzerland.  I was going to catch a flight out in the morning to Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Unfortunately, some work was being done on the tracks near Geneva, so shortly before crossing the border into Switzerland, the train stopped at a station, we all got […]

Inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

A Cathedral and Basilica in Lyon

There’s not a whole to say for Lyon.  I stayed the night with a couple near the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste.  When I woke in the morning, after a fantastic breakfast and hot shower, I set out to explore.  I walked past the cathedral, took a few pictures, before continuing on to find the little funicular ride up […]

Sénanque Abbey

Driving Through Provence, France

Day 9 was the worst of my 15 day trip through Southern Europe.  It wasn’t completely horrible, but it definitely didn’t go according to plan.  I tried to do too much, to see too much, to cover too much ground.  I didn’t realize how much time it would take to drive through France.  That the […]

The Calanques

Cassis and the Calanques

My 3rd day in Valencia, day 7 of my 15 day trip, was a lazy day of slow meandering throughout the city and lots of rest.  Spending the entire previous day out in the hot Spanish sun and swimming had left me feeling quite drained.  So nothing too exciting to report for that day.  Day […]