Solo Traveling

A Flower Grows in the Badlands

Day Four  I-90 Sights and Badlands National Park Day four was the official kickoff of my westbound solo trip. For the next eight days, there were great faces and great places for me to explore in the great state of South Dakota. Just before dawn, I left Mitchell and headed back onto I-90 west. For several miles, I owned that...
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Drive, Baby, Drive

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Day Two and Three St. Louis to Omaha to Sioux Falls to Mitchell Leaving St. Louis, I picked up I-70 west with no particular stopping point. The plan was to drive until I was tired and only stopping when my interest was peaked. I would love to tell you those first hours were filled with amazing scenery, but that would...
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Go West, Girl

Day  Two St. Louis and The Gateway Arch Originally St. Louis was going to be a quick pit stop on my drive west. Then I learned the Gateway Arch had just re-open in July including the tram ride to the top.  And it was now part of the National Park system which was a double win for me since the...
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Rain, Tags and Crack

Day One  Home to St. Louis After weeks of planning and packing for my solo trip, I pulled out of my driveway early Friday morning. This was after having spent the day before filling the rental with camping gear, food, clothing, various electronics I couldn’t live without, and anything in between. It was good thing I was travelling solo. The...
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Solo Tripping


I love exploring new places and meeting new people. Two years ago, I was approaching a major milestone. The big 5-0. Fifty is a liberating number. By this age you have learned what really matters in your life and you own who you are. What others think be damn. Yes for some of us, it can take a while to...
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