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A few words on moving abroad

A few words on moving abroad

During and after the 2016 US presidential election, if I had a dollar for every time I heard, "I am moving to (fill in name of any country ranging from Australia to Zimbabwe here), I'd be filthy rich. But even before the Trump era, how many times have you visited a...

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Welcome to my New Site!

Welcome to my New Site!

Well hello there. Welcome to my revamped website. I apologize for the long downtime and construction.  But it is finally here and I am excited to unveil the new Solo World Wanderer 2.0, inspired by the colors and textures of my favorite place, Spain! There is...

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My Five Favorite Day Trips from Madrid

In under an hour, you can go from massive, urban Madrid to the wildflower-filled Spanish countryside (Chinchón) Let’s face it, Madrid is wonderful.  You can spend a lifetime in Spain’s capital city and still discover something new almost every day.  But sometimes a...

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Top 10: Spain on the Trodden Path

Clearly, I am very fond of traveling off the beaten path and traveling like a local.  Luckily for me, Spain has so many little gems far away from the crowds, that it is easy to get swept up in staying away from the well-trodden route.  But let’s face it, some places...

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Barrios de Madrid: Malasaña, a Street Art Lover’s Dream

Perhaps it was this neighborhood that inspired the idea behind my Barrios de Madrid blog series.  The streets here are a photographer’s dream, filled with color, texture, street art, and architecture. And with no shortage of cafés, bars, shops, and restaurants, it is...

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Barrios de Madrid: Artsy, Diverse, Colorful Lavapiés

I am super excited to launch my series of Barrios de Madrid, highlighting some of my favorite parts of Madrid and their hidden (and not so hidden) gems. It is a pity that many visitors to Madrid do not explore the city to its fullest, limiting themselves to the areas...

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My 2017 Travel Roundup

Elephants at Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka (September): Hands down my favorite “new” country of 2017.  So wonderful that I went twice! Last year at this time, I had just returned to California from Spain. Upset (understatement) about the results of the 2016 US...

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My name is Karen & travel is not only my passion but also my profession. 

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