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Lifetime National Park Pass

When I turned 62 years old, I bought myself the Senior Lifetime National Park Pass at Virginia’s Skyline Drive. It is my ticket to drive into any U.S. National Park for free the rest of my life and it…

Gardens of North Carolina always include the Biltmore Estate.

Visiting Spectacular Biltmore Gardens & Grounds

If you are searching for spectacular gardens in North Carolina, the number one attraction is Biltmore. The estate sits on a green island near Asheville, North Carolina under the shadow of a blue-tinged mountain range. Gardens in North Carolina…

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Exploring California’s Santa Monica: Silicon Beach

Riding through California’s Santa Monica, nicknamed “Silicon Beach,” almost proves disastrous. I climb on my red electric bike and totter because of its weight. Now I can barely touch the asphalt except on my tiptoes. My friend is already…

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When Hiking in Phoenix, Bring Water

Visiting Arizona and hiking in Phoenix in July turns me into a combustible cactus. It isn’t just hot here in Phoenix. It is HOT. The temperatures make me feel prickly. This city deserves its nickname: Valley of the Sun.…

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Taliesin West

I was so excited when UNESCO recognized the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright as a heritage site in 2019. I decide to make a pilgrimage to Taliesin West during my stay in Phoenix this week. But I am disappointed…

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Lake Life

Life seems to slow down from the minute I exit the highway and proceed to enter a watery realm known as “Lake Life.” This is where I can imagine mermaids hiding under cover in the woods near rocky shoals…

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Potomac Hunt Races

By Carla La Fleur Part of what I love about FemaleSoloTrek is how Terri finds hidden treasures wherever she goes-whether it’s a tiny Mediterranean town, or her own neighborhood. Here is my story of how, through volunteering, I came…