Solo in Seattle – In Conclusion

After an overwhelming first day of traveling across the country, accidentally running red lights in a clown car, and getting lost downtown in a heat wave precariously close to passing out from low blood sugar or dehydration or both, my trip was off to a less than stellar start. (If you missed the first recap, check it out here.) It could only get better from this point, right?? Continue reading

Solo in Seattle – Best Laid Plans….

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Everett, Washington (about 40 miles north of Seattle) for a work conference. I’m not an experienced traveler by any means and I’d NEVER traveled alone before. What exactly does one do all the way across the country slap by themselves? Can a woman eat at a nice restaurant alone¬†without looking like an escort waiting for her next client (hub’s words, not mine)? Should I just plan on 4 nights of room service and watching hotel television? McDonald’s value meals in my rental car?! Continue reading

Bama to Seattle: My First Attempt at Traveling Alone

How I made it to 29+ without ever having to travel by myself is a good question. But there I was, signed up for a work conference located about as far away from Alabama as you can get in the continental US: Everett, Washington, roughly 40 minutes north of Seattle. After briefly considering taking the hubs along, we decided that it was time for me to put on my big girl panties and figure out how to travel on my own (that and..you know, asking the parents to watch the kiddos again, cost of the extra airfare, etc.). Continue reading