Long Beach, California
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I'm a single girl who loves solo travel. I chain myself to the courthouse and work hard so I can take 1 or 2 big trips a year and have a few smaller and local adventures. Look out world....I'm coming.
Flying into Lisbon and out of Portoin late May. I am figuring three days in Lisbon and an additional day for a day trip to sintra. Then either rent a car or train to Porto and have at least two and a half days in Porto. The question is just enjoy th... See More
Barcelona is not laid back in August period huge crowds. But probably worth it if you have not seen it. I would suggest if you want laid back that you spend a couple days in Barcelona and then travel to Cadaqués. It is a lovely laid back Beach town. ... See More
Barcelona with day trip to Sitges Also agree with others who suggest Madrid San Sebastian. You might also consider Alicante. Alicante has great night life and beautiful beaches and is 1/2 the price of BCN and Madrid. See More
I would do Munich, Berlin and Prague. Just know that if you dream it you will have the opportunity to travel again in the future. Enjoy the three cities and take three days or so to get to know them. BTW, I took a coach bus from Munich to Prague. It ... See More
I would fly into Naples. With one week and a family visit near Calabria that is at least 2 and 1/2 days including train. I would visit Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii or Capri and that will still be rushed. You are young and can save your coins for... See More
Hey AZ, Here is the quintessential tip for your trip. Whatever you do, don't buy a pricey Paris Pass to avoid the lines for whatever museums you decide to see. Go to the Louvre and go down the stairs on either side of the mini arc de triumph to the T... See More
Hi James, Everyone is on point with their recommendations. I know I'm a broken record, but I would eat at least one meal at Ciudad Condaland do a night time walking tapas tour with Aborígens - Local Food Insiders. I mention them every time I post abo... See More
Hi Sophie, I would fly into Seville, and spend two nights there. Walk along the river, see the bull ring, La Maestranza, and walk over the bridge to where the working class people live in Triana. Walk to Plaza de España. Spend a couple of hours in th... See More
I received notification that you “thanked me” for my answer, or “Message of solidarity for the people of Paris.” I appreciate it, but I’m not sure if I should be thanked. When it arrived as a “question for (me) you”, I felt too ashamed to not say something. How could I just let it pass by; leave it for someone else. That said, I really don’t feel I said anything profound. It probably stems from seeing too much in too short a time. Originally from New York but living in Boston, I traveled back and forth extensively after the September 11th attacks, offering to help as a volunteer. I was on a train that pulled into Madrid less than six weeks after their own brush with madness. The evidence of the acts was still visible. I missed the London subway bombing by mere months, and felt shame that I wasn’t there to help a city I love dearly. I had to tell my girlfriend, who was visiting relatives out of state, about the bombing in Boston. Telling her about the city I love most, and where we want to live one day, caused me to break down. Now it’s Paris! This may sound silly, but when I first made it onto Trippy’s top 20 list, I got quite excited. I thought, “I’m going to make that number one spot someday.” Now I have; not because of some great advice or some insightful recommendation, but because of someone else’s tragedy. I find that the basis for nothing but shame; shame for my vain ambition, and the ignorant, intolerant nature of man. Worse still, until recently no one after me left a reply. That, along with the notification that my “answer was voted to the top” makes me wonder if I have prevented others from expressing what they feel. I don’t even want to post this comment as an answer on the site; it will just exacerbate things. I’m sorry to ramble on like this. I really don’t want to bring you down! Again, it’s my self-consciousness rising to the surface. Let me leave wishing you many happy travels, all accompanied safe returns. · · (0 likelikes)