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Renate Flynn

San Francisco Bay Area


About Me

I am an avid solo-traveller (yet happily married), travel blogger (oh, to have more time to write!), nurse practitioner, and Doctor of Nursing Practice student. It is a fun honor to be part of the Trippy community!

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ATravel Photography

Hi, Kelly,  I'm so glad you asked this question as I have been inspired by some.of the answers you've received. Currently, I use a full frame Canon 5D Mark III and my Samsung Galaxy S7. I'm still figuring out the perfect lens combination for my full frame... See More

AHanoi: Best free things to do in Hanoi?

Hi, Katie, I think just about everyone has mentioned Hoan Kiem Lake​ and I agree! The Turtle Tower​ in the middle of the lake is an incredibly picturesque structure, especially at night. And I agree, it is a treat to see the exercisers... See More

ALondon: What is the famous food in London.

Hi, John, Yes, London is known for its fish and chips and I definitely try to have this at least once every trip to London. (I try to go once a year.) They are usually served with mushy peas ​ or whole garden peas and malt vinegar. (Give the mushy peas a try - have an... See More

ALondon: Late arrival

Hi, Liane, After reading the valuable ideas from the other contributors and considering where you're headed and the time of your late arrival, here's what I would do: If money is not a consideration, hail a black cab outside your Heathrow Airport​ terminal,... See More

ASan Francisco: 8 days in LA, does San Francisco worth a visit in such a short trip?

Michelle, what are you hoping to see in San Francisco? There are a few fun things to do that are iconic such as viewing the Golden Gate Bridge​, visiting Alcatraz​, taking in Fisherman's Wharf​, perhaps riding... See More

AParis: Best way to get from the airport to Hotel Marais?

Hi, Terrence, First of all, have a wonderful time in Paris! The Quartier Du Marais​ ​ is a great place to stay: it's rife with history, especially of the French Aristocracy and rebellion, and is far enough away from the main tourist center, that... See More

ASan Francisco: Best area for photos of the Golden Gate?

My favorite spot for a sunrise photo of the Golden Gate Bridge​ is the Marin Headlands​ because you're looking east and will have not only the bridge but the San Francisco skyline in view (unless there's fog but that's... See More

QParis: Favorite Museum and Why?

Hi, Fellow Trippies! For those of you who have been to Paris, what is your favorite museum and why? Examples, would be extremely appreciated! Thanks everyone, Renate See More

AWhat is your best travel selfie?

​I was hard-pressed to find many selfies as staying behind the camera is much more within my comfort zone. But, I did find this fun pic which utilizes a postcard feature on my smartphone. I was sitting in Le Saint Séverin​​ in Paris​ in... See More

AParis: What are the best foods Paris is known for?

Foie gras (the liver of a specially fattened goose or duck) with little dry toasts is iconic and truly delicious. (I actually wrote a blog post ​ about a recent trip to Paris and mentioned unintentionally moaning - out loud! - when I took a bite!) It is not inexpensive... See More

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