Welcome to Rubbing Elbows With The World travel blog. I invite you to join me on my travels around the world and share in the experiences with the people I meet along the way. I am a professional travel writer with an ‘Expert’ restaurant and hotel rating on Trip Advisor. I enjoy budget travel as much as upscale, and getting out into the fresh air to explore new corners of the world works up an appetite for a delicious meal accompanied by a lovely glass of red.

The stories I share will form part of a senior women’s solo travel book down the road. Share your tips with me and I will do the same for you. Solo senior travel is growing and if anything, I would like to have an impact on those damn single supplements we get stuck with.

More importantly, I want to challenge my readers to move outside their comfort zone by taking a trip on their own or trying something they haven’t done before. You can learn what to expect, ask me questions, read about recommendations and enjoy a good laugh while following along on my travels.

The world is at your doorstep, and it’s time to step over that threshold. Join me on my next adventure.

Donna Maria

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Donna, so happy for you that you are following your dreams and doing this pilgrimage! Wow, what a hike. I hope your knee and toe feel better after some resting – and glad you’re squeezing in some vino inbetween. Hugs! – Rose


    1. Hey Rose, always have time for vino. I wish I could have shared the experience I had tonight. It was so yummy. Patatas Brava with aioli, pimientos pardon, pulpo, and ensalada mixta with abriokanwine and finished off with Conjuro de Queimara Gallega. OMG SPECTACULAR!


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