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May, 2015

Namaste, Wanderluster!

Nepal ~ How You Can Help #Give3NepalIt’s impossible to start this newsletter without a nod to the victims of the Nepal earthquake. One of my very first international adventures was a trek there in 1990 (the Langtang Trek, to be exact). Like me, I think this tragedy has touched others so deeply because of memories of the kindness and generosity shown by the Nepalese. If you’d like to help, I encourage you to read my blog post which outlines some things our friends at Crooked Trails are doing and how you can get involved.

On another note, you might know that I just got back from an excursion to Hawaii. This time, Maui (my first trip to that island). I was there with my Expedia Viewfinder colleagues (and my guy!) on a week-long work summit. #RoughLife

I’m back, but just long enough to pack for New Orleans where I’ll be leading our culinary tour next week. I so love NOLA and can barely wait to get back there.Laissez les bon temps rouler!

So…work summit on Maui, touring to New Orleans. Very different trips. I realized recently that people are a bit flummoxed by what I actually do, so I wrote this blog post for a better explanation.

African SafariIn tour news…You might be one of the many anxiously awaiting details for two tours: our women-only Bhutan Yoga Tour and our Bhutan Yogainaugural co-ed Tanzania safari. Given the number of inquiries I’ve received about both trips, I’m sure they will sell out quickly. Interested? Register today, please.

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***WanderTours***

SANTA FE
CULINARY TOUR
(women-only)
June 3 – 7, 2015
Santa Fe Culinary TourSOLD OUT!
WAITING LIST ONLY

See the full itinerary
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SEATTLE
CULINARY TOUR
(women-only)
June 24 – 28, 2015
Seattle Culinary TourSOLD OUT!
WAITING LIST ONLY

See the full itinerary
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MT. HAGEN SHOW
CULTURAL TOUR

(co-ed)
August 8 – 20, 2015
Papua New Guinea Mt Hagen Show Cultural TourSOLD OUT!
WAITING LIST ONLY
See the full itinerary
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BALI
AND JAVA
TOUR
(women-only)
September 15 – 29, 2015
Bali and Java TourSOLD OUT!
WAITING LIST ONLY

See the full itinerary
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BHUTAN CULTURE
AND FESTIVAL TOUR
(women-only)
Oct. 25 – Nov. 5 , 2015
Bhutan Culture and Festival Tour2/3 FULL!
See the full itinerary
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VIETNAM
AND CAMBODIA TOUR
(women-only)
March 20 – April 2, 2016
Vietnam and Cambodia TourJUST ANNOUNCED!
See the full itinerary
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BHUTAN CULTURAL
AND YOGA TOUR
(women-only)
March 25 – April 5, 2015
Bhutan Cultural and Yoga TourJUST ANNOUNCED!
See the full itinerary
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MT. HAGEN SHOW
CULTURAL TOUR
(co-ed)
August 6 – 18, 2016
Papua New Guinea – Mt. Hagen Show TourMORE THAN HALF FULL!
See the full itinerary
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SNOWMAN TREK
IN BHUTAN
(co-ed)
September 19 –
October 20, 2015
Snowman Trek in BhutanSOLD OUT!
WAITING LIST ONLY
See the full itinerary
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TANZANIA
SAFARI
(co-ed)
January/February
2017
Tanzania SafariJUST
ANNOUNCED!

See the full itinerary
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Royal Robbins Embossed Discovery Skirt***April Giveaway Winner***

Congratulations to Kirsten L. from Ventura, CA. She’s a new subscriber to the Wanderlust and Lipstick Newsletter and won an Embossed Discovery Skirt from Royal Robbins ($65 value) simply by subscribing in April.

Yay for Kirsten!

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***May Giveaway***

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh BikiniThis month we’re giving away three (3) pairs of Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Underwear from ExOfficio ($66 value).

You have 3 ways to enter!

1) Wanderlust and Lipstick Newsletter
2) Subscribe via email to my RSS Feed
3) Comment on this post.

Sign up for both and you get two chances to win! See details here.

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***Wander Recommendations***

On the Bookshelf
Into Thin AirInto Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer
I read this book when it first came out but felt like it was a great time to recommend it given the recent events in Nepal. Though the circumstances of this Everest tragedy are quite different than the recent earthquake, it’s still a wonderful read in terms of insight into the minds of climbers determined to reach the peak of Everest. It’s worth noting that climbers this year died near Into Thin AirEverest because of the earthquake…

In the iPod
Branches of the Same TreeBranches of the Same Tree – Rocky Dawuni
How much fun is this CD? A ton of fun. Born in Ghana, based in LA, Rocky Dawuni’s music is a synthesis of reggae, African and Caribbean sounds. Consider it a melting pot of Bob Marley, Michael Franti, Fela Kuti and maybe a little bit of Pharrell Williams. You’ll be hooked from the first tune, Shine a Light, and wonder why more people don’t know Branches of the Same Treeabout Rocky.

In the DVD
Monk With A Camera
Monk With A Camera
This is such a sweet documentary. It chronicles the life of Nicky Vreeland, son of Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, from being born into a life of privilege to his life as a monk. Not unlike Buddha, he chose an ascetic path despite coming from a family of wealth. As a photographer, he’s documented his path to his present life as Rato Khen Rinpoche, Abbot of Rato Dratsang Monastery in Monk With A CameraIndia.

Timbuk2 Co Pilot LuggageWanderGear Review
Timbuk2 Copilot Luggage
One of the best things about the clamshell styling on the Timbuk2 Copilot bag is that it forces me to be a bit more organized about how I pack. Knowing I can keep workout and casual clothes on one side and dress clothes on the other actually helps me think through the packing process a bit more… Read more here…

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***Wanderlust in the News***

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***Parting Words***

To me, travel is more valuable than any stupid piece of bling money can buy. ~ Raquel Cepeda

Til next month…

Travel Well!

Beth

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