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April, 2014

Hello, Wanderluster!

Beth-Mauna-KeaI’m just back from the Big Island, where Jon and I took our inaugural high altitude hike in preparation for the Snowman Trek this fall. We hiked 14,000 foot Mauna Kea (that’s me on the mountain >>>) and had a blast doing so. We then took some time off (sort of) in Kauai for a week. The Snowman Trek is sponsored by XShot and Expedia. Did you know we’ll be raising funds for RENEW, an organization in Bhutan that supports women of domestic violence? Yup. Pretty cool.

I’m home now long enough to pack for Bangkok, Bhutan and then Bali to research a 2015 tour. Stay tuned for details.

New Orleans MaskSpeaking of tours… we had a cancellation on the New Orleans Culinary Tour and now have one coveted spot open. Interested? Register right away.

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***WanderTours***

NEW ORLEANS
CULINARY TOUR
(women-only)
May 11 – 15, 2014
New Orleans MaskONE SPOT OPENED UP!
See the full itinerary
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SANTA FE
CULINARY TOUR
(women-only)
June 4 – 8, 2014
Santa Fe Culinary TourSOLD OUT!
See the full itinerary
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SEATTLE
CULINARY
TOUR
(women-only)
June 25 – 29, 2014
Seattle Culinary TourSOLD OUT!
See the full itinerary
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MT. HAGEN SHOW
CULTURAL TOUR
(co-ed)
August 9 – 21, 2014
Papua New Guinea Mt Hagen Tour
ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!
See the full itinerary 
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SNOWMAN TREK 
IN BHUTAN
(co-ed)

September 15 -
October 16, 2014
Snowman Trek in BhutanHARDEST TREK
IN THE WORLD!

See the full itinerary
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BHUTAN FESTIVAL
TOUR
(women-only)
October 3 – 14, 2014
Bhutan Festival Tour
INCLUDES 2 FESTIVALS!
See the full itinerary
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NORTHERN THAILAND
AND LAOS HILL TRIBE

CULTURAL TOUR
(women-only)
November 1 – 13, 2014
Thailand and Laos Hill Tribe TourSOLD OUT!
See the full itinerary
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NORTH INDIA
CULINARY
TOUR
(women-only)
November 2 – 14, 2014
North India Culinary TourNEW CULINARY TOUR!
See the full itinerary
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MYANMAR (BURMA)
CULTURE AND PAGODA TOUR
(women-only)
February 15 – 27, 2015
Burma Culture and Pagoda TourJUST ANNOUNCED!
See the full itinerary
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VIETNAM AND
CAMBODIA TOUR
(women-only)
March 22 – April 4, 2015
Vietnam Cambodia TourJUST ANNOUNCED!
See the full itinerary
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**March Photo Contest Winner**

XShot ProSahara Sand DunesCongratulations to our March Travel Photo Contest winner, Lindsay Pond. She submitted this image of Sahara Sand Dunes and will receive an XShot Pro Ultimate Camera Extender. Yay for Lindsay! 

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**April Giveaway**

Horny Toad Sea Change ShortsThis month we’re giving away a pair of Horny Toad Sea Change Shorts.

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Wander Recommendations

On the Bookshelf 

The Sex Lives of CannibalsThe Sex Lives of Cannibals
by J. Maarten Troost
HILARIOUS. This is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. Though it takes place in one of most obscure places of the planet (the island of Kinbati), the author makes this completely unknown destination interesting. Well, maybe not so interesting to make me want to visit but interesting in a I-can’t-put-this-book-down-kind-of-way. If youlike travel humor, you’ll love this.

 

  The Guitar Trio 

In the iPod
Maui On My MindMaui On My Mind
by Jeff Peterson
Apparently the entire population of Hawaii already knows about this slack key guitarist. But I had the good fortune of discovering him just last week while visiting Kauai. His song Hawaiian Skies was featured in The Descendents and, oh my, this song just brings tear to my eyes. Please buy this. And if you don’t like it, well I might just refund your money yourself.

Maui On My Mind

 

In the DVD
Winged SeductionWinged Seduction: Birds of Paradise
You don’t have to be a birder OR a fan of Papua New Guinea to totally get hooked on this video about these amazing birds from PNG. You’ll pretty much be blown away by the strange habits of these creatures and the diversity among the various species. 

Winged Seduction

 

WanderGear Review
Jaybird Bluebuds HeadphonesJayBird BlueBuds Wireless Headphones
I’ve learned that with most things, wireless is the way to go. And it’s so true when it comes to headphones. These JayBird BlueBuds allow me plenty of freedom to move around while listening to or talking on my iPhone. No longer am I tethered to it while at the gym or walking around the house with my favorite podcast playing. Read more here…

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Parting Words

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” ~ Amelia Earhart

Til next month…

Travel Well!

Beth

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