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It’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.
In tour news…You might be one of the many anxiously awaiting details for two tours: our women-only Bhutan Yoga Tour and our inaugural 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.
June 24 – 28, 2015
WAITING LIST ONLY
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AND FESTIVAL TOUR
Oct. 25 – Nov. 5 , 2015
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
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On the Bookshelf
Into 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 Everest because of the earthquake…
In the iPod
Branches 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 about Rocky.
In the DVD
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 India.
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…
***Wanderlust in the News***
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- Outpost – Tips for Solo Female Travelers
“To me, travel is more valuable than any stupid piece of bling money can buy.“ ~ Raquel Cepeda
Til next month…