Wanderlust and Lipstick Newsletter – July, 2007
Happy 4th of July to the Americans out there. Whether you’re flying, driving or BBQ’ing, enjoy! While I certainly appreciate the freedoms of being a U.S. citizen, it seems I’m always planning the next trip(s) abroad.
Here’s what’s new on my calendar.
I’ve just firmed up plans to lead a trip to Bhutan in April with Wild Card Adventures. This 11-day trip will take us through the heart of this Himalayan country that saw only 18,000 tourists in 2006. Space is limited so please contact me ASAP if you’re interested in this exclusive opportunity.
I also have a return trip to India “penciled” on my calendar for January so that I can research my next book, Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling to India.
Pam never leaves home without earplugs to drown out her snoring seatmate. Kristen loves hostels for their friendly atmosphere. And, Amanda talks to locals to get their restaurant recommendations. Please share YOUR favorite Wander Tip and I’ll post it so that you can share and learn from your fellow Wanderlusters! Email me at beth at WanderlustAndLipstick dot com
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Post information about your favorite getaway, ask questions to see what’s on the minds of other Wanderlusters or find out the latest about where you’re heading. Newly re-launched, the Wander Forum has it all and is your area to connect!
Eager to blog about your travel experiences? I want to hear from you if you’d like to cover a specific travel-related topic. Have a fondness for international cuisine? Have experience traveling with kids? Love travel books or world music and want to review them? Join Pam, Susan and Kristen (just back from Brazil) as a Wander Blogger. The Travel with a Purpose Blog will be launching shortly and yours could, too!
Wanderlust and Lipstick in the News
Wanderlust and Lipstick continued to be in the news throughout June. Newsday reviewer, Spencer Rumsey wrote, “At first I was skeptical that it would interest me (for obvious reasons), but I must say that she knocked me over. Her chapter on staying safe is a must-read for any traveler, let alone a woman going solo.” A few travel bloggers wrote reviews this month, too. Please visit these sites and add comments to let them know who sent you.
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Zaatar Days, Henna Nights by Maliha Masood – I was a bit reluctant about reading this because I have little interest in traveling to the mid-east. I found myself enthralled, however, as I rode along with Maliha through her adventures of the spirit, the heart and the mind. She traveled for a year and a half arriving back in the U.S. just two weeks before 9/11. Lucky timing as her experiences would surely have been tainted if she had been in the mid-east just a few weeks later.
Quelqu’un M’a Dit by Carla Bruni – This Italian-born French supermodel isn’t all about looks as her voice is as sultry as her body. This, her debut CD, is from 2002 and filled with quiet, guitar-backed vocals. It almost makes me want to sit back with a cigarette and a glass of Chardonnay and sit poolside
Borat with Sacha Baron Cohen- Not technically a foreign title, but it IS a look at the U.S. from a (quite wacky) foreigner’s perspective. Some of you will hate this movie but it kept me laughing in a I-can’t-believe-he’s-getting-away-with-this sort of way.
Last month I traveled to NYC and NJ with my new smart phone, a Cingular 8525. I’m not a super hi-tech person, but I loved being able to check my email while on the road without searching for a wi-fi connection and being able to take photos spur of the moment when an opportunity arose. It also has GSM capability so that I can use it abroad. I won’t be leaving home without it!
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Til next month,