Wanderlust and Lipstick Newsletter – June 2008
I’ve been in California this week. First stop was LA where I attended the Book Expo of America. I showed off an early edition of the India book to a hugely favorable response. YEAH! I’m now in the Bay Area, giving workshops at 3 REIs. If you’re in the ‘hood, please stop in tonight in Saratoga and let me know you’re a Wanderluster.
BHUTAN TOUR NEWS! I’ll be leading another small group to Bhutan in April ’09. This will be a women-only tour and will include some very special opportunities to meet the beautiful Bhutanese people. We’ll take a cooking class, visit a nunnery and donate books to school children. If you missed your chance to join our April ’08 trip (it sold out within months), here’s your chance to see one of the world’s emerging travel destinations. See more details.
For a visual journey of Bhutan, visit my WanderGallery.
With airlines announcing that they are charging for checked baggage (oy vay), consider taking only carry-on luggage with you on that next trip. Several companies manufacture combination roll-aboard/backpacks which are very convenient for backpackers and leisure travelers!
Interested in India?
You just finished reading Eat, Pray, Love and now you’re dying to get to India, right? You might have noticed that there are no comprehensive resources geared specifically for women traveling to the subcontinent. But fear not. For Women Traveling to India is the next book in the Wanderlust and Lipstick series and is due out this summer.
At last, women will have their very own guide addressing the joys and difficulties of traveling in India.
Pre-order your copy today for just $13.95 (save $3) and be among the first to receive a signed copy of this unique guide.
2 May Contest Winners!
Congratulations, Kristin! You’re the winner of May’s WanderGallery photo contest! You win an Xshot Monopod for having the top photo as voted on by our panel of lovely travel bloggers: Pam of Nerd’s Eye View, Dana at DivainaCarryon and Nancy at Bootsnall. For travel and photo inspiration, peruse all the new WanderGalleries and a big thanks to all participants!
Last month’s contest winner for sharing the love by forwarding the Wanderlust and Lipstick newsletter was Laura who forwarded it to 18 new Wanderlusters! Way to go, Laura. You win a subscription to travelgirl Magazine!
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On the Bookshelf
Patients Beyond Borders by Josef Woodman
Having just met this author at the Book Expo, I have to give mention to what I believe is an extremely important topic: medical tourism. This book (as well as his forthcoming titles to specific regions and for specific conditions) is a comprehensive guide to seeking and receiving treatment abroad for a vast array of medical conditions.
In the iPod
Euro Groove (Putumayo) from Various Artists
Lazy days of summer deserve some chillin’ out grooves. Grab your drink of choice, ready the lounge chair on your deck and pop Putumayo’s Euro Groove in your CD player. Artists on this disc include Chumbawamba (remember them?) and the German group DelaDap, with one of the best tunes in this collection.
Oh, how I wish I had this when I was in India this past January. It was either my camera or memory card that went wonky when I was in Darjeeling and I lost my first week of photos, including Varanasi! The Digital Foci Photo Safe is basically an external hard drive that allows you to insert your memory card and upload your photos, quickly and easily. Back up your images daily and you’ll (I mean, I’ll) never lose another image again! Read more…
Traveling with Children
Thanks to all of you moms who responded to my request for stories about traveling with your children.
Leslie and Michelle have been busy writing Wanderlust and Lipstick: Traveling with Children and are interviewing women now. If you haven’t yet been contacted for an interview, hang tight, someone will be in touch soon.
The book is going to be an awesome addition to the Wanderlust and Lipstick series and will hopefully inspire you gals to travel now that you have kids!
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Wanderlust in the News
The gals over at Vibrant Nation wrote up a series of really wonderful articles that include information about and by me. Though the site is dedicated to women over 50 (they let me sneak in), there’s great info for all. Check out these links:
Beth’s Story (as told by Vibrant Nation)
WanderGear from Cafe Press
Wanderlusters across the country have been ordering products from the Wanderlust and Lipstick shop at Café Press! Be an insider and join others by treating yourself to a hoodie, messenger bag or coffee mug.
This online shopping adventure features items with the Wanderlust and Lipstick logo.
Go on, show your Wanderlust pride!
Please visit our many WanderBloggers. These fabulous gals are writing about a range of topics including world music, ethnic recipes, traveling with kids, island life, book reviews and eco-friendly travel.
Want to blog at Wanderlust and Lipstick? Please contact me (Beth) for more info.
Wanderlust for Your Grad!
Know a special woman who’s graduating from college or high school this June? Why not foster her travel desires and give a copy of Wanderlust and Lipstick?
Order directly through my website and I’ll personally inscribe a copy to encourage her travel dreams.
Each signed copy of Wanderlust and Lipstick is just $15.95 (save two bucks!) with free shipping.
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