Testimonials

What people are saying about Beth and Wanderlust and Lipstick

Jumping GalI bought your book For Women Traveling to India for a friend who went there. She found the book to be very informative and she said you really nailed it stating that India is a culture of extremes – like extreme wealth and extreme poverty, and so on. Just wanted to say THANKS for writing an enlightening, informative book. Jamie G.

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I just felt a huge thank you was in order! I absolutely adored your book. I read it in one sitting and the advice you give is invaluable. Jody S.

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I just wanted to say thank you again for putting on such a great program at our store! You are very inspiring and sounds like you are a wonderful traveler and have had some awesome experiences. When customers were leaving, a good number of them were raving about the program and expressed how much they enjoyed it and how much they learned. Cindy McClelland, Owner, Changes in Latitude, Boulder, CO

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Thank you for the great work you do, I find your website inspiring and informative. Please keep it up for all your sisters out there. Natasha Y.

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Started reading your book and and finding all sorts of wanderful information. Thank you for creating such a valuable resource. The idea of traveling alone always daunted me, but through reading your passages, I’m feeling a little more bold. I may become a world traveler yet. Hayley H.

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Thank you for coming to Boise and giving such an informative talk on Saturday. It just fit the bill of what I have needed in confirming some things I was doing right, while learning many new & helpful tips. Sharon M.

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You are truly inspiring. Every since I can remember I have wanted to travel the world. Now I am a photographer and am trying to make a living out of it (or in least a few bucks for my travels.) Thank you for the motivation! Sarah K.

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I just purchased your book Wanderlust and Lipstick and I think what you do is fantastic!!! I had planned on taking a solo trip to Europe this summer, but was unsure if I could do it myself, and then I found your book! I am so grateful for your empowering work and advice, and now may even part of this summer to work in Alaska, as you did, to supplement my travel budget! Thank you for inspiring women like me to take hold of their dreams and make them a reality. Vanessa S. (Arizona)

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Thank you for coming to Boise and giving such an informative talk. It just fit the bill of what I have needed in confirming some things I was doing right, while learning many new and helpful tips. Sharon M.

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I really enjoyed your book, even though my travel methods are a little different :) I really admire you for giving other women the courage to just go—because a lot of people always tell me of the places they’d like to go but they don’t believe it’s possible, they give up, and they don’t know how easy and cheap it can even be! Women, especially, can be timid and I sure had my moments! So thanks for the encouragement!! Margaret S.

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Your energy and passion for travel liven up dull lives and encourage us all to venture forth to connect with one another. Annie W.

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I loved the India book… as evidenced by the fact that I modified my plans and read the entire book in (less than) one day! It was very informative and useful. Rebecca F.

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I have devoured your book and have learned a lot. It has given me the courage to list my home on homeexchange.com in hopes for some unique vacation opportunities! I was astounded at the amount of travel you do – a year-long vacation, motorcycling from Seattle to Mexico?! Amazing. I am pretty fearless but I think I have met my match. Gail B.

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You are such an inspiration. I look forward to reading (and passing along!) your newsletter, connecting in the social media spaces and keeping in touch. Katie E.

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Your words of wisdom were a blessing for me on my solo journey around Asia, but I must admit that it’s been nothing but one of the most invigorating experiences of my life. I’ve enjoyed new, unexpected adventures, including the completion of my Advanced Open Water diving certification, fabulous new friendships and a humbling yet exhilarating volunteer project with a hill tribe three hours from Chiang Mai in Thailand.

three women walkingPlease accept my gratitude for your willingness to talk to me, offer your advice and put pen to paper for all those women with a desire to set off for India alone. Your book allowed you to become a spiritual mentor in my journey through Asia. I appreciate your words of encouragement more than you could know. Malen M. (Seattle)

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I found your site through Twitter, and can’t seem to stop reading through all of the blog entries, tips, and stories. Your short biography is inspiring, and I would love the opportunity to do what you do someday. Katie L.

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I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your talk at the Mountaineers. I travel extensively overseas (I just returned from Guatemala) but I’ve always gone with friends. I’m working my way through your book and it’s definitely giving me the tools to guidebooksgo solo. I look forward to being the master of my trip agenda! Wendy A. (Seattle)

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first of all i just wanted to say u r my hero! i want to see the world and dont have any body to do it with so your web site has inspired me to get out there and just go do it! I just got back from Tokyo and I want to go to Mumbai next month. U ROCK! – amanda d

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I love reading your newsletter for many reasons. First of all it is fun, second of all you talk about places that I want to visit and discover and the most important reason – you are living my dream. Mojdeh B.

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Just wanted to express my thanks for all the helpful tips in “Wanderlust and Lipstick.” I’m on a three-month tour of Europe with my friend, and a LOT of your advice has been put into play. I especially enjoyed when you talked about how you’re able to travel because you make it your priority, not because you’re an heiress or inventor. I encountered some negative reactions to my decision to do this trip, and had to fall back on the same explanation.

American culture is so career-oriented that there are many who viewed my trip as frivolous and juvenile. Like you said, though, world travel is a dream, goal, and priority for me. So I had to make it happen. Thanks again for writing a woman-centered guidebook!

Your book came up in conversation just yesterday, at the top of a mountain in Salzburg. I was eating an Austrian breakfast with a woman who was staying at the same clifftop hostel. We were discussing the amenities of the place, and I mentioned how glad I was that your book had recommended bringing antibacterial hand-sanitizer (not all of the hostels feel obligated to provide luxuries such as handsoap). Her eyes lit up and she said that she had read your book as well, and immediately passed it on to another female friend. Female backpackers are still in the minority, but I’ve noticed that our numbers are increasing, and your book is helping us out! Thanks again! Mandy N.

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I just wanted to say I came across your site and found it great. The fact that a number of the articles are specifically directed towards women (many being great regardless of gender) is fantastic. I know when I write about gear, and the likes, on my site I often neglect women issues – not out of intent, but ignorance. Mike

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I’ve been browsing your website and blog. Your list of travels and accomplishments is impressive. It’s nice to see someone succeeding at something they are so passionate about. Kathy S.

Jumping Gal photo: TAHbKA

Three women walking photo: babasteve

Guidebooks photo: Ian Hsu (iandoh)

 

 
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