This Month Win Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Underwear from ExOfficio

by Beth Whitman (May 1st, 2015)

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh BikiniExOfficio started in Seattle just before I moved here. I feel pretty fortunate about that fact because with them being in my backyard, I’ve been able to get to know them pretty well over the years.

There probably hasn’t been a trip I’ve taken when I haven’t packed an ExOfficio item. I can say that with some certainty because I’ve traveled with their underwear for as long as I can remember.

The truth is, underwear is one of their best sellers because it’s so great for travel. I’ve tested other brands and I can unequivocally say that ExOfficio underwear dries out more quickly than any other. For a light packer like me, that is so key. I will literally travel with maybe three pairs and just regularly wash them out during a trip.

I was really thrilled to test out the ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Bikini Brief. This is the latest in their underwear line. Made of an ultralight mesh, this makes them verrrrrrry comfortable.

I’ve run in these and while the last thing I’m thinking of is how my underwear is feeling while I’m pounding the pavement, the point is, I don’t have to think of my underwear when I’m pounding the pavement.

These are also great for warm weather travel as they feature an antimicrobial material that helps stave off odors. Also? They have moisture wicking properties so in that warm weather it’ll wick the sweat away from your skin.

Personally I really like the Bikini fit (picture above) but these also come in a Hipkini version (more of a hip hugger).

About ExOfficio

Located in Seattle (yay!), ExOfficio specializes in comfortable, lightweight travel clothes that feature wrinkle-free fabrics with bug, sun and water protection.

Wanna win your own Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Underwear?

During the month of May, you can enter to win three (3) pairs of Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Underwear from Ex-Officio. One winner will be chosen on June 1, 2015.


1) Sign up for the Wanderlust and Lipstick newsletter. This goes out just once a month and your information is never shared.

2) Sign up for the RSS email feed (see the “subscribe me” box in the upper right) to receive an email each time I post to this blog (usually no more than 3x per week).

3) NEW for 2015! If you’re already a newsletter and RSS email feed subscriber, leave a comment below and let me know where you would wear your Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Underwear from ExOfficio. I’ll then include you in the random drawing.

If you’re new to the site or this blog, do all three and you’ll have three chances to win!

Oh, and get some good karma by forwarding this to friends whom you think might like to enter to win their own Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Underwear from ExOfficio.

Value: $66

The Deets
This contest closes at 11:59 pm PST on May 31, 2015 and the lucky winner will be chosen on June 1, 2015. ExOfficio will ship to the U.S. only for this contest (sorry!).

The winner will have three days to respond before another winner is chosen.

Be Bold,


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Disclosure: ExOfficio provided the Sport Mesh Underwear to me for review. Regardless, everything I have said in the post reflects my honest opinions.


Mountain Khakis Cora Dress ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (April 29th, 2015)

Beth Cora Dress

How much does this dress say summer? A lot!

This is the new Mountain Khakis Cora Dress, part of their spring/summer line that’s just come out.

While I was on Maui these past couple of weeks, I had a chance to test out this lovely dress.

I found the Cora to be quite versatile because I could wear it out to dinner with a light shawl, but it also worked great at the beach or pool worn over a bathing suit.

Although it comes with a waste tie, on me I think it looks better without it. In other words, the fit is such that it doesn’t drape down, it hugs my body for a better fit. What’s best is that the sizing seems to run true.

I can’t help but think of Cape Cod when I look at this dress in blue. It just seems so east coast. But it did not look out of place on Maui!

Mountain Khakis Cora Dress

The Cora Dress is 100% cotton and feels nice and light for hot summer days. It also packs well. I never did need to iron it once I arrived at my hotel.

This comes in three colors: Linen, Blue Note (pictured) and Sangria.

Available on Amazon for about $65 or directly on the Mountain Khakis site.

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Disclosure: Mountain Khakis provided this dress to me for review. Regardless, everything I have said in the post reflects my honest opinions.

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Nepal ~ How You Can Help #Give3Nepal

by Beth Whitman (April 27th, 2015)

Kathmandu StupaIt’s been a sad few days as we all watch the death toll rise (as of this writing it’s nearly 4,000) and the number of injuries reported (more than 7,000) in the aftermath of the 7.8 earthquake in Nepal.

Though it’s been years since I’ve been there, I know many people with very close ties to Nepal, either traveling there regularly or running tours in the country.

I’ve been riveted by stories on the major news sites as well as the reports from Everest Base Camp from guiding outfits such as International Mountain Guides.

I wish I could be there to help.

You’re probably thinking the same thing.

Given that impracticality, there are ways to help from home. My friends over at Crooked Trails have put together a donation program that will provide help with immediate needs (clothing Give3Nepaland temporary shelter) as well as long-term needs (the re-building of homes).

In short, here’s what you can do:

  • Give just $3 towards the relief fund
  • Take just 3 minutes to share this with as many people as you can
  • Spend 3 hours in solidarity with Crooked Trails on the Mt. Si Climb for Nepal
  • Spend 3 weeks in Nepal on a volunteer trip with Crooked Trails to help rebuild

You can donate directly using this link (note the minimum is actually $10 and there is a 10% processing fee – but don’t let that stop you!). And you can visit the Crooked Trails website for details on their Nepal trip to help rebuild.

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Kathmandu Stupa: Brandon via Creative Commons

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