Sometimes, to best train for cycling, you have to get off the bike and on the mat. This is my yoga routine for off-bike self care. Sun Salutation Warm up with a few simple sun salutations (pictured above) to get blood flowing to your muscles. Focus deeply on your breath—time yourmovements to [...]
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
WanderSpokes Category: WANDERSPOKES
The thought of flying half way around the world simply to stay on a private beach seemed crazy to me at first. That is, until I discovered Alinghi Beach House on the southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I’ve wanted to visit this iconic natural attraction for as long as [...]
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Luxury Nomad Category: LUXURY NOMAD
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot My feathered friends are getting ready for fall, fattening their bellies with suet and sweets, preparing for the season to come. Take the road less [...]
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
Families have different definitions of what makes a family. They can live in close quarters, see each other everyday, take vacations together and have Sunday BBQs and celebrate holidays and birthdays and babies. They might be a blended family or a multicultural family. They might be a smaller family of [...]
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
For part two in our fall beers spotlight, here are four more brews to try before the winter whisks them away for another year. Great Lakes Brewing Company Nosferatu As a northeastern Ohio native, I have a natural affinity toward Cleveland-based companies. Consequently, Great Lakes Brewing Company is among my favorite breweries. [...]
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
I went to Sarah Lawrence College, which is about a thirty-minute train ride from Grand Central Station in Manhattan. Over the two years I was there, I had an experience of a lifetime (living in New York as a student was a lot less stressful than I can imagine living [...]
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
I am in Cairo, Egypt right now, and, let me tell you, the traffic here is something else. It’s no wonder: Cairo has one of the highest population densities in the world, with more than fifty thousand people per square mile. Buses, private cars, taxis, and motorcycles all jockey space [...]
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
Sid and Sandie Whiting watched a caravan rattle past on its Indian Pacific railway bed: someone was heading east, across Australia’s iconic Nullarbor Plain. “That should be us,” the couple lamented. Tired of the city and ready to be unsettled, they decided to sell their house and hit the road. Just [...]
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
How thepassion of travel photography turned into a full time business. It all started with a hiredtrip to Israel to capture the essence of the country and the old city of Jerusalem. I carried the typical black nylon camera bag that announced the fact that I had a valuable camera on [...]
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
I’ve just wrapped up a whirlwind 10 days of travel in North America! It was just what I needed. Travel is always good medicine. Both of my destinations were brand new for me, which made it even more exciting. Miami to Montreal, with one day in Austin, in between. I LOVED [...]
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
So lastweek I had the amazing opportunity to attend TBEX, a travel blogging conference, held this year in Cancun, Mexico. Here is my TBEX Cancun Recap! What a spectacular couple of days, meeting some wonderful people and fellow bloggers, and even some fellow WanderBloggers: shout out to TrailBound and Luxury Nomad! The [...]
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
It’s been a long time in the making (more than a year), but it’s finally time for the Snowman Trek. If you’re just now dropping in, the Snowman Trek is a 25-day, 220-mile trek across the Himalayas in Bhutan. We’ll be as high as 18,200 feet and will be hiking over [...]
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
“We thank Thee for the harvest of the grasses, the humble hay, and the corn that gives the bread we daily ask for. For the trees that grow us logs for winter and seasoned wood.” – The Cotswold Prayer of Praise “Would you like to take a look inside our home [...]
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Debby Category: DEBBYS DEPARTURES
Whidbey Island, Washington prides itself as “a community that loves the arts.” Spectacular panoramic vistas of land and sea, natural habitats andabundant wildlife inviteartiststo stay for a day or a lifetime. Art galleries, studio tours, hands-on classes, and special events abound, inspiring creative expression as a way of life. Just follow [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
WanderBoomer Category: WANDERBOOMER
I recently had the chance to travel to Marrakech, Morocco for a spa conference – learning all about traditional, new, and innovative spa experience, both at home and some of the current must-have treatments in the spa. I have a lot of things to share, but more on that later! During [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
Spa Hopper Category: SPA HOPPER
Vancouver’s beauty never seems to amaze me. Literally every time I go I am shocked at how pretty it is. If you haven’t been, I urge you to go. It is so beautiful in fact that every time I have the opportunity to go I somehow find another place to become [...]
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Short Stops Category: SHORT STOPS
“Chiefs, Female Chiefs, and the rest of the people. My heart is full to see that you’ve come here to see us today. I am glad that we will share this beautiful day together.” Alice Barnes, our guide at the K’San Historic Village, welcomes us with this traditional Gitxsan greeting in [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014
Lady Sherpa Category: LADY SHERPA
Queenstown (QT) is the quintessential ski town of New Zealand, hands down. To anyone who thinks otherwise, I say phooey. With multiple resorts to be explored, excellent dinning and endless night life, it wins the title hands down. Putting together a list of the top 10 things to do in [...]
Tue, Sep 09, 2014
Ski Gypsy Category: SKI GYPSY
Airbnb is an online marketplace that allows travelers to find accommodations around the world. With over 800,000 listings in 190 countries, travelers can use Airbnb to find alternative accommodations tothe traditional hotel. Travelers can rent rooms, apartments, castles, tree houses, trailers andeven strangeroptionsthrough Airbnb and often pay rates that are [...]
Sun, Sep 07, 2014
Checking In Category: CHECKING IN
LOWA Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Bootsin Stone color I’ve had my current pair of hiking boots for several years now and absolutely love them. So when the time came to buy new hiking shoes, I was contemplating gettinga new version of the same brand/type. ThenI got the opportunity to try out [...]
Thu, Sep 04, 2014
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
Your choices for hiking and trekking boots is officially huge with new models every year. But before you make any choices be sure to check out Lowa. Today I’m reviewing Lowa Camino GTX Flex Boots. Multi-day trekking, as opposed to sitting in an office, will change the shape of your feet. [...]
Wed, Sep 03, 2014
WanderDudes Category: WANDERDUDES
When Imoved to the Pacific Northwest four years ago, I learned quickly that this is Huckleberry Country. (Huckleberry Country is also a pretty goodname for a band that might play at, say, the Saturday farmers market or a street fair). I was familiar with Huckleberries of the Finn and Hound variety. [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
Having been consumed with a sudden interest in medieval Italy, I found myself reading The Prince, Machiavelli’s political work of instruction for a new ruler advising him to be successful through cunning and ruthlessness. When suddenly it hit me… Niccol Machiavelli was a lot like Ned Stark. Yes- the honorable [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
Cooking with alcohol is nothing new. From vodka sauce to tequila-marinated chicken to bourbon balls, spirits have long held a prominent place in the kitchen. I’ve even been known to add a little booze to my meals to give them that extra ‘oomph.’ I also love peppers. A Mexican meal—my favorite, [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Wanderlush Diary Category: WANDERLUSH DIARY
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