I’m feeling ready for Spring, and these Ahnu Emeryville Oxfords have a lot to do with it. I’ve paired them with a cuffed pair of Jolt jeans, a lace-trimmed ribbed tank by Tresics, a chic vest from KikaPaprika, and a stylish pair of Railto purple sunglasses from Tumi Eyewear. Also, [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
The end of February has arrived, and with it, the proverbial winter blues. I live in Pennsylvania by way of Ohio, so cold whiteout winters are a way of life around my parts. But just because I should be used to it doesn’t mean the snow and freezing temperatures and [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
I’m usually not a sweets person (I prefer a large plate of pasta to the accompanying torta), but lately I have been in sweets mode. It must be the month of February in general and the holiday or Carnival. I’ve been thinking about which Italian desserts are my favorite and [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
Years ago, I had a gig working for a theatre company that was invited to the Seoul Theatre Festival. The producers of the festival gave everyone that participated a small gift package when they arrived. Most swag* (the free stuff you get at events) is usually fairly cheep, a small [...]
Wed, Feb 25, 2015
WanderDudes Category: WANDERDUDES
“That looks so Northwest!” That was my first response when I saw the Columbia Sportswear Suburbanizer rain jacket. Seriously. Doesn’t it totally look like something you’d see someone wearing in Seattle or Portland? Under normal conditions, I probably wouldn’t be wearing this jacket until March or April, but we’ve had unseasonably warm weather [...]
Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
Gnocchi is one of the loves of my life, but, it’s complicated. I have struggled countless times, and wasted multiple Saturday afternoons trying to make “perfect” gnocchi from scratch. As someone who really likes to make exciting things from scratch (bread, cheese, tortillas) gnocchi’s ability to allude me is aggravating. [...]
Wed, Feb 25, 2015
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
Many of my readers know gardening is a passion of mine, so I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I love to explore gardens and parks when I travel. My ‘Garden Bucket List’ is is much longer than what I’ll be able to see in my lifetime, but as [...]
Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
A Collection of Photographs of the Quintessential Colorful Flowers and Honey-Colored Cotswold Stone in the Land of Market Towns, Wool Churches, and Sheep Hills in England’s Countryside My husband and I loved the churches the most. We would spend no less than an hour at each one, and we saw no [...]
Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Homesick. It might as well come with a fever, body aches, and sore throat because it makes you feel just as terrible as any other illnessand doesn’t have any of thereal over-the-counter stuff that willknock you out. Like hot flashes, it comes in waves, when you least expect it and [...]
Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
I love to visit different yoga studios when I am traveling. Variety is the spice of life, after all! Last week, I decided to try a class at Yoga Tree, which has several locations around San Francisco and the Bay Area. One of these locations is conveniently located not far from [...]
Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
With the longest ski season and the second largest vertical drop in the East, Killington(VT) truly lives up to its nickname: The Beast. As the unofficial party mountain of New England, there is no shortage of fun, snowy times including live music, ski bum races and spring celebrations(Pickle Barrel anyone?).Here [...]
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
Ski Gypsy Category: SKI GYPSY
“It’s not too late to turn back,” I tested my boyfriend, as we stared glumly through the windshield. Streamers of rain dropped from sodden beech trees, obscuring our view of the rustic cabins ahead. On the night of my one and only 30th birthday abroad, we’d booked into the Paradise Trust [...]
Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
In celebration of Mardi Gras this week, I thought it would be fun to showcase some colorful festivals. If you’re a photography enthusiast, you know that color and composition transform ordinary photographs into intriguing and compelling art work. One of the best places to find that color is at one of [...]
Wed, Feb 18, 2015
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
FiftyShades of Grey? For as many words as there are for snow in the Inuit language, we have at least that many for the color gray here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Though we Americans usuallyspellthe huethat lands between black and white on the color wheel as”gray” unlike our British [...]
Tue, Feb 17, 2015
WanderBoomer Category: WANDERBOOMER
Keep Your Weekend Weird. The perfect weekendtrip is in an easy location with close proximity to good food and drink. Embrace the”Keep Portland Weird” vibeand your weekend can’t go wrong…right? Portland, Oregon is not only incredibly walkable but home to some of the finest happy hours and dining experiences. There is [...]
Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Checking In Category: CHECKING IN
I had the opportunity to visit and enjoy the beautiful Grand Velas Resort in the incomparable Riviera Maya. With crystal clear blue waters and some of the best beaches in the world, Riviera Maya is the destination if you are looking for rest, relaxation and revitalization. It’s very close to [...]
Fri, Feb 13, 2015
Spa Hopper Category: SPA HOPPER
This is not a review of thebook: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. Jamesbecause I only read about 35% of it. I didn’t find the content objectionable, though it might have been—at leastothers have found it so. But you see, I like stories that explore the taboo, twisted, and [...]
Sat, Feb 07, 2015
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
One of the most fun and memorable aspects of camping is eatingmeals at the campsite! After a long day ofhiking, all we want to dois todig into tasty, comforting food that is quick and easy to make.Under the starry night, embraced by thewarmthof a crackling campfire and in the company [...]
Wed, Feb 04, 2015
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
I’ve been enthusiastically committed to wool since the moment I discovered itdidn’t have to be itchy! So when I got a chance to do an Ibex women’s cycling jersey review of the Indie FZ S/S Jersey, I simply couldn’t refuse. First of all, Ibex is an incredible company. If you don’t [...]
Mon, Feb 02, 2015
WanderSpokes Category: WANDERSPOKES
The Ruta Puuc is a 41 kilometer stretch of road that winds through the low rolling hills and dense forests of the Yucatan, linking some of Mexico’s beautiful and most remote Mayan ruins. The Yucatan was a Mayan stronghold for centuries, and the size and complexity of the region’s archeological [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Uncharted Territory Category: UNCHARTED TERRITORY
My husband and I visited Montral for the first time in late October 2014. We rented a flat in Petite Italie and our host insisted on making a dinner reservation for us at Htel Herman. It was for Sunday evening, which is a popular day for restaurants to take the [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
A couple of flights ago a passenger stopped me mid service and asked, “did you study stewardessing in university?” And while my initial instinct was to respond with something sarcastic along the lines of “no I actually majored in magic”, I stopped myself as I realized he was genuinely asking. He [...]
Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Short Stops Category: SHORT STOPS
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