Recently I came across a BuzzFeed articleentitled 17Foods American’s Miss While Living in Europe. I was struck by this idea because it implies a lack of interest in the food of wherever you’re visiting. Yes comfort food is called that for a reason, and there are things we miss that [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
It may seem like a superficial thing, but you would be surprised how often the topic of hairstyles comes up while traveling. Thinking about some of my own future trips coming up soon, I recently had the urge to chop my hair off to a much more manageable shoulder-length style [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
When it comes to travel guides for the weird at heart, the Weird U.S. series is one of the best references out there. Since I plan to helm Weird Wanderings for years to come, I figure I’ll eventually review several of the titles in the Weird series, including my personal [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
Did you know that this Thursday, July 24, is National Tequila Day? If you’re like most people, you probably didn’t even know that this holiday existed. National Margarita Day, which falls is February, has in recent years received increased media attention. But there’s more to tequila than margaritas, so it’s [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Wanderlush Diary Category: WANDERLUSH DIARY
After the Clothes(Suitcase 3) Now that the clothes are packed it is time to put our focus elsewhere. To start, if you are relocated for a job, manyplaces will give you a relocation stipend which means fun shopping when you arrive for itemslike pots, pans, lamps, or other home necessities so no [...]
Mon, Jul 21, 2014
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
When you’re a bunny, taking a trip—to the Rocky Mountains—is a big deal. Waiting for the plane at the airport Getting buckled in and ready to fly to Colorado Chilling on the deck at the cabin, looking at Long’s Peak Diaper before nap Getting tucked into bed—Rocky Mountain travel is tiring Bunny in the Rockies Breakfast on [...]
Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
We Seattleites are used to hearing jokes about our rainy weather: “What do you call two straight days of rain in Seattle?” Answer: “A weekend.” “When’s the rainy season in Seattle? Answer: “August through April and May through July.” “What does daylight saving time mean in Seattle?” Answer: “An extra hour of rain.” “When [...]
Fri, Jul 18, 2014
WanderBoomer Category: WANDERBOOMER
“Let’s moooooooo-ve on over to the moooooo-vie!” We were the only childless couple. A cheerful (or miserable?) tour guide lead bouncing littles, their parents and us through the brightly colored halls of where dreams are made—or at least mine are. In honor of the cows that produce the delicious milk used [...]
Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Ski Gypsy Category: SKI GYPSY
Camping in Big Sur at Kirk Creek campground Who doesn’t love oceanview rooms? Most of us would jump at the idea of a weekend getaway involving relaxing by the beach, being lulled to sleep by the roar of the ocean and waking up to a bright sunny day looking out onto [...]
Thu, Jul 17, 2014
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
When my Mom and I went on our first Mother-Daughter trip to Santa Fe, we also spent time in Taos. On the way to Taos, we crossed the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. It is the seventh highest bridge in the United States. With both of us having a fear of [...]
Wed, Jul 16, 2014
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the most talked-about trends in fitness right now. HIIT alternates brief, intense periods of exercise with periods of recovery. The exercises, which typically include things like burpees, mountain climbers, or high-knee kicks, are designed to get your heart pumping. Fans of HIIT laud its [...]
Wed, Jul 16, 2014
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
Snow Peak isn’t your usual camping gear company. Au contraire. They are quite unusual. Though their products are items you definitely need for a camping adventure, their gear is one, OK maybe five, notches above most manufacturers of similar products. Why? Well, for one, the company was started in the 50s by Yukio [...]
Wed, Jul 16, 2014
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
Each year it seems like luxury hotels try to outdo one another when it comes to luxury hotel amenities. How about monogramed pet towels and “tanning butlers? Ok, I get it. A hotel is really just a place to sleep. What differentiates one from another? The experience. And it’s the little touches, [...]
Sat, Jul 12, 2014
Luxury Nomad Category: LUXURY NOMAD
Q: Will I be in a shark attack if I swim in Australia? Rumor has it that you have more chance of being hit by a coconut (yes, they have those in Australia, too) than of being caught in the jaws of a hungry Great White. You’re also twice as likely [...]
Fri, Jul 11, 2014
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
I’ve been loyal to Salomon for years as my go-totrail-runningshoes. They’ve consistently fit my slightly wider feet well, and their colors are bold and bright, just the way I like ‘em. The lug pattern on the soles provide excellent traction when jogging on the trail, as I mentioned here in [...]
Thu, Jul 10, 2014
Lady Sherpa Category: LADY SHERPA
This week’s spa deal comes courtesy of the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa located on Florida’s Northeast coast. The resort, located in Ponte Vedra Beach and featuring 63 acres of lagoon, waterfalls, and a premiere golf course. The spa provides a great retreat away from urban life without having to [...]
Thu, Jul 10, 2014
Spa Hopper Category: SPA HOPPER
I went mountain biking for the first time this week—and it wasawesome! After hearing tales from all of my cycling friends about the wonders of off roading, I finally tagged along with two more experienced friends. We headed to Duthie Hill—a mountain biking park less than an hour from Seattle—and [...]
Wed, Jul 09, 2014
WanderSpokes Category: WANDERSPOKES
I had a great chance to try out the Royal Robbins Lt Expedition 3/4 Sleeve during my recent wanderings. (That’s me,above, at a cute Italian restaurant on the Thames, where WanderHubs and I repaired after a thrilling production of Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe. You know, like you do on [...]
Wed, Jul 09, 2014
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
“We thank Thee for the scent and color in the flower beds and for all fruits and vegetables…” From “The Cotswold Prayer of Praise” As I sat inside each church, quiet and saying a little prayer of thanks for safety during our travels, my husband wandered around the outside, quiet and [...]
Tue, Jul 08, 2014
Last month, I shared how I got hooked on Vietnamese scooter culture in Saigon. American scooter culture is a bit different. In the USA, scooters and even motorcycles are usually looked upon as toys or passionate hobbies. But after my trip to Vietnam and seeing first hand how economical, useful, [...]
Fri, Jul 04, 2014
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
This year’s World Pride happened to be in my city, Toronto. Yay right?!? Not so much fun when you get assigned to work that entire weekend and you are stuck hearing about all your friends’ amazing plans. I was very close to deleting them off of all my social media [...]
Wed, Jul 02, 2014
Short Stops Category: SHORT STOPS
When I was a kid we called these flip-flops. We bought a pair every summer and they lasted about three months, just long enough to get to the day when the public pools all closed down for the winter. The Holomua (translated as “to make progress”) by OluKai are so [...]
Wed, Jun 25, 2014
WanderDudes Category: WANDERDUDES
“Travel Brilliantly.” That’s the slogan from Marriott’s campaign to reimagine the travel experience through innovative ideas from both the brand itself, and the guests. At its simplest, the campaign is a creative suggestion box for guests to submit ideas. Customer-submitted innovations include a Networking Dining Table for solo business travelers, [...]
Mon, Jun 16, 2014
Checking In Category: CHECKING IN
Visiting the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre is one of the best ways for you to spend a couple hours while in Luang Prabang, Laos. Since opening in 2007, the TAEC has been showcasing the culture, history and crafts of the more than 30 ethnic groups found throughout Laos. Although [...]
Fri, Jun 06, 2014
WanderShopper Category: WANDERSHOPPER
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