How to Take a Vacation in Your Own City – Part 1 How the whole idea came to be and how to plan a vacation close to home. Some of us live in a city, some in the countryside, some on the waterfronts etc… Most of the time we all have our [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
Beautiful Ballard Locks in the northwest corner of Seattle. Opened in 1917, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, are a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which connects eastward to Lake Union and Lake Washington. Tourists and locals enjoy watching [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
When you’re traveling domestically or abroad, keeping your IDs, cash, credit cards, and other small personal effects secure is very important. You don’t want your travels to be interrupted with canceling credit cards or trying to get an emergency passport. Touring with the confidence that your traveling documentation is safely [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015
WanderDudes Category: WANDERDUDES
The fresh salty sea air, the soft sandy beaches, the sound of the crashing waves, the tranquility. That’s what I loved about walking the 20 miles between Finisterre and Muxia along the Atlantic Coast in northwestern Spain. In my last blog I shared pictures of the four lighthousesI saw during [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015
Debbys Departures Category: DEBBYS DEPARTURES
I so wish I could have been there just mere months before, when the slopes of Sierra Nevada (Spain) were blanketed in snow. Instead, the mountain served asan escape from the heat in the town nestled below: Guejar Sierra. Personally, Spain isn’t the first country to come to mind when [...]
Wed, Aug 26, 2015
Ski Gypsy Category: SKI GYPSY
If you live in the PNW, you know that the end of August normally marks prime blackberry picking time. I went out the other evening, basket in hand, only to find that most of my usual blackberry picking spots were devoid of the juicy plump berries of my dreams. I [...]
Wed, Aug 26, 2015
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
You don’t have to be Brad Paisley or Trisha Yearwood to enjoy the luxury lifestyle of Nashville. DINING Nashville is a town of performers but when top notch stars want to relax, eat well and be entertained, they try to score reservations at the tiny Catbird Seat. Named by GQ Magazine as [...]
Mon, Aug 24, 2015
Luxury Nomad Category: LUXURY NOMAD
I was in Budapest a few days this spring. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but I ended up loving the city and the feel of it. I could very easily go back and spend more time there. However, it’s good to know that you can get a [...]
Sun, Aug 23, 2015
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
Being a tenth generation Texan, I really had no clue what a true winter was like until I visited Québec City during Winter Carnival. Walking around while the temperature hovered around 0℉ and the snow was falling really brought out my inner child. I was in awe. I found it quite difficult [...]
Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
Yesterday, while in a vinyasa class I had chosen for its likelihood of getting me sweaty, the (incredible) instructor said something that really resonated with me. She opened the class by letting us know that the afternoon’s goal would be to move towardPadmasana, or Lotus Pose. In preparation for Lotus Pose, [...]
Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
I have been working on making the switch from beauty products withharmful chemicals and additives to beauty products with mostly organic, whole, and natural ingredients for about a year now. I am constantly trying new products that are healthy for me and the environment to replace my tried and true [...]
Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Veggie Explorer Category: VEGGIE EXPLORER
I met Anat a hospital in Alexandria, Virginia of all places, at my son’s bedside during his stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She was one of his nurses and, like most who are drawn to that profession, treated me with quiet compassion. It was only after weeks of [...]
Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Uncharted Territory Category: UNCHARTED TERRITORY
So you might have noticed I haven’t been around the Weird Wanderings blog quite as much lately. That’s because I decided—-last month, no less—-that I was going to edit a Halloween anthology. So with a whopping eight weeks to plan,execute, and promote, I’ve embarked on what has become one of [...]
Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
On my most recent flight home I traveled with Daughter who asked for gum about 36 times and spilled her trail mix more than once because she was trying to only fish out the M&Ms. Son played with the window so much, his finger got stuck in it… and then [...]
Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
If you’re like many wanderboomer fans of the PBS hit series, Downton Abbey, you’ve seen the sponsored commercials for Viking River Cruises, enticing you to explore exoticdestinationsfrom the deck ofone of their deluxe ships. No doubt you have imagined yourself cruising down theDanube, Rhine or Seine Rivers, perhaps a glass [...]
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
WanderBoomer Category: WANDERBOOMER
I’ve told you what to wear in Paris and London. I thought it was time to change continents and tell you what to wear in Mexico City. Ililily Blouse / Columbia Raincoat / Karen Kane A-LineDress / Felt Fedora / Green Scarf / Linen Pants / What a Crescent SurpriseNecklace / [...]
Fri, Aug 14, 2015
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
Generally, we take a trip to escape the normalcy of morning transit routines, office emails and water cooler gossip. A holiday becomes the antithesis of work, as we eschew alarm clocks and purposefully waste afternoons lounging on a beach, or wandering a museum gallery. But sometimes, we don’t have a choice [...]
Fri, Aug 07, 2015
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
Sunset over Half Dome seen from Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park is a great weekend getaway for Californians and visitors alike. The national park offers a variety of lodging and accommodation, including camping and tent cabins. We’ve stayed at rustic Curry Village’stent cabins and in more upscale Yosemite [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2015
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
I started TheSoul of Place by Linda Lappinwhile I walked my dogs. Withmy kindle set to “text-to-speech” and earphones fixed snugin my ears, the dogs and I setout for our morning stroll. In less than a quarter mile, I was running home for my notebook. Poor Paka & Fable are [...]
Wed, Aug 05, 2015
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
In June, Jon and I took off for London to experience as much of the city as we could in about eight days. That seems like a long time to be in a city, right? But there was so much to do, that we still had things on our list [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
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