Spring has sprung, at least proverbially, and if the weather isn’t cooperating, a burst of minty freshness in your meals can pull you out of any rut. Mint used to grow like a weed in my family’s yard, so getting my hands on it was never a problem. I love [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
Do you ever feel like you want do something bigger than yourself, even just a little something? Send a few dollars to Nappies for Nork. Nork is a children’s home in Yerevan, one of the two children’s homes I visited during my trips to Armenia. Here’s more: Nappies for Nork Nork orphanage, [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
A Cotswold Prayer We thank thee, Lord of heaven, For all that thou hast given to help us and delight us. For friends who gladly greet us, For flowers of field and garden, For bees with sweetness laden, For swift and gallant horses, For dogs with friendly faces, For homely dwelling [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015
In case you didn’t hear this week’s announcement, The X-Files is making its triumphant (albeit limited) return to television. This is major moment for fans of the famed genre series. The X-Files took Mulder and Scully across the country and occasionally even around the world (hello, Tunguska). That means there are [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
I am a massive fan of Airbnb. Before ouradventure through Africa and the Middle East last year, I had never used it – but now I love it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a more home-like experience while traveling. We have stayed inAirbnb rentals in Vilankulo (Mozambique), [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
Bear hugging logs certainly was not my idea of graceful. Squeezing my arms and thighs together around two logs, I gingerly stepped onto the next foothold. “Deep breath,” I said to myself. Next log, next step, next log, next step and I pulled my way up onto the platform. “Who [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Ski Gypsy Category: SKI GYPSY
Depending on whom you listen to, you might think that minimalist or barefoot running (and walking) is completely passe. A fad that’s gone the way of Crocs. But for those of us who got hooked on this style, we remain fanatics and there’s little changing our minds. As you likely [...]
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
Traveling is a very different thing from taking a vacation. I don’t know about you, but when I usually travel, it’s not to sit on a beach and enjoy myself with pina colada in hand. (Though, take me there. I won’t complain.) It’s another mindset altogether. I was in Cinque [...]
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
When you live abroad, you spend a lot of time missing out on things: the birth of babies, the union of two souls, the showering of abride to be… and those arejust the big ticket items. The smaller things also get glossed over: Friday happy hours,Saturday BBQs, birthdays, holiday parties. [...]
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
Grand Rapids, Michigan is located on the Grand River in western Michigan. This little cityhas been getting a lot of attention lately with several “best of” nominations and awards. Nestled inland about 35 miles East of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids is evolving into a creative hotspot with a revitalized urban [...]
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
TUMI sent me a couple pairs of sunglasses a while back. You may have seen the purple Rialtos make it into a few of my other posts. I figured it’s about time Itell youwhat I think of my TUMI eyewear. BOLTE First let’s take a look at the TUMI Bolte. These were the [...]
Mon, Mar 23, 2015
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
Jodie, self-proclaimed “short” traveler and writer behind The Little Backpacker – one of this year’s best travel blogs for working holiday visas – gives working holiday visa advice on fruit picking, the joys of big city Melbourne and the benefits of her nine month experience in Australia. Q: Why did you [...]
Fri, Mar 20, 2015
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
When you’re setting out for a hike, it’s very important that you have the sturdiest footwear possible. Having your feet supported as you trek up a hill, splash through puddles, or skitter down switchbacks makes the great outdoors even greater! So, when I was granted the opportunity to test out [...]
Wed, Mar 18, 2015
WanderDudes Category: WANDERDUDES
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of experiencing a true winter, where the temperature never got above freezing, and it snowed every day. Being a tenth generation Texan, my body didn’t quite know how to handle it. In addition to some life-changing memories, unfortunately I brought home an upper [...]
Tue, Mar 17, 2015
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
Needa color infusionto brighten your cloudy days? In Seattle, look no further thanChihuly Garden and Glassfor a striking counterbalance toFifty Shades of Grey in the Pacific Northwest.Showcasing the worksof localglass artist, Dale Chihuly, the long-termexhibit at Seattle Centeroffers a vibrant tonic of sumptuous colors, innovation and inspiration. Wandering through the stunning [...]
Fri, Mar 13, 2015
WanderBoomer Category: WANDERBOOMER
It’s probably not surprising that, as a hobby writer of fiction, I’m a liar. My best work happens when I successfully take an essential truth and warp it with artful lies. But I don’t want to talk about fiction as lie. I want to tell you about lies I’ve told [...]
Thu, Mar 12, 2015
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
With the warm weather on the horizon and feeling less and less like a distant dream, many people are starting to plan their spring trips. It’s time to come out of hibernation and finally start to enjoy the outdoors. If you’re looking for inspiration, why not plan a spa weekend—-split the [...]
Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Spa Hopper Category: SPA HOPPER
As is probably obvious from the subject matter of my latest posts, I recently returned from a truly amazing three week trip around Mexico. As I was preparing for the journey, researching festivals and salivating over pictures of tacos, I was struck again and again by the reaction of my [...]
Fri, Mar 06, 2015
Uncharted Territory Category: UNCHARTED TERRITORY
When you hear of the Northern Lights, destinations like Alaska, Iceland and Norway spring to mind. But did you know Yellowknifein Canada is one of the world’s top destinations for seeing the Aurora Borealis? Located at 62.4422░ N, 114.3975░ W, Yellowknife is right under the auroral belt which covers most [...]
Sun, Mar 01, 2015
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
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