Every year on April 24, thousands of Armenians gather at Tsitsernakaberd, the Armenian genocide monument. But this year is significant in that it marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide of 1915. Completed in 1967, Tsitsernakaberd is dedicated to the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished in the [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
(onimportant advice when moving to a new place.) “What is animportant thing to learnwhen you move abroad?” “When moving to a new country, it always helps to befriend the locals.” Like this advice? Check out Chrissann’s5 Truthsand discoverwhat she knows for sure. What is an InstAbroadMoment(I.AM)?Discover here. Check outmore I.AM onExpat VillageorPinterest Do you have [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
We humans have an innate need to carry stuff around. From nomadic peoples to itinerants, we have all found ourselves in the position where we must carry goods around with us. This tends to be even truer for the traveler. Given this necessity, schlepping things from point A to point [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
WanderDudes Category: WANDERDUDES
While driving from Monts-Valin National Park to La Baie in Qubec, Canada we passed The Little White House. It is now a museum after surviving a flood that wiped out all of the surrounding homes in the biggest flood of Canada’s 20th century. After weeks of steady precipitation, the Chicoutimi district received [...]
Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
I’ve been pretty excited to test out my new Timbuk2 Copilot Luggage Roller since I received it more than two months ago. My travels the past couple of months have only been short trips but my 10 days on Maui finally warranted carrying something a bit larger than just a [...]
Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
Risotto seems to get a bad rap – I’ve heardit’s hard to make, easy to mess up, and potentially not worth the trouble. This is all wrong. Risotto is actually really simple, it just takes time.Granted, time is sometimes hard to come by, but spending time making creamy, flavorful risotto [...]
Wed, Apr 22, 2015
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
The colorful spring landscape of Provence, in southern France, is an ideal spot for perfecting your outdoor photography skills. The fields of lavender begin to bud there in the late spring. In addition, wide expanses of poppies in red, yellow, white and pink dot the landscape and a wide spectrum [...]
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
Switzerland is one of the few locations where I feel like I am back home in Montana again. Between the stunning mountains and the cheese and chocolate (which is pretty much all I really want out of life), this tiny country has a lot to offer tourist—even if you are [...]
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
Kicking Back or Workin’ Itwith Cushe Kicks When I first read about Cushe’s new Kicks Collection, I was amused to read that the Getaway and the Shakra were shoesdesigned for kicking back. So many shoes are making high performance claims, and Cushe comes along to say that their shoes are perfect [...]
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
Todaymarks the 81st anniversary of the Surgeon’s Photo, arguably the greatest hoax of cryptozoology history.You know the one: the Loch Ness Monster floats placidly on the lake, her long neck extended from the water, serenely backlit. For decades,the imagewas regarded as the best evidence the creature existed. However, years later, [...]
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
Hello all! I hope you are having an awesomeweek wherever you are. Here in Chicago, we have been enjoying our first 70 degree and sunny couple of days. As I type this, I am sitting outside taking in the sights and smells of spring. A couple weeks ago, I went to [...]
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Veggie Explorer Category: VEGGIE EXPLORER
With so little space in a backpacker’s portable closet, every item must be picked, purchased and stashed wisely. The right travel packing list is key to a light bag and a successful trip. It doesn’t matter where you go, as long as you’re prepared for the journey. Tiptoeing over the [...]
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
Smiling faces andfriendly greetings of “Gong Xi Fa Cai!” follow me as I stroll through the bustlingAsian shopping extravaganza. Here at Aberdeen Centre, hundreds of Chinese lanterns hang high overhead. Everywhere I look, a sea of red and gold, lucky colors in Chinese culture, light up storefronts in dazzling vendor [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
WanderBoomer Category: WANDERBOOMER
I’ve always loved the idea of cross-country train travel. From a train, one can really watch America unfold: the plains becoming mountains becoming desert, the wide open expanses interrupted only occasionally by towns or ranches. This week, I made my first cross-country train journey. I boarded the Amtrak’s Southwest Chief in [...]
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
My granddaughter was over the moon. We stood in line at the checkout with a Disney Minnie Mouse toy shopping cart and a pink plastic vacuum cleaner. I was mortified! The feminist in me was raging at the patriarchy that had already gotten into the psyche of my precious little [...]
Wed, Apr 15, 2015
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
This week’s spa deal features the Mandarin Oriental in Atlanta, Georgia. As the east coast starts toslowlythaw you from a frigid winter, the Mandarin Oriental is offering packages to help feel that spring revitalization. The hotel is offering a one-day session featuring Live Your Healthiest Lifeauthor Tammy Stokes. She’s also the [...]
Thu, Apr 09, 2015
Spa Hopper Category: SPA HOPPER
Royal Robbins Essential Tencel Tank in Lime Zest Summertime happiness is here and what better way to celebrate than tospruce up your wardrobe for outdoor adventures and trailblazing hiking? Royal Robbins is one of my favorite brands for outdoor and travel clothing. Their motto is “go everywhere” and that’s where you [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2015
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
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
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
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
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