Halloween doesn’t have to be all about kids and mountains of candy. It’s a great time for adults to celebrate as well. So after the little ones are asleep (or in a sugar-induced coma), it’s time to unleash your inner spooky spirit with spirits of a different kind and enjoy [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Wanderlush Diary Category: WANDERLUSH DIARY
I spent the better part of the last eight months backpacking around Africa with my boyfriend. We left the United States in March, the same month that the current Ebola epidemic in Western Africa was officially recognized. Our friends and family back home, many of whom were already concerned about [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
SUP yoga and whitewater racer Natali Zollinger was highlighted last month as our Fearless Female of the Month, and I was amazed with the positive response I received from the post. Thank you! Our Fearless Female of the Month for October is professional big mountain skier and modelCaroline Gleich. Caroline is [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Lady Sherpa Category: LADY SHERPA
Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa Imagine stepping into this serene scene after spending a week hiking through the rugged jungles of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. I thought I’d arrived in paradise! Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa is set in the heart of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula and is a [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
Last night, I traveled to Ohio to help my parents with the annual Trick or Treat in my hometown of New Philadelphia. It’s five hours roundtrip,but it’s worth every minute. Over those few hours on the road, I had time to reflect on all the years I took that Halloween [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
Our first Family Pie Day was a huge success. Big Papa, Little Bird and I got busy in the kitchen with our local cousins, and made Gluten free Apple Pie, from scratch, with apples from our trees! Big Papa and I had already prepared the gluten-free dough that we would use [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
Tomorrow is a very special day for me. Tomorrow is the Halloween Frolic at Husband’s school. At last year’s frolic, someone had taken something very sentimental to me; a tradition in the form of a bucket, and I was sad. No, sad isn’t the word. Mad. Mad? No, not mad either. Is [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and anything thathelpsmake the day easier is alright in my book! It is one of my favorite holidays, but it can be stressful, so here are some super simple Thanksgiving side dishes guaranteed to please. Brussels Sprouts and Garlic Brussels Sprouts are one of my favorite [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
I really love that my husband and I live so close to Mt. Rainier. Over the years, it has become my favorite place to hike, and I find myself saying to my husband often, “Can we go to Mt. Rainier this weekend?” With so many options, from day hikes, to [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
I’m grounded. Going back to school full time (in addition to my full time career) has left me with little in the way of travel resources. I’ll be sticking exclusively with armchair adventures until I finish my second degree. Not that I mind that much. I have a boundless imagination [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
With Halloween coming up, I couldn’t help but think about the time when I journeyed to the darkest, dankest part of Paris—the Catacombs. Yes, I have a history of finding pitch-black places kind of fun (including the recent adventure of climbing through volcanic lava tubes in Iceland), but strolling through [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
Many people look for that quick fix when it comes to losing weight, whether it’s those last 10 pesky pounds or even more weight necessary to maintain optimal health. Let’s face it, most people find it hard and sometimes extremely unpleasant to drop the pounds. But what if you can do [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Spa Hopper Category: SPA HOPPER
Travel Photography – It’s in the Details. Traveling to foreign cities can be overwhelming with the hustle and bustle of daily activities. There arepeople making their way to work and tourists staring up into the air at the architecture attempting to take it all in. It might be intimidatingto just startpointing [...]
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
When the near-winter blues start dragging you down there is only one thing to do. Get out your rain jackets and leg warmers—because fall cycling in the Pacific Northwest has just hit its zenith. Read on for my top three rides at the top of the country. 1. Hurricane Ridge Prep your [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
WanderSpokes Category: WANDERSPOKES
Several months ago, while my boyfriend and I were working at a roadhouse on Australia’s remote Nullarbor Plain, a familiar couple entered the main shop and office. Recognizing the two friendly faces from a TV special on Australia’s growing population of retiree travelers, I asked for an autograph. Meet Sid and [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
Just over a year ago, my husband and I summited Mt. Kilimanjaro while on our honeymoon, a three week backpacking trip through Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania. While there’s nothing overtly romantic about sub-zero camping, it’s one of our favorite shared experiences. We had never faced anything like it together, a [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Uncharted Territory Category: UNCHARTED TERRITORY
Our guides after hanging prayer flags for good luck. You’ve undoubtedly heard about the tragedy on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal last week where 40+ people died when heavy snow and blizzard conditions unexpectedly hit during prime trekking season. While it’s believed the bodies of all foreigners have been located, local [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
I stumbled onto a Buzzfeed article this week that listed the top tiny Texas towns worth the trip. It looks like it was put together by Porsche. I am surprised to actually agree with them! I’ve been visiting Round Top, number one on their list, since the population was 77. Looks [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
To begin this story I have to first share a slightly embarrassing fact about myself. I am in my late twenties and I still love the Spice Girls. Not ‘I think about them occasionally, mostly reminiscing’, love but ‘true, 2014, still obsessed’ love. When I went to their reunion concert [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Short Stops Category: SHORT STOPS
Now more than ever, the travel industry is taking bold and unprecedented steps toward conservation. Around the world, strategy is shifting from mass-market, high-volume tourism to a more bespoke, low-volume/high-value approach. By lessening overall numbers, this approach ensures that tourism won’t damage the world’s most beautiful and pristine places. Balance Impact [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Luxury Nomad Category: LUXURY NOMAD
You can tell winter is right around the bend as temperatures drop and leaves come swirling down. You know what else is right around the corner? One of my favourite holidays, that magical day you get to wear whatever you want: Halloween. Why, yes, I do make a stunning Care [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Ski Gypsy Category: SKI GYPSY
Oh my, Ojai. Seeking new adventures and respite from my crazy-busy schedule, I headed to sunny southern California for a quick escapelastMay. A good friend had recommended The Oaks at Ojaias the perfect getaway sanctuary for rest, relaxation and exploration. After a connecting flight in San Francisco, I arrived at the [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
WanderBoomer Category: WANDERBOOMER
“Change starts with your underwear” according to PACT Apparel, a company that offers fair trade, organic cotton socks and underthings. One evening last summer, I Googled”fair trade underwear” and found PACT. I’d readVincent Miller’s “Slavery and Commodity Chains”about what he calls the “commodity veil.” Basically, Miller points out that we know [...]
Thu, Oct 09, 2014
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
Sosh, a free service that curates activities and events, is the ultimate tool for planning a trip to Seattle.Users simply access Sosh through the website or a beautifully designed app. A profiling experience asks users to select neighborhoods and activities that they are interested in.Concerts, restaurants, hikes and even cheap [...]
Wed, Oct 08, 2014
Checking In Category: CHECKING IN
Your choices for hiking and trekking boots is officially huge with new models every year. But before you make any choices be sure to check out Lowa. Today I’m reviewing Lowa Camino GTX Flex Boots. Multi-day trekking, as opposed to sitting in an office, will change the shape of your feet. [...]
Wed, Sep 03, 2014
WanderDudes Category: WANDERDUDES
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