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
October is quickly winding down, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you’re a parent with eager costumed monsters or an adult who’s really a child at heart, check out these 4 best trick or treat towns in America. San Francisco, California From chocolates and fishing to the Beat Generation [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
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
It’s that time of year! Ghouls and goblins are about and they need to eat. With a few tricks in the kitchen it’s easy to craft fun and creepy Halloween treats! Here’s some great ideas to get you started. What are some of your favorites? Lady Fingers For the classy cannibal, serve [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
Everything has the possibility to teach us something. We might not like everylesson but it teaches us something nonetheless. We are always learning. Moving abroad has taught me a lot but maybe the biggest thing it has taught me is that universal lessonstranscend specifics; universal lessons can be molded to [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
It’s getting cold. Time to read about warm places. Brazil! Amazon Burning by Victoria Griffith comes along just in time for an armchair escape from the looming winter. I have been hearing a lot about this new genre of “new adult”. With the popularity of young adult fiction reaching across [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
When you are a woman traveler, it’s almost impossible not to be a bit aware about body image. In the States, our culture is obsessed with it—it’s impossible to escape the constant bombardment of advertisements and diet trends. We have a very specific way we should look in America, and [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
I. Won. First. Place! In the International Category of the “Worldwide Adventures of Punxsutawney Phil” photography contest! The premise of the contest is that the Groundhog Club provided me with a picture of Punxsutawney Phil that my husband and I took with us on our travels this past summer, both nationally and [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Debby Category: DEBBYS DEPARTURES
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
When I travel, I always take several film cameras with me. This year, I’ve been experimenting with different types of film from Lomography. I took their Revolog Kolor 35mm with me to South Beach, Miami. I was expecting a bit more variation in color after viewing the samples, but maybe South [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
Nepal has been on my mind. I’ve been reading the news reports about the 40 bodies now recovered from the deadly snowstorm that struck this country earlier this week. Nepal is in its’ prime trekking season on the Annapurna circuit, which receives over 100,000 hikers a year. It is one [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Lady Sherpa Category: LADY SHERPA
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
Photos from Gyumri, Armenia show her old world beauty. Not beautiful in the way one might describe Paris or Prague, but with her breathtaking metal downspouts, luminous tuff buildings, and plentiful sculptures, Gyumri has a beauty all her own. Even with the destruction wrought by the earthquake that devastated the [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
When it comes to classic cocktails that have experienced a resurgence of popularity in the past couple years, there’s one drink that tops the repertoire of every bartender around the country: the Bloody Mary. After all, it’s the perfect libation for any time of day, from breakfast to dinner. And [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Wanderlush Diary Category: WANDERLUSH DIARY
Ireland is my favorite spot to visit and I have been there several times. I have many stories to share about this beautiful country. Fascinatedby history, the first thing planned was to explore the old castles and homesteads and imagine what life was like a few centuries ago. We take [...]
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
All travelers with any significant amount of hair have, at some point, struggled with packing shampoo. There’s the question of what size bottle to bring: standard-size bottles don’t meet TSA regulations for carry-on bags, and travel-size bottles are only useful for short trips. (If you have hair like me, a [...]
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
In her best-selling travel memoir Almost French, Australian journalist Sarah Turnbull documents her trip to Paris to visit a French lawyer she meets while on assignment in Budapest, only to find herself, drawn to both the man and the city, unable to leave. At the risk of ruining the ending, [...]
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Uncharted Territory Category: UNCHARTED TERRITORY
Getting a background police check is one of the most time-consuming steps of the working holiday visa application process. No matter which country you want to live and work in, a clean record is necessary before your application gets that stamp of approval. So unless you’ve recently embezzled millions or conspired [...]
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
“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
I’ve cycled, hiked, and even rock climbed in this Nuu Muu exercise dress and now I’m back to do the Nuu Muu cycling review. Watch the video above for my complete take on this fun and flattering dress, or get the details below. Pros: 1.Comfy Fabric:This dress features lightweight, breathable, soft fabric. [...]
Wed, Oct 08, 2014
WanderSpokes Category: WANDERSPOKES
Swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles in Akumal, Mexico Swimming with wild sea turtles has long been on my life listand I finally got to do this earlier last month in Akumal, Mexico! I was in Cancunattending the amazing TBEX conferenceand had an entire day to myself. I was visiting in [...]
Wed, Oct 08, 2014
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
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
I recently had the chance to get out of the big city of Los Angeles and head into the hot desert to the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. The resort itself is easy to access and just far enough outside bustling palm springs that you will truly feel [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Spa Hopper Category: SPA HOPPER
It’s been a long time in the making (more than a year), but it’s finally time for the Snowman Trek. If you’re just now dropping in, the Snowman Trek is a 25-day, 220-mile trek across the Himalayas in Bhutan. We’ll be as high as 18,200 feet and will be hiking over [...]
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
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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