180 miles, 45 runs, 4 months of training, 2 pairs of running shoes and 1 bib. These are the numbers that made up the success story that was my first half marathon. Let me just say this: I never thought I would be able to put “success”, “half-marathon” and “I” in [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Ski Gypsy Category: SKI GYPSY
As a mother I’m all about routine but as an individual, I’ll be the first to admit that after a while, the same thing gets tired and boring. If you ate peanut butter and jelly every day, you’d get tired of it, right? If you drank wineevery day – whoops [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
I have the pleasure of traveling to the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland every 1-2 years. It’s the most beautiful place in the world to me. Time is slower there, people are in no hurry, they still run herds of sheep down main street and there are no trains and very [...]
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
Airports are a weird limbo to me. You’re pretty much helpless there waiting. Waiting in the security line, waiting for them to announce your flight, waiting for your shuttle or taxi to arrive. Nothing is happening but you have the potential energy of something about to happen. Get on with [...]
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
This week marks the official start of autumn. And while Halloween is the true culmination of the season, the metamorphosis of the leaves in the meantime is a welcome part of the journey. So while you’re waiting for October 31st to arrive,here are eight of the best places to see [...]
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
Washington Park Arboretum, resplendent as autumn arrives. “The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Burning brush, New books, erasers, Chalk, and such. The bee, his hive, Well-honeyed hum, And Mother cuts Chrysanthemums. Like plates washed clean With suds, the days Are polished with A morning haze.“ - John Updike, September Take the road less traveled, Beth [...]
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
Some days, watching travel chick flicks are the only way to leave the house. Every Sunday evening, my roommate and I would drop in front of the TV for 2.5 hours of happy endings and romantic getaways, to start our week on a positive note. I suspect the reason we loved [...]
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
As members of Generation-Y, we’re usually pretty on top of the newest and latest trends for our cell phones. As most of us all know (unless you are in the jungles of the Amazon Basin or hiking the Himalayas), Apple has released a new line of iPhones and a new [...]
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
I’m starting a new series of posts here on Wanderlust and Lipstick called Fearless Female of the Month. Each month I will interview a woman who is paving the way for others in her outdoor recreational and adventurous lifestyle, and inspiring us to do the same in our own lives. [...]
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Lady Sherpa Category: LADY SHERPA
“The “other” Gobbler’s Knob? What? What do you mean?” you ask. “I thought there was only one Gobbler’s Knob. The one two miles east of the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. You know, the one where each year on February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog, ‘the Seer of Seers, the [...]
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
Last weekend was the official end to summer and beginning of my favorite season, Autumn. There’s something about that nip in the air that just fills me with joy, and it’s a season that involves some of my absolute favorite foods and dishes, so this will be a great time for [...]
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
Many people enjoy the spa at hotels while on vacation, whether that’s a five-star hotel or a three-star, more and more hotels are featuring spas as a main attraction point. The folks over at Hotel Chatter put together a great list of what to look for in an amazing spa—some of [...]
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Spa Hopper Category: SPA HOPPER
With more than 300 artists living and making their art on Whidbey Island, how could Ipass up the chance to share a few more photos from my driving tour along the Whidbey Art Trail? From flameware. . . to jewelry and painting . . . weaving . . . and glass art . . [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
WanderBoomer Category: WANDERBOOMER
As I’m sure you can imagine, this Luxury Nomad doesn’t like to rough it. And especially when I am traveling with my family, comfort and safety are both very important. Years ago we swore off staying in hotels with our kids for a number of reasons; it’s too hard to get [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Luxury Nomad Category: LUXURY NOMAD
Sometimes, to best train for cycling, you have to get off the bike and on the mat. This is my yoga routine for off-bike self care. Sun Salutation Warm up with a few simple sun salutations (pictured above) to get blood flowing to your muscles. Focus deeply on your breath—time yourmovements to [...]
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
WanderSpokes Category: WANDERSPOKES
I am in Cairo, Egypt right now, and, let me tell you, the traffic here is something else. It’s no wonder: Cairo has one of the highest population densities in the world, with more than fifty thousand people per square mile. Buses, private cars, taxis, and motorcycles all jockey space [...]
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
I’ve just wrapped up a whirlwind 10 days of travel in North America! It was just what I needed. Travel is always good medicine. Both of my destinations were brand new for me, which made it even more exciting. Miami to Montreal, with one day in Austin, in between. I LOVED [...]
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
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
Vancouver’s beauty never seems to amaze me. Literally every time I go I am shocked at how pretty it is. If you haven’t been, I urge you to go. It is so beautiful in fact that every time I have the opportunity to go I somehow find another place to become [...]
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Short Stops Category: SHORT STOPS
Airbnb is an online marketplace that allows travelers to find accommodations around the world. With over 800,000 listings in 190 countries, travelers can use Airbnb to find alternative accommodations tothe traditional hotel. Travelers can rent rooms, apartments, castles, tree houses, trailers andeven strangeroptionsthrough Airbnb and often pay rates that are [...]
Sun, Sep 07, 2014
Checking In Category: CHECKING IN
LOWA Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Bootsin Stone color I’ve had my current pair of hiking boots for several years now and absolutely love them. So when the time came to buy new hiking shoes, I was contemplating gettinga new version of the same brand/type. ThenI got the opportunity to try out [...]
Thu, Sep 04, 2014
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
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
When Imoved to the Pacific Northwest four years ago, I learned quickly that this is Huckleberry Country. (Huckleberry Country is also a pretty goodname for a band that might play at, say, the Saturday farmers market or a street fair). I was familiar with Huckleberries of the Finn and Hound variety. [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
Cooking with alcohol is nothing new. From vodka sauce to tequila-marinated chicken to bourbon balls, spirits have long held a prominent place in the kitchen. I’ve even been known to add a little booze to my meals to give them that extra ‘oomph.’ I also love peppers. A Mexican meal—my favorite, [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Wanderlush Diary Category: WANDERLUSH DIARY
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