There’s a quote I love that says this: It just puts it into perspective, doesn’t it? That we can all answer the same question so differently? That what I may think is a solid, standup reason maymake zero sense to someone else? Ourmotivation for doing something makes us look at even [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
Most of my friends know: a) I don’t watch sports, b) I don’t drink beer. You might wonder why I’ve written a post about a beer dedicated to the fans of a football team? Here’s why. The Seahawks are in the Superbowl—again. All of Seattle is decked out in blue and [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
I was walking along the wall of my new Italian home of Lucca the other day. It was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon—the Tuscan sun is no stranger to Lucca, even in January, and I was deep in thought. The peaceful afternoon was interrupted by some familiar accents. I heard a [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
You know that moment when you’re all packed, but you don’t feel all packed? When your closet is still full of comfort items you might want with you, “just in case”? This is the battleground for overpackers, particularly the ones who want the right look for the moment. It’s battleground for [...]
Thu, Jan 29, 2015
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
The Ruta Puuc is a 41 kilometer stretch of road that winds through the low rolling hills and dense forests of the Yucatan, linking some of Mexico’s beautiful and most remote Mayan ruins. The Yucatan was a Mayan stronghold for centuries, and the size and complexity of the region’s archeological [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Uncharted Territory Category: UNCHARTED TERRITORY
Twice a year, in January and August, the Outdoor Retailer Show (OR) takes place in Salt Lake City. This is where product manufacturers present their next season’s products. Right now, it’s Fall 2015. Retail buyers and journalists come to learn about what the latest and greatest items will be hitting [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
My husband and I visited Montral for the first time in late October 2014. We rented a flat in Petite Italie and our host insisted on making a dinner reservation for us at Hotel Herman. It was for Sunday evening, which is a popular day for restaurants to take the [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hit with the January doldrums a bit recently. The holidays bring on such a high, and then January is kind of blah. It’s still cold outside, but getting lighter in the evenings already, so the thought of Spring is in the air, [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
Whilethe East Coast readied forbombogenesis (the ultimate snow bomb)this week, weSeattleites have enjoyed unusually balmy weather with clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. Rain is moving in again, but overall, not a bad backdrop for our weeklong celebration honoring the Seattle Seahawks, top contenders fortheNFL Super Bowl XLIX [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
WanderBoomer Category: WANDERBOOMER
The snowstorm season is upon us, and with it, we find warnings of imminent doom on every news station and weather article. But provided you’re in the comfort of your own home, it could always be worse. You could be trapped somewhere particularly scary. For your mitten-loving, ghost-fearing pleasure, here [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
Whenever my husband and I walked through a “kissing gate” in the Cotswolds we, well, kissed. Really. Just about every time. How romantic. Either that, or I’ve just told you too much information. I actually did not really know what a kissing gate was before we went to the Cotswolds. It [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Debby Category: DEBBYS DEPARTURES
The smell hits you before you can determine the source. The scent of sweet, caramelized batter and chocolate wafts over the ski slopes, tempting you like a siren lures a sailor. Kids beg, scream and cry for them. Adults describe encounters akin to epiphanies. If you’ve experienced it, then you [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015
Ski Gypsy Category: SKI GYPSY
ECCO Womens Ulterra Mid GTX Hiking Boots Weekends are perfect for exploring trails in local parks and soaking up nature. I’ve been wanting to take my newECCO Ulterra Mid GTX Hiking Boots for a spin and I was happy to finally hike inthese awesome hiking bootsalong one of Bay Area’s most [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
Travel + Leisure magazine predicts that this will be a year of expanding horizons. Planes will cover new routes, corporate motels will put money back into the community, meals will take place in local kitchens and hundreds of mobile apps will make vacations easier. Our journeys will take us further, [...]
Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
Today’s spa deal comes from The Sofitel in Los Angeles, California. Getting ready to pamper your love this Valentine’s Day and want to make it extra special for your “extra special” someone? Valentine’s Day can be expensive, but if you are going to go all out and spend the money for [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015
Spa Hopper Category: SPA HOPPER
Fat bikes are quickly gaining momentum in the off-road cycling world. Withmonster-truck tires, solid frames, and rugged construction, these bikeslook like they can take it all on. So when I was sentthe Minnesota 2.0 Women’s Framed Fat Bike to try out for myself, I wanted to see if it rode [...]
Thu, Jan 22, 2015
WanderSpokes Category: WANDERSPOKES
When is the last time you’ve been bored? According to New Tech City, a radioprogramon WNYC, a division of New York Public Radio, the average consumer checks their mobile device 150 times per day. I’m not surprised by that stat in the slightest and sheepishly certain I’m above average when [...]
Thu, Jan 22, 2015
Checking In Category: CHECKING IN
When it comes to nursing a to-go cup of coffee all day, I have resigned myself to the fact that the coffee does eventually cool down. Even though it doesn’t entirely bother me to get my caffeine fix from cold coffee, it goes without saying that hot coffee is where [...]
Thu, Jan 22, 2015
WanderDudes Category: WANDERDUDES
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once famously defined obscenity as “you know it when I see it.” This was later clarified to try to find that fine line between something someone may enjoy seeing, and someone may find offensive. A similar boundary exists with graffiti, when a property owner may see [...]
Wed, Jan 21, 2015
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
With the temperatures dipping into the single digits, it’s the perfect time of year to spend your evenings curled up on the couch with a giant bowl of popcorn and a cold beer, while watching a movie or two. But just what film should you choose? Well, here at Wanderlush, the [...]
Tue, Jan 20, 2015
Wanderlush Diary Category: WANDERLUSH DIARY
The Help by Kathryn Stockett has been around for a while. If you haven’t read it yet, go ahead and get a copy. It’s just as good now as it was when everyone was reading it in their book clubs and talking about it on TV. I gave it a [...]
Mon, Jan 19, 2015
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
A couple of flights ago a passenger stopped me mid service and asked, “did you study stewardessing in university?” And while my initial instinct was to respond with something sarcastic along the lines of “no I actually majored in magic”, I stopped myself as I realized he was genuinely asking. He [...]
Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Short Stops Category: SHORT STOPS
With advertising for the50 Shades of Grey movie everywhere you look, you might be tempted to read (or re-read) the 2011 book that started it all. Learn from my mistake: if you decide to do so, do so in the privacy of your own home. When the book first came out [...]
Tue, Jan 13, 2015
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
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