Conor, the music enthusiast and Irish artist behind Escaping The Mainstream – one of this year’s best travel blogs for working holiday visas – gives working holiday visa advice on the best places to find jobs in Australia, how to balances high wages with a high cost of living, and [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
Gone Workabout Category: GONE WORKABOUT
(Please be advised that the content of this post discussesliterary and television depictions of assault, rape and torture. There are also spoilers for STARZOutlander and HBOGame of Thrones episodes aired prior to May 24, 2015.) Tonight we see what happens next for Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones but we will [...]
Sun, May 24, 2015
WanderLit Category: WANDERLIT
Looking forgreat experience and a way to cool off in the summer heat? Try the kayaking tour down the Lower Salt River in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was a relaxing and meditational trip floating down this part of the Salt River. We left in the early morning,took the 45 minute van drive [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015
Global Snapshots Category: GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS
So I figured it was about time I mix up some outfit ideas for you and show you what to wear in London. Anyone planning a trip to the United Kingdom? Here’s some ideas to get your juices flowing for city travel in England. I’ve included links for you so [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
WanderChic Category: WANDERCHIC
Like many newbie yoga practitioners, I attended my firstyoga classes at a chain gym. The gym I belonged to at the time was well-known for its energetic, competitive atmosphere. Those qualities—and its constant, heart-pumping dance music—made it an excellent place for cardio, weight-lifting, and high-energy classes like hip-hop and pole [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
Global Zen Category: GLOBAL ZEN
A reader recently asked me what I missed “from back home that seemed like – maybe – aweird thing to miss forsomeone else.” I thought about this question, since, to say it is”weird”would assume that other things werenot weird, that other things were normal orunderstandable. I got that. Surely when [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
Expat Village Category: EXPAT VILLAGE
I love capturing reflections when I travel, in windows, at the water’s edge, on a tabletop, the rear window of a car. Life in the mirror, the view before your eyes. And yet, at the same time, a different perspective. Here are a few, from Paris. And if you want to [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015
Pampers & Pakhlava Category: PAMPERS AND PAKHLAVA
Now I’ll be honest, I have never really experimented with nutritional yeast until a couple weeks ago. I had heard that nutritional yeast is a staple in any vegan’s pantry, but I never really understood the hype. How could this flaky/powdery substance be a substitute for cheese? I had no [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015
Veggie Explorer Category: VEGGIE EXPLORER
Whether it’s urban hiking or conquering the backwoods, there’s very little I enjoy more than stepping outside to crush some ground. Honestly, what’s not to like? Depending on the terrain, hiking encompasses both cardio and strength-training. Sadly, conditions like humidity and weather can change the overall experience. For example, hiking [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015
WanderDudes Category: WANDERDUDES
I’m a walker. Anytime I land in a city, the first thing I do is walk and walk and walk. Next to running, it’s the best way to experience the smells and soak up the culture and vibe of a new destination. When I was in New Orleans last week, [...]
Wed, May 20, 2015
Wanderluster Category: WANDERLUSTER
Olympia brewers have a big name to live up to, the iconic Olympia Beer is still a point of pride for Washington State’s Capital city, even though it was bought out in 1984 (it is no longer operative). The challenge of pleasing citizens who pride themselves on beer drinking hasn’t [...]
Tue, May 19, 2015
WanderFood Category: WANDERFOOD
I love reading through skier and rider blogs. It’s a great source of inspiration and true reminder of why we just can’t quit it. A particular post caught my eye this week,hailing from Primarily a snowboard forum for thoughts, news, videos and satire, it really got me thinking about [...]
Mon, May 18, 2015
Ski Gypsy Category: SKI GYPSY
When planning your winter in Qubec, I encourage you to explore snowmobile riding in the Saguenay Lac-Saint-John region. There are over 2,000 miles of trails. We stayed at Chalets et Spa Lac Saint-Jean in Chambord. The buildings are perfectly designed for families or groups of people, but also quite private. My [...]
Sat, May 16, 2015
Wandering Artist Category: WANDERING ARTIST
I’m headed back to the States in a few days, and my expat journey in Italy will officially be over. I’ve lived here for a quite a while now, and it would be accurate to say that I’ve had mixed emotions. On the one hand, I’m saying goodbye to an [...]
Mon, May 11, 2015
Gen Y Wanderer Category: GEN Y WANDERER
Hiking in the Cinque Terre, Northern Italy Glorious summer is upon us and it’s time to hit those trails. Italy is known for its world famous art, architecture, museums, painters, sculptures, writers and gelato,but you might notknow that Northern Italy is home to a magnificent National Park named the Cinque Terre.This [...]
Thu, May 07, 2015
TrailBound Category: TRAILBOUND
I’ve done a lot of questionably safe things. Nothing too crazy, but the occasional, “oh that could have ended badly”. A couple layovers ago in Mexico City, I did a seemingly normal activity that resulted in one of the scariest moments of my life. Let me set the scene for [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015
Short Stops Category: SHORT STOPS
Happy May Day! Now that spring is well underway and the 2014-15 winter is (hopefully) a thing of the past, I’m starting to evaluate my Weird Wanderer travel goals for the rest of the year. As anyone who reads this blog regularly already knows, I’m big on regional travel, mostly because [...]
Fri, May 01, 2015
Weird Wanderings Category: WEIRD WANDERINGS
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
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