Archive for the "Favorite Places" category

Best Things to Do in London

by Beth Whitman (July 31st, 2015)

In June, Jon and I took off for London to experience as much of the city as we could in about eight days. That seems like a long time to be in a city, right? But there was so much to do, that we still had things on our list that went unexperienced. (Bwaaaaa – […]

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Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas

by Beth Whitman (February 24th, 2015)

The last time I went whale watching was more than 15 years ago in Alaska. We spent four hours following several pods of orca (killer) whales as they breached and taunted us to follow them. It was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life but was a memory I had tucked away and […]

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Valentine’s Day Romance ~ A Long Cabo Weekend

by Beth Whitman (February 14th, 2015)

I travel A LOT. And until nearly two years ago when Jon was working more than full time as the CTO of a technology company based in California, he was working A LOT. Like 60 hours a week (more when he was with Amazon prior to that CTO gig). Now he consults and mentors on […]

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Countdown to the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (August 31st, 2014)

We depart in 10 days for Bangkok and then onward to Bhutan for the Snowman Trek. Since Jon and I are both going, the house is filled with piles of clothes, gear and food that, hopefully, will fit into four pieces of luggage between the two of us. (Yes, I’m breaking my carry-on bag-only rule […]

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Top 10 Unique Hotels in Bangkok

by Beth Whitman (December 8th, 2012)

I use Bangkok as a jumping off point for many of my adventures, specifically when I travel to Bhutan and Burma. That puts me there at least twice a year. Sometimes I stay in budget hotels and sometimes in more, well, mid-range hotels (such as the Amari Boulevard, one of my faves). But Bangkok offers […]

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Hotel Holiday Happy Hours in Seattle

by Beth Whitman (December 1st, 2012)

The holiday season is fast approaching (actually, much to my chagrin, it’s here) and many people are looking for a place to celebrate and share some cheer with friends, family and coworkers. Around this time of year, I look for happy hours where I can gather with a small group. I have found that often, […]

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Papua New Guinea Mt. Hagen Festival

by Beth Whitman (August 27th, 2012)

The first time I went to Papua New Guinea, I could barely speak for 24 hours after I arrived home. I didn’t know what to say. What I had seen was unfathomable and 3 years and 3 trips later, it’s still sinking in for me. What makes PNG so remarkable is that the 850 tribes […]

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Going to the Temple and We’re Gonna Get Married…

by Beth Whitman (October 31st, 2011)

When I first scheduled the itinerary for the Bhutan Laya Trek, I never dreamed that such an exciting event as the King’s wedding would happen during the tour. While I joked that the itinerary may or may not include a bit of of royal festivities, meeting the King and the (new) Queen wasn’t event a […]

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B in B, B & B

by Beth Whitman (October 10th, 2011)

This was my neighbor’s take on my travels over the coming weeks. Beth’s in Bangkok, Bhutan and Burma. Exactly. It is a busy few weeks for B but I have a feeling of excitement that I haven’t had in a long time because much of these travels will be completely new for me. While this […]

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Rancho la Puerta – Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (April 22nd, 2011)

I spent last week at Rancho la Puerta. While I was definitely unplugged for much of the time there, it was a press trip so a certain amount of due diligence had to be done. Such as wandering the grounds and photographing the beautifully landscaped surroundings. It’s a tough job, ya know? As you might […]

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