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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Good News! Millennials Traveling More

by Beth Whitman (July 7th, 2015)

Each year since 2010, Allianz Travel Insurance has conducted a survey called the Vacation Confidence Index to determine how likely people will travel each summer. This year produced some interesting results. They found that more Americans will take a vacation this summer but will spend less money on their travels. (Vacation is defined as a […]

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Surfing Maui

by Beth Whitman (June 30th, 2015)

Back in April, I had the chance to go to Maui (my first time there!) for a retreat with my fellow Expedia Viewfinder bloggers. We took writing, video and photography workshops, had business meetings and spent time experiencing some of Maui’s best activities. Oh, and we ate. A lot. Jon was able to tag along […]

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Nepal ~ How You Can Help #Give3Nepal

by Beth Whitman (April 27th, 2015)

It’s been a sad few days as we all watch the death toll rise (as of this writing it’s nearly 4,000) and the number of injuries reported (more than 7,000) in the aftermath of the 7.8 earthquake in Nepal. Though it’s been years since I’ve been there, I know many people with very close ties […]

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Women’s Travel Fest ~ What I Learned

by Beth Whitman (March 10th, 2015)

A couple of weekends ago, I attended (and spoke at) the Women’s Travel Fest (WTF), this year held in San Francisco. The weekend consisted of two full days of speakers and workshops. I participated on two panels on Saturday – one on women’s travel safety and an Expedia panel focused on No Excuses. More in-depth […]

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Inspiration from The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

by Beth Whitman (March 4th, 2015)

As someone who has traveled to India a number of times, I adored The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. And I couldn’t resist the chance to be among the first to see its sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Last night, I got a sneak preview! The same characters are back (with a bonus appearance […]

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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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