Archive for the "Trip Preparation" category

WanderGear Wednesday: Rough Guides

by Beth Whitman (March 17th, 2010)

Before setting out for 5 weeks of travel through Southeast Asia, I stocked up on the Rough Guides to the region. For my time in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, I not only researched using the individual country guides but was delighted to find that they publish a complete guide to the area called Southeast Asia on […]

Continue reading


Making a list, checking it twice – Preparing for 5 weeks of travel!

by Beth Whitman (February 22nd, 2010)

I leave in about 48 hours for Hanoi. (Aaaaaah!) But Vietnam isn’t the only country I’ll be visiting in the next 5 weeks. I’ll also be in Cambodia, Thailand and Bhutan. It appears that temps will range from the 90s in Bangkok and Saigon to the 30s (at night) in Thimphu, Bhutan. As the queen […]

Continue reading


Papua New Guinea – Off the Charts

by Beth Whitman (February 8th, 2010)

It’s been a very very long time since I sat down with a guide book to read up on a destination that I know little about. Last week my Lonely Planet guide to Papua New Guinea arrived from Amazon. PNG is a country that I’ve wanted to visit for something like 20 years. I’ve seen […]

Continue reading