Archive for the "World Travel" category

My White House Visit

by Beth Whitman (December 24th, 2014)

A couple of weeks ago I made a little visit to the White House. Yeah, the White House. I didn’t meet or even see the President or First Lady but I may have seen the motorcade that carried Prince William. The invitation came from Fran Holuba, Global Engagement Directorate for the National Security Council. The […]

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Road Signs in Europe

by Beth Whitman (May 20th, 2014)

Here’s a smattering of road signs in Europe. It’s ones like these that help keep our roads safe. Oh how this policeman loves his white sheetrock… While this one finds it quite heavy… This guy? Not so much. Looks like you’ll end up in a guillotine by going down this road… Need a wash? There’s […]

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Old School Travel

by Beth Whitman (January 12th, 2012)

I’ve recently found myself reading a couple of travel memoirs written in the 80’s and early 90’s. I didn’t set out to purposely read these because they are older titles, I just came upon them and was drawn in. The first was In Papua New Guinea, by Christina Dodd. This is the story of a […]

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New Beginnings ~ 2012

by Beth Whitman (January 1st, 2012)

I love new beginnings. First of the month? Great Day. Mondays? Not so bad, really. January 1st? Fantastic. To start things off on the right foot, it’s a tradition for Jon and I to go out to eat on New Year’s Eve. Notebook in hand, we make plans for the new year. We spend a […]

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Best of Vancouver

by Beth Whitman (June 21st, 2011)

A few of the top things to do over a long weekend in Vancouver. Includes the Vancouver Art Gallery and a tour of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.

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Stumbling over Pebbles

by Beth Whitman (June 21st, 2010)

“Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.” ~Author Unknown Want to know what my biggest fear was when I road my motorcycle from Seattle to Panama? It wasn’t the Mexican police. Or […]

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RTW and Long-term Travel Trends

by Beth Whitman (June 14th, 2010)

I read a review recently of my book, The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo, that wasn’t exactly favorable. Though she was nice about it, Anastasia over at the Bird Brain(ed) Book Blog, suggested that I didn’t address long term travel enough and instead concentrated on travel for business types and their ability to travel […]

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Unsafe Travels in Uncertain Times

by Beth Whitman (June 7th, 2010)

I’m sad this week. My friend, Lauren, recently alerted me to the disappearance of Aubrey Sacco who was on a solo trip through South Asia and was last seen part way through the Langtang trek in Nepal. Aubrey went missing sometime around the 3rd week in April. She was to check in with her family […]

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Photo of the Day: UN Haiti Photos

by Beth Whitman (January 15th, 2010)

I couldn’t bring myself to search for my own photos today when the people of Haiti are going through so much. These photos of Haiti are from the United Nations Development Programme. See the bottom of this post for ways in which you can help the people of Haiti. The Presidential Palace A slum – […]

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Type-A Traveler

by Beth Whitman (October 12th, 2009)

As you read this, I’m on my way to India. For the last two weeks, I haven’t slept much (rising at 4am on many days) and have been drinking more than my usual share of caffeine. This is an unusual trip in that I will be gone for 5 weeks and will be leading 2 […]

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