Best Books on Burma (Myanmar)

by Beth Whitman (February 19th, 2013)

There aren’t a gazillion books about the country, but if you’re looking for the best books on Burma (Myanmar), this list is a good starting point. From the Land of Green Ghostsby Pascal Khoo ThweOne of the best accounts (a true memoir!) I’ve read from a guerilla fighter who flees Mandalay and takes up arms […]

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Book a WanderTour (by January 15) ~ Get a Free Gift

by Beth Whitman (January 8th, 2013)

Been putting off sending in your registration for one of our WanderTours? Wait no more… In case you missed this tidbit of info, book any of our tours on or before January 15, 2013, and you’ll receive a free coffee table book about the region you’ll be traveling to. Here’s a list of the tours, […]

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Bagan, Myanmar ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (November 30th, 2012)

When I visited here during our tour in October, it was my 2nd visit to Bagan. With Myanmar (Burma) in its very early stages of tourist development, it’s one of the few places travelers visit. That means there are a lot of people there all trying to get the same spectacular sunset shots There were […]

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Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (November 16th, 2012)

Sitting atop a hill, Shwedagon Pagoda and its golden gilded stupa, can be seen from many locations around Yangon. By some accounts, this revered Buddhist site is the oldest pagoda in the world at 2,600 years (other accounts put it at 1,000 – 1,400 years old). The pagoda enshrines eight hairs from Gautama Buddha and […]

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WanderTours Video Premier ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (June 8th, 2012)

Yeah… I know. Not actually a photo today. But I couldn’t resist sharing this video that was just created for WanderTours. I’ve been working with an Emmy winning photographer/videographer/producer who’ll be joining our Santa Fe Culinary Tour in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see the results from THAT! Travel Well, Beth Related […]

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Burma Photos (Part III – Food)

by Beth Whitman (January 27th, 2012)

The first time I sat down to a meal in Burma and ordered a set menu, I was surprised that everything arrived on the table at the same time. Appetizer, soup, entree and dessert all beautifully presented on a tray. As someone who likes to eat her hot dishes hot, this was a bit of […]

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Burma Photos (Part II – People)

by Beth Whitman (January 20th, 2012)

With years of economic sanctions imposed upon the Burmese by Western nations, when I visited last fall, I had expected to feel a sense of desperation and an eagerness from them to leave their country. Instead, I found the people of Burma to be sophisticated and excited about the impending changes. I also discovered that […]

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Burma Photos (Part I – Temples)

by Beth Whitman (January 13th, 2012)

My trip to Burma last fall took me completely by surprise. This is a country that has had economic sanctions imposed upon it by the international community for nearly 20 years. Surely it would be struggling. I expected what I experienced in 1992 in Vietnam. Women begged me to help them find an American husband […]

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Clothes from Craghoppers – WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (November 9th, 2011)

Have you heard of Craghoppers? I hadn’t until they reached out to me prior to this year’s Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. It could be that they haven’t been on my radar because they are located in the UK. Or maybe I just don’t spend enough time perusing outdoor stores (something I actually […]

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The Thing About Travel…

by Beth Whitman (November 7th, 2011)

When I was in Burma a couple of weeks ago, my guide said, “Please, tell your friends to come visit. Before it gets spoiled.” My heart skipped a beat because I know what spoils a destination. More people. It’s a conundrum. Travel can help the people of a region by providing exposure to the rest […]

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