The Snowman Trek ~ Long-awaited Video

by Beth Whitman (September 9th, 2015)

This has been a long time in coming but, finally, here’s the big unveil of the Snowman Trek video from our time in Bhutan last year… Huge thanks to our sponsors, Expedia and XShot, for making the journey and video possible. Big kudos to Chris Staudinger for doing an excellent job on editing this amazing […]

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Eagle Creek No Matter What Flashpoint Duffel ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (December 17th, 2014)

There are a lot of things that make trekking in Bhutan quite different than trekking in other countries such as nearby Nepal. In Nepal, for example, your gear is carried by porters which means you need a pack that can be carried on your (well, your Sherpa’s) back. In Bhutan, your gear gets packed up […]

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North Face Thermoball Jacket ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (September 3rd, 2014)

When it comes to synthetic insulated jackets, apparently all roads lead to The North Face. On my numerous trips to REI and other outdoor retailers to research the best “puffy coat” to bring with me on the Snowman Trek, the sales clerks consistently pointed me toward The North Face and, specifically, the Thermoball. Here’s why… […]

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Prepping for the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (July 28th, 2014)

Hopefully by now you know I’m leaving for Bhutan in September to do the Snowman Trek. In brief, the Snowman Trek is a 220 mile, 25-day hike in the Himalayas. At times we’ll be at over 18,000 feet and, during the trek, we’ll be going over numerous passes above 16,000 feet. It’s said that more […]

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Bhutan Tsechu ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (April 19th, 2013)

The tsechu is central to Bhutan’s cultural heritage and preservation. These religious festivals are held regularly throughout the year, with each region holding their own tsechu. People come from surrounding communities to meet, watch and bond over these spectacular Buddhist events. The tsechus are typically held in the courtyard of the local monastery and the […]

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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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Bhutan Women-only Cultural Tour Announced!

by Beth Whitman (June 5th, 2012)

Details for the Bhutan Women-only Cultural Tour for the spring of 2013 are now available! Register by July 15 and receive a free copy of Matthieu Ricard’s Bhutan: The Land of Serenity ($65 value). This 12-day tour gives participants the rare chance to witness the Paro Festival which features the unfurling of the country‚Äôs largest […]

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Bhutan King Announces Wedding – Flights Filling for Trek in October!

by Beth Whitman (May 27th, 2011)

Normally a wedding announcement would be a great thing, right? I first thought so when I heard that the King of Bhutan is getting married in October (exact date still to be set). To be sure… I am thrilled. But our Bhutan Trek is scheduled for October and I was just alerted that flights will […]

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New WanderTours Site Launches!

by Beth Whitman (February 28th, 2011)

I’m very excited to announce the launch of – this is the new home to all of the Wanderlust and Lipstick tours that now include the popular women-only adventures as well as the growing number of co-ed trips! Why a new site? Well, I’ve been offering women-only tours to India, Bhutan and Vietnam & […]

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Bhutan April, 2009 – Update 5

by Beth Whitman (June 17th, 2009)

The big finale for our tour to Bhutan was climbing to Tiger’s Nest. The above photo was taken from the viewpoint a bit more than a stone’s throw from this spectacular monastery. This sacred building, located not far from the town of Paro, is perched on the side of a mountain more than 10,000 feet […]

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