Papua New Guinea Mt. Hagen 2016 Tour Announced

by Beth Whitman (March 6th, 2015)

If you’ve spent time with me or been following this blog for awhile, you likely know how enamored I am with Papua New Guinea. I don’t remember an exact moment, but my love affair with PNG likely started with the cover of a National Geographic magazine. My parents were subscribers and I’m sure I was […]

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Papua New Guinea-bound

by Beth Whitman (August 8th, 2014)

As I write this, I’m literally sitting at the airport getting ready to leave for Papua New Guinea to lead one of our WanderTours to the Mt. Hagen SingSing. PNG is one of my very favorite destinations because it is so crazy diverse. There are approximately 850 tribes in the country. The jungle terrain is […]

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Survival International Denounces Jimmy Nelson’s Before They Pass Away

by Beth Whitman (July 29th, 2014)

When I first saw the book, Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson, I was so taken with all the images that I immediately wanted one. Luckily, it’s a very pricey book so I never took the plunge and purchased one. And that might be a good thing. I recently saw a post on Survival […]

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Papua New Guinea Sepik River ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (February 22nd, 2013)

The Sepik River in the northern part of Papua New Guinea is the longest river in the country. It flows, in a northwestern fashion, from the west of the country, spilling briefly into Indonesia’s Papua, and then eastward into the Bismarck Sea. It’s not a swift flowing river, but it’s mighty. And it is SO […]

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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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Papua New Guinea Cuisine – Nothing to Write Home About

by Beth Whitman (September 14th, 2012)

You don’t go to Papua New Guinea for the cuisine. That is at least if you’re looking for tourist-standard fare. For sure, there are some restaurants and hotels that serve good food – meaning appealing to tourists. But often those establishments have terrible service. It took us an hour and a half to get served […]

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Huli Fortune Teller ~ Papua New Guinea

by Beth Whitman (September 7th, 2012)

One of the most interesting days for me (including all of my trips to Papua New Guinea) was the day we visited the village of Tari, where the Huli wigmen live. This is a tribe where the women and men live separately. In order to visit their village, we tourists had to duck through hobbit […]

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Papua New Guinea ~ Huli Wigmen of Tari

by Beth Whitman (September 4th, 2012)

Ever since seeing this video about the Huli Wigmen, I’ve wanted to go to the little village of Tari in the middle of Papua New Guinea. (Note – the video is of terrible quality, but the content is worth a view.) Like much of PNG, it’s unimaginable to me that people still wear elaborate traditional […]

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Papua New Guinea Mt. Hagen Festival

by Beth Whitman (August 27th, 2012)

The first time I went to Papua New Guinea, I could barely speak for 24 hours after I arrived home. I didn’t know what to say. What I had seen was unfathomable and 3 years and 3 trips later, it’s still sinking in for me. What makes PNG so remarkable is that the 850 tribes […]

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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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