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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Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand – Our Tour in Photos

by Beth Whitman (January 20th, 2015)

We ran our first ever Thailand and Laos tour in November. I’ve been so busy posting about the Snowman Trek, that I have not given this much exposure but I didn’t want to neglect such an amazing trip. We had a full group of 16 women on that tour. We toured Bangkok and then traveled […]

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XShot Pics on the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (January 9th, 2015)

You might have missed my series of Snowman Selfies I took with my XShot camera extender if we’re not Facebook friends (and if not, why not?). Here’s the abbreviated version of photos from our 25-day trek: Day 1. Boy, I look happy! It was a warm, sunny day when we headed out. Behind me are […]

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Snowman Trek: Mountain Photos

by Beth Whitman (December 1st, 2014)

The Snowman Trek is a 25 day journey that’s 220 miles long through Bhutan’s Himalayas. With that much time spent hiking that covers that much distance, it was inevitable there’d be countless opportunities to experience jaw-dropping beauty. Though the first week of our trek brought rain, the weather improved considerably over time and altitude. That […]

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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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Join me for the Bhutan Paro Festival!

by Beth Whitman (December 13th, 2013)

I truuuuly love Bhutan and its people. It’s a magical destination where very special things happen. For example, during several of tours we’ve run into the royal family, including one where we met and spoke with the King and Queen (the day after their wedding, no less!). Hiking to Tiger’s Nest often brings tears to […]

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Photo of the Day ~ Seattle Sunset

by Beth Whitman (September 13th, 2013)

I traveled A LOT earlier this year, having been abroad for most of March – May and then running domestic tours in June. I therefore made a conscious decision to stick around Seattle for the summer (and the fall, too). I lucked out because this summer we had the most amazing weather, better than we’ve […]

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Kauai ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (May 24th, 2013)

Hawaii can really get under your skin. For me it’s a visceral feeling. And it’s not just because I’m on “vacation” (because there’s always work involved, even when I’m on vacation). It’s the attitude of the Hawaiians. A laid-back feeling. It’s what some call “aloha.” But it’s well exemplified in this sign at one of […]

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Haiti ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (May 10th, 2013)

I’ll write more about my brief visit to Haiti next week, but I wanted to add this photo today to show the beauty in these people. The above photo was taken at the inaugural ceremony of one of the water wells that was funded by Passports with Purpose during our 2012 fundraiser. The man (and […]

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