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Mark Your Calendar for January 27, the New York Times Travel Show Trade Day

Mark Your Calendar for January 27, the New York Times Travel Show Trade Day

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 29, 2016

Globetrotters, be sure to put the New York Times Travel Show on your list for a must attend show in January. Held every year at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, the event attracts travelers, industry peeps, ...

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SAND 2016: Non-Dualism at its Best & Why We Are Not Our Thoughts!

SAND 2016: Non-Dualism at its Best & Why We Are Not Our Thoughts!

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 13, 2016

Because we are covering spirituality and minefulness on WBTW more frequently, it should be no surprise to start finding an increasing number of articles on mysticism, spirituality, Buddhism, the here and now, angels, yoga retreats, meditation, and even some of ...

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Wisdom 2.0, Where Consciousness & Wisdom Meets the Digital Age

Wisdom 2.0, Where Consciousness & Wisdom Meets the Digital Age

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 09, 2016

Ever since the earliest of days of Wisdom 2.0, the San Francisco-based event that brings together the brightest of minds and thinkers in the world of consciousness and technology, I was drawn to it, and not just because I personally ...

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Get Your Zen on at Woodacre’s Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Get Your Zen on at Woodacre's Spirit Rock Meditation Center

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 27, 2016

Welcome toSpirit Rock Meditation Center, commonly called Spirit Rock for short, which is a meditation center I visited recently that is only a hop, skip and a jump from San Francisco. A lovely drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and ...

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5 Fun Miami Events For Your 2017 Calendar List

5 Fun Miami Events For Your 2017 Calendar List

by Robert Schrader on Oct 21, 2016

Image via Flickr user Ines Hegedes-Garcia Every day — and night — in Miami is a party, which can make it difficult to remember the city is one of the top event destinations in the United States. In fact, nearly 1 ...

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North America

The Hofsas House in the Heart of California’s Carmel-by-the-Sea

The Hofsas House in the Heart of California's Carmel-by-the-Sea

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 04, 2016

When locals to the San Francisco Bay Area think of Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea and the ...

2 Restaurant Gems on the Monterey Pacific Grove Penisula

2 Restaurant Gems on the Monterey Pacific Grove Penisula

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 03, 2016

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or go there on business ...

Europe

Behind the Scenes With Georgian Wines

Behind the Scenes With Georgian Wines

by Megan McDonough on Oct 30, 2016

Fall is such a great time to visit Georgia but wine lovers will be ...

The Allure of Montenegro’s Kotor Bay

The Allure of Montenegro's Kotor Bay

by Robert Schrader on Oct 20, 2016

I was huffing in and puffing out the humid air, in spite of what the ...

Lodging

The Hofsas House in the Heart of California’s Carmel-by-the-Sea

The Hofsas House in the Heart of California's Carmel-by-the-Sea

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 04, 2016

When locals to the San Francisco Bay Area think of Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea and the nearby peninsula, they may think of it more of as a romantic getaway or a serenity escape and there's no doubt they are, but the area ...

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Vail Resorts Should Be On Your Bucket List This Season

Vail Resorts Should Be On Your Bucket List This Season

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 21, 2016

With winter around the corner, it's no surprise that I've been starting to think about whizzing down a mountain with a whole lotta fresh powder snow. Whenever I get inspired to take a trip, regardless of whether it's a river ...

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L’Albergo della Regina Isabella: Where La Dolce Vita Lives

L'Albergo della Regina Isabella: Where La Dolce Vita Lives

by Donna Sozio on Oct 19, 2016

Before Capri became famous, there was Ischia: a volcanic island overlooking the stunning Bay of Naples with views of Mount Vesuvius. During Italy's La Dolce Vita era, Ischia was the destination for Italian film stars, royalty and the uber glamorous. The ...

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Wellness Travel: Danubius Health Spa Resorts in Mariánské Lázně

Wellness Travel: Danubius Health Spa Resorts in Mariánské Lázně

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 12, 2016

Wellness and spa travelers will likely have heard of Mariánské Lázně and its probably on their bucket list if they haven't already been. Located outside Prague in the Bohemian countryside, it is world renowned for its abundance of natural medicinal ...

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Chateau Mcely, For Luxury & Serenity in the Czech Countryside

Chateau Mcely, For Luxury & Serenity in the Czech Countryside

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 12, 2016

If you're planning to head to the Czech Republic and hadn't thought about venturing out of Prague, then reconsider. Chateau Mcely is an elegant and luxurious five-star castle/eco-chic hotel nestled in the countryside about an hour's drive from the center ...

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Arts

5 Fun Miami Events For Your 2017 Calendar List

5 Fun Miami Events For Your 2017 Calendar List

by Robert Schrader on Oct 21, 2016

Image via Flickr user Ines Hegedes-Garcia Every day — and night — in Miami is ...

5 Places to Celebrate & Pick Pumpkins in New York This October

5 Places to Celebrate & Pick Pumpkins in New York This October

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Oct 20, 2016

Photo credit: 123RF.com Iced coffee has turned into hot coffee.  Jackets are back.  And I’ve ...

Food/Wine

2 Restaurant Gems on the Monterey Pacific Grove Penisula

2 Restaurant Gems on the Monterey Pacific Grove Penisula

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 03, 2016

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or go there on business ...

The Pelican, the Princess and the Pizza

The Pelican, the Princess and the Pizza

by Lucie Benedetti on Nov 24, 2016

In November, the Princess learned that unless she wanted to be losing them, she’d ...

Asia

A Journey Through India’s Nawar Valley!

A Journey Through India's Nawar Valley!

by Puneet Sidhu on Nov 09, 2016

A tad off-piste for most visitors to Himachal Pradesh, Narayan Devta Temple -– ancient ...

A L’il Magic in Japan’s Viper Forest

A L'il Magic in Japan's Viper Forest

by Robert Schrader on Nov 07, 2016

I knew the clock in the taxi was wrong the moment I looked at it, ...

Pacific

Fun Factoids & Quirky Things About Australia’s Marsupials

Fun Factoids & Quirky Things About Australia’s Marsupials

by Carol Rolnick on Sep 15, 2016

Wild Koala in Kennett River, Victoria, Australia. Australia holds many distinctions from other countries: for ...

5 Major Australian Port Cities on the Great Barrier Reef

5 Major Australian Port Cities on the Great Barrier Reef

by Jonny Scott Blair on Aug 21, 2016

One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and certainly a bucket list ...

Products

Square Cash, a Seamless & Easy Way to Transfer Cash to Friends on the Road

Square Cash, a Seamless & Easy Way to Transfer Cash to Friends on the Road

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 30, 2016

When you're traveling with friends or even family, chances are someone may pick up the bill for something where you're sharing the costs, such as train tickets, dinner or activities. Many people I know use PayPal for this kind of ...

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Magic Carpet Yoga Products: Have Mat, Will Travel!!

Magic Carpet Yoga Products: Have Mat, Will Travel!!

by Renee Blodgett on Nov 16, 2016

I love finding companies with products that are creative and fun especially with an interesting founder and story behind it.  Magic Carpet Yoga Mats Founder and Designer Sophie Leininger grew up in California and Hawaii and apparently loves talking to ...

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The 2017 Buick Enclave For Both Reliability & Luxury

The 2017 Buick Enclave For Both Reliability & Luxury

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 13, 2016

If you read our site regularly, you know that I've become a big fan of Buick cars over the last few years. We've tested various models, such as Buick LaCrosse we drove in New England in February during the dead ...

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The Hercules Laptop Backpack Makes it Easy & Fast to Get Thru Airports

The Hercules Laptop Backpack Makes it Easy & Fast to Get Thru Airports

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 04, 2016

Meet the ecbc Hercules high quality laptop backpack, which is crafted with nearly very tough Kodra nylon, a great choice if you have fragile gear, including laptops and camera gear. We were keen to take a look at this backpack, ...

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5 Great Fall Reads To Get You Into Balance

5 Great Fall Reads To Get You Into Balance

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 28, 2016

We used to do a lot more book reviews here than we have recently, largely because I haven't had much time to read and it needs to be relevant to where WBTW is heading, which is all about having balance ...

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South America

5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. ...

You’ll Love Medellín’s Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

You'll Love Medellín's Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

by Megan McDonough on May 24, 2016

Medellín is one of Latin America’s most progressive and innovative cities so, of course, I wanted ...

Central America

What You Can See Cruising Around America!

What You Can See Cruising Around America!

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Aug 09, 2016

Going on a cruise is a fantastic way to see the world; though you’re ...

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica’s Natural Beauty

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica's Natural Beauty

by Robert Schrader on Jun 05, 2016

I came to the Costa Rica party late. Costa Rica, as I saw it, ...

Africa

The Magic Behind Ethiopia’s Bahir Dar!!

The Magic Behind Ethiopia's Bahir Dar!!

by Robert Schrader on Nov 18, 2016

  I was excited to arrive in the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar—and not just ...

What You Should Know About Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa!

What You Should Know About Ethiopia's Addis Ababa!

by Robert Schrader on Nov 13, 2016

If you plan to visit Ethiopia, you will certainly pass through Addis Ababa, home ...

Green

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

by Jessica Festa on Mar 04, 2016

Photo: Bill Williams/Unsplash; Edited: Epicure & Culture Though Simon Smedberg may have saved 50 dollars ...

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Oct 01, 2015

  I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was ...

 

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Move Over Paris, Prague’s Energy Had Me At Hello!

Move Over Paris, Prague's Energy Had Me At Hello!

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 02, 2016

As I made my way down the Hradcanske nam, something ...

Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

by Renee Blodgett on May 17, 2016

It's ironic that so many things come full circle in ...

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An Applause for Mother’s Around the World

An Applause for Mother's Around the World

by Renee Blodgett on May 08, 2016

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