Taste of Travel – A Winter Tuscan Dinner: Feb 20

By |2018-06-12T14:20:14-04:00January 16th, 2014|Blog|

Wanderlust Tours Taste of Travel series is back for a winter series at Upper Arlington's Lifelong Learning. We have just a few more seats left in our Winter Tuscan Dinner cooking class. Click the links below to register online: Recipes from a French Farmhouse - Jan 23  (FULL) Beef Bourguignon, Burgundy’s traditional beef stew, is at the heart [...]

Rock of Ages: Edinburgh Castle- Part 2

By |2018-06-12T14:20:15-04:00January 16th, 2014|Articles|

The years following Scotland’s independence, Edinburgh Castle grew into a true royal residence. Robert the Bruce’s son, David II (1356-71) rebuilt the castle.  Well-House Tower was built to protect the water supply, allowing occupants to hold out during long sieges. In 1367, he commissioned the massive L-shaped tower, now known as David’s Tower, but would not live to see [...]

Rock of Ages: Edinburgh Castle- Part 2

By |2018-06-12T14:20:15-04:00January 16th, 2014|Blog|

The years following Scotland’s independence, Edinburgh Castle grew into a true royal residence. Robert the Bruce’s son, David II (1356-71) rebuilt the castle.  Well-House Tower was built to protect the water supply, allowing occupants to hold out during long sieges. In 1367, he commissioned the massive L-shaped tower, now known as David’s Tower, but would not live to see [...]

A Woman’s Guide to France – Our latest title

By |2018-06-12T14:20:15-04:00January 11th, 2014|News|

Whether a die-hard Francophile or suffering a serious case of wanderlust, A Woman's Guide to France encourages women to discover a special side of France dedicated to the feminine. Author and Wanderlust Tours owner Shawnie Kelley draws on two decades of traveling, living, and conducting tours in France. In this book, she leads ladies through [...]

Chipolo

By |2018-06-12T14:20:15-04:00January 10th, 2014|Fun Stuff|

This FunStuff Friday features Chipolo - A practical bit of bluetooth technology to stash in your computer bags, luggage or key should they go missing.  Works up to 60 meters on both iOS and Android phones. From the website... Chipolo is a Bluetooth enabled leash that wirelessly tethers to nearly any Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. It helps [...]

Rock of Ages: Edinburgh Castle

By |2018-06-12T14:20:15-04:00January 8th, 2014|Blog|

Copyright: Shawnie Kelley. (Originally published in Renaissance Magazine, Issue 60) One of the most recognizable fortresses in the world rears up from a volcanic crag in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. There is a magical resonance about the mighty Edinburgh Castle, which is seemingly buttressed by the living earth; permanently affixed to Castle Rock.  Anyone trekking [...]

Rock of Ages: Edinburgh Castle- Part 1

By |2018-06-12T14:20:15-04:00January 8th, 2014|Articles|

One of the most recognizable fortresses in the world rears up from a volcanic crag in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. There is a magical resonance about the mighty Edinburgh Castle, which is seemingly buttressed by the living earth; permanently affixed to Castle Rock.  Anyone trekking up the steep streets through the castle’s zigzagging terraces [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: San Diego

By |2018-06-12T14:20:15-04:00January 8th, 2014|Got Wanderlust?|

  This Wanderlust Wednesday we're feeling all wanderlusty for somewhere warm.... like southern California! Today’s picture is of a blazing sunset as seen from JRDN restaurant at Tower 23 Hotel in the Mission Bay area of San Diego. Ready for summer days! Photo Copyright: Shawnie Kelley  

The Feast of Fools : New Year to Mardi Gras (Part 2)

By |2018-06-12T14:20:15-04:00January 1st, 2014|Articles|

The Party’s Not Over The Feast of Fools evolved for a thousand years, becoming most popular in France and Great Britain, but reached into Spain, Italy and Germany. By the fifteenth century, the church had enough of the mockery and put an end to the merrymaking by deeming it blasphemous and illegal. However, by the 1540s the Feast [...]