Wanderlust Tours Blog

If you have a Serious Case of Wanderlust, subscribe to our newsletter or blog for unique perspectives on domestic and international destinations. Our regular columns feature boutique and historical hotels, culinary travel, off-beat attractions, travel gadgets, and special experiences or events specific to a destination.  We also share weekend itineraries and regional recipes, as well as a current list of tours, seminars, book signings, and cooking classes.

Shawnie is also writing a cookbook, Kissing in the Kitchen. If you would like to read her tasty articles on food and cooking, head over to the blog.

Racing Through Time: The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Did you know... the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, started in 1982, is the largest and longest continually-running vintage sports car race in the United States? Ten days of events ranging from parades, galas, country cruising tours, and specialized car [...]

Look, but Don’t Touch! Cape Cod Oyster Beds

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

One of my favorite things to do while on Cape Cod is to walk Paines Creek Beach during low tide, which happened to be around 5:45 p.m. on this particular day. The beaches along Cape Cod [...]

A Taste of Travel: Smallman Galley- A Restaurant Incubator | Pittsburgh

By |July 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

A Taste of Travel looks at the ways food connects us with a culture and each other. Sharing the recipes and restaurants we have encountered along the way...  Smallman Galley: Pittsburgh's Restaurant Incubator An unexpectedly delicious way to begin [...]

It’s Factoid Friday! Did you know? …

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know... Plymouth was not the first place the pilgrims landed? Their very first stop on November 11, 1620, was in Provincetown on Cape Cod–five weeks before settling Plimouth Plantation on December 16. The English colonists [...]

A Taste of Travel: Southwestern Salsa and Tofu Flatbread

By |July 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Recipe|Tags: , , |

Having extra grilled corn on the cob and spying a can of black beans buried in the pantry, I whipped up a spontaneous flatbread that channels smokey southwestern flavors (just speaking of Arizona).  A pre-made pita flatbread [...]

When You Only Have A Weekend…on Cape Cod’s National Seashore

By |June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Visiting Cape Cod’s seashore from Friday through Sunday can be exhilarating and exhausting, depending on the season. If visiting during peak season, it makes sense to choose a place and settle in since driving around [...]

A Taste of Travel: Breton Buckwheat Galette with Egg and Cheese

By |March 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Recipe|Tags: , , , , , |

While writing about the food traditions in the Brittany region of France, we decided to share a recipe for the classic Buckwheat Galette with Egg and Cheese, also known as the Galettes de Sarrasin. Buckwheat crêpes [...]

A Taste of Travel: Soy & Ginger Seared Tofu with Vegetable Udon Stir-fry

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Recipe|Tags: , , , , |

This recipe came from the need to use up some vegetables in the fridge in a quick, healthy way. I already had a container of baked tofu, which is worth making once a week if [...]

Galette du Roi- A Short History of the King Cake

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

The Feast of Fools Throughout the Middle Ages and well into the Elizabethan period, European society came together on January 1 for a celebration known as the Feast of Fools (read our full article as published in Renaissance [...]

Culture & Cuisine in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands: Fallingwater & Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

By |October 12th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

PART 2 to our Pennsylvania's Laurel Highland Adventure picks up where the first article leaves off... EXCERPT from PART 1:  Laurel Highland's Adventure & History.  "In the great meadows just beyond Scenery Hill is where The French and [...]

Got Wanderlust? Longnook Beach

By |September 24th, 2014|Categories: Got Wanderlust?|Tags: , , , , |

This Wanderlust Wednesday takes us to the majestic dunes of Longnook Beach on the coast of Cape Cod, near Truro. The intro to our forthcoming book, Discover Cape Cod quotes Henry David Thoreau's vision of Cape Cod [...]