Entries Tagged as 'Recommendations'

TO-DO LIST (Lake Tahoe):

February 25th 2013

EAT: Tacos Jalisco. No one makes an egg & cheese breakfast burrito like these guys.

DRINK: Pastime Club. Shuffleboard! Pool! Domestic Beer! It’s everything you (or maybe just I) need in a bar.

HIKE: Donner Pass. This trail offers spectacular lake views—and the opportunity to make at least a cannibalism joke or two.

EXPLORE: The Abandoned Railroad Tunnels. These eerie remnants of the Central Pacific Railroad are tempered with intricate graffiti murals.

EAT: Squeeze in. I’m a sucker for any restaurant that’s been featured on The Food Network; this place is home (and rightfully so) to a Bobby Flay Throwdown featuring their Racy Tracy omelette.

SKI: Northstar. The perfect ski resort.

APRÉS SKI: Lone Eagle Grill. A fire pit, perfect view of the lake at sunset and almond joys—a hot chocolate, coconut rum, amaretto and whipped cream mixture. Go for those.

Reading Material: Empire of the Summer Moon

February 18th 2013

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I LOVED this book. It is long and non-fiction with lots of dates and names and battles and it is not for everyone. But it is a fascinating, true account of the Comanche Indians, the last—and most powerful—Native American tribe to surrender.

I find myself drawn to history in a way that I would describe as wanderlust, thought it’s not a place I’m craving but a time. I romanticize aboriginal culture and the connection to nature, the rituals and the roaming. I want to explore eras as much as I want to discover destinations.

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Reading Roundup

February 11th 2013

What makes an article great? Reverberating prose? Inspiration to action? A can’t-put-it down, need-to-know voracity? D, all of the above? Here’s a few that I’ve read recently that I think are great, whatever that means.

1.) There’s More to Life Than Being Happy via The Atlantic

This crossed my radar a month ago and I’m still thinking about it, working through the revelations and subsequent implications. Let’s talk about it?

2.) I Lost my Hand in the Hamptons via New York Magazine

As grim as the title sounds, it’s ultimately an uplifting tale about strength and optimism. 

3.) Female Solo Travel is NOT the Problem via Twenty-Something Travel

A well-articulated response to the American woman murdered in Turkey that put a lot of my thoughts to print.

….AND in related news, check out my recent piece Why I Traveled the World on Thought Catalog.

Reading Material

January 7th 2013

What makes an article great? Reverberating prose? Inspiration to action? A can’t-put-it down, need-to-know voracity? D, all of the above? Here’s a few that I’ve read recently that I think are great, whatever that means.

1.) A Pickpocket’s Tale via The New Yorker

An in-depth look at the art of the sleight of hand—and its most notorious master. Pure magic.

2.) Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek via The New York Times

I was twenty minutes late to a dinner because I couldn’t stop reading this tragic story; don’t just take it from me though: It was apparently the most trafficked non-news story on the Times’ website e-ver.

3.) Be Wrong as Fast as You Can via The New York Times Magazine

Oh there is so much in this piece that speaks to me but the title alone is shouting.

4.) Elizabeth Wurtzel Confronts Her One Night Stand of a Life via New York Magazine

Since I read Prozac Nation at the age of 12, I’ve loved Elizabeth Wurtzel. Almost twenty years later I still feel her writing, for better and for worse.

A Vietnam Itinerary (Or Three)

September 15th 2012

Hi Taryn,

How are you?  Hope all is well and you are still enjoying your travels!

Had a question for you – do you have any Vietnam recommendations from your trip to S. East Asia?  My husband and I are supposed to go to Morocco in two weeks for our fifth anniversary and are thinking of canceling with all of the protests going on in the Middle East and N. Africa.  We are thinking of going to Vietnam instead and trying to plan a trip quickly.  We would have 9 days there.

If you have anything you can send would so appreciate it!

xo,

TL

My thoughts, advice and itinerary(ies) after the jump~

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