Taking a boat ride down the famed Ganges River is to learn the saying “waste not, want not.” The river serves many purposes for the residents of Varanasi, some that seem a bit conflicting to the foreign eye.
Picking the perfect place to stay on a vacation is a constant struggle. Do you want to stay on a resort your entire trip? Are you looking to meet people? Do you prefer modern amenities or local flavor? After choosing the Dominican Republic based on its warm temperatures and proximity to New York, I was disappointed by most of the suggested resorts. Punta Cana seemed to be a hub for spring breakers and the all-inclusive crowd and I was looking for a side of culture to my vacation.
Have you ever found yourself shopping alone, wondering desperately if that top really looks good, or if the sales girl is just looking to make a commission?
Now you can take the guesswork out of shopping with Pickn’Tell, a new mobile app that combines shopping with social media.
Want to learn more? Here’s a brief snapshot of what the app can do for you!
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I am happy to announce that I will be teaming up with Pickn’Tell on their social media campaign, starting with the launch of their new app this week! So, just download the app, like Pickn’Tell on Facebook and Twitter, and start connecting right away for your chance to earn points and prizes. Feel free to send me any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have.
And don’t forget, I can’t wait to see all of YOUR fashion picks! So get out there and start snapping.
The first day of my road trip through Northern India began with the blue city of Jodhpur.
After the six-hour drive from Udaipur’s lakeside palaces, I arrived in the desert terrain of the “outback” of Jodhpur. Waiting for my arrival was Raghu, my Compass India guide, alongside an open-air jeep. My first afternoon in Jodhpur was spent in the company of a host of local families, as I learned about the traditions and skills passed down among the generations.
The van rounded each bend with a sharp turn, and I felt my stomach drop at the combination of nearing the cliff’s edge, and the breathless mountain scenery. With each pass the air grew thinner, yet the views grew more magnificent. Rising mountain peaks, cotton ball clumps of fluffy, white sheep, and the occasional Quechua native, dotting the landscape with a burst of color.
While traveling through the Sacred Valley region of Peru, I had been given the change to visit the tiny town of Rumira, high up in the Andes mountains. Accompanied by Threads of Peru, an NGO dedicated to the preservation of the traditional Quechua weaving traditions, I had the rare opportunity to meet and speak with the women of Rumira, talking about their daily routines, the process of weaving, and raising children while working such a laborious life. Continue reading