Spotlight: Eat This, Shoot That

 Guest Blogger Alert! Mrs. Archer from Weddingbee shares her Eat This, Shoot That experience exclusively with Wanderable!

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Mr. & Mrs. Archer from Weddingbee.com

We Archers were lucky enough to experience first hand that the best things in life are not things, but adventures with the one you love! (Duh).  Through Wanderable, (our new obsession, where was this when we were getting married?!) we were able to go on an amazing date night in beautiful Santa Barbara. We ultimately decided to go with Eat This, Shoot That for our experience, which combines mini photo lessons and a food tour,  starting near the beach and moving to different restaurants, wine bars, brew houses and distilleries. We were able to sample some of Santa Barbara’s best seafood (ceviche!), gourmet fried chicken, and local wines.  We spent the most of our time in the hip Funk Zone area (more on this later) and got to savor some great food while picking up a lot of tips for how to take better photographs (but I still can’t take a selfie). 

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Top 5 Reasons to Honeymoon in Indonesia

The Top Five: Indulge in an opulent Indonesian oasis (yachts included)

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All Aboard: Alexa Private Cruises is the epitome of luxury travel

Let us begin by emphasizing this is no ordinary blog post– you’ve been warned: We’ve gone ahead and outlined the creme de la creme of cruise & spa getaways, a once in a lifetime experience that will redefine what travel means to you… and in a location you probably haven’t considered before: Indonesia.

Here are 5 reasons to honeymoon in Indonesia

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1. Alexa Private Cruises: First of all, this earthy and majestic yacht is akin to something out of a Hemingway novel or maybe even Peter Pan. The magical feeling that fills the air is contagious from the moment you step on deck.  Oh, and, did we mention, you’ll be the only guests? That’s right, it’s a private yacht for two that includes seafood barbeques, expert spa therapy and pro diving instructions at gorgeous points in Flores & Raja Ampat. Mmmm. What more could you ask for?!

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#WanderableGypset: Kylee & Steve Niederhauser

Travel Tuesday: Kylee Neiderhauser is the latest #WanderableGypset, bohemian tastemaker in this exclusive interview series

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 What is a Gypset?:

A gypset is a gypsy-jetsetter, a free spirit who is young and heart and leads an unconventional career and life, traveling the globe and wandering through life at her own pace, in her own style. For more detail, check out this post, and this one AND this one-  and of course stay tuned here to peek into the lives of Wanderable’s favorite people to follow.

Who is Kylee (and her fellow Wanderer/husband, Steve)

Kylee and Steve are literally professional travelers. After growing up in sunny Palm Springs, California and studying at University of San Diego, Kylee found herself getting married to the love of her life and moving across the world to Germany for Steve’s job.  Now loving her life as a “Hausfrau,” the two of them are all about collecting moments (not things!) as they jet set their way across Europe, Asia, and beyond.  Together, they have been to over 30 countries on 4 continents in 6 years (and have some really fun facts for how to fly first class, every time).  We picked her brain on what its like being an American living abroad, the best thing she’s recently eaten, and whats on her (growing) bucket list.

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The Art of Travel: Wanderable Chooses the Winning Twenty20 Photo

Drumroll please… The winner of the Wanderable/Twenty20 Photo Contest is: Steven Potter!

First of all may we say how in awe we are of everyone who submitted photos to our Wanderable/Twenty20 contest. The photos we saw truly moved us and made us want to crawl in your suitcase and go everywhere with you! The winner (who gets to enjoy a Wanderable trip to Napa, California) was ultimately Seattle-based Steven Potter, with this photo of a seaside Seattle cove at dusk:

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The reason why we fell in love with this photo? It has an original point of view: Steven took the photo through a piece of driftwood. He’s on the outside looking in on a moment between two people. Wanderable is all about helping couples share memorable experiences together, and Steven’s point of view is a great allegory for helping couples craft & capture moments. It tells a story: This couple is exploring an unknown location, and their appearance and body language tells us they’re adventuring.  One is in the stereotypical explorer stance with one hand above the brow. We feel like this really captures everything we’re about: people, traveling, exploring, etc., and for his a reward he’ll travel to Napa and indulge in a vacation, on us.

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Climb & Unwind with WildChina

WildChina Lets You Adventure, But Not Stress About It (score).

Great Wall of China Climb & Unwind with WildChina

What is your #1 hangup about going oversees to China? Is it the language? The culture? Or is it the feeling that no matter how much research you do, you’ll end up feeling like a tourist?

Well, our new partner, WildChina, makes China feel less overwhelming: almost all of their tours include an English-speaking guide (so you feel like you’ll fit in) and they go out of their way to make their clients feel at home, and not like they’re in such a foreign place.

To give you an idea of the next-level service that Wild China offers, we picked the brain of Jenny, a fellow wanderer (and our Co-Founder!) who recently toured the country with them (and especially, her tour guide, Jerry):

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