The Wanderess Has Your Next Airbnb All Lined Up, An Architectural Destination On A Budget!

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Summer travel can be hard when it’s high season in the dreamiest of destinations and you can’t really write off “jaunt to Positano” as a work expense. But don’t get down! This time around The Wanderess takes you for a spectacular architectural experience on a budget. The Wanderess Has Your Next Airbnb All Lined Up, An Architectural Destination On A Budget! VERITE WOMAN, Gypset, Gypset Life, Jet Setter, Airbnb, Best airbnb's of all time, Joshua Tree, Desert destinations, California, Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, Coachella, Travel, Worlds coolest places, Architecture, Affordable Airbnb.Just two hours shy of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is a destination loved by groovy gypsets, rockstars seeking salvation, and healers living their truths — and among them are friends of Vérité Niko and Tienlyn. You may remember The Wanderess’s stay at their ever-popular Cactus Mountain Airbnb, but now I want to transport you to their newest hacienda, an affordable Airbnb for architecture aficionados, The Geodome.The Wanderess Has Your Next Airbnb All Lined Up, An Architectural Destination On A Budget! VERITE WOMAN, Gypset, Gypset Life, Jet Setter, Airbnb, Best airbnb's of all time, Joshua Tree, Desert destinations, California, Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, Coachella, Travel, Worlds coolest places, Architecture, Affordable Airbnb.When I was but a little Wanderess with tree sap on the bottoms of my bare feet I was taken by the planetarium I visited as a child. Its structure was one I couldn’t fathom existing within the world of straight, conservative lines. Further, it was home to the stars, and that amazed me. Fast forward to a month ago, me still barefoot and chasing the stars, needing a blast of creative inspiration, but not having the funds to go very far. We packed up the pick-up truck and sought out nature as our muse. Into the desert, we went. You can only imagine my delight to spend a night in the quaint geodesic structure that is The Geodome. An aesthetic sanctuary amongst the yucca trees — this is the Joshua Tree locale you’ve been waiting for: still off the beaten path, and right in your budget. Displaying that eye for design and style Tienlyn is so well known for, the accommodation is stocked with everything you could want from cozy kitchen to outdoor lounge-space and even a bocce ball court. The A.C. is on high when you need a hideout from the heat. Joshua Tree holds so much mystic for so many already, and this addition is a diamond in the rough desert terrain. Book the Geodome here on Airbnb, and you can finally tick “sleep in a geodesic structure” off your bucket list.

The Wanderess Has Your Next Airbnb All Lined Up, An Architectural Destination On A Budget! VERITE WOMAN, Gypset, Gypset Life, Jet Setter, Airbnb, Best airbnb's of all time, Joshua Tree, Desert destinations, California, Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, Coachella, Travel, Worlds coolest places, Architecture, Affordable Airbnb.The Wanderess Has Your Next Airbnb All Lined Up, An Architectural Destination On A Budget! VERITE WOMAN, Gypset, Gypset Life, Jet Setter, Airbnb, Best airbnb's of all time, Joshua Tree, Desert destinations, California, Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, Coachella, Travel, Worlds coolest places, Architecture, Affordable Airbnb.

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Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba!

Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. 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Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! When scrolling through Anna-Alexia Basile’s Instagram feed it’s easy to garner her aesthetic is highly influenced by color and light. Color through light. Light impacting color. It seems only natural that she booked herself a ticket to Cuba just a few months after the country settled differences with the U.S. and opened its welcome gate. Retrophiles have shared in worry — Cuba will soon be impacted by our tourism, and will no longer feel like a moment stuck in a time long, long ago. However, you see here, this has yet to unfold. Cuba is still a land of charisma — each photo almost bringing to life the sounds, smells, visuals of Havanas streets, all swirling together into one visceral treat. We wanted to know everything Anna could tell us about this until-now forbidden place, so grab your café cubano and read on…

Why Cuba?
My world is ruled by color so Cuba was a no brainer. Everything — the house, the cars, the people — are so vibrant. Cuba speaks my visual language, so it was the ideal place to make some color-heavy magic. Plus I’ve always been enamored w salsa dancing and salsa music– you can barely walk the streets there without getting pulled into the rhythm. You may be dancing with a stranger, but the moves are perfectly familiar.

What cities did your Cuban adventure take you to?
We flew into Havana and immediately drove to Viñales, a small rural town on the western side of Cuba. Viñales is so dreamy — it has one main road that’s lined with tons of colorful houses that lead you to the main square. The streets are filled with locals and travelers alike who are all mixing, mingling and dancing in the square into the wee hours of the night. By day we rode horses through the avocado groves and tobacco farms and sampled local rums and hand-rolled cigars. By night we’d always find ourselves back at the main square dancing with strangers and dipping in and out of bars with live music.
We ended our trip in Havana, Cuba’s capital. We spent our days soaking in the ocean air and exploring the winding streets of old Havana. We made friends with young locals and would explore art galleries and beautiful pools by day and then dance into the night on timeworn rooftops.

How did you prep for this trip? 
I did a lot of pre-planning because I knew we were going to have very limited access to the Internet once we arrived. My tips for anyone considering making this beautiful adventure are to:
Download an offline map — enter in all the destinations you’re interested in before you leave the States. This will show you what’s near each other so you can group activities in close proximity together on the same day
BYOB: Bring Your Own Basics — Because of the embargo, Cuba doesn’t have a lot of the basics that we’re used to having day-to-day. I didn’t realize how much I took for granted elementary first aid until I got some gnarly blisters on my feet. Not only did the stores not have Band-Aids, but neither did the emergency room…in Havana, nonetheless!
Embrace the Bike Taxi — Bike Taxis are a great way to quickly shimmy through the skinny streets of Havana. On our first day there we had a young kid Bike Taxi us around Havana Vieja and point out all the big landmarks so we could familiarize ourselves with the area.
Talk to the locals — Make friends with people you meet in the street and spend time with your hosts. Chances are they’ll turn you on to something unexpected!

Tell us about Cuban life: What stood out? What impacted you? Where did you feel the most inspired?
I was blown away by how friendly and welcoming the locals were — both in urban and rural settings we were greeted with open arms. It felt easy to experience the culture because everyone was excited to share it with us. I was most inspired by the colors. My eyes were constantly on sensory overload. I never knew where to look—the corners where the colorful houses meet, the vibrant cars whizzing past each other on the street or the striking older Cuban women smoking cigars alongside ancient buildings.

Let’s get down to it: Where do you suggest travelers go, eat, shop?

Viñales | Eat: At the Casa Particulare that you’re staying at! The hosts will often cook you a really delicious local meal that’s a nice change from the usual nosh

See: Tour the tobacco fields on horseback and take a day trip to Cayo Jutías, a wistful crystal-clear beach where the locals drive their old cars right up to the water

Do: Salsa dance with someone new in the main square!

Havana | Eat: At El Dandy for quick and delicious vegetarian friendly meals and free popcorn, La Guarida for a nice sit-down date, $0.30 street pizza!

See: Get lost in the streets of Havana Vieja and walk the Malecon (the big wall along the sea)

Do: FAC (Fabrica de Arte Cubana) for an evening experience of the young and modern in Havana

Shop: Clandestina for locally designed really rad clothing and bags

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Travel Writer & Two Time Book Author Andi Eaton Schools Us!

Travel Writer & Two Time Book Author Andi Eaton Schools Us! | VERITE WOMAN, Bohemian, Travel, Gypset, Instagram, Best Books 2017, Road Trip, Desert, Travel across America, Amazon.Ever wonder what it’s like to be a travel writer with a book deal? A dream life for most of us. Andi Eaton, founder of the blog Oui We is now seasoned in the process of executing a book, and even more so in the art of The Wanderess — packing up her car, grabbing her camera, and getting on the road. With her second book Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian’s Guide to Traveling in Style (Amazon Prime people,hustle and it could still be the perfect Christmas gift) just out we thought it high time we dove behind the scenes of her 35mm, technicolored life.
From the spookiest of road trip stories, to how traveling America in such a dire time rejuvenated her, Andi embodies the nomadic lifestyle many crave, yet few are brave enough to follow.
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Vérité Woman: You just published your second book, Wanderful, which is truly the coolest thing ever! What did the process of making this book look like?

Andi Eaton: Ahhh, yes — thank you girl! I’m sooo glad to see it out in the world finally — the process is so damn lengthy, about 2 years. So here was sort of how it all broke down, and this is once the whole concept was created and sold to a publisher (that was a whole process in itself): 3 months of outlining, organizing, researching and deciding which locations would be featured, 3 months of traveling to the destinations, shooting, meeting the girls that would be featured, taking notes on their stories and stalking the cool kids in each destination to get a sense of where locals truly hang… and then after that write, write, write.
I’m the type of writer that likes to lock myself away and get it all done. I would write a chapter in about 3 days, take a day to edit and then move to the next.
After all of that is complete, the book goes into the design stage and that’s another several month process. That’s truly the part I loved the best (besides traveling to all of the destinations of course). Seeing all of the photos laid out and creating a story told through visuals and words… I love that. From there, it’s off to sales/marketing/pr, etc… and voila! We have a book.

VW: What were your top three favorite places that made it into the book?

AE: Terlingua, Texas — it’s a total artistic utopia full of quirky drifters and was the last stop on a my first desert road trip.
Big Sur, CA — it’s magnitude is supernatural, I was immediately transported back to the 60s era bohemian artist’s off-the-grid Big Sur.
Flathead Lake, Montana — It’s the largest natural lake in the west. Once there, there’s so many choose your own adventure opportunities in those majestic mountain towns surrounding it.

VW: In a world of influencers whose content is very much based on themselves you bring a fresh take to blogging — uplifting others and sharing an outlook of freedom and free spirit. What about your journey made you want to focus on these subjects for Oui We Girl?

AE: I started this whole process at the time when fashion bloggers were starting to land front row seats at fashion week and instagram was starting to make stars out of the “the girl next door.” I launched my first blog with the intention to cover what was happening in my own community — specifically the fashion community in New Orleans. At the time I was running the fashion week program there and that’s all I wrote about.
Around then I was also finishing my first book “New Orleans Style” — I went to Spain for 4 months to get the writing completed (told ya I like to lock myself away to write) and it occurred to me that it was time to shift Oui We to reflect these new experiences. I love the mindset of artistic survival and for the first time I’d have to live that way — I’d left my corporate job and felt a kinship to people that live traveling gig to gig.
That summer, while taking writing breaks, I’d travel through Spain (on a serious budget, btw!) and the idea to relaunch my site as a home for bohemian travelers — with stories about the spirit that comes alive in oneself when traveling that way — happened there.

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VW: Your Instagram is like peering down a Wes Anderson meets Twiggy rabbit hole. Where do you gain inspiration for your images from?

AE: Girlll, okay, yesss, omg thank you, that’s a serious compliment. I suppose I never felt quite right doing the standard #ootd posts… I’ve always loved editorial fashion — however I grew up going to flea markets with my mom, and always found a joy in collecting quirky things at estate sales and thrift shops. My aesthetic is a bit darker maybe — I love art, film, music and poetry that evokes ephemeral emotions that are kind of hard to identify. I’m inspired by visuals that have an air of heaviness, but still feel playfully potent. When I’m considering creating imagery for my own IG page I think about finding a way — through movement, or light perhaps — to have the viewer feel as if they were right there in the experience.

VW: What tips would you give to a girl with a small budget looking to take a life changing road trip?

AE: When I’m considering going somewhere life changing I think about going into nature first. I pack my car full of snacks, and sometimes even bring a cooler with fresh fruits, veggies and goodies to make little meals… you don’t have to eat out, or buy lots of things, or even pay for tourist sorts of things… just get out there with a map, a tank full of gas and a plan and it’s all possible.
Plus: I travel on a writer’s budget… so truly, while it can sometimes look glam, it really isn’t. In my book there’s lots of hostel priced hotels featured, I love glamping for budget traveling too… and even airbnb can be done on a budget.

VW: If you could give girls advice starting their own business, or dedicating life to their craft what would it be?

AE: Study your ass off, find brilliant mentors, don’t think you know everything about what you’re doing, ever — there’s always more to learn. Build a business plan, get comfortable losing more than you win at the beginning. Remind yourself that every morning is a leap of faith. Follow your intuition, don’t  allow the self doubt to seep in, and save every penny you can to get your dream going.

VW: Wow, those are serious nuggets of gold that just moved me a little! What does a day in your life look like?

AE: It truly depends on where I am, often I’m out on the road, however on the days I am home it might look like this: Sleep until 8 or 8:30 (I’m a serious advocate for sleep), plus my bf plays in a rock band, so inevitably we’re out late a lot.
Morning beauty rituals:  I do normal things like brushing my teeth, washing my face, take my vitamins and then I layer on holistic facial oils, but I do that stuff before I even step into the kitchen. Next it’s coffee, smoothies or an easy breakfast like turmeric oats maybe — I cook a ton — and then I’m at my desk by around 9:30. If I’m traveling, this is where the routine is totally different and I’m out exploring by 9 or so at the latest.
If I’ve got a writing assignment or a post going up on Oui We I’ll turn on some music, tune everything else out and get to work. I’ll spend the next several hours on that and on client projects (I offer creative consulting & direction for a handful of female-owned businesses). I often go to Bikram Yoga around lunch time and ideally the second half of the day is devoted to creative activities — whether that’s writing, mood boarding or taking photos out in nature (or in the city, depending on where I am!), I get a lot of energy from exploring.
In the evening it’s sage, essential oils and then I cook dinner with my bf, wine and a good 70s’ playlist. If Ben and I are on the road we’ll find a tucked away restaurant and maybe meet up with friends. My pace of life is much slower living in Nashville, by the way, than it was back home in New Orleans where there’s always a party.
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VW: In such a time of strain within our own country your book, your blog, and your photos are like a beautiful ode to America. What discoveries have you made about the country and its people that stand out most to you?

AE: I started the research for “Wanderful” before I ever could have imagined what would happen in last year’s election… however, what I did know was that the natural resources and the beauty throughout America — like what we have in our National Park system — was something that I wanted an opportunity to talk more about. As I went out to experience much of America last year the relationships that I develop with people all over this country — people that are so deeply rooted in doing right for the environment, and for their own cultures and communities was an unbelievably awesome bonus.  
In all of the places I went, and there were a lot — the book covers 9 road trips across the country — there were many moments of unexpected connection. As divided as this country is right now, and that strain that we’re all feeling — I find that when we ground into nature, music, good food and drink, the stars — all the good stuff. I find there’s always something there that can bring us together … so those are the thing I spend time on.Travel Writer & Two Time Book Author Andi Eaton Schools Us! | VERITE WOMAN, Bohemian, Travel, Gypset, Instagram, Best Books 2017, Road Trip, Desert, Travel across America, Amazon.

VW: I love a good scary story. Do you have any road trip horror stories for us?

AE: Haha, there were definitely some moments… but maybe this one was the best:
This occurred traveling through the Chihuahuan Desert, and I’ll preface with a note that there’s a deep magic in that sort of wildness, even when it is a bit scary.
We’d started out on a venture to a hot springs we’d heard about down on the border. The host of our campsite gave us directions, reminded us to drive slow — we’d be taking a seriously primitive road — and said in 6 miles we would cross into the backside of the national park where the hot springs would be. We packed water, PB&Js and took off. What none of accounted for was the heavy rains a few days before. The other question we’d failed to ask… ‘when we cross that 6 mile mark, how much further until we hit a paved road?’ The answer to that question would have been 18 miles. And 18 miles is major on a mud soaked primitive desert road.
About 3 hours in, we drove deep into a mud bog… no cell service and visions of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre were only half of the fears that were starting to bubble up. We thought surely someone would cross our path, but we’d seen no one yet that day. We climbed onto the roof… nothing as far as we could see, and then the coyotes started to howl. We thought we’d hike out, however a short distance from the car we were startled by the sound of rattles (omg, snakes?!) and were there scorpions scurrying behind the cactus trees? Back to the car we went.
Finally 2 hours later another human: a border patrol officer — however we weren’t of concern to him…he needed to attend to what was happening on his radio. I plead. He stopped: “How in the world did you guys get out here? it’s only going to get worse ahead, so put it in first gear and crank yourselves out of here.”
This is the first time my skill from being the only girl in a crew of off roaders when I was 16 has come in truly, very handy. We worked that car out of the mud, and a few hours later we were finally drinking beer in that hot springs saying to ourselves… “the stories we will tell.”

VW: I am so satisfied with that scar story, I got goosebumps. What’s your next dream destination?

AE: I’ve not been to Japan yet. It’s high on my list. Australia too.Definitely in 2018.

VW: Three books you can’t live without?

AE: I suppose these are the three I recommend the most:
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles – Steven PressfieldMany Lives, Many Masters by Brian WeissAnd lately there’s been a tie between Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear and Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life

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VÉRITÉ BOOK CLUB | The Books That Are Changing Our Lives, Right Now!

VÉRITÉ BOOK CLUB | The Books That Are Changing Our Lives, Right Now! --- NOW ON VERITE WOMAN, Akila Berjaoui, film photography, beach photography, travel photography, the artists way, Julia Cameron, How To Get Rid OF Writers Block, How to get rid of creative block, Henrik Purienne, Fashion Photographer, Delilah Summer, The Defining Decade, Life Changing Books, books for twenty-somethings, self help not cheesy, Body positivity, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, Poetry, Philosophy, Relationship Advice, Relationship Goals, Gypset, Relationship tips, Marriage Tips, Spirituality, Travel Destinations, Amazon, Books to read this fall.

The season of the trashy beach read may be over, but we’re still stacking up paper backs like it’s nobodies business. These papered friends give us so much — knowledge, inspiration, aspiration, and even at times daydream fuel. Because of that, we thought it only fair to share with you the books that are changing the Vérité Team’s lives right this minute — and who knows, maybe they’ll do the same for you!VÉRITÉ BOOK CLUB | The Books That Are Changing Our Lives, Right Now! --- NOW ON VERITE WOMAN, Akila Berjaoui, film photography, beach photography, travel photography, the artists way, Julia Cameron, How To Get Rid OF Writers Block, How to get rid of creative block, Henrik Purienne, Fashion Photographer, Delilah Summer, The Defining Decade, Life Changing Books, books for twenty-somethings, self help not cheesy, Body positivity, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, Poetry, Philosophy, Relationship Advice, Relationship Goals, Gypset, Relationship tips, Marriage Tips, Spirituality, Travel Destinations, Amazon, Books to read this fall.

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now
Your twenties are full of crossroads — first it’s what college should I go to? Then what city should I plant my roots in? Should I travel, or get into the upward stream of the work force? And let us tell you, from here on out these splitting trails never end. The Defining Decade is a wonderfully written tool, full of case studies directly from Jay’s own experiences as a therapist that aid you in all aspects from love, and career, to those hefty decisions. This one definitely falls under the category of “life changer”.VÉRITÉ BOOK CLUB | The Books That Are Changing Our Lives, Right Now! --- NOW ON VERITE WOMAN, Akila Berjaoui, film photography, beach photography, travel photography, the artists way, Julia Cameron, How To Get Rid OF Writers Block, How to get rid of creative block, Henrik Purienne, Fashion Photographer, Delilah Summer, The Defining Decade, Life Changing Books, books for twenty-somethings, self help not cheesy, Body positivity, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, Poetry, Philosophy, Relationship Advice, Relationship Goals, Gypset, Relationship tips, Marriage Tips, Spirituality, Travel Destinations, Amazon, Books to read this fall.

 

The Prophet (A Borzoi Book)
Here’s another title that will forever act as a guideline to our lives. The Prophet is a beautiful, philosophical look at life and it’s ethics. Bet you never thought a dusty ancient hardcover is where you might find your best relationship advise, but trust us on this one…VÉRITÉ BOOK CLUB | The Books That Are Changing Our Lives, Right Now! --- NOW ON VERITE WOMAN, Akila Berjaoui, film photography, beach photography, travel photography, the artists way, Julia Cameron, How To Get Rid OF Writers Block, How to get rid of creative block, Henrik Purienne, Fashion Photographer, Delilah Summer, The Defining Decade, Life Changing Books, books for twenty-somethings, self help not cheesy, Body positivity, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, Poetry, Philosophy, Relationship Advice, Relationship Goals, Gypset, Relationship tips, Marriage Tips, Spirituality, Travel Destinations, Amazon, Books to read this fall.

 

The Last Days of Summer: The Photographs of Akila Berjaoui
Akila Berjaoui is a young female photographer we’ve long admired. While our Instagram feeds are polluted with imagery defining the male gaze of the female form, Berjaoui’s wanderlust coffee table book does more than just give us FOMO for a flight outta here. She reminds us that the female body is beauty in all it’s forms, and that there is never just one perfect bikini body — they are all art.VÉRITÉ BOOK CLUB | The Books That Are Changing Our Lives, Right Now! --- NOW ON VERITE WOMAN, Akila Berjaoui, film photography, beach photography, travel photography, the artists way, Julia Cameron, How To Get Rid OF Writers Block, How to get rid of creative block, Henrik Purienne, Fashion Photographer, Delilah Summer, The Defining Decade, Life Changing Books, books for twenty-somethings, self help not cheesy, Body positivity, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, Poetry, Philosophy, Relationship Advice, Relationship Goals, Gypset, Relationship tips, Marriage Tips, Spirituality, Travel Destinations, Amazon, Books to read this fall.

 

The Artist’s Way Workbook
You’re going to be mystified to find out that the tool you needed to unblock all your creative successes was right on Amazon this entire time. The Artist’s Way is a 12-week workshop that Cameron has designed to jiggle you right out of your self-deprecating mindset and into the artist you know lies inside. Whether you complete the tasks, or just read Cameron’s inspiring story, you’ll be no worse off and that’s for sure.VÉRITÉ BOOK CLUB | The Books That Are Changing Our Lives, Right Now! --- NOW ON VERITE WOMAN, Akila Berjaoui, film photography, beach photography, travel photography, the artists way, Julia Cameron, How To Get Rid OF Writers Block, How to get rid of creative block, Henrik Purienne, Fashion Photographer, Delilah Summer, The Defining Decade, Life Changing Books, books for twenty-somethings, self help not cheesy, Body positivity, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, Poetry, Philosophy, Relationship Advice, Relationship Goals, Gypset, Relationship tips, Marriage Tips, Spirituality, Travel Destinations, Amazon, Books to read this fall.

 

Purienne Holiday
Surely on the wish list of every fashion gal from here to Timbuktu, photographer Purienne’s new coffee table masterpiece is brimming with the visual stimulation you need on a dreary day. The grainy images of gypset, barefooted beauties will have you wanting to pick up your own film and get snapping.VÉRITÉ BOOK CLUB | The Books That Are Changing Our Lives, Right Now! --- NOW ON VERITE WOMAN, Akila Berjaoui, film photography, beach photography, travel photography, the artists way, Julia Cameron, How To Get Rid OF Writers Block, How to get rid of creative block, Henrik Purienne, Fashion Photographer, Delilah Summer, The Defining Decade, Life Changing Books, books for twenty-somethings, self help not cheesy, Body positivity, The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, Poetry, Philosophy, Relationship Advice, Relationship Goals, Gypset, Relationship tips, Marriage Tips, Spirituality, Travel Destinations, Amazon, Books to read this fall, ways of seeing, art history, john berger.

Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series (Penguin Books for Art)If you’re a fan of art history, psychology, feminism, or just being rad at dinner convo — this book is for you. We will advise, it can be a little dry at times but the overall message is unforgettable. This intrinsic look at the male gaze, and how women have been portrayed in art, and then media will blow your mind.

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The Wanderess Teaches How to Travel to Lisbon…Alone.

THE WANDERESS | DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO MOVE THROUGH
THE WORLD WITH LIGHT FEET, OPEN HEARTS
& PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS.

The Wanderess Teaches How to Travel to Lisbon...Alone. Now on Verite Published --- Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal, Travel, How to Travel Alone, Europe, Instagram, VSCO, Photography.
Photos & Words by Lindsay Van Cantfort


The Wanderess Teaches How to Travel to Lisbon...Alone. Now on Verite Published --- Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal, Travel, How to Travel Alone, Europe, Instagram, VSCO, Photography, rue da atalaia.

The Wanderess Teaches How to Travel to Lisbon...Alone. Now on Verite Published --- Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal, Travel, How to Travel Alone, Europe, Instagram, VSCO, Photography.
The Wanderess Teaches How to Travel to Lisbon...Alone. Now on Verite Published --- Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal, Travel, How to Travel Alone, Europe, Instagram, VSCO, Photography. The Wanderess Teaches How to Travel to Lisbon...Alone. Now on Verite Published --- Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal, Travel, How to Travel Alone, Europe, Instagram, VSCO, Photography.The Wanderess Teaches How to Travel to Lisbon...Alone. Now on Verite Published --- Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal, Travel, How to Travel Alone, Europe, Instagram, VSCO, Photography.

When I was about 12, my grandmother gave me some of the best advice I have ever received, she said “you are going to go to bed with you every night for the rest of your life… you better like that person or what is the point?” That is why I travel alone. You learn the most when you travel alone. You get to know you again, you meet people but also, you meet yourself. Remembering what you like, what you don’t like, how to make friends, how to be lonely, and how to be brave.

I chose Lisbon on a whim, I’d heard it was cheap and beautiful. I knew I was going to read books, drink copious amounts of $2 wine, wander around ordering a cheese plate at every cafe I went to. I wanted to see Sintra, with its sprawling castles, I wanted to hear Fado and get scolded for chatting to loud, I wanted to wander the steep hills looking for the perfect espresso, sun burn my legs,  and drink a beer with an old man on the water front. To have my birthday alone in a foreign country. Portugal was perfect: the people, the language, the food, it felt like a little secret the rest of the world hadn’t discovered yet.

I know how lucky I am to be able to travel at all, not to mention alone. Those experiences come with a long list of stories, stories that I won’t trade for a thing. Freedom and a free spirit are some of my  favorite qualities in a person. When I board a plane alone, I feel that free spirit and a little better about “going to bed with myself every night.”

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