Be Bold!

Trek to a remote village. Walk an entire island. Backpack around a mountain. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Go alone. Eat well. Eat dessert. Travel for months at a time. Appreciate the beauty of nature. Appreciate the beauty of animals. Appreciate the beauty of people. Enjoy a sunrise. Take a personal pilgrimage. Go someplace fun and a bit quirky. Say a prayer for all sentient beings. Be bold! Welcome to the new Wanderlust and Lipstick design, slogan, and logo! Sweet Travels! 2/2016 Update: Note prior to writing on debbysdepartures.com, I wrote on Wanderlust and Lipstick for over 8 years. This Continue Reading →

In Honor and Celebration of International Women’s Day 2014

“International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.” In honor and celebration of International Women’s Day 2014, these are some of my favorite photographs that I have taken of women in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bhutan. To me, all these women are beautiful and inspirational. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day on March 8 is “Inspiring Change…for greater awareness of women’s equality…for more women in leadership roles…for equal recognition of Continue Reading →