Be Bold!

Trek to a remote village.

Laya Bhutan

Walk an entire island.

Ile d'Orleans

Backpack around a mountain.

Wonderland Trail Mt Rainier

Go somewhere you’ve never been.

Cappadocia Turkey

Go alone.

Cappadocia Turkey

Eat well.

Camino de Santiago Food

Eat dessert.

Ile d'Orleans Dessert

Travel for months at a time.

Civita de Bagnoregio Italy

Appreciate the beauty of nature.

Oregon Coast

Appreciate the beauty of animals.

Blue Footed Boobie Galapgos Islands

Appreciate the beauty of people.

Vietnam Smiling Woman

Enjoy a sunrise.

Angkor Wat Cambodia

Take a personal pilgrimage.

Santiago de Compostela Camino de Santiago Spain

Go someplace fun and a bit quirky.

Punxsutawney Phil Groundhogs Day

Say a prayer for all sentient beings.

Prayer Wheels Bhutan

Be bold!

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 was a blog I did to promote their new logo!

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.

International Womens Day Vietnam Mekong Delta

International Womens Day Vietnam Black Dzao

International Womens Day Vietnam

International Womens Day Cambodia Silk Weaving

International Womens Day Cambodia Rice Paper for Spring Rolls

International Womens Day Cambodia Pottery Making

International Womens Day Bhutan Laya Woman

International Womens Day Laya Bhutan

International Womens Day Bhutan Laya

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 women in the arts…for growth of women owned businesses…for increased financial independence of women…for more women in science, engineering, and technology…and for fairer recognition of women in sport.”

Sweet Travels!

Quotes and information from International Women’s Day 2014

Pictures are from my previous blogs:
Visions of Vietnam: Women, their Smiling Faces, and their Clothing
Silk Weaving Women in Cambodia
Creating Rice Paper for Spring Rolls, by Hand, in Cambodia
Walking in Perfect Circles: A Woman Creating Pottery in Cambodia
The Unique, Beautiful Women of Laya, Bhutan