Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Summer Break

As a tomgirl in New England, I am (as I do every year), counting down to summer. The skis, parkas and boots are tucked away and I’m like I was as a grade schooler waiting for school to let out! (speaking of: yes, that's me, right, with my sister Donna and nephew Dale).

We’ve had a few sneak peeks of warm weather so far, but with the arrival of May, abundant sunshine lies just ahead… and with it, endless adventure! There will be travel and zip lining and hiking and swimming and countless other activities. So, please forgive us if we’re a little quieter than usual. Instead of here on our blog, you’ll find us in our spare time in the parks, at the beaches and in the woods.

While you won’t be hearing as much from us here, each month, throughout the spring and summer, I will be discussing adventure and travel and Tomgirl Tours on Big Blend radio; we’ll keep you posted on the schedule and hope you’ll listen in.

Meanwhile, please do to chime in here or on Tomgirl Tours’ Facebook and share stories of your own adventures, wherever they may be. Wishing you all a spectacular spring and summer!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tomgirl’s Picks of the Week: April 20, 2010

Along with a love for adventure, part of being a Tomgirl is having a taste for life's luxuries--especially luxurious pampering. So, for our favorite things this week, we have spas on the brain! Here are a few amazing spots from Tomgirl's tour itineraries...


Spa at the Essex is a gorgeous haven of relaxation at the Essex resort in Vermont, site of our Green Mountains Escape. Enjoy massages, body and facial treatments, salon services, an indoor lap pool, a fitness center, an outdoor hot tub, and too many other fabulous experiences for us to possibly name here!

Serenite, the spa at the Amara Resort is one of our favorite quiet places during our Red Rock Rendezvous tours in Sedona. The spa features the usual mix of services and packages, but with the added bonus of panoramic views of the Sedona horizon. We can't wait to visit again!


In keeping with our theme, have you seen Spa magazine? A fabulous resource not only for spa information, but on how to bring those experiences home with you!

And, if after all this, you're on the hunt for the best local spa, SpaFinder is your go-to source.

From Tomgirl Tours

Join Tomgirl's Lori Carr tonight on Big Blend radio. Lori will be talking about the adventures to be found in New Hampshire. Click here to listen live at 7 pm!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tomgirls Recommend...

"Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life"
by Lauren Mackler

This month marks the paperback release of Lauren Mackler’s life-changing international bestseller "Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life!" In celebration, Lauren is inviting readers to post their Solemate experiences on her blog and automatically be entered to win a signed copy of Solemate.

To read Solemate reviews or post your Solemate experience to enter to win a copy of the book, go to Lauren’s blog. For more information about Lauren’s coaching services or to sign up for her free Live Boldly newsletter, visit Lauren's site.

Tomgirl extraordinaire Lori Carr was recently a guest on Lauren’s weekly Life Keys radio show on Hay House Radio. Click here to join Hay House radio and download the episode to listen to Lauren and guests David Brown and Lori talk about “Doing the Unthinkable.”

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tomgirl’s Picks of the Week: April 13, 2010

This week our favorites focus on media for health-conscious and fun-loving travelers. These great resources will keep you healthy, informed, and entertained. What more can you ask for in life! Enjoy!

There are, of course, a plethora of print and online sources for information on health and wellness. We fine Health magazine and health.com to be one of the best one-stop resources. The online site has great, and extremely comprehensive, content on everything to keep you in-the-know and healthy.

To the fellow travel lovers or travel industry people out there: be sure to check in weekly for Peter Greenberg’s Weekly Travel Round-up Peter’s knowledge of travel shows through in this weekly must-read.

We love discovering blogs on the subject of travel. So, meet dirtbag writer, a self-proclaimed "budget traveler that is ambitious, eco-conscience, and cooperative – a major dreamer, adventurer, and conventional dissenter". Posts are informative but with a cheeky tone that’s much fun to read!

From Tomgirl Tours

Q: What, exactly, is a luxury eco-tent? A: Entirely “green” structures that still offer creature comforts. B: Where Tomgirls stay during our St. John Sojourn. C: All of the above. Answer: C! To learn more click here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tomgirl’s Picks of the Week: April 6, 2010

After a crazy week of weather here in the Northeast, we most definitely have spring fever! Can’t wait to get out in the sunshine and warmer temps. Here are some great resources for your springtime travel and adventure!

In the News:

If you missed this article by Gadling, it really is a must-read for women travelers—be they adventurers like us, leisure travelers, or road warriors for business. The top 10 travel tips, gathered from women around the world.


Adventure Green: Bryan and Anne-Michelle are hooking up with top green activists to learn what it takes to be eco-friendly. In every episode they will show you how to seek adventure and help the environment at the same time. Travel destinations include: Thailand, Costa Rica, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Ireland, and Maine/Alaska in the USA.

Travel Gear Blog is a blog about outdoor travel gear. Since 2002, it’s been a "one stop guide to travel gear & gadgets". There is a little bit of everything "gear" on this site: Adventure Gear; a Gear Guide; Gear Reviews; How To/News; Outdoor Gear: Tech Gear and Travel Gear. Whew! She's on Twitter, too!

From Tomgirl Tours

Mark your calendars for April 20th! Tomgirl Tours’ Lori Carr will be back on Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station (7-10 p.m. EST). This time around, learn all about New Hampshire and Tomgirl’s White Mountain Adventure!