Beth in her own words….
I’ve traveled a lot and have had what many would consider some pretty adventurous trips.
I’ve completed (twice) the 25-day, 220-mile Snowman Trek in Bhutan (one of the most difficult treks in the world), climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and reached the top at 19,341 feet, finished marathons in Hawaii, Tokyo, Portland and Seattle. I ran my first marathon at 50, ran five marathons that year (including two back-to-back marathons where one was an ultra at 31 miles), ran the Seattle Quadzilla (four marathons in four days) and have qualified for the Boston Marathon twice.
I’m currently working on my next book, Be Bold: Discover Your Best Self Through Travel and Adventure.
I’ve also written a guide For Women Traveling to India.
In 2019, I ran the Epic5 Ultra (5 ultras in 5 days on 5 Hawaiian islands).
In 2020, I am running the 4 Deserts which consists of running 155 miles over six days in four deserts–the Gobi, the Namib, the Atacama and Antarctica.
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Where her love of travel came from
Being inspired by the National Geographic
Growing up in New Jersey, USA
Starting to travel while in college
Travelling to India for her first big trip
Wanting to move closer to Asia
Bringing a unique perspective on female solo travel
Being able to be alone for long periods of time
Travelling in the 90s
Not having structure while travelling
Starting her website in 2006
Encouraging other women to travel solo
Starting a tour company
Having the opportunity to lead a tour to Bhutan
Fears of travel
The kindness of strangers
The places she goes back to over and over again
Getting into running
Staring running at 45/46
Training for the Snowman trek in Bhutan
The limiting stories we tell ourselves
Deciding to run her first marathon at 50!
Running 4 marathons in 4 days
Running Epic 5 - 5 - 50k on 5 different islands
What the Snowman Trek was like! - 220 miles, 25 day trek in Bhutan
The physical and mental challenges of the trek
Getting use to the repetition of the journey
How it changes when you are responsible for a group of people of the trek
How journalling helped
Why you have to keep on moving forward and to keep a good attitude.
Epic 5 Ultra 2019
The 4 Deserts Race in 2020
Expectations versus reality..
Training for the 4 deserts race - with the fist race happening in April 2020
She’s Bold Podcast
Final words of advice from Beth
Personal Website - https://wanderlustandlipstick.com
Website WanderTours - https://wandertours.com
Be Bold Podcast - http://beboldpodcast.com
Facebook - @ShesBoldPodcast
Instagram - @wandergal @bethwhitwa
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