Wanderlust Festival-Soul Sister Vacation

I just came back from a beautiful “soul connective” girl’s vacation in Bundville, Vermont.  I have a sacred soul sister group, every year we plan a girl’s getaway to keep our connection strong, and our bond tight.  This year we chose the Green Mountain State, Vermont.  So why Vermont?  Well, there was certainly something that led us there.  A yoga festival called Wanderlust, the weekend of June 18th and we all just happened to be free for some vacation time.  With Wanderlust calling us and our open availability… all energies aligned just right to find our “True North” Wanderlust journey.

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When looking for lodging in Bundville, my girlfriends know that I have a passion on finding places to stay… they kindly delegated this task to me.  I eagerly got online and searched hotels and rentals.  Came across a charming renovated farmhouse rental on VRBO located in the cozy town of Bundville, VT.  Bundville is located at the base of Stratton Mt. where the festival is held, only 8- 10 min drive to our daily yoga adventures at Wanderlust.

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The Farm house rental is called “Rolling Hills” so appropriately named… as Vermont is full of picturesque vast green rolling hills.  The Rolling Hills farm house was super charming, Kim the owner is also an interior designer- which is apparent when entering the home.  The farm house was filled with natural light and contained a warm, cozy & embracing energy.  Kim did such a wonderful job with updating for modern conveniences, and left the character of the home intact with the original wood floors & spindle staircase.  Furniture was good quality and comfy.  The kitchen was our hub for connection; food, wine and good conversation.  We also used the outdoor hot tub, so nice to soak after practicing yoga all day at the festival.  Just happened that the full moon was upon us, our nights were illuminated by the luminescent moon.  The farm house has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths, which suited us perfectly as a group of 6 and would be great for families.

PicMonkey CollageWanderlust Festival – This was our first time to experience and I can say we all really enjoyed the classes, teachers and attendees.  All involved were there with open hearts, sharing their journeys that brought them to Wanderlust and the spiritual practice of yoga.  Wanderlust has done a great job of building a community of like-minded hearts and souls.  Not only was there a plethora of yoga classes available, they also offered “speak easy” classes, amazing local food vendors, and awesome clothing & apparel companies from all over the country.  Our bodies were stretched, our souls were connected, our bellies were happily full and our wardrobes grew. 

Wanderlust- an irrepressible desire to… travel the world, practice yoga, eat locally, live sustainably, be creative and build a community around mindful living.

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Wanderlust also offers social gatherings at night; we chose to partake in two events: 1- Uncorked with live music, something to sip on while watching the sun set high atop Stratton Mountain. 2- Farm to table community dinner located in a lodge near the mountain village.  Both events were amazing, taking the gondola up to Uncorked was awesome; once we arrived the views were breathtaking.  The Farm to table dinner was served family style. Tables were country casual and the food was locally sourced and so scrumptious.  Highly recommend adding these 2 events if attending a Wanderlust festival.

IMG_5341File Jul 01, 4 56 47 PMPicMonkey Collage farm to tableBelow are a couple of amazing companies with yoga & lifestyle apparel that I truly love and support… so worth checking out.

Spiritual Gangster – Yoga clothing for high vibration living.

Buddha Pants  – clothing company dedicated to creating multi-functional travel ready apparel, focusing on comfort & encouraging an active lifestyle.

Silver & Sage Jewelry – Yoga-inspired jewelry. Mala beads, bracelets, earrings, necklaces. Natural stones accented with sterling silver and gold charms. Jewelry for life.

Erro Shop – hand dyed garments designed for women in search of adventures on the road less traveled.

To find your true North, we must salute to the south – Wanderlust


Such a beautiful journey with my girlfriends that created eternal memories. Wanderlust has festivals in the US, Canada & are expanding worldwide. If you are looking for a new adventure, I highly recommend. Take your friends, loved ones or go with just yourself, it’s a big open community of friendly yogis welcoming all to join.

Sending love and gratitude to my soul sisters and to all, may LOVE always lead our journeys onward.


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  • Reply Paul markow July 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    First blog I’ve read of yours. Beautifully written and photographed.

    • Reply Stacey Leigh Barnes July 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you so much Paul!!! Wouldn’t have the eye to capture the goodness without your guidance & mentorship. For anyone looking for an AMAZING photographer, be sure to check out http://www.paulmarkow.com -Sending my deep gratitude to your way Paul. ?✨

  • Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate July 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    What a really great trip and experience! Sounds wonderful, especially in such a gorgeous setting!

  • Reply Alexis July 10, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Stacey, I always look forward to hearing about your soulful experiences- what an awesome way to connect with girlfriends! I’ll be buying the pants, thank you!

    • Reply Stacey Leigh Barnes July 10, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      Alexis, thank you so much for your support & connection. Keeps me inspired to continue to share these soul journeys. You will love the Buddha Pants, they are so awesome!!!! ?✨

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