Fun in the Philippines

September 5th, 2013

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Happy September and L’Shana Tova (Happy Jewish New Year!) Do you get our newsletter? This is from our recent news: Fun in the Philippines Our two weeks of travel in the Philippines have been varied and fantastic! Our visit included sharing the underwater world of Balicasag with giant turtles and a tornado of jack fish as well … Continued

Thank you to Charu at the Butterfly Diary for publishing my article about India: “Raft Building on the Banks of the Lake Palace, Udaipur: Changing the World One Bottle at a Time.” I thought sharing this piece on backpackers changing the world was a good fit for Rosh Hashannah, the beginning of the Jewish New … Continued

Thank you to all our writers from our 2013 Independence Travel Writing Contest! One hundred and eighty-eight writers from thirty-one countries participated to write about seventy-three countries for our contest! The writers are from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Republic … Continued

WATCH: 37 Biking Inle Lake Myanmar (Burma) Our first stop was to figure out our transportation back to Mandalay. We met friendly five year-old Mimi. On the road, we saw a group practicing their leg rowing. The ride was beautiful—we saw red lotus flowers, fields and many animals. The road was not so good so … Continued

Thank you to Purple Clover for publishing my story about Our Sabbatical Adventure. Five years ago, Apple’s App store opened, Kindle was brand-new, Skype was not yet a verb, and my then-boyfriend/now-husband George and I flew to Tahiti to start a one-year sabbatical adventure. I chose to leap for love and was unsure how a … Continued

WATCH: 36 Boat trip on Inle Lake October 20, 2012, Myanmar (Burma) We asked the team at Golden Empress Hotel to help us arrange a boat trip on the Lake. With Ya and Nop from Bangkok, we spent the day exploring and we saw the famous Leg rowers, local fisherman, and the Weaving Factory. Khit Sunn … Continued

Thank you to Jonny Blair for interviewing us on Don’t Stop Living! WORLD TRAVELLERS: LISA AND GEORGE FROM WE SAID GO TRAVEL It’s time to meet Lisa and George who have recently launched their travel memoir, Traveling In Sin!! Lisa and George also run the highly successful travel site “We Said Go Travel”. It’s a … Continued

WATCH: 35 Biking Inle Lake and Village Leg Rowers After School, Myanmar (Burma) Myanmar: Biking Inle Lake and Village Leg Rowers After School(video) We Said Go Travel http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/ October 19, 2012 After the biking in Bagan, I was not sure about biking around Inle Lake. I thought, “Can I do it?” It was supposedly thirty minutes … Continued

Thank you to Chris Backe for sharing one of his Seoul Itineraries with us from his book, Weird and Wonderful Korea “Welcome to Korea! An introduction: South Korea – home of soju, kimchi, and love motels. Presented here are the weird and wonderful parts of Korea – the places that tourists rarely reach and even locals don’t know … Continued

In his book, Awakened Leadership: Beyond Self-Mastery, Alan Shelton shares stories of his journey of transformation across decades and continents. His self-actualization to become an integrated awakened leader shines as an example of possibility to others. One of his gifts to leadership thinking is the new word: “intellectuality, the ability to be engaged in the shared … Continued