Travel: Best Trip Ever with My Mom

April 11th, 2013

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My Best Trip Ever with My Mom After traveling to six continents and joining the Traveler’s Century Club for those who have been to over one hundred countries, I am often asked, “Where is your favorite place?” We recently hosted a travel writing contest on with over sixty writers sharing, “Inspiration-A Place You Love.” … Continued

  Can Mothers and Daughters be friends or are they always foes? Mia and Claire Fontaine’s travels together in Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World tell a story in two voices of each women finding their footing in their complicated lives. One in a quarter life … Continued

WATCH: Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) September 29, 2012. During my travels to over one hundred countries, I had visited the Shwedagon Pagoda in 2001 at sunset and it has always been one of my favorite and most memorable places. George and I met online and married partially due to the Shwedagon Pagoda. I could not … Continued

From our latest NEWS: In Chitwan National Forest, we went for a morning jungle walk. We saw tiger tracks (photo below) as well as rhino and elephants footprints, rhino scat, and we even saw a peacock fly! Who knew they could do that! A very electric Blue Kingfisher bird flew by us and we saw … Continued

WATCH: Botataung Pagoda Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) By taxi, we arrived at “Buddha’s First Sacred Relic Pagoda, Botataung, Yangon” This site was the original home of Buddah’s first sacred hair relic. The Buddha gave eight strands of his sacred hair to two brothers Tapussa and Bhalika who brought them to Okkla later called Dagon and now … Continued

Thanks to Johnny Jet for interviewing us as TRAVEL PROS! Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Lisa Niver Rajna and George Rajna Occupation: George and … Continued

WATCH: Moseah Yeshuah Synagogue, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) September 29, 2012 Around 2pm we were off to visit the Moseah Yeshuah Synagogue at 85 26th Street. The man at the desk wanted to know, “Why do you want to go there?” George told him, “We are Jewish and Lisa’s friend, Ellen, knows Moses the caretaker. He … Continued

Click here to READ the entire recent Newsletter: We Said: Hello from Nepal Hello from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Boudhanath, outside Kathmandu (photo above.) The dome of the stupa is 120 feet in diameter, and 43 meter in height. (why the brochure uses both feet and meters is almost as confusing as Nepal’s … Continued

WATCH: Streets around Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) After a quick walk around the market, we went to the central Sule Pagoda. It is a gigantic golden dome at the center of central Yangon. We walked over the bridge to cross the street and paid a donation for visiting the temple, which turned out only … Continued

Thank you to Nora, The Professional Hobo for including us in her series: “A Week in the Life!” We are honored to be nomads on her site. We wrote about a week when we were leaving Thailand after a month and beginning our three month stay in India. The week included a broken bus, a … Continued