Sri Lanka: To Go or Not To Go?

October 24th, 2010

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Article first published as Sri Lanka: To Go or Not To Go?on Technorati. After the 30 year civil war ended, we decided to go to Sri Lanka last summer. Our friends enjoyed a month of great travel in September 2009 and encouraged us to go. Wondering about the impact of so many years of war, I was … Continued

George and I in Ha Long Bay in Viet Nam “Travel’s power is two fold: it is both a vehicle for enlightenment and a powerful agent of global change. Together we can make a difference.” Klara Glowczewska, Editor in Chief, Conde Nast Traveler I love the quote about the power of travel. Do you think … Continued

Article first published as A Hitchhiker on the Road on Technorati. Descending the Cairo Side, a novel of the traveling life by Kit Herring Danny White is a young man who falls off the continent of Europe into Morocco, becoming a true vagabond. He begins his story in Descending the Cairo Side, “I didn’t know … Continued

Article first published as Nomads: All Who Wander Are Not Lost on Technorati. Our first career break involved wandering from Indonesia to Mongolia in 2008. George and I met online in 2007 and almost immediately started to travel. We were in Fiji after 6 months, and George asked me to join his life long dream … Continued

Article first published as Bugs Are the New Sushi on Technorati. Sumathi Reddy’s article, Bug Eaters try to get some Buzz on September 15 in the Wall Street Journal said: “bugs are tasty, and good for you, too—high in protein, low in fat, cheap and good for the environment. ‘I think it’s what sushi was … Continued

Peace Corps and the Princess Four Seasons Kuda Hura, MaldivesPhoto by Tim Yeung George was in the Peace Corps, lived in Paraguay, dug his own latrine and was the only one in his village who could wash dishes inside since he created the only “sink” in “town.” During the same time, I lived onboard a … Continued

Everyone is always asking us: Why Sri Lanka? How do you decide where to go?  George in Bundalla  One way we decide is the DICE OF PRICE. If we are considering several choices and one has a much better deal on the flight, that is where we go. Several years ago, George wanted to go to … Continued

Last Friday, I went to the funeral for my friend, my father’s mentor and someone who was an important part of my family. All who spoke commented on his passion and living life to the fullest with a great commitment to family, dentistry, tennis and horseback riding. My wish for myself and for you is … Continued

The islands of the Maldives are amazing! We heard about the incredible diving with the Manta Rays at Hanifaru. Click on the links below to see these amazing creatures! Hanifaru Diving with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks Please click on this National Geographic Video link for “Feeding Frenzy in the Maldives” which is part of … Continued

An overview of the area where we are… From Sri Lanka to the Maldives is a short flight. We spent 2 nights in the capital city of Male at Candies Hotel and while wandering the streets we walked across the whole island. I think the artificial beach looked great. They are creating beach to deal with erosion problems. All … Continued