48 Hours in Portland

October 5th, 2016

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Having never been to Portland, Oregon before, my vision of ‘Portlandia’ stemmed from the light hearted humorous TV show I passionately watched for several seasons. All I kept thinking when we landed was “This is where young people go to retire,” or “Put a bird on it.” Portland impressed me as soon as we landed … Continued

Are you wondering what are the Big Magic Secrets to living a Creative Life Beyond Fear? My path has been full of bumps in the road and the most important thing is as Elizabeth Gilbert says in her book, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear:”   “Next, next, next—always next. Keep moving, keep going. Whatever … Continued

Thank you to the Los Angeles Zoo and the Safari Society for an evening of up close experiences with unique animals and an outdoor dinner BBQ. See more from the 2016 Sunset Safari event in our video below.   What is the Safari Society?  The Zoo says: “Safari society donors are a sophisticated group who share a deep appreciation … Continued

September News: 748,000 video views I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me on my journey with We Said Go Travel. Thank you! My journey with video began in Taiwan in 2011 with a Cisco Flip Camera. One of my 5th grade students taught me to use iMovie at recess. I am now 2,000 views … Continued

The beauty of a city is learning about its culture through food. My introduction to Seattle after 22 years included a necessary stop at a Chinese tea house at the edge of the famous Fish Market. After a bout with food poisoning, serious lack of sleep, and dragging our suitcases for at least a mile … Continued

During a Girlfriend Getaway in Grapevine Texas, I met Tammilee Tilson and learned about her project to do 40 new things before she was 40. I was so enthusiastic about her project that the other writers on the trip suggested I do it as well. I said, “I simply cannot.” They could not think of … Continued

We are very lucky at WSGT to have talented participants in our contests and most recently, the Travel Writing Award. To say thanks, we will be featuring contributing writers each week who are currently displaying the WSGT Travel Badge. Our next Gratitude Travel Writing Award opened on September 11, 2016. We hope you will share your story! … Continued

Obicà Sunset Plaza Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina I traveled to Italy on my honeymoon and haven’t been able to go back in many, many years but I was gleefully transported back there when I went to newly opened Obicà Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood, CA. The dining experience at this mozzarella bar makes my … Continued

Both strangers and friends ask me for the steps and the secrets to become a travel writer especially now that I am listed as the #1 Expert on Travel Writing by Klout. People ask, “Is it hard to get started? How do you get to the point where you receive trips and perks?” My answer … Continued

We are very lucky at WSGT to have talented individuals participate in our contests and most recently, the Travel Writing Award. To say thanks, we will be featuring five contributing writers each week who are currently displaying the WSGT Travel Badge. Our next Gratitude Travel Writing Award opens September 11, 2016. We hope you will share … Continued