Written by Mary Anne Been Jetset Extra Africa – for some it’s a fantastic adventure full of excitement and magic. For others it’s a time of reflection and an opportunity to discover something that couldn’t be found elsewhere.  For me, Africa was a lifelong dream, somewhere I have dreamed of going since I was a … Continued

Merrie Monarch Festival 2012, Kanaka’ole Stadium, Hilo, Hawaii The elevated wood stage is well lit by the flood lights above. A giant arch serves as the ceiling, giving the feel of being in a wind tunnel as two sides of the arena are open air. Through that wind, comes a bouquet of smells; fresh night … Continued

The year is 2012 and I’ve been seeking illumination about the date of December 21. What better way to find inspiration than to visit a major Mayan site in Central America? So last month we set out for a day trip to the Maya ruins of Lamanai in northern Belize. The route we took involved … Continued

I want to go to this mystical destination of Uluru. This article was sent to us from the Southern Hemisphere; written by Nicola Harvey, a traveler and mom of two boys.   Some holidays are jaw-dropping, leaving an imprint for life, with the tiniest memory taking you back to the place that made you stand … Continued

Today we are honored to present an article from G Kamana from his Hilo office. After knowing this “Healer in the Streets” for many years, I am certain you will be inspired by his literal and figurative journeys. I’ve decided to retire early. At the ripe age of 34, with only 2 days until my … Continued

After spending seven years sailing the seven seas like Julie McCoy on the Love Boat, I was recently back on board with for a family celebration. I agree with Terrance Richardson that to continue to capture the attention of travelers, cruise lines will need to meet their 21st century demands about things like wi-fi! Enjoy … Continued

The Real Troy

Personally I love cities with walls especially ones you can walk on! Some of my favorites include: Xi’an, Lucca, and Dubrovnik. Now I cannot wait to see the real Troy, maybe we can go see it together! A trip to the legendary city of Troy is a real and exciting possibility  and this part of … Continued

“Greetings from Afghanistan” is written by our friend, Shane, who is working with USAID. He was in the Peace Corps with George in Paraguay. We hope he will send us many posts from his experiences; here is his first one: Hello friends and family, I have arrived in Kandahar, after a long week in Kabul. … Continued

  Our Thailand adventures in 2008 including meeting Alanna and Atom at the falafel cart on Koh San Road in Bangkok. George and I met so many wonderful vagabonds, travelers and explorers on our journey. We will be bringing you more and more of their stories on our expanded site. Enjoy Alanna’s adventure: Uttaradit to … Continued