WATCH: 25 Exploring Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Day Two  ABOUT BAGAN: I read that at one time there were 13,000 temples, pagodas and religious structures in Bagan. There are now about 2000 temples from the 11th to 13th century. On October 11, 2012, I took an afternoon walk to see more temples. I found Gu-byauk-nge and … Continued

From Thirty-one Countries: We Said Go Travel Sent Tuesday, July 16, 2013View as plaintext We Said Go Travel Newsletter 30:  July 16, 2013 We Said: Independence Travel Writing Contest,  an International Success!   188 writers from Thirty-one countries participated  in our Independence Travel Writing Contest: Writers from 31 countries:  Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, … Continued

WATCH: 24 Bagan Day One, Myanmar (Burma) This movie is one of 45 movies from our 27 days in Burma in October 2012. On our first night in Bagan, we walked from Winner Guesthouse to see Hilo Milo at night. It was spectacular at night and we loved that the shopping was closed and there were … Continued

28-Day Road Adventures in Myanmar: “Finding Love in Shwedagon Paya” Myanmar is a vast exotic country with old heritage, unique culture, a variety of golden and white pagodas, a very friendly local population, and even sports fine white sand beaches.  Highlights include the amazing temples that dot the extensive plains of Bagan, the cool climate and … Continued

It was an honor to be included on “This Week in Travel” with Gary, Jen and Chris. Thank you for inviting us on your show! Gary Arndt is the man behind one of the world’s most popular, independent travel blogs. He has been traveling non-stop since March, 2007 and has visited over 60 countries and territories. Jen … Continued

Thank you to everyone who has followed our journey in Asia during this last year! We are really enjoying our trip! From our latest newsletter:  On June 27, we went to Nathon to extend our visas so we have another 30 days in Thailand for a total of three months. So if you are wondering … Continued

As July 4 approaches, I have been thinking about liberty. Is war the opposite of freedom? Is love the opposite of hate? I believe that apathy is the opposite of love. I am pondering the opposite of autonomy. I challenge myself to make selections that will make me proud. Owning a bikini from the 2012 … Continued

One year ago on July 1, 2012, George and I stepped on a plane to Bali to continue a journey from before we were married. In 2008-2009, we took a sabbatical in Asia. While we were away, I lost nearly sixty pounds; we got engaged underwater in Koh Lipe, Thailand and visited twelve countries in … Continued

WATCH: 23 Myanmar: Traveling by Bus from Monywa to Bagan  To travel from Monwya to Bagan we took the 9am and arrived at 12:30pm. (Our day started with a 7:45am wake-up, and 8am breakfast, after that we were off to the bus station for the 9am bus to BAGAN!) We had bought our tickets the day … Continued

Thank you to Nellie Huang for publishing my review of Torre Deroche’s novel, Love with a Chance of Drowning in Wild Junket. My review begins: Many people ”lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them” (Henry David Thoreau).Will you say yes when the experience of a lifetime is offered to you? Torre … Continued