Writers: Are You Contagious Yet?

May 5th, 2013

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I did not realize when I picked Penn (after being admitted early decision in December 1984), that class would still be in session in 2013 while traveling on a local bus in Nepal! During this trip, I read Contagious: Why Things Catch On because as a traveler, teacher, and writer it sounded extremely compelling. I too … Continued

WATCH: 11 Monks on Mopeds in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) October 1, 2012 George and I wandered the streets and immediately saw Monks on Mopeds, Monks on the phone, monks with umbrellas. There are a lot of monks! And a lot of cell phone places. Samsung, All Call, Any Call were all packed with people. Myanmarians … Continued

WATCH: Moving about in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) September 30, 2012 When we arrived in the large highway bus station, I asked a man for Royal Guesthouse. He left and Toto appeared (yes, like from Wizard of Oz). He said, “I am a representative of Royal Guesthouse but I left at 2pm so I am not sure … Continued

Lisa and George were featured in The Himlayan Times on the 20th of April 2013 sharing travelling tips learned over years of trekking the globe and writing tips for aspiring travel bloggers!   You can check out the article on The Himalayan Times website here : Link to Article     

Chris Bohjalian’s novels have always intrigued me. His topics challenge, educate and encourage us to take action. Nearly one hundred years after the “Slaughter You Know Next to Nothing About,” his latest novel, The Sandcastle Girls (Vintage Contemporaries) , inspires me to wonder what should be done two years from today, April 24, 2015, to … Continued

WATCH: Bus Travel from Yangon to Mandalay in Myanmar  Our video travelogue of 27 Days in Myanmar continues with the drama of getting from one place to another with limited communication. Enjoy the RIDE! September 30, 2012 I woke up at 6am and tried to call two bus companies to see if we could gets … Continued

Thanks to Dave from Dave’s Travel Corner for interviewing us about our world travels! We are honored to be included on his site and to share about our travels. Read a few of the fantastic questions below and the FULL INTERVIEW on Dave’s Travel Corner   Q. What are your travel plans for the rest … Continued

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!   YOU can decide the winner of our Vagabond Choice Award for our Writing Contest! Just LIKE your favorite article in this gallery. The photo with the most likes on Wednesday, April 24, at 11:59 PM EST will be the WINNER! Share early and often with your Facebook friends. The more votes, … Continued

WATCH: Shwedagon Pagoda at night Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Shwedagon Pagoda is a startling and stunning site. I recommend you visit especially for sunset, the evening colors and if possible at near full moon as we did. After sunset as the sky turns from blue to black, it seems the golden shimmers of the pagoda get stronger. … Continued