Johnny Jet: Gratitude Travel Writing Contest

Thanks to Johnny Jet for sharing about our Gratitude Travel Writing Contest on his site! WeSaidGoTravel.com’s Gratitude Travel Writing Contest opens September 11 and runs  through November 28, 2013. The theme for the Fall 2013 contest is “Gratitude: A Place That Inspires Awe.” No entry fee and $1,000 in cash prizes. Share your stories of awe and Inspire others … Continued

Vieste, Italy: That’s Amore

When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie That’s amore When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine That’s amore Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling And you’ll sing “Vita bella” Dean Martin – That’s amore That song was the first thing to come to my mind the second … Continued

Costa Rica: Falling in Love while Traveling

Sometimes I wish I would have taken my Spanish teacher’s advise when she told my classmates and I to be aware of falling in love when traveling abroad. At first, I was a bit surprised when she gave us that advise. She went from explaining the most important rules and regulations about living in another … Continued

Guam: Swimming with Sharks and in Storms

Hafa Adai Guam, Aloha Hawaii from our October 1st News: We have started hopping home towards California after fifteen months of travel (see map), first to Palau where we swam with jellyfish and sharks and they use US dollars and then to Guam, which is a US territory with wide sidewalks and supermarkets with an … Continued

Afghanistan: Times of Lull in the “War On Terror”

When you hear the words “War on Terror”, “Operation Enduring Freedom” and “Op Herrick”, what do you think about?  Typically people tend to hear these words and immediately think about all of the negative things that could be going on with their friends, family and loved ones.  Are they in a dangerous situation? What are … Continued

Vilnius, Lithuania: White Nights

We had only this: a course pack, a name, and a story. We scattered ourselves across the steps of the neo-classical Vilnius Cathedral, forty men and women in backpacks and light jackets from varying pockets of the world. Montreal. New York. Saudia Arabia. Japan. We stole surreptitious glances at one another, trying to pair names … Continued

In Bhutan, Skateboarding is a Crime

In Bhutan, Skateboarding is a Crime Driving the other day we see 2 boys on a homemade skateboard, I remark to Dorji this is the first such one I’ve seen. Oh yes, he says, the government banned them a few years back, as hazardous, citing accidents involving skateboarders and cars.Also banned: tobacco and plastic bags. In … Continued

Ireland: More than meets the Eye

Ireland: More than meets the Eye The gravestones appeared to have the best view on the island. Comfortably nestled in the long, wild grass, they overlooked the ever-changing sea. It seemed a grand spot to while away eternity, at least from the perspective of a landlocked girl from Illinois. I gave in to a soulful … Continued

Thailand: A Random Act of Kindness

The Sun was still shining but I knew the light would fade fast. Our resort in Phuket-the Kata Beach Resort was still at least a 45 minute drive away from the Marriott but I was sure I knew the way. My daughter was crying, upset at having been dragged away from the toys she’d been … Continued

France: Bourgeois Bohemian

A recent foray into Paris saw me slightly off centre from my usual stomping grounds. Generally a Rive Droite sort of girl I decided to shake it up a bit, and no I didn’t casually cross a bridge to the left bank instead. In true bohemian spirit, I opted to take an apartment in Montmartre … Continued

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