Palau: At the Edge of Paradise

We Said Go Travel Newsletter 34: Sept. 19, 2013 Two weeks in Palau: The Edge of Paradise Our time in Palau was filled with natural wonders and outdoor adventures like kayaking, snorkeling, double rainbows, incredible sunsets, Milky Way (below) and UNESCO sites: the Rock Islands(see beach photo below) and Jellyfish Lake. I loved diving Blue Corner … Continued

The Thiruvannamalai temple has several temple towers pointing in the four cardinal directions, each exquisitely carved.

Two “Foreigners” in Thiruvannamalai, India

I had a lot of trouble pronouncing the name of this town: “Thiruvannamalai”. It required me to roll my tongue too much and too many times. It had too many syllables. Hailing from North India, living in the south Indian city of Bangalore, I initially found south Indian names to be tongue twisters – especially … Continued

Trover Interview: Building a Personal Travel Writing Brand

Fight the Inertia – Building a Personal Travel Writing Brand Thank you to Trover for inviting us for an interview to talk about how to build your own Travel Writing Brand. Lisa Niver Rajna and George Rajna, founders of We Said Go Travel, host travel storytelling contests for emerging travel writers. They shared a few minutes … Continued

Feel the FEAR, Travel ANYWAY!

Thank you to Tiffany Hawk for including me in her article, “How to Make Dreams Happen. Right Now. Even if You’re Scared,” on the Huffington Post. The article begins: Feel the fear and do it anyway. More than 25 years after Susan Jeffers released a bestselling book by that title, the go-get ’em phrase remains a mantra … Continued

Myanmar: On the Road to Mandalay from Meiktila (video)

Watch: 40 Day 2 on the Road to Mandalay from Meiktila, Myanmar (Burma) We Said Go Travel http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/ October 24, 12 Honey Hotel has issues, trash around the lake, unidentifiable food but friendly staff! My suggestions for this hotel: clean up the hallway, stairwells, and rooms especially the refrigerator. I did not included the video of … Continued

Fiji: From Mold to Sun

Foul smelling, damp and also a little crusty, Chris and I were starting to feel like the inside of a teenage boys soccer bag that had not been cleaned for weeks on end. Night after night we laid on our backs looking at the expanding patches of green, fuzzy mold on the ceiling of our … Continued

Myanmar: Local bus from Inle Lake to Meiktila (video)

WATCH: 39 Local bus from Inle Lake to Meiktila, Myanmar (Burma) We Said Go Travel http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/ October 23, 2012 We wanted to travel during the day from Inle Lake to Mandalay. They kept saying, “no” to us. There is only the evening bus from Inle Lake to Mandalay 10,000K per person with air conditioning. But we … Continued

John at Tiger's Nest Monastery

Return to Bhutan

RETURN TO BHUTAN Yet again I find myself at the Drukair check in counter of Bangkok’s Suvarnhabumhi airport, at the unreasonable hour of 4:30 a.m. Twelve Bhutan bound clients make up my entourage. The usual grumpy Thai staff processes our bags and tickets and scrutinizes visas, not the best introduction for the happiest place on … Continued

Philippines: Caves, Coffins and Clouds

I was at the end of my trip of Asia. 10 hours from Manila, 3 hours through Banaue and Bontoc. 13 hours in total. I had little time left in the Philippines so I had one day to do Sagada. I actually remember first hearing about the place when I was in Laos. A couple … Continued

Valencia – City of Ghosts

Valencia is not particularly well known. No image of it came to my mind, but a quick Google search informed me it was Spain’s third city, birthplace of paella, and cheap, so it seemed ideal for a getaway. It would turn out to be far more interesting. After arrival we head to the chief attraction. … Continued

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