Australia: Heading West – Windorah Bound

Part 1: Heading West – Windorah Bound We left the Sunshine Coast at 3:30 AM with the headlights of the truck slicing through the thick fog and darkness engulfing the highway. Our destination was the little town of Windorah in western Queensland, nearly in the heart of the continent. Actually, we were headed to the … Continued

Winners: Independence Travel Writing Contest

Thank you to all our writers from our 2013 Independence Travel Writing Contest! One hundred and eighty-eight writers from thirty-one countries participated to write about seventy-three countries for our contest! The writers are from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Republic … Continued

Myanmar: Biking Inle Lake (video)

WATCH: 37 Biking Inle Lake Myanmar (Burma) Our first stop was to figure out our transportation back to Mandalay. We met friendly five year-old Mimi. On the road, we saw a group practicing their leg rowing. The ride was beautiful—we saw red lotus flowers, fields and many animals. The road was not so good so … Continued

Bhutan: Seduced By A Country

Bhutan: Seduced By A Country I’ll admit it’s unusual, but have you ever flirted with a country? Been tempted to toss everything and start over, by a sovereign nation? Felt weak in the knees, butterflies in the stomach and knew that you were smitten, all by a place and not another person? In my case, … Continued

Purple Clover: Our Sabbatical Adventure

Thank you to Purple Clover for publishing my story about Our Sabbatical Adventure. Five years ago, Apple’s App store opened, Kindle was brand-new, Skype was not yet a verb, and my then-boyfriend/now-husband George and I flew to Tahiti to start a one-year sabbatical adventure. I chose to leap for love and was unsure how a … Continued

A Place I Love – Inside the Heart of Bruges

Inside the Heart of why I Love Bruges.  Ever since I watched the movie ‘In Bruges’ I’ve always wanted to visit the town itself. Fairy tales are part of most people’s childhoods because of what we watch on TV, or read in books. Most of us have an idea of a stereotypical Fairy tale. It could be … Continued

Athens, Greece: A Walk in Anafiotika

Finding hidden gems in the places we visit has been a hobby of mine since I started traveling independently. There is a certain magic in finding places which are not on the tourist beaten track. And the best persons to show you these places are the locals. I met my friend L. via Twitter and … Continued

Pakistan: Why I love Lahore

Pakistan: Why I love Lahore I stood in the balcony sipping the aromatic cup of pink tea while watching the sun rise and spreading the vibrant hues of yellow stealthily over the city, bringing the heart of Pakistan to life. My gaze shifted back to the stunning Badshahi mosque as sunlight lit up the beautiful … Continued

Myanmar: Boat trip on Inle Lake (video)

WATCH: 36 Boat trip on Inle Lake October 20, 2012, Myanmar (Burma) We asked the team at Golden Empress Hotel to help us arrange a boat trip on the Lake. With Ya and Nop from Bangkok, we spent the day exploring and we saw the famous Leg rowers, local fisherman, and the Weaving Factory. Khit Sunn … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel