Thailand: When Relationships Are Challenged by Extreme Travel

Thank you to Women’s Adventure Magazine for publishing my story, When Relationships Are Challenged by Extreme Travel. My other title was “Sobbing While Snorkeling.” By Lisa Niver Rajna Five years ago when George and I flew into Thailand for the first time together, I thought I was going to cry in the airport. I gave up … Continued

‘Walking’ the Freedom Trail

On Valentine’s Day, 2011 I took my oath as a US citizen at the young age of 62. My husband Bill and I were in our second year of RVing across North America. We have the freedom to be where we want to be, do what we want to do. As we were going up … Continued

Freedom Fairy Tales – Malta

In the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, slightly below Sicily, rests Malta, the largest island in the Maltese archipelago. Valletta, the capital of Malta, is a fortified city built on Mount Sceberras between two harbors with defense in mind during the architectural planning. Walking through the entrance is like being magically transported back in time … Continued

Freedom: Finding My Way Along the Causeway

Finding My Way Along the Causeway Take-off is something I always look forward to when traveling.  I love when the plane finishes taxiing, does an about-face on the runway, and suddenly starts to gain momentum.  I am riding rolling thunder and my obligations are officially behind me the moment those tires leave the earth! This … Continued

Myanmar: Bagan Day Six (video)

Watch: 30 Bagan Day Six, Myanmar (Burma) For our sixth day of exploring in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) we again traveled by bicycle. Today we took our bikes to Nyuang U market. George got his shirt fixed and I bought a bag from Mee Mee Tin. We took in the river views at The Beach Bagan and … Continued

Canada: I Enjoy Myself Without My Ears

I hate Klezmer music. The whiny shriek of the clarinet sounds like a castrato who woke up to find a tarantula staring at him. The tunes all sound like a newly bar-mitzvahed boy went crazy on Clarinet or Trumpet Hero. The roughness of the syllables coming from the singer’s mouth reminds me of what I … Continued

Where the World Meets

AMMAN. ALEXANDRIA. ATHENS. ANCHORAGE. I hate to fly. Take-offs are especially nerve racking for me. Yet, airports are my sweet spot. I drop my responsibilities, doubts and burdens at long-term parking, give a slight nod of acknowledgment to the sliding glass doors that part to welcome me, and breathe a contented sigh as I waltz … Continued

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Traveler Meetup Tomorrow

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Meet up with local travel bloggers and anyone else who is passing through town! We’ll eat at the best banana leaf in town, Nirwana Cafe in Bangsar. 8 o’clock sharp! See you there! 43 Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar, Malaysia RSVP on Facebook and for more details.   More information about … Continued

Russia: Home away from Home.

I am interested in this interaction between the place we are in and the development of our minds. The interplay of space and mind creates place when I think about my sense of place, it’s hard for me to pin it down. Let’s start with my hometown. I was born and raised in Agbor Delta … Continued

Finding Hope and Hospitality in the West Nile

 A Spiritual journey through West Nile, where hope and hospitality is in ready supply New to me is the picturesque St. Emmanuel’s Cathedral. The last time I was in Arua (Christmas holidays of 2000), grandpa had retired from active church ministry he served in the former sanctuary; a dilapidated temple reminiscent of the days of … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel