Myanmar: Bagan Day Three in the Rain(video)

WATCH: 26 Bagan Day Three Oct: Moving in the Rain, Myanmar (Burma) 26 Bagan Day Three moving hotels sunset in the rain at Shwe Zigon, Myanmar (Burma) Winner Guesthouse is under construction. They have a permit to build and it is a bit noisy and dusty. After watching the ladies carry bricks on their heads, we … Continued

Colombia: Free Yourself From Yourself

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” The first time that I heard Brad Pitt’s quote in the movie Fight Club, I didn’t really put any thought into it but for some reason, the passage stuck with me in my mind. I was hiking in Colombia when this quote randomly … Continued

Thailand: Break-free Moment

As a kid, standing in the balcony watching the night sky, I always wondered if one fine day I could travel and reach the stars. The similar feeling encapsulate my heart when I saw the birds flying. The only thing I wish was to have wings so that I could fly to far off places. … Continued

New Mexico: Perfect Strangers Embrace

Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, New Mexico. It was the moment of the Bloodline Healing workshop that touched me most deeply. My eyes swelled with tears as I witnessed Abbey, a Native American Elder, embracing Eliana, a young Jewish woman.  My chest filled with a pure satisfaction as Eliana sobbed and Abbey soothed.  These two participants … Continued

United States bombs the Great Barrier Reef?

What is the real cost of the United States bombing of the Great Barrier Reef? By Jeremy Goldberg “I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security.  Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.  Otherwise what is there to defend?” Robert Redford said that, and reading it again … Continued

Traveling Around the World…in Sin

Thank you to Amy Sommer at Westside Today for her story, Traveling Around the World…in Sin about our memoir, Traveling in Sin. “Traveling in Sin” is a love story and travel memoir rolled in to a single, enjoyable book. Written by George Rajna and Lisa Niver Rajna, the travelers who fell in love while traversing the … Continued

From Greece to L.A.ve

‘If you had only one wish, what would it be?’ I’d wish the plane wouldn’t crash. Of course that is not my answer. Marc, the guy I met ten minutes ago, doesn’t need to know that I’m afraid of airplanes, and that I am having a panic attack as we speak. He needs to hear … Continued

Minneapolis: The Mighty Mississippi River

My eyes flicked toward the trees as a blur of bright yellow flew past. That look away was enough for me to fishtail through the sandy road. I hopped off my bike to collect myself and to pull out my field guide. Not all birds are yellow, but that blur of yellow was not enough … Continued

Brazil: The Lost Island of Marajó

After a three-hour boat ride from Belém, I arrived on the world’s largest freshwater island, Marajó. Roughly the size of Switzerland, it also boasts a seat directly on the equator and a city, Anajás, with the most cases of malaria in all of Brazil. I didn’t visit Anajás, but Soure, another of Marajo’s sparse towns. … Continued

England: Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap: The Transition to Independent Travel There is a restricting uneasiness with terra incognita that ails any traveler venturing abroad for the first time. I was no exception. Before boarding the plane to London, I had a plethora of wrong assumptions, stereotypes and nightmarish fears that plagued me during the turbulent plane ride. … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel