Don’t Let Your Ship Set Sail Without You!

Thank you to Nellie Huang for publishing my review of Torre Deroche’s novel, Love with a Chance of Drowning in Wild Junket. My review begins: Many people ”lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them” (Henry David Thoreau).Will you say yes when the experience of a lifetime is offered to you? Torre … Continued

Thailand: Freedom In Pai

 I was a month into my trip in Thailand when I fell upon the place that represents freedom to me. To this day it is still that place that I’ve ever felt the most free. This place was a small hippie town in the north ofThailand. This place was called Pai. This experience is something … Continued

Thailand: The Choice is Mine

I’m living on an organic permaculture farm in Northern Thailand. I discovered it online while looking for a cheap place to stay near Pai. It’s the right price, and only a little more if I want to participate in the communal meals. Today? I’m in. Tomorrow? Well…I’ll decide in the morning. I was looking for … Continued

Canada: White Place, White Time.

Bump! The chairlift hits the back of my sleepy legs as it had done a thousand times that season, I sit back on the empty chair and let it pull me to the top. I let my gaze wander over the entire face of the mountain, one side of the chairlift is lined with snow-covered … Continued

Israel: Savoring the Taste

My friend Baruch and I wended our way up into the northern Galilee in Israel, up into the mountains. Just a few kilometers from the Blue Line – the UN determined border between Israel—we drove past an Israeli Army outpost and its patrols dressed in their heavy uniforms in all that heat. The day hovered … Continued

In The Guardian: New Must-Do Experiences

Thank you to Gemma Bowes from The Guardian Travel Section for including us in the article, “Backpacking: a guide to classic and new must-do experiences.” We Said Go Travel recommended: India: “Instead of Goa, Gokarna, further south, is the seaside region for quieter, lovelier sands, at Kudlee Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise … Continued

Tasty Thailand: Lamailicious

We love Lamai, it is Lamailicious! Enjoy our first SlideShare below with photos of where we like to eat in Lamai, Koh Samui, Thailand! We have been in Lamai for over a month now and love all our nearby restaurants and new friends. We eat often at: Balance run by Rocky (they have a new baby born on … Continued

Romania: Orşova, My Love…

Once upon a time, the gods added a certain je ne sais quoi to the southwestern region of Romania we call ‘Banat’: mysterious and dark forests, fast rivers, deep gorges. It was also the region in which the kingdom of Romanians’ ancestors flourished – Dacians must have appreciated the sanctuary feel provided by primeval forests … Continued

India: Road Tripping to the Taj

Cruising along the left side of the highway at 60 km an hour; windows down. Free. The hot, dusty breeze making my hair tangled and dirty. Quick swerve to avoid a water buffalo, “This is India,” our driver, K.P. explains, as if it’s possible to forget where we are. He was late picking us up; … Continued

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Thailand: Inertia

If there are two other people on the pristine white beach with us in Koh Phangan, Thailand, we consider it crowded. I lay on my back on my thin blue sarong, absorbing the rays of a midday sun so brilliant I still need my shades on, even with my eyes closed. I run my fingers … Continued

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