Antarctica Feature: Part 2 – Will I Be Bored on the Ship?

(through the porthole – onboard the Ocean Diamond en route to Antarctica) If you ask someone what frustrates them most about their daily life, chances are they will respond with “there are not enough hours in the day”.  Ironically, when that same person prepares for an expedition cruise to Antarctica, chances are one of their … Continued

Dublin: Marian Keyes on Writing

Marian Keyes writes incredible novels often set in Dublin, Ireland  and  The Brightest Star in the Sky: A Novel was no exception. She describes this novel: “Like all my books The Brightest Star in the Sky is a comedy about something very serious, but it’s got a lovely uplifting feel to it. I suppose I … Continued

Three Generations in Israel – Part 1

Three Generations Abroad – Part 1 As soon as I agree to send my daughter on her school trip to Israel, I know that this is an opportunity for a unique experience for my family.  My mother and I decide to join my daughter and her class in Israel.  From the first steps in Israel, … Continued

Writers: Are You Contagious Yet?

I did not realize when I picked Penn (after being admitted early decision in December 1984), that class would still be in session in 2013 while traveling on a local bus in Nepal! During this trip, I read Contagious: Why Things Catch On because as a traveler, teacher, and writer it sounded extremely compelling. I too … Continued

Inspiration Travel Writing Contest: And The Winner Is

Thank you to all our writers from our 2013 Inspiration Travel Writing Contest! Nearly sixty writers from fifteen different countries participated to create over seventy posts on our site! The writers are from Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Uzbekistan. … Continued

Myanmar: Monks on Mopeds in Mandalay (video)

WATCH: 11 Monks on Mopeds in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) October 1, 2012 George and I wandered the streets and immediately saw Monks on Mopeds, Monks on the phone, monks with umbrellas. There are a lot of monks! And a lot of cell phone places. Samsung, All Call, Any Call were all packed with people. Myanmarians … Continued

Antarctica Feature: Part 1 – What Wildlife Will I See?

Wildlife spotting in Antarctica is a lottery.  There are no game park enclosures or zoos.  There are no park rangers waiting for a “release the whale for tourists” call.  There are no guarantees. And that’s what makes it so special. We are the visitors, on the outside looking in – we are venturing into their world.  This … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel