Planning a National Park Vacation with Kids

Many of my family’s best vacation memories have been made in the National Parks. Exploring the rugged terrain of Badlands National Park, scampering over giant boulders in Yellowstone, and spotting wildlife in Denali rank near the top of our experiences. A National Parks vacation can be truly rewarding, especially with some advance planning. I think … Continued

Zurviving Zanskar

“There is no happiness for him who does not travel. Therefore, wander. The fortune of him who is sitting sits, it rises when he rises, it sleeps when he sleeps, it moves when he moves. Therefore, wander!”—- The Rig Veda – 800 – 600 BC Walking down a vacant road on the way to Padum, … Continued

Gorilla Ambassadors

Photographs by Scott and Leja DeLisi High atop a narrow ridge in the Bufumbira Mountains, the visitor reception centre was bathed in the first rays of sunlight. Outside the walls were washed with an orange patina and after years of rainswept erosion the buildings had become raised on their foundations. Half a dozen Uganda Wildlife … Continued

Visiting Botataung Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (video)

WATCH: Botataung Pagoda Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) By taxi, we arrived at “Buddha’s First Sacred Relic Pagoda, Botataung, Yangon” This site was the original home of Buddah’s first sacred hair relic. The Buddha gave eight strands of his sacred hair to two brothers Tapussa and Bhalika who brought them to Okkla later called Dagon and now … Continued

Roma Top 5

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Dana Gaworski from America. Thanks for your entry Dana! It doesn’t matter in what order you tackle this list, or how long you linger at each spot. But whatever you do, start your day with a hot Italian espresso. You’re going … Continued

City of my Dreams

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Caleb Adebayo from Nigeria. Thanks for your entry Caleb! It was the first time I was going to see the city of Ile-Ife. For me, this city was something to anticipate, something quite different from the industrialised urban settlement in Port … Continued

The Silence Room

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Nakisa Nooraee from Iran. Thanks for your entry Nakisa!  I am not going to write about the beautiful Brandenburg gate, the greenish statue in the Quadriga, the berlin wall and … I want to write about what I believe it is one … Continued

Fatehpur Sikri, India: Akbar’s City of Hope

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Anjali Amit from the USA. Thanks for your entry Anjali!   The twittering birds announce the sun’s arrival. Slowly, the night-black sky changes to dark blue, and then lightens as the fiery orb ascends the heavens. The red sandstone walls of … Continued

Exploring #Kerala, India: God’s Own Country

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Zamira Rahim from America. Thanks for your entry Zamira! Come July, it is worth visiting Kerala for the rain alone. The monsoon is a spectacle; humid, dramatic and drawing the human eye.  Small wonder then that Indian rain features so prominently in the backdrop of … Continued

Pura Vida in Punta Uva

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Shannon Guerreso from America. Thanks for your entry Shannon! When the paved roads give way to dusty unmarked trails, when landmarks assume responsibility for guiding your way, you will know you’re close. However you get there, whether by bus, open-air jeep or … Continued

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