Galungan Festival Kuta Bali (video)

  We left Southern Bali and returned to Kuta for the Balinese festival of Galungan which celebrates the victory of dharma over adharma on August 29, 2012. There were penjor- bamboo poles or towers with ceremonial offerings at the ends and people worshiping on the streets and in the traffic circles. During this time, the … Continued

Sweating it out: Experiencing the Temezcal

I’m in Hacienda El Carmen, a delightful old Spanish estate that has been turned into the kind of hotel that is both wedding destination and respite from the everyday world — you can walk the restored rooms full of antiques, inside walls over a foot thick, and imagine the footsteps of the generations that called this place their … Continued

Uluwatu Temple, Bali (video)

During our stay in Southern Bali at Bingin Beach, we rented motorbikes to visit the famous cliff temple of Uluwatu. Some of the hills are steep but the road is basically good. The views are incredible and we were there the day before the start of the festival, Galungan. The surfers at Uluwatu Beach were … Continued

A Taste of Immortality- Part 1

“Everyone walks through life but it is those who look to learn from people coming from different walks of life that travel the farthest.” True learning for me is something that happens in gradual steps not something that I acquire at a first glance. For this very reason, when traveling to Iran became a possibility, … Continued

Lisa as a Travel Fashion Girl!

Many thanks to Alex Jimenez for interviewing me for her site, Travel Fashion Girl, which is full of fantastic information from packing lists for every style of travel, to travel fashion tips as wells as do’s and don’ts! Her site is a Traveler’s Guide to Practical and Stylish Travel Gear. I love that she said, … Continued

Hue and the Rebirth of a Tragic Icon

Most people know the story of Hue and the role that the former imperial city of Viet Nam played during the Tet Offensive of 1968.  For several days, after a surprise attack on the city, the flag of North Viet Nam flew over the Citadel in defiance of the Americans and their South Vietnamese allies.  … Continued

Backpacks of Love Delivered in Bali!

Every July, for the past 5 years, Retta Jitner and volunteers from America and Bali have been distributing uniforms and backpacks full of school supplies to children on the island of Bali. Loretta’s charity, Pencils for Kids, Inc. (www.pencilsforkidsinc.com) is based in Los Angeles and is dedicated to providing needy school-aged children with the basics … Continued

A Quest for Wonder: Easter Island (Video)

From Iguaçu I travel west over the Andes and beyond, over one of the emptiest stretches of water on the planet, en route to Easter Island, a fine dot on the map of the Pacific. If Iguaçu is full presence, Eastern Island is absence. Fretted by incessant winds, it is surrounded by a million square … Continued

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Making the most of holidays in Menorca

We are all entitled to our own opinions about what precisely makes for the very best kind of holiday experience. Some of us like to take in as much of the culture and cuisine as possible when visiting a new and exotic part of the world but for others it is all about relaxing in … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel