Dreamland is not my Dream (video Indonesia)

We left Kuta, Bali by taxi for the Southern or Bukit peninsula. Our first view of Balangan was that it was a beautiful beach. We climbed down the steps to find surfer shacks and giant waves. We had hoped to find an area to watch the surfers but still swim. Balangan was not it. We … Continued

Slow Travel to the Gilis in Indonesia

  Thanks to Dave’s Travel Corner for publishing my article on Slow Travel to Gili Meno. It begins like this: Sometimes traveling slowly can be more enjoyable than the “preferred,” faster transportation. During our return trip to Gili (a series of islands located just off the northwest tip of Lombok, Indonesia) we meandered rather than … Continued

Costa Rica: The Osa Peninsula

I had the great good fortune in 1993 to photograph several areas of Costa Rica for the Costa Rican Tourist Board (ICT).  Among my destinations was Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula, one of the last untouched rain forests in Central America. I first visited the country in 1978, and when I returned in … Continued

Glass Geishas by Susanna Quinn

Susanna Quinn’s Glass Geishas is a compelling and cautionary tale. Just reading the sub-heading: “Every Girls Has Her Price,” I was drawn in. From the first lines of the prologue, “Breathe in, Breathe out,” I felt like I fell down a rabbit hole. What world had I tumbled into? The stories of young blond Western … Continued

Turkey: An Ideal Destination for a Family Holiday

Turkey is an excellent choice for a family holiday. You will find that you can eat and get around cheaply, and that your children are welcome wherever you go. There are great prices on trips to Turkey  at the moment, too. The main tourist areas for families are the Aegean coast and the Mediterranean coast. … Continued

Time Travel: Ireland

Want to head back in time, in Ireland? One of the best spots to do so is at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, in County Clare.  It’s very close to the Shannon airport, so if you fly in and out of there, you’re only 5 minutes away     The Bunratty Castle and Folk Park … Continued

Time Traveling Back to Nimbin

Did someone put a couple drops of acid in my organic oat bran waffle? Oh no, they didn’t, I’m just in Nimbin. Nestled in the surrounding rainforest is the town of Nimbin which, for all drug intensive purposes, has remained frozen in time since the height of the hippie counter-culture movement in the 1960s. A … Continued

Rambling during Ramadan

Rambling during Ramadan When we arrived in Bali on July 3, 2012, we had plans for a big adventure to Sulawesi and the Banda Islands but then we found out the dates of the upcoming Ramadan month. I did not think traveling in a 98% Moslem country during Ramadan was a great plan. I had … Continued

6 Tips for Eating Thai Food on a Budget

Bangkok is, without a doubt, a paradise destination for all food lovers. Whether you are staying a couple of days in Bangkok or having a holiday on one of Thai stunning beaches, tasting Thai food will be an unforgettable travel experience you will never forget. Bangkok cuisine is well-known for its lightness and strong aromatic … Continued

Santorini – The Most Beautiful Greek Island

 by Leona Sky The beautiful, tiny white and blue island that legend claims to be Atlantis is where we are heading. That is where we decided to spend our holidays.  Even though it has been a pretty smooth flight, we are looking forward to finally getting out of this plane. Our fellow passengers seem to … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel