Amused in Amed

AMUSED IN AMED There have been many times when travel has been the right life choice for me but so many people say, “You are leaving again? That is just not normal!” It has seemed unusual that I have spent so many years working at sea or on the road with George, but it is … Continued

Fear & Loathing In Cambodia

Author’s Note:  The events in this story took place during my first visit to Cambodia in 1993 when the country was under the control of UNTAC or the United Nations Transitional Authority In Cambodia.  At that time UNTAC was attempting to organize the country’s first democratic elections after the ravages of the Khmer Rouge which … Continued

Rocking in the Rice Fields

Rockin’ Rice Fields: A somewhat musical journey from Ubud to Amed in Bali, Indonesia. DJ George bringing on the rapping tunes for our driver. We had a brief stop at Le Zat a Candidasa restaurant with gorgeous ocean views on the way to Deddy’s Bungalows, Amed. Video: Rockin’ Rice Fields From Rocking in the Rice … Continued

San Augustin and the Monsters Among Us

In southern Colombia along the verdant hills overlooking the Magdalena River, the National Archeological Park at San Augustin was once a major draw for both domestic and foreign tourists before the simmering drug wars of the 1970s turned into full-scale military conflict.   1) San Augustin town The park boasts a unique feature; its main … Continued

New Zealand – Weekend in the Whanganui

After the hectic feat of exploring a decent portion of Australia in two weeks, my friend and I escaped to New Zealand’s North Island to unwind. We decided the best way to explore the scenic beauty of New Zealand would be to drive through it. This was my first international road trip and first time … Continued

Please READ for my BIRTHDAY, 45×45

Sept 3, 2012: Forty-five days before I turn forty-five, I am asking you to join me in donating to Jewish World Watch (JWW) for the Solar Cooker Project to help forty-five families. I hope to find at least forty-five people willing to donate $5 to $45 (or more) in honor of my forty-fifth birthday so … Continued

Yaroslavsky Train Station

Trans-Siberian Express Train – Part 2

ON THE TRAIN The border of Asia and Europe – that would be our first stop on the Trans-Siberian Express train. How long would it take to leave Europe behind and enter Asia at the border formed by the Ural Mountains? Remember, at the end of Part 1, Kay and I were arriving at the … Continued

I Grew my Boobs in China

My name is Savannah Grace, 22 years old, born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and author of “Sihpromatum – I Grew my Boobs in China”,  a fascinating memoir series of a family’s one year turned four year 80+ country, backpacking/overlanding journey around the world. At 14 I was pulled from the grips of the luxuries … Continued

Climbing the Giza Pyramids

There is no reason to repeat the endless speculations about the pyramids of Giza that have circulated since the first visitors from Greece recorded their impressions 2000 years ago.  The gigantic stone structures were built, and they exist still.  These are the only two irrefutable facts. White stone originally encased the pyramids and they shined … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel