10 Questions from Contiki!

Thank you to Contiki Blog for a wonderful interview asking me TEN GREAT QUESTIONS including: When and where did you first travel by yourself, and why did you choose that particular destination? Will you be shocked to know it was ARIZONA! Which destinations are you consistently drawn to, and why?  (Places you’ll always come back … Continued

Fethiye, Turkey: A Retreat from the Storm

By Hannah Williams There was an ominous storm brewing far off in the distance where the blackening sky collided with the snow-capped mountains. With the musty smell of impending rain hanging in the air, I set off to explore the city of Fethiye, Turkey. The word “foolish” flew across my subconscious as I stepped out … Continued

One perfect day in Ventura

by Elaine J. Masters www.tripwellness.com www.drivetimeyoga.com Whether it’s a girlfriend’s getaway or a romantic rendezvous, historic Ventura’s got it down. I met my sister there recently. She came in by train from Santa Barbara and I ventured north from San Diego. We arrived within minutes of each other. I love day-trips by train. It’s a … Continued

Belize City: A Town Grows but Stays the Same

When I first visited Belize City in the 1970s, the former capital of Belize possessed a certain seedy charm. The city in 1978 I hadn’t been there in years when I revisited the country in April of this year. The Belize River, which divides the city in two, didn’t look much different. The river’s mouth … Continued

What Happens When you Don’t Live your Passion?

By Karlene Cameron There is a saying, “You can run but you can’t hide”. At some point whatever you have been running from is going to come back to bite you in a tender place. The travel bug bit me way back in 1995 or thereabouts while working in a job/career as a reporter that … Continued

Barbara Boxer, United States Senator: Thank you!

Congratulations on your nomination for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. I understand you were nominated because of your mastery of the subjects, instructional methods, leadership in education and dedication to improving student learning. I am pleased to have this opportunity to join your colleagues, family and friends in offering my … Continued

Madness in Nepal

A local Sadhu welcomes visitors to old Kathmandu, Nepal “Stop!  Don’t go outside yet!”  I shouted frantically, trying to get my family’s attention.  I had to catch up with them to warn them about the insanity that was awaiting them outside the door twenty yards in front of them.  I had not prepared them or … Continued

My Chevy Volt Experience

Sometimes in the life of a spiritual person come things that are really, really “of this world.” Things like “Mad Men,” chili cheese fries, and now, Klout.com. Klout is a potentially terrifying yet extremely awesome social media metric site that basically tells you how cool you are.  Not really.  Actually, it tells you how cool other people think … Continued

The Voluntourist: How to live a life that Matters!

As we begin our journey in South East Asia, I have been reflecting on my goals for this year. I wanted to share Ken Budd’s book, The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem. Perhaps it will inspire you to take your own trip after reading about his … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel