Where is the Ho Chi Minh Trail?

Thank you to Dave’s Travel Corner for posting my article, “Where is the Ho Chi Minh Trail?: Here is the beginning of the article: Disoriented is a term that means being lost or unclear about where you are. It originated from when the East or the Orient was considered the center of the world. If … Continued

State of California Certificate of Recognition: Thank you Fran Pavley

State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition Presented to: Lisa Niver Rajna In Honor of: Your nomination for the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Your work in teaching young students, in creating a website and blog to encourage lifelong learning in the sciences, and in contributing your professional … Continued

Mardin, Turkey

Mardin, Turkey – Reclaiming its history for the world to see

  Written by Mary Anne Been, Jetset Extra   My trip to Turkey started out with an incredible flight.  I know that isn’t what most people say about international flights, but mine was amazing.  I flew Turkish Airlines, Business Class, direct to Istanbul from Los Angeles.  The service is second-to-none, and being first on and … Continued

Peru: To the Cloud Forest from Cusco

One of the most exciting journeys you can make anywhere in South America is to go from the mountains to the rain forest, either headed east to the Amazon from the Andes, or, in Colombia and Ecuador, toward the west and the Pacific lowlands. The route in Peru from Cusco to the Manu Reserve area … Continued

Read e-books on Kindle from the public library? Yes I do!

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life  I agree with Anna Quindlen that books are fantastic. My personal favorites are travel stories and I love to read about the places I will find on … Continued

California State Assembly Certificate of Appreciation: Thank you Holly Mitchell

California State Assembly Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Lisa Niver Rajna In honor of: Your outstanding work and perseverance that resulted in many awards, as well as your contributions to the community through your work as an educator and mentor. Grateful recognition is merited and hereby rendered with sincere appreciation. Holly Mitchell 47th Assembly District … Continued

Wandering in Waikiki

Recently my article about our visit to Waikiki posted on the site, JohnnyJet.com. Thank you to Johnny Jet for sharing my post! It starts like this: The area around Waikiki’s famous two mile-long white sand crescent beach is a mecca for tourists. Waikiki means “spouting waters” and is located on Oahu, the third largest of … Continued

Ice, Ice Baby! Discovering Iceland

Kate Jarvis offered to share about a recent visit to Iceland, and as this is a place both George and I have never been and want to visit–we were excited to learn about a new destination. Enjoy! City breaks are great fun. I came to realise this after my first one this January, when I went … Continued

Happy Father’s Day

  Rachel Dotson wrote this article, Work Lessons From Dad,  in honor of Father’s Day, and she asked people from all walks of life to tell her the #1 lesson Dad taught them about work. The responses are as varied as they are inspiring and insightful. Here is mine: “My dad taught me so much by … Continued

San Francisco: Modern California Style and Elegance by the Sea

By Kit Herring As a great American city, San Francisco combines both modern California style with an elegance born of its unique location near the sea.  Its skyline is recognized world-wide and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is a testament to American ingenuity and engineering. The city is a melting pot of styles and cultures … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel