Count Something Important

Atul Gawande says in his book, Better, count something interesting, be it an object or an abstract concept, and you will learn interesting new ideas. Some people count the days to summer camp or the nights until a Saturday night date; I enjoy counting the countries I’ve visited. After seven years at sea and a … Continued

Red Goddess Rising by Halle Eavelyn

Halle Eavelyn and Lisa Niver Rajna  When I met Halle at her book reading recently, I thought about my first trip to the Giza Pyramids. I remember that day like it was yesterday although I visited the great archeological site over thirty years ago! My family was cruising on a Greekship at the time and … Continued

Everyday Ways to Help Kids Learn

Read this article from parenting.com which features Lisa Niver Rajna, science teacher! Everyday Ways to Help Kids Learn You can help your child start learning from physics to problem solving—all without breaking a sweat or boring them silly By Linda Rodgers  Looking at a Construction SiteMost adults think of science as an experiment or equation … Continued

Learning about Craic with Richard Bangs

Although my personal country count is over one hundred countries (by Traveler’s Century Club), I still have so many places to go on my list! For a long time, I have wanted to go to Iceland and Ireland (and Italy–George calls is my “I” List). When Richard Bangs spoke at our travel event in October, … Continued

Discover Water: The Role of Water in Our Lives

From Blue Traveler Game Hello! I wanted to share a GREAT resource with incredible educational games. I added several to the JUST FOR KIDS page on my website but wanted you to have more information. Dear Educators, The Project WET Foundation is excited to announce a FREE new educational website for teachers and students! DiscoverWater.org … Continued

Be the Change! Be Better!

Lisa in  2007 Five years ago I went on a New Year’s cruise and made two resolutions: To buy a condo and to find a long-term relationship. I had been focused on these items already but now I was ready to make them happen. By January 18, 2007, I had my first date with George … Continued

Pearls of Wisdom for a Happy Anniversary!

PEARLS OF WISDOM 50 COUPLES EACH MARRIED 50 YEARS  As an assistant cruise director on the Love Boat, I hosted a party that included more than 2500 years of marriage.  I asked the couples to tell me their secrets. How did they stay married for over half a century, when most of us can’t even … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel