George and Lisa in the News!

Hello Fellow Travelers! Thank you to everyone for supporting us and for coming to our travel events inLos Angeles! We appreciate all who tweeted about our events, shared an email,found us and even SHOWED up to one of our events! Thank you for creating acommunity! We loved having over 65 people show up at Traveler’s … Continued

Back to (the wrong) School: Seth Godin

Thinking about Labor Day and going back to school?Read Seth Godin on this topic:  “Back to (the wrong) school” Some quotes:“A hundred and fifty years ago, adults were incensed about child labor. Low-wage kids were taking jobs away from hard-working adults.” “Our current system of teaching kids to sit in straight rows and obey instructions … Continued

Using Travel and the Seasons to Gain Perspective

Author Rachel Friedman’s travel memoir The seasons go round and round sometimes without notice, but I like to pay attention. The Labor Day holiday reminds us that summer has almost ended and the school year will soon begin. This year my contemplation of beginnings and endings includes my Aunt Iris’s passing and Christopher Rowe’s (my … Continued

Summer Science Fun for the Human Body

 Nutrition and Cooking with your child Students love to learn about themselves and their bodies. Inside your Outside, from the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library by Trish Rabe, is a story that has an Inside-Your-Outside machine. At the end of the story after learning all about our bodies the reader discovers: As you grow, … Continued

Turbulent Tonga

After three glorious weeks on the beautiful islands of Samoa, we boarded the two hour Air Pacific flight from Apia to Nadi in Fiji, the most convenient access point for Tonga. We noticed there that the onward flight from Nadi to Nukalofa, Tongatapu was likely delayed and could not seem to get any accurate information … Continued

A Career Break Fairytale

Taking a Chance and Saying “Yes!”When asked in the moonlight on a gorgeous beach in Fiji, “Will you go with me on my life dream and travel in South East Asia for a year?” I, of course, said “YES!” I mean after kissing all those frogs to look for my prince, what American-born girl raised … Continued

Manuia Le Aso (Good Afternoon) from Apia!

Manuia Le Aso (Good Afternoon) from Apia! We have had some great adventures so far! Last night in Apia was our first hot water shower since we left June 29 and really our first bed with a frame. We have been staying in fales (thatched palm frond sides to an open oval “building” with a … Continued

Meeting the Locals: Connecting on the road and at home

One of the most unexpected surprises of budget travel has been the connection with people. One of my favorite parts of our trips happens not only when we meet locals along the way, but also other travelers back home afterward. Traveling the “five-star” way (having lived on board a cruise ship for seven years) I … Continued

Tainan, Taiwan: Can I help you?

“Can I help you?” is a great thing to hear while traveling. At home, I rarely hear anyone offer to help. Over the last two years on my two-mile walk home to and from school, I have called 911 several times after a traffic accident. I am trained as a first responder from working on … Continued

Our Blogiversary: Support is Appreciated

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village from Hungry Planet Thank you for your support of us, our travels and our blog! We appreciate everyone who reads, comments or shares our stories. When we started our blog on June 9, 2010 before we left for a summer in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, George and … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel