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

It’s One Atom at a Time

Two New Elements Officially Added To Periodic Table By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer Malcolm Ritter, Ap Science Writer – 23 mins ago NEW YORK – Remember the periodic table from high school chemistry? It just got a little bigger.Two new chemical elements, numbers 114 and 116, have been officially recognized by an international committee of chemists … Continued

Taipei to Kenting: Flying on the High Speed Train

Going to Taiwan felt different to me. I did not really converse with George about it. I did not waiver. I just decided and organized the tickets with frequent flyer miles. Sometimes I do not know what I want or honestly I do not want to share my preferences but this time I just did … Continued

Travel Happy Hour: June 21 Join us!

In the New York Times regular segment, Practical Traveler, Susan Stellin wrote on October 12, 2010 Making the Dream Trip a Reality about Meet Plan Go’s “hosted events in 13 cities, where they answered questions about their (career break) experiences from 1,500 aspiring travelers (in some locations, hundreds more were on a waiting list).” If … Continued

The Wacky Water Show: Strangest Show Ever (video)

Taipei International Flora Exposition April 2011 Taiwan Flower Show Water Story Long before plants, long before animals, long before human beings, there was water.Always the same water travels on the planet, from the ground to the sky, between earth and clouds, amongst oceans and lands. It runs through us just like through our ancestors. What … Continued

Taipei Flower Show

We arrived in Taipei April 17, 2011 and everyone we talked to said, “Go to the Flower Expo, it is about to close.” It ran from November 6, 2010 to April 25, 2011. Taipei Flower Expo was an enormous area filled with many pavilions for viewing all kinds of flowers. On the sides of most … Continued

A Day in Taipei

Taipei 101 Our two weeks in Taiwan started with some great outings around Taipei. At Mudan House, more of a hotel than a hostel, both Doris the owner and her dad, Stephen, gave us suggestions for day tours. Stephen teaches tourism at the University; during our homemade breakfast of egg pancakes with onion and cheese, … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel