Days gone by…on Miyajima Island, Japan

According to “Nihon Kokujisekikou” (“Observations About the Remains of Japan’s Civil Affairs”), Confucian scholar Shunsai Hayashi’s painfully titled book chronicling his 17th century travels through Japan, Itsukushima ranks among the country’s three most scenic spots. Our own travels did not include the other two locations – Matsushima and Amanohashidate – but my husband and I … Continued

Ascent of Sinai, Egypt

The sky was inky black, the stars glittering in the perfectly clear, cold morning. At four in the morning, the sun had yet to warm the barren wastes of the Sinai Peninsula. Instead of safely tucked into my bed at the small hotel at the foothills of the mountain, I was bundled into my warmest … Continued

Time Is Of The Essence in Spain

One cannot forget the ignitable burst of energy, hope and tangible unknown of your very first and independent travel bug lesion; the breakthrough of the travel virginity being sacrificed, never to be returned or becoming again but only to be relived, heightened and revived for as long as you allow yourself to. To begin; put … Continued

Green Giants in California

The only true freedom exists in nature. It’s impossible to waste time here…it becomes imaginary when every second is spent doing exactly what I want. Not a single sound touches my ears. This absolute silence is more beautiful than any noise. I feel fulfilled in every sense, simply by viewing the wild forest that surrounds … Continued

TripWolf Featured Blogger!

Thank you to TripWolf for listing We Said Go Travel as featured bloggers! tripwolf’s travel bloggers of the month March, Lisa and her husband George from We Said Go Travel, are writers, speakers, but most of all, they are travelers. Up until now, they have visited more than one hundred countries and Lisa herself has worked … Continued

When time stands still in India

WHEN TIME STANDS STILL Are you tired of driving down the dusty roads, tiring treacherous mountain treks, swooshing down the snow laden hills, cold night camping in the woods, watching historical monuments or flirting with disastrous waves? The best alternative is heading to the laid back, coastal village of Alleppey, Kerala in India for a … Continued

Hong Kong: From Dusk till Dawn

The evening sun – a vivid and striking shade of orange – descended behind a passel of skyscrapers, making way for the night that imperceptibly drew a blanket of darkness over the Hong Kong sky. As I stood there by the roadside, a lone figure cast in the shadow of dusk, I allowed the street … Continued

Peak to Peak in Canada

The ski trail at the peak of Blackcomb Mountain is named, “Showcase,” but the only thing being showcased presently is a snowstorm. I imagine the view is spectacular on a clear day. My imagination is all I have because the visibility up here is zero. If I wasn’t an experienced skier, I would probably be … Continued

#RBQuests: Northern Lights Award: “Walking with the Polar Bears”

Canadian Tourism Commission announces 2013 Northern Lights Awards for Excellence in Travel Journalism.   Winner Online Writing: Leisure, Adventure, Lifestyle: Richard Bangs “Walking with the Polar Bears: The Next Great Safari” Huffington Post “Walking with Polar Bears” receives a Northern Lights Award April 2, 2014 by Quest TV ·  The Canadian Tourism Commission has honored Richard Bangs with a 2013 Northern Light Award for the story “Walking … Continued

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