Give Yourself Time: The Joy of Taking a Break

Give Yourself Time: The Joy of Taking a Break

Friends and family ask us, “How do you do it? How do you manage to leave for a year?” Others say, “You are crazy; I would never do that!” These people usually think of the dictionary definition of a vagabond as “…a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.” I prefer Ralph … Continued

Terrorized By My Bicycle in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

Terrorized By A Bike — 5 years Before I’m 50 “I did this to myself,” I mumbled. I kept thinking, “This is my fault. I am stuck on this bike in this heat in Bagan to celebrate my big birthday. I chose this. I must be crazy.” I wondered, “Why am I torturing myself? Are … Continued

Jeremy Kidd in Hua Hin, Thailand (video)

We visited our friend from Los Angeles, the famous Artist, Jeremy Kidd at Ocean Mountain View in Hua Hin, Thailand. He is living in a complex surrounded by pineapple plantations. He has a roof deck with a barbeque and a hot tub and a pool just steps from his living room. Jeremy and George jammed … Continued

Lisa on National Television! (Video)

As a University of Pennsylvania Quaker, I feel a special kinship for Benjamin Franklin. I am impressed by all he did for our country in so many different realms. He was a true renaissance man. Here is one of my favorite quotes by him: “Hide not your talents, they were made for use. What’s a … Continued

When George Bush was President and other stories from the road

When George W Bush was President of the United States of America, we sometimes intimated that we were Canadian while we were traveling. Anti-American sentiment was high, especially in the Middle East, Northern Africa, and parts of Asia, that it seemed smarter to create a new nationality for ourselves. Traveling while Barak Obama has been … Continued

Who Says Chivalry Is Dead?

The love story of a naïve girl who can’t sit still, and a chivalrous boy who finds security in staying put. It was 1993 and the girl told her boyfriend of 6 months – “I am going on a road trip to celebrate my 21st birthday.”  Having never been out of the state, the boy … Continued

First Trip Together: Ticket to ROMANCE or RUIN?

Did your first trip with a new partner not go well? Don’t worry! Neither did ours! Read all about it in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE! Now-experienced Los Angeles traveler Lisa Niver Rajna remembers checking into a hotel on her first trip with her future husband, George, (who booked it) and hearing a dog barking. Later, they … Continued

The Nature of Cape Cod

The  natural form of Cape Cod has changed continually over many eras as sand and ocean currents currents wash up and down its shores, altering the coastline endlessly. When the first Europeans arrived, they were so astounded at the numbers of Codfish that swam its waters that the name Cape Cod was given to the … Continued

From Lake to Lake

We’re very lucky, our family. We live on a lake, and enjoy all the seasons here (most especially the summer). Our days are spent in the rhythms of nature – gorgeous sunrises, color-streaked skies at sunset, foggy mornings, windy days, calm, still evenings. We are in touch with wildlife – herons stalk by, seeking a … Continued

In Westside Today: Local Brentwood Science Teacher Does Good

Thank you to  Amy Sommer for her article in Westside Today! I will be on NATIONAL TELEVISION on Saturday September 29 on KTLA’s Career Day. The article begins: On Saturday, September 29, 2012 KTLA’s “Career Day” will invite viewers in to science teacher Lisa Niver Rajna’s classroom and see first hand how she inspires her … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel