It’s here! Our Fall 2016 Independence Travel Writing Award Finalists!

Independence travel writing

It’s here! Our Fall 2016 Independence Travel Writing Award Finalists!

The WSGT Winter 2017 Inspiration Travel Writing Award is open for entries. The theme is “How travel has changed your life. Are you willing to grow? Anything is possible.” There are $700USD in cash prizes to be won, so don’t wait to tell your own story of inspiration! After reading all the entries from our 2016 Summer Independence Travel Writing Award, our judges have narrowed it down … Continued

Are you willing to Grow? Fail Again 7

Finding Inspiration: Are you willing to GROW?

Ani Pema Chödrön was invited to give the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Her speech was inspired by this quote from Samuel Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” As Chödrön writes: “No one ever knows what is going to happen … Continued

What did Lisa LOVE the most in 2016? roundup

What did Lisa LOVE the most in 2016?

Welcome to my 2016 Round-up! Where did I go? What did I did I do? What did I love? New Countries I was thrilled to be invited to new places in 2016. I went to the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Vatican City and Bonaire for the first time which takes me to 95 countries on the … Continued

Do you want to dive with me in Cuba?

Do you Dream of Diving in Cuba?

It was my dream for 2016 to travel to Cuba and dive at Gardens of the Queen. Here are some answers to the questions I have been asked about my adventure: Who did I dive with in Cuba? Avalon Cuban Diving Centers invited me to experience Jardines De La Reina (Gardens of the Queen).  Gardens of … Continued

Dec News: Did I swim with the sharks? Was I scared?

Dec News: Grateful for a Year of Friends, Family and Travels in 2016

December NEWS: Grateful for a Year of Friends, Family and Travels in 2016 I hope that this holiday season brings you, your friends and family warmth and happiness. Remember that “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” -James Keller We Said Go Travel is a community of travelers and writers sharing their stories and I appreciate your … Continued

Insights from the Road: Business Insider and Lisa Niver

Insights from the Road: Business Insider and Lisa Niver

Thank you Business Insider for featuring me in a second article! A woman who went backpacking for 11 months explains how to pack light Lisa Niver of We Said Go Travel. Lisa Niver/We Said Go Travel Lisa Niver started off teaching science to elementary school students. Now, she teaches aspiring adventurers how to make the most … Continued

What to see on your first visit to CUBA

Video from my Great First visit to Cuba

I have spent months and months in the Caribbean. I worked on cruise ships for many years and sailed nearly every itinerary in the Caribbean. I would look at the map and every week that we sailed around Cuba, I wondered if I would ever get to visit. The United States embargo against Cuba (called … Continued

Are You Ready to be a Love Warrior?

I was deeply touched by Glennon Doyle Melton’s book, Carry On Warrior. Melton’s book helped me remember that people are messy. Her new book, Love Warrior, is full of wisdom about the fact that life is hard. She shares about her deep despair when her marriage was devastated by infidelity. I appreciate her honesty about … Continued

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