BUSTED in BALI

BUSTED in BALI

BUSTED IN BALI I keep saying. “RELAX and see what happens!”— but when my laptop busted in Bali I was so not calm. I actually felt ill and really thought I might throw up.  I knew that taking so many different kinds of electronics in a backpack on a trip with so many islands  could … Continued

Travel the World for FREE? or is it BARTER?

Can you really travel the world for FREE? Seems unbelievable.  Here is how my review of Michael Wigge’s book, How to Travel the World for Free begins: Michael Wigge’s book cover (How to Travel the World for Free) says, “I did it and you can do it, too!” Having spent a year traveling in SE … Continued

The Viceroy, Luxury Hotel and A Gem in Santa Monica

There’s a gem on Ocean Ave, only steps from the beach. As the website says (and we agree): “Find an exceptional luxury hotel in the Viceroy Santa Monica, the finest California beach hotel offering exceptional accommodations & an ideal location.” Our outdoors evening event, held at the Viceroy, was tasty and enjoyable. Chef Justin explained … Continued

Not Wasting Time: Meet Plan Go Career Break Style

  In October 2011, George and I were the hosts for Meet Plan Go Los Angeles, part of 17 cities hosting events about Career Breaks, Mini-Retirements and Long Term Travel. We had traveled for nearly a year in 2008-9 and this month we left again for at least a year. Meet Plan Go National recently … Continued

Is Bali Ready for YOU? What will you do?

We asked Suryani about people who have never been to Indonesia and might be concerned about conditions there. She said, “For the guests who have never come to Bali before, please tell them we have professional tour guides on all our package tours. Once they arrive at the airport, the professional guide will explain all … Continued

Kailua Beach, A Tropical Oasis in Oahu

Thank you to Johnny Jet for posting my article about Kailua Beach. George and I really enjoyed our time there. Here is how the article starts: Should you visit the Hawaiian island of Oahu, don’t miss meeting Carol, the wonderful owner at Mani Mele Bed and Breakfast, a tropical oasis steps from the beach on … Continued

Budget? How do they travel for a YEAR?

Budget or How do they travel for a YEAR? Traveling in Asia long term is different than a week’s holiday in Hawaii or somewhere else close to home. One important thing to consider on long-term travel is visa requirements and how long are you allowed to stay in different countries. Travel with a USA passport … Continued

Barbara Boxer, United States Senator: Thank you!

Congratulations on your nomination for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. I understand you were nominated because of your mastery of the subjects, instructional methods, leadership in education and dedication to improving student learning. I am pleased to have this opportunity to join your colleagues, family and friends in offering my … Continued

The Voluntourist: How to live a life that Matters!

As we begin our journey in South East Asia, I have been reflecting on my goals for this year. I wanted to share Ken Budd’s book, The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem. Perhaps it will inspire you to take your own trip after reading about his … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel