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Grateful for the Tides in Bermuda

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Grateful for the Tides As a child I spent much of my time in the summer splashing about in the shallows of Flatt’s Inlet in my sub-tropical island home of Bermuda.  On summer afternoons my parents would sit on the grass in the shade of swaying palm trees as my brother and I would seek […]

Ascension and green turtles in the Atlantic Ocean

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  To the east of Georgetown, Long Beach appears to be a miniature Somme. It’s as though war games have been played out by an old general. I can picture him, a handlebar moustache, liver-spotted hands moving figures here and there. The wasted eggs of green turtles akin to dead men. Broken shells scavenged away […]

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

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Jökulsárlón Christina van Deventer When I first came to Iceland I had barely entered adulthood. I was young, unemployed and scared to death of the gaping hole that was where my future was supposed to be. Thus far, everything had been pretty much pre-ordained. I would go to school, have certain kinds of friends and […]

Beside filthy muckpeckers in The Falkland Islands

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  A heavy swell is hitting the shelves while the sea rises into grand columns that fountain as they’re drawn sideways by strong easterlies. Occasional geyser spouts are forced through narrow fissures, how the giant petrels avoid them is a marvel of evolution. On land, and close up, these birds are clumsy looking creatures yet […]

Grateful News: Writing Contest, Articles and Thanksgiving!

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NOVEMBER NEWS from WSGT: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I am grateful for your support for me and We Said Go Travel! Thank you! WRITING CONTEST:  The Fall 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest is open. Free entry and cash prizes. Share your story of how you are a hero!  The theme for the Fall 2014 contest is “Gratitude: A Place That Inspires You to […]

Bermuda Day 4: Rosedon Hotel Afternoon Tea, Gombey dancing, golfing and Romantic Sunsets #RBQuests

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Bermuda Day 4: Rosedon Hotel Afternoon Tea, Gombey dancing, golfing and Romantic Sunsets at Tucker’s Point #RBQuests Thank you to the entire#RBQuests Orbitz Team! Especially Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck, Ashley Moradipour, and Nhuri Bashir  of Burnt House Productions. Video Day 4: Bermuda: Afternoon Tea, Gombey dancing, golfing and Romantic Sunsets #RBQuests  Happy hugs from @FairmontSouthampton #RBQuests […]

Bermuda Day 3 #RBQuests: Drones, Cliff Jumping & Spa Baths

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Bermuda Day 3 #RBQuests: Drones, Cliff Jumping & Spa Baths was AMAZING! Thank you to the entire#RBQuests Orbitz Team! Especially Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck, Nhuri Bashir and Andrew Kilpatrick of Burnt House Productions. VIDEO DAY ONE: Adventures in Bermuda: Arrival from Los Angeles and Day One at Elbow Beach VIDEO DAY TWO: Bermuda Day Two: Shopping, […]

Bermuda Day Two: Shopping, Scooters & Swizzle #RBQuests

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Bermuda Day Two was beyond my expectations! Thank you to the entire #RBQuests Orbitz Team! Especially Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck, Ashley Moradipour, Rachel Sawden, Nhuri Bashir November 3, 2104 included: Dockyard Craft Market, Bonefish, Alexandra Mosher Designs, The English Sport Shop, Queen Street, David Rose Jewelry and the Swizzle Inn. Good Morning @ElbowBeach! Sunrise #hooping […]

Los Angeles to Bermuda: Day One #RBQuests

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Los Angeles to Bermuda: Day One #RBQuests November 2, 2014 Thank you to Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck and Orbitz for inviting me on this adventure in Bermuda! See our videos from Puerto Rico.       Leaving Los Angeles For #Bermuda! #RBQuests begins again A photo posted by Lisa Niver (@wesaidgotravel) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:18pm […]

A walk to Lot’s Wife Ponds in the Atlantic Ocean.

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A walk to Lot’s Wife Ponds The looming parasitic volcanoes of Lot and Lot’s Wife dominate the views. These natural monuments tower out of Sandy Bay National Park on St Helena Island. St Helena was forged out of the igneous factories of the mid-Atlantic ridge some 14 million years ago. Since that time it has […]