WINTER 2015 INSPIRATION TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST, $650 USD to be Won!!

Travel Writing Contest: FREE Entry, CASH Prizes

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Winter 2013–Inspiration: A Place You Love WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its 2013 Travel Writing Contest with a $200 first-place prize and no fee for entry. The theme for the Winter 2013 contest is “Inspiration: A Place You Love.” We hope your article will encourage others to consider going to the place you love and […]

Camping on a Deserted Island, Belize

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Shortly after arriving in Belize City I discovered that the town held few charms.  Very few, to be honest.  Despite its quaint clapboard houses and tropically colonial British architecture, this city on the shores of the Caribbean was replete with unemployed young men who had little to do in life except prey on the unwary […]

The 1972 Managua Earthquake: A City Destroyed

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  In 1972 an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck Nicaragua and destroyed its capital city, Managua.  The events following this devastating natural disaster contributed greatly to the Sandinista Revolution a few years later.  I visited Nicaragua at the beginning of the civil war.  My first inkling of trouble occurred at the border, where […]

Don’t Plan. Just Do.

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Planning. Oh, planning. The bane of many a traveller out there, planning is the thorn in the side of the beauty of exploring new places for so many. Whether or not you’re a person who’s planning is simply booking a flight or bus to their next destination, or a person who likes to have their […]

How One Traveler Stumbled Into A Two-Year Plan

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You know that moment immediately after you stub your toe, but before eminent pain ensues when you think to yourself: “crap, this is going to really hurt in just a few seconds” With less than two months to go before Vicky and I set out on what is arguably our most important decision to date, […]

Belize City: A Town Grows but Stays the Same

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When I first visited Belize City in the 1970s, the former capital of Belize possessed a certain seedy charm. The city in 1978 I hadn’t been there in years when I revisited the country in April of this year. The Belize River, which divides the city in two, didn’t look much different. The river’s mouth […]

Beach Bliss at Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

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Thank you to Micki for her post about her family journey to the beaches of Costa Rica. We hope she will share more of her adventures with us on our site. Costa Rica is everything that the tourist brochures claim: lush, steeped in adventure, and chock full of amazing wildlife. But we’re beach bums. All […]