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In The Guardian: New Must-Do Experiences

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Thank you to Gemma Bowes from The Guardian Travel Section for including us in the article, “Backpacking: a guide to classic and new must-do experiences.” We Said Go Travel recommended: India: “Instead of Goa, Gokarna, further south, is the seaside region for quieter, lovelier sands, at Kudlee Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise […]

In Westside Today: Local Brentwood Science Teacher Does Good

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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 […]

Travel as a Lens for Reflection: Happy New Year!

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A sunset at Falealupo, Savaii, Samoa. When I travel, I imagine that I am talking to strangers from a different culture and that I witness different lives to learn about those same lives, but in reality I always reach hidden treasures; insights into my own reality and dreams. Sometimes the action of travel teaches me […]

Couples Travel Together: How do we do it?

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Our year journey in South East Asia started July 2, 2012. When we were gone for eleven months in 2008, one of the common questions was, “How can you spend so much time together?” We were recently  interviewed about Traveling as a Couple by Travelinksites: Today we have the fine pair behind the super blog […]

Drama: My Personal Samoa Survivor (Video)

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Enjoy this article and video about Samoa and my personal Drama at Virgin Cove–right where they filmed SURVIVOR SAMOA! Drama at Virgin Cove: Face-Planted on the Ground At 1:30am as I lay on the cement step outside the bathroom. I thought, “Hmm, why am I on the ground? How did this happen?” Leaving Los Angeles […]

I love Lucy! What is in your backpack?

I love Lucy clothes! Just like the ads claim they are perfectly packable.While stuck inside for a couple of days in torrential rain while cookingupstairs at Fifita’s guesthouse in Pangai, Ha’apai, Tonga, Dwight asked me “Whois Lucy? And why is her name onall your clothes?”  It is true nearly everything in my backpack is from […]

"I hate you and I hate Samoa:" the Beginning of a Great Travel Adventure

“I hate you and I hate Samoa:” the Beginning of a Great Travel Adventure! Just because everyone says something is a good idea doesn’t make it true. And early on our first full day in Savaii, I looked at George and said, “I hate you and I hate Samoa.” Not the sound of a good […]

Survivor Samoa

Survivor Samoa Or How did I fall on my Head and other survivor stories at Virgin Cove. Leaving Los Angeles for a summer of sun in Samoa and the South Pacific, I had no idea of the Survivor Stories that would unfold so quickly. It took us nearly 3 days just to get there as we […]

Manuia Le Aso (Good Afternoon) from Apia!

Manuia Le Aso (Good Afternoon) from Apia! We have had some great adventures so far! Last night in Apia was our first hot water shower since we left June 29 and really our first bed with a frame. We have been staying in fales (thatched palm frond sides to an open oval “building” with a […]