Our Blogiversary: Support is Appreciated
|Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village from Hungry Planet|
Thank you for your support of us, our travels and our blog! We appreciate everyone who reads, comments or shares our stories.
When we started our blog on June 9, 2010 before we left for a summer in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, George and I were unsure if anyone would read, or care about our blog.
Last week, June 9, 2011, our page views were well over 22,000 and we have been published in Technorati Travel, the Jewish Journal, LA Mom Magazine, Westside Today as well as added a science blog and our new website, www.wesaidgotravel.com.
In April, we were selected as the Los Angeles hosts for the National Event for Meet Plan Go on October 18, 2011. Our Meetup.com group, We Said Go Travel Los Angeles, already has over 50 members and was started June 2, 2011. Recently, we joined with the Global Group Travel Massive and will be hosting events under the Travel Massive umbrella starting this fall.
In the last year, we have visited and written about Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Colombia, Morocco, Taiwan and very soon we will be off to Tonga and Samoa. We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming events. See you June 21, 2011 at Hotel Angeleno for Travel Happy Hour!
We would like to say thank you in many languages: Dank u, Merci, Danke, Efharisto, Mahalo, Toda, Grazie, Arigato, Pilamaya ye (female speaking), Pilamaya yelo (male speaking), Gracias, muchas gracias , Mauruuru
To show our gratitude, we would like to share some images of families from around the world from the book, Hungry Planet. This book and its stories invite us inside of families and their homes. It is a fantastic insider view and nearly a trip around the world.
As another travel thank you, we would like to share a site we just found called http://www.whereivebeen.com which has 9.7 million members. On this site, we answered travel trivia questions and collected travel bucks which we were able to spend to help our planet. First we spent $1000 to help feed a child in Mali through the Friends of the World Food Program ($1000) and then $100 for one square foot of rainforest by the The World Land Trust (WLT), “an international conservation organisation that takes direct action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats”
“ What Are Travel Bucks?Feed a child in Mali. Adopt a manatee. Provide clean water in Mozambique. These are just a few of many philanthropic things you can do by using Travel Bucks. It’s simple. All you have to do is interact with Where I’ve Been. The more you do, the more virtual travel bucks you earn. Think about it. You could be saving 45,867 trees in no time.”
We look forward to more travels, more stories and sharing all of it with you! Thank you so much for your comments, suggestions, questions and enjoying our travels. We love hearing that you are inspired to go on a trip or content to follow along on our travel madness. Thank you!