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    Personal Liberation in Europe

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Personal liberation in Europe Personal freedom to me is an awareness that we are able to live and travel freely, and in that awareness also realize that there are a lot of people who are not able to leave or return to their homes and country for even a short while, or not at all. […]

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    Home is Where the Heart is in the USA

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Home is Where the Heart is It wasn’t until I went away to college that I realized some places were more liberating than others. I had never really traveled as a child, at least not outside of family vacations to see more family, and I had lived in the same small Midwestern town my entire […]

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    Rediscovering the Mara in Kenya

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    The engine shudders and is silent. Outside the vehicle, jewelry adorned limbs jostle for position. A nimble hand slides my window open and forearm displaying almost a dozen colorful, beaded Maasai bracelets is thrust across my lap. ‘Miss! Miss! What is your name?’ ‘Jina langu ni Malee,’ I say. I ask the woman’s name in […]

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    Discovering Freedom in the USA

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Discovering Freedom in the USA 6:05 a.m. – groan and wake up 6:10 a.m. – have coffee, one cup 7:00 a.m. – sigh and start work 12:00 p.m. – go completely berserk 5:30 p.m. – stuck in rush hour 7:00 p.m. – frozen dinner, devoured 7:30 p.m. – have travel day-dreams 9:30 p.m. – concoct […]

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    Afire in the UK

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Afire By Nicole Mara T. Cruz Different things come to mind when people hear the word ‘Freedom’. It could mean independence, an escape route or making decision. The definition varies and changes for each individual and one of my definitions of freedom is a place where you feel that fire in you spark. It is […]

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    Creating the Perfect Tallinn Tour – Part Two

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Welcome to Part Two of our “Creating the Perfect Tallinn Tour” where I will delve into some of the other essentials you need when coming to visit Tallinn, Estonia: Souvenirs No tour in Tallinn is complete without souvenirs. Here are some of the most popular souvenirs you can buy in Tallinn: Look for signs that […]

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    Freedom on A Chicken Bus in Guatemala!

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Jostling in my seat like a rag doll as the bus navigates gaping holes in the road seemingly large enough to swallow us whole, I question why I have chosen this journey. I love traveling because it always opens up new horizons to worlds previously unimagined and brings out a sense of wonderment; but it […]

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    Home Is Where The Heart Is: USA

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Home is where the heart is. That’s what I’ve always been told. Get away from here there’s nothing for you. Go places see new things. But just remember one thing. Home is where the heart is. A place I would like to go. Is where the waters are pure blue. An the grass is green […]

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    Off-along-the rails in India

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    The babies are asleep, and all of us are rocked in the huge cradle with them; back and forth we sway. On an unexpected jolt I catch the eye of the old lady who got on at Shkodra and we smile at each other. My friend who joined us at Clapham Junction has caught the […]

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    Most Popular Post: @WhartonMagazine! #video #marketing

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Thank you to Wharton Business Magazine for publishing my story: Harnessing YouTube Marketing Power It is the MOST POPULAR POST on the site right now! When Junior Mapesone commented, “That’s in front of my house in Manono,” on one of my first travel videos from Samoa, my first thought was, “Wow! Someone watched my video!” […]

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Jul
31

Personal Liberation in Europe

Personal liberation in Europe Personal freedom to me is an awareness that we are able to live and travel freely, and in that awareness also realize that there are a lot of people who are not able to leave or return to their homes and country for even a short while, or not at all. […]

Read More
2014-07-02_53b4453960ec8_flowers20and20hay20bales20contr.jpg
Jul
31

Home is Where the Heart is in the USA

Home is Where the Heart is It wasn’t until I went away to college that I realized some places were more liberating than others. I had never really traveled as a child, at least not outside of family vacations to see more family, and I had lived in the same small Midwestern town my entire […]

Read More
2014-07-03_53b5dd1ebb888_lion800x613.jpg
Jul
31

Rediscovering the Mara in Kenya

The engine shudders and is silent. Outside the vehicle, jewelry adorned limbs jostle for position. A nimble hand slides my window open and forearm displaying almost a dozen colorful, beaded Maasai bracelets is thrust across my lap. ‘Miss! Miss! What is your name?’ ‘Jina langu ni Malee,’ I say. I ask the woman’s name in […]

Read More
2014-07-17_53c7ce59cea11_3.jpg
Jul
30

Discovering Freedom in the USA

Discovering Freedom in the USA 6:05 a.m. – groan and wake up 6:10 a.m. – have coffee, one cup 7:00 a.m. – sigh and start work 12:00 p.m. – go completely berserk 5:30 p.m. – stuck in rush hour 7:00 p.m. – frozen dinner, devoured 7:30 p.m. – have travel day-dreams 9:30 p.m. – concoct […]

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2014-07-03_53b5d77e086c9_lol.jpg
Jul
30

Afire in the UK

Afire By Nicole Mara T. Cruz Different things come to mind when people hear the word ‘Freedom’. It could mean independence, an escape route or making decision. The definition varies and changes for each individual and one of my definitions of freedom is a place where you feel that fire in you spark. It is […]

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2014-07-03_53b5d6e58ba0a_ChickenBus.jpg
Jul
29

Freedom on A Chicken Bus in Guatemala!

Jostling in my seat like a rag doll as the bus navigates gaping holes in the road seemingly large enough to swallow us whole, I question why I have chosen this journey. I love traveling because it always opens up new horizons to worlds previously unimagined and brings out a sense of wonderment; but it […]

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They Said

scritch- we said
May
22

Punta Tombo – Largest Penguin Colony outside Antarctica

I walked down a sandy path wearing shorts and a t-shirt as I watched penguins lay in the sand seeking reprieve from the sun under the shade of scrub bushes. Travelling was dispelling the assumption penguins live only in cold climates. Lathered with gobs of sun screen, I walked along the dusty paths of Punta […]

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May
21

Hawaii Travels Lead to Career Shift for TV Executive

In August 2013, I had an amazing adventure in Maui with my wife Kathy, our two kids Ben (12) and Leo (10) and my incredible in-laws.  This Hawaii adventure changed my life. I had worked as a TV and digital programming executive at networks like Playboy TV and ABC Family and produced reality shows, like American […]

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Sunset at Palau Pacific Resort
May
20

Finalists for Inspiration Travel Writing Contest 2014

WRITING CONTEST: Our fourth Travel Writing Contest ended on February 14, 2014 with 505 people from 55 countries involved. The judges and I are happy to announce the fifty finalists! Winners will be announced May 27. The next contest also opens May 27! PLEASE ENJOY THE ENTRIES FROM THE FINALISTS:   Alexander Heaven and Hellhttp://www.wesaidgotravel.com/heaven-hell-day  Amy An […]

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Dinnertime at Jan-Eentand Cottage - Gamkaskloof
May
20

Karoo, South Africa: To The Hell and Back

To The Hell and back Names tend to rub off on the holder because of the magnetic power within the spoken word, and it was on the road to The Hell that I boarded this thought train. Why would anyone name their dwelling place after torture and misery? Our trip to The Hell in the […]

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We Said

white temple
Feb
18

Inspired by over 500 writers!

From our Latest News: Inspired by OVER 500 Writers! Ever wonder how big is the World Wide Web? According to Internet Live Stats there are 844, 075, 445 websites and the number is going up every second! We are fast approaching ONE BILLION websites online. At WeSaidGoTravel, we are proud that Global Alexa ranks us in the […]

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china night st
Feb
14

China: Make Good Choices

Before I traveled to China, I was worried about so many things. Would I find anything to eat? Would the bathrooms be clean? Would we be able to find the right bus? I had carried a wordless book with colorful images in hopes that when I could not communicate, I could point. On the street […]

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Paris Letters Source Books Janice MacLeod
Feb
8

Get Inspired: Seven Days & Paris Letters

SEVEN DAYS LEFT to share your story in our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest! We are looking for an article about a place that inspires you to spend your time with no regrets. FIRST PRIZE is $1,000usd. Total prizes: $1,750usd. CLICK HERE for more information and to ENTER! I thought your might need some inspiration from […]

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1000 places we said go kiss
Feb
7

1000 Places to Fight: We Said Go Kiss!

Thank you to Mike and Luci of 1000 Places to Fight Before You Die for interviewing us for their incredible travel website, where they earned 2013 “Best Couple Travel Blog!” We loved our intro: Meet George and Lisa of the couple travel blog: “We Said Go Travel.”  They are hands down, one of the deans […]

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