FALL 2014 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST, $650 USD to be Won!!
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    Humboldt Peak – A Destination of Relief in the USA

    Friday, November 28, 2014

    When I was 17 and living in Northern Virginia, I ran around suburban bars with a friend two years my senior. She and I would chat it up with the regulars and make up stories based on whatever age they thought we were. I was always the English major at Virginia Tech on my way to be […]

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    Grateful: Sexiest Female Travelers Alive 2014

    Friday, November 28, 2014

    Thanks to Mapping Megan & the voting council for including me in their first ever “The Sexiest Female Travelers Alive 2014!” Description: “We all know you should date a girl who travels; “she spends her weekends jetting around Europe, her holidays trekking through Uganda in search of gorillas, volunteering in a school in Ghana or […]

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    #StirMarket: The Next Generation’s “Cheers”

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Walk into Stir Market and realize you are in The Next Generation’s “Cheers!” A place that feels like home and you can enjoy fabulous food with friends and family. They really might know your name here. Ask for Brian’s mom’s babka and Chef Chris’s mom’s chutney! Stop by in the morning for best ever pancakes […]

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    A Visit to the City of Fog: London

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    A gloomy sky hung above, clusters of clouds moved and rain poured ever so slightly. The murky water of the Thames accepted the droplets of rain, and a concoction of languages were floated throughout the crowded street behind me. It was an experience from a tourist’s point of view; the continuous hand waves to halt […]

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    Gratitude Contest Enter by Sunday Nov 30!

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    FALL 2014 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST submit your entry here  Enter until Sunday November 30, 2014 at midnight PST! (Winter 2015 contest will open January 2, 2015) WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its Travel Writing Contest with CASH prizes and no fee for entry. The theme for the Fall 2014 contest is “Gratitude: A Place That Inspires You to Feel Strong and […]

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    Gratitude in Alaska

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Gratitude in Alaska               As the waves crash over the bow I shut my eyes momentarily while the ocean spray reaches my face. Some days this happens every time I encounter a wave. Some days it doesn’t happen once. The goal every day is the same; to fill the boat, and no day is […]

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    Grateful News: Writing Contest, Articles and Thanksgiving!

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    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 […]

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    Thattekad riot of colors, Paradise of Birds in India

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Being born with a lazy born I avoid every chance to go for birding trips. I would rather sit in 4×4 vehicle for hours spotting a Tiger coz it’s probably easy way out. Birds are super active species and will make you run around the jungle, so I must have done thousand coin tosses to […]

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    Gratitude: Be Brave and Share Your Story

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Share your story of strength and gratitude in my We Said Go Travel Writing Contest. WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its Travel Writing Contest with CASH prizes and no fee for entry. The theme for the Fall 2014 contest is “Gratitude: A Place That Inspires You to Feel Strong and Hopeful.” We hope your article will inspire others to travel more […]

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    T Shirts for Haiti

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    It was 1984 when my husband of just over a year suggested Haiti as a vacation destination.  He had an acquaintance who recently returned from the popular Club Med resort and suggested I bring T-shirts for the Haitians.  “They need clothing,” he informed me, “and they are grateful for anything you can give.” I dragged […]

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Latest Writing Contest Entries

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Nov
28

Humboldt Peak – A Destination of Relief in the USA

When I was 17 and living in Northern Virginia, I ran around suburban bars with a friend two years my senior. She and I would chat it up with the regulars and make up stories based on whatever age they thought we were. I was always the English major at Virginia Tech on my way to be […]

Read More
2014-11-10_5460d14ad632a_London.jpg
Nov
27

A Visit to the City of Fog: London

A gloomy sky hung above, clusters of clouds moved and rain poured ever so slightly. The murky water of the Thames accepted the droplets of rain, and a concoction of languages were floated throughout the crowded street behind me. It was an experience from a tourist’s point of view; the continuous hand waves to halt […]

Read More
2014-11-09_545ff5856d603_Boat.jpg
Nov
26

Gratitude in Alaska

Gratitude in Alaska               As the waves crash over the bow I shut my eyes momentarily while the ocean spray reaches my face. Some days this happens every time I encounter a wave. Some days it doesn’t happen once. The goal every day is the same; to fill the boat, and no day is […]

Read More
2014-11-09_545fa4e7db163_Blackandornageflycatcher.jpg
Nov
25

Thattekad riot of colors, Paradise of Birds in India

Being born with a lazy born I avoid every chance to go for birding trips. I would rather sit in 4×4 vehicle for hours spotting a Tiger coz it’s probably easy way out. Birds are super active species and will make you run around the jungle, so I must have done thousand coin tosses to […]

Read More
2014-11-14_546669a30bc97_Haitianwomenworking.jpg
Nov
24

T Shirts for Haiti

It was 1984 when my husband of just over a year suggested Haiti as a vacation destination.  He had an acquaintance who recently returned from the popular Club Med resort and suggested I bring T-shirts for the Haitians.  “They need clothing,” he informed me, “and they are grateful for anything you can give.” I dragged […]

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Nov
24

Mossa’s Wheelbarrow in Haiti

Like many people, I have wondered if I could make a difference in someone’s life. I am just one person. I’m no hero. So what could I really do? I’ll tell you…. I met Mossa. Mossa spends her life curled on an old foam-rubber mattress on the ground in northwest Haiti. Her one-room home has […]

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They Said

Garden of Gethsemane
Feb
1

Holy Land in Israel

” Where did David fight Goliath? Where did Abraham almost sacrifice his son Isaac? Where did Jacob dream of the angels going up and down the ladder? Where was Moses leading the children of Israel to the place they called the land of milk and honey? Where did Jesus born and crucified?” my pastor used […]

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Feb
1

New York City is the Place to Be

If you could name one place in the world that has everything and could do it at any time at the day, what would you say? Duh, New York City! The city is full of freedom, opportunities, and inspiration from every street corner. You could easily just wake up one morning with nothing to do […]

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Feb
1

Chilling in the Yarra, Australia

You’ve seen photos of those monkeys in Japan, fur frosted with icicles, warming themselves in the hot springs. That’s what I’m reminded of on a sweltering day in the Yarra River at Warrandyte, a suburb on the outskirts of Melbourne. Groups, couples, families, people with dogs: they’ve all wandered down the path from the main […]

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Coole Park Ireland Travel
Jan
31

Ireland: Meeting the Queen

“You can’t do that, it’s blocked off.” My friend protested. “I can hop that.” I answered. “You’ll get in trouble.” He said sternly. “Watch the door.” I said with a smirk on my face. If I never got to travel again, I wanted to make the most of it, even if that meant getting myself […]

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We Said

Jun
10

Viet Nam

VIET NAMMarch 2009People and CultureThere are 54 different ethnic groups in Viet Nam. We went to Sapa (by train from Hanoi to Lao Cai) and saw the market in Sapa and in Bac Ha. It was like traveling through time, at the market they sell pigs, water buffalo and you can visit the blacksmith to […]

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Jun
10

Thailand II (The Islands)

We are ENGAGED! George asked me to marry him!!!! We went snorkeling in Ko Lipe, Thailand for our 2 year anniversary and while we were swimming, he called me over! SO I went to where he was, expecting to see a great fish and instead I found a RING in the CORAL!! George said to […]

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Jun
10

Indonesia: Kalimantan, Java, Sumatra

Indonesia (Dec 13-Jan 14, 2009)Kalimantan, Java, SumatraView our Photos View the MAP of our trip Kalimantan means “River of Diamonds” and we saw real diamonds and real treasures while we were there. We went to Derawan Island home to the DAYAK people. Our week there was awesome! We saw baby turtles HATCH out of their […]

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Jun
10

Borneo (Sabah, Brunei, Sarawak)

From Borneo (Sabah, Brunei, Sarawak)Nov 18-Dec 12, 2008 Amazing Animals! We saw Orang utans in Semengoh rehabilitation center, Sarawak and Sepilok rehabilitation center, Sabah. Orang utans’ DNA is 96.4% exactly the SAME as OURS! We saw a baby who was 2 weeks old! The Orang utan (Orang in Malay is man, hutan is forest…so they […]

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