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    SpaghettiEis and Brandenburg in Germany

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

      SpaghettiEis and Brandenburg               Have you ever wanted to travel to Europe? Think of all the wonders of Europe – Paris, Madrid, Berlin. Berlin is empowering, industrial, beautiful, and cultural. You will stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate and feel all the history dawn on you. You will step foot on where […]

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    People of Panama

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    When we’re in middle school, life seems to be ever-lasting. We are care-free, blissfully unaware of anything other than our immediate surroundings. We are, effectively, trapped by our own developing brains that are beginning the search for identity and meaning and leaving very little to be concerned about other’s. Middle schoolers are selfish. They talk […]

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    Pompeii, Italy

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    I sit under a pillar of a city turning to ruin. Pompeii. How I wish I could’ve seen the people roaming around the common, the smiles and laughter. My mother trusts me enough  to sit here without causing too much trouble, being the boisterous son I am. The longer I sit here the more I […]

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    Five Great Holiday Activities You’ve Never Considered

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Five Great Holiday Activities You’ve Never Considered Do you have a thirst for adventure and contempt for convention when you travel? If the thought of lounging around on a beach for two weeks fills you with revulsion, panic not: there are alternatives. Whether you want to sculpt your body, hone your intellect or nail a […]

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    A Step Outside the Carribean

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

                     I stared out the plane window into the heart of Port Au Prince, Haiti. As I stared at the buildings, my mind flooded back to the trip to India when I was seven and the many mission trips we had been on to Romania. I was thankful for having […]

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    Brave for Spain’s Sake

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    I think it’s rare in this world to feel so purely at home in somewhere across the globe from where you were born. I think it’s rare, and I also think it’s remarkable. The small city of Granada, Spain evokes that feeling of home so deep inside myself that I can’t separate my soul from […]

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    New York, New Mistakes

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    “You know you can come home.” “Thanks, Dad.” “Really.  You can always come back here. Regroup.  Go out again when you feel ready.” “Dad. There’s nothing for me at home.”  I said the word home because, to my dad, home meant Utah.  To me, I still hadn’t found my definition of home yet.  Home felt […]

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    Heaven The Place Of God in India

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

     “Heaven”—is what I cannot reach! Heaven is something which can’t work on expression It is something which is not making enemies It means we have to work in all seasons It is the work in which we have to work in a nice vision And not thinking like putting in everyone mind our impression It’s […]

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    Reimagine yourself in Machu Picchu, Peru

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    We all know them.  Those people that say, “I’ll do it when…..” fill in the blank.  When I have more money.  When my kids are grown.  When I have more time.  When I am older.  And that phenomenal thing called time occurs and suddenly it is too late and all we have is “I wish […]

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    Braving the Snow Drifts of Watson Lake Canada

    Monday, February 23, 2015

      Braving the Snow Drifts of Watson Lake Canada By Jennifer Calvin               The beautiful scenery of Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory of Canada was hidden beneath the quiet blanket of whispery snow. My mother and I had awoken to the snow blinding whiteness. It was early October and very near the point […]

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Latest Writing Contest Entries

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Feb
26

SpaghettiEis and Brandenburg in Germany

  SpaghettiEis and Brandenburg               Have you ever wanted to travel to Europe? Think of all the wonders of Europe – Paris, Madrid, Berlin. Berlin is empowering, industrial, beautiful, and cultural. You will stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate and feel all the history dawn on you. You will step foot on where […]

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Feb
26

People of Panama

When we’re in middle school, life seems to be ever-lasting. We are care-free, blissfully unaware of anything other than our immediate surroundings. We are, effectively, trapped by our own developing brains that are beginning the search for identity and meaning and leaving very little to be concerned about other’s. Middle schoolers are selfish. They talk […]

Read More
2015-01-27_54c8210c2e75d_pompeii-volcano1.jpg
Feb
25

Pompeii, Italy

I sit under a pillar of a city turning to ruin. Pompeii. How I wish I could’ve seen the people roaming around the common, the smiles and laughter. My mother trusts me enough  to sit here without causing too much trouble, being the boisterous son I am. The longer I sit here the more I […]

Read More
2015-01-28_54c82c53d0ab9_IMG_1447.jpeg
Feb
25

A Step Outside the Carribean

                 I stared out the plane window into the heart of Port Au Prince, Haiti. As I stared at the buildings, my mind flooded back to the trip to India when I was seven and the many mission trips we had been on to Romania. I was thankful for having […]

Read More
2015-01-27_54c71fc743eb3_loscohorros.jpg
Feb
25

Brave for Spain’s Sake

I think it’s rare in this world to feel so purely at home in somewhere across the globe from where you were born. I think it’s rare, and I also think it’s remarkable. The small city of Granada, Spain evokes that feeling of home so deep inside myself that I can’t separate my soul from […]

Read More
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Feb
24

New York, New Mistakes

“You know you can come home.” “Thanks, Dad.” “Really.  You can always come back here. Regroup.  Go out again when you feel ready.” “Dad. There’s nothing for me at home.”  I said the word home because, to my dad, home meant Utah.  To me, I still hadn’t found my definition of home yet.  Home felt […]

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They Said

WIDE-OPEN WORLD by John Marshall
Feb
18

Are you ready for a WIDE OPEN WORLD?

Enjoy this excerpt from the Prologue of the book WIDE-OPEN WORLD by John Marshall. Copyright © 2015 by John Marshall. Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. From inside the Human Kitchen, I watched the spider monkeys begin to arrive. They […]

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Mountain gorilla baby eyes
Feb
15

Mountain Gorillas in the Jungles of Rwanda, Africa

With barely a sound the 160 kilo/ 350 pound gorilla walked right in front of me on the jungle hill side. Mountain gorillas only exist in high terrains of south western Uganda and neighboring Congo and Rwanda. For some, having the opportunity to hike to a family of mountain gorillas is the trip of a […]

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Mayor eric garcetti lisa niver feb 2015
Feb
13

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: “Be a Change Agent!”

“We can all be change agents,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti at Stephen S. Wise Temple on February 10, 2015. Rabbi David Woznica was a fantastic interviewer and the two spoke about our city of Los Angeles, immigration and security as well as Garcetti’s personal life. Garcetti said, “I am half Mexican, half Jewish with an […]

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jeffrey Blancq Rome Italy
Feb
12

Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part II

Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part II (Read Part I) Roma Termini had changed in seven years. It was bigger. There were shops, restaurants and a newness that propped up with new millennium money. Before, Termini was dirty and dank. Prostitutes, vagrants and of course the ever present gypsies lined the outside waiting for the unsuspecting […]

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We Said

Whale Shark George Lisa
Feb
9

Finalists: Gratitude Travel Writing Competition 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Competition. Please see below for the eight finalists! Winners will be announced in March 2015. I hope you will enjoy all the incredible entries. I am so honored to have had over 1600 writers from seventy-five countries share their stories on my site. SHARE […]

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Jan
29

Be Brave & Lisa on Nasdaq: Jan News WSGT

We Said Go Travel Newsletter 59: Jan. 27, 2014 Happy 2015! I hope your January has been filled with progress on your resolutions. My trip to Bermuda as a travel host for Orbitz and White Nile Media was picked up by Nasdaq.  I like this part: “Orbitz Originals: Bermuda – Proper Fun a seven-part online video series […]

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st georges malta
Jan
27

Malta: Dreaming of a Holiday?

Does your New Year’s Resolution include travel? I want to go to the Corinthia Hotel St Georges Bay Malta and have dinner outside. This picture is practically making me drool! I have never been to Malta and I think I just might book by March 31, 2015  and stay at this luxury hotel for 50% off! I […]

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Jan 20 2015 9am 11 Million impressions keyhole
Jan
20

11 Million Impressions: #LuxeExperience

Thank you to everyone who shared, tweeted, retweeted and commented on my #LuxeExperience articles, videos and instagram photos. Thank you to Luxe Hotels for hosting me and to The We Said Go Travel Global Alliance for the team work. On January 14, 2015 9amPST, the hashtag #Luxe Experience had a rating of “zero.” This morning […]

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