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    Half-light in Israel

    Saturday, January 31, 2015

    Concave apricot slices are belly up towards the desert sky, their wet insides unaware of the drought to come. In three days time, they’ll shrivel to brown. Lulu and I have just finished spreading hundreds of these slices on four white tables, singing Hebrew nursery rhymes all the while, laughing as I echoed her words. […]

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    So, what’s culture shock?

    Saturday, January 31, 2015

    Enjoy this excerpt from Culture Shock – A Practical Guide by H.E. Rybol A Matter of Perception Culture shock is often talked about in terms of symptoms or phases. It’s about a series of ups and downs. It’s important to acknowledge those feelings because they are a gateway to what lies beneath, but we shouldn’t […]

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    Indonesia: The Village Road to Luxury

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    As the car turns left from some joint in the Tabanan Regency of Bali, we get a feeling of entering a best-kept secret land which is actually not that far away. A Balinese village atmosphere beams right in front of us. The temporary stupas in front of the temples stand tall and elongated made of […]

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    Bright Lights, Big City in the USA

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    I have always been interested in both film and music and the way the creative process works for both, but was unable to choose which brought more passion to my life.  It wasn’t until I started back at college, this past year, to complete my degree, that things started to turn around.  It has taken […]

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    Moonplay in Egypt

    Friday, January 30, 2015

      Moonplay in Egypt We were lounging in a felucca on the Nile River, ripples of eternal water lapping at the sides of this sailboat of ancient design. We were waiting, and some were getting tired of waiting. The tour guide—young, handsome, and rather sexy—and another member of the tour group—also young, attractive, and rather […]

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    A Celebration in Pebble Beach

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    The bright green, perfectly manicured grass illuminates the giant pink and white rose petal heart, and a guitarist strumming a Beatles Love Song amplifies the cheesiness of the situation to everyone within earshot. I stand, dizzy with anticipation and sweating despite it being a comfortable 65 degrees, on the deck overlooking the 18th tee of […]

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    Barbados Holidays

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Does sipping on a cool cocktail on a nearly deserted, pure white sand beach with a turquoise blue ocean in front of you sound like a bucket list item?  If so, a Barbados Holiday is a great item to scratch off of your to-do-list.  Located just east of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea, […]

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    USA: Reflection Return

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Finding one spot where I’m filled with gratitude is incredibly hard. I’ve moved a lot, slept under various skies, eaten many different kitchens, and said “good morning!” in a few languages.  I’ve returned to places I had initially felt good, but found the scenery had changed. I’ve visited friends who at one time ignited a […]

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    Be Brave & Lisa on Nasdaq: Jan News WSGT

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    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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    Nigeria: My school My tale

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    My admission to a State University made me a somewhat traveler. From my house to School was a two hours journey which I do almost every week. My admission was a thing of joy. Running out from the computer village where I checked my result and straight to our house, in high spirits, my heart […]

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Jan
31

Half-light in Israel

Concave apricot slices are belly up towards the desert sky, their wet insides unaware of the drought to come. In three days time, they’ll shrivel to brown. Lulu and I have just finished spreading hundreds of these slices on four white tables, singing Hebrew nursery rhymes all the while, laughing as I echoed her words. […]

Read More
2014-11-29_547982dc4ccea_168519_10201027485988002_992479977_n.jpg
Jan
30

Indonesia: The Village Road to Luxury

As the car turns left from some joint in the Tabanan Regency of Bali, we get a feeling of entering a best-kept secret land which is actually not that far away. A Balinese village atmosphere beams right in front of us. The temporary stupas in front of the temples stand tall and elongated made of […]

Read More
2014-12-01_547c1dfa7fdaf_allysphotoofrichardrogerstheatre.jpg
Jan
30

Bright Lights, Big City in the USA

I have always been interested in both film and music and the way the creative process works for both, but was unable to choose which brought more passion to my life.  It wasn’t until I started back at college, this past year, to complete my degree, that things started to turn around.  It has taken […]

Read More
2014-12-01_547bb617ee7fc_IMG_0254.jpg
Jan
29

A Celebration in Pebble Beach

The bright green, perfectly manicured grass illuminates the giant pink and white rose petal heart, and a guitarist strumming a Beatles Love Song amplifies the cheesiness of the situation to everyone within earshot. I stand, dizzy with anticipation and sweating despite it being a comfortable 65 degrees, on the deck overlooking the 18th tee of […]

Read More
2014-12-01_547beb539b60c_IMG_8478_2.jpg
Jan
29

USA: Reflection Return

Finding one spot where I’m filled with gratitude is incredibly hard. I’ve moved a lot, slept under various skies, eaten many different kitchens, and said “good morning!” in a few languages.  I’ve returned to places I had initially felt good, but found the scenery had changed. I’ve visited friends who at one time ignited a […]

Read More
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Jan
28

Nigeria: My school My tale

My admission to a State University made me a somewhat traveler. From my house to School was a two hours journey which I do almost every week. My admission was a thing of joy. Running out from the computer village where I checked my result and straight to our house, in high spirits, my heart […]

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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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Jan
19

Delicious Dining On Rodeo Drive: #LuxeExperience

Delicious Dining On Rodeo Drive: #LuxeExperience Dining on Rodeo Drive was FANTASTIC! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was superb! After dinner, it is a short stroll to Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge. Gerald Albright was incredible and watching him Dave Koz and Marcus Miller was outstanding. Surprises happen in Beverly Hills. Be […]

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Jan
18

A Staycation on Rodeo Drive: #LuxeExperience

Stay at the only hotel on Rodeo Drive: Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel is your place for a #LuxeExperience During my stay, the Christmas lights were wrapped around the palm trees and throngs of people were shopping on the most iconic shopping street in America. I loved discovering the parts of this hotel. You can have […]

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Jan
17

#LuxeExperience: Beverly Hills 90210 Drinks on Rodeo Drive

#LuxeExperience: Beverly Hills 90210 Drinks on Rodeo Drive Jesse, Dexter and the team at Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel have created specialty cocktails for your enjoyment in Beverly Hills. I got behind the bar and learned to mix the Kelly Taylor and the Brenda Walsh. Next time I am going to make a Donna Martin. The […]

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Jan
18

A Staycation on Rodeo Drive: #LuxeExperience

Stay at the only hotel on Rodeo Drive: Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel is your place for a #LuxeExperience During my stay, the Christmas lights were wrapped around the palm trees and throngs of people were shopping on the most iconic shopping street in America. I loved discovering the parts of this hotel. You can have […]

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Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel Beverly Hills 90210 drinks
Jan
17

#LuxeExperience: Beverly Hills 90210 Drinks on Rodeo Drive

#LuxeExperience: Beverly Hills 90210 Drinks on Rodeo Drive Jesse, Dexter and the team at Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel have created specialty cocktails for your enjoyment in Beverly Hills. I got behind the bar and learned to mix the Kelly Taylor and the Brenda Walsh. Next time I am going to make a Donna Martin. The […]

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Jan
16

Dining On Sunset #LuxeExperience

Dining On Sunset #LuxeExperience at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel  During my Los Angeles Staycation at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, I had a marvelous dinner at On Sunset. Chef Olivier selected choices for me that were fantastic and fit my food preferences. Staying in a suite with a view of the pool and the Getty Center […]

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Jan
15

#LuxeExperience: A Luxury Staycation at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel

#LuxeExperience: A Luxury Staycation at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel  I loved my stay in a suite with a view of the pool and the Getty Center. It was a perfect staycation in Los Angeles paired with amazing dining experiences. I learned to cook souffle with Chef Olivier, ate an incredible meal at On Sunset and […]

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