FALL 2014 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST, $650 USD to be Won!!
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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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    Mossa’s Wheelbarrow in Haiti

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    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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    USA Today: Holiday Attractions of Los Angeles

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    USA Today: Holiday Attractions of Los Angeles Wondering how to make your Holidays in Los Angeles special this year? Explore new and old traditions and make lasting memories for you and your family. Imagine taking a surfing lesson by day at Santa Monica beach and an ice-skating lesson at night only a few blocks from the beach. […]

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    A Hungarian Adventure

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    It has been a week now since I left Budapest. A busy week in which, however, I caught myself forgetting how scared and happy I was while living my Hungarian fairytale; how I struggled with finding my way around, memorizing in which utca (street) I lived, getting used to the fact that receiving auditory signals […]

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    Gratitude: King of Anything

    Sunday, November 23, 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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    Georgia O’Keefe Land: A Place that Allows You to Feel Strong

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    GRATITUDE: A Place that Allows You to Feel Strong, Hopeful and Free.  Georgia O’Keeffe Land My fifty-fifth birthday, was full of gratitude: in a place that allowed me to feel strong, hopeful and free. It was a girls four day trip planned to Georgia O’Keeffe land. I was excited, had been smitten, and awe struck […]

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    USA Today: Rodeo Drive Shopping in Beverly Hills

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Thank you to USA Today 10best for sharing my article about Shopping on Rodeo Drive! Style and Los Angeles go hand in hand. One must-visit shopping spot here is the three blocks of Rodeo Drive, one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. Located in Beverly Hills, this section you are seeking is between […]

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Latest Writing Contest Entries

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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 […]

Read More
2014-11-09_545f80b937c3c_Mossa2.jpg
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 […]

Read More
2014-11-08_545e3d6aab884_picture.jpg
Nov
23

A Hungarian Adventure

It has been a week now since I left Budapest. A busy week in which, however, I caught myself forgetting how scared and happy I was while living my Hungarian fairytale; how I struggled with finding my way around, memorizing in which utca (street) I lived, getting used to the fact that receiving auditory signals […]

Read More
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Nov
22

Georgia O’Keefe Land: A Place that Allows You to Feel Strong

GRATITUDE: A Place that Allows You to Feel Strong, Hopeful and Free.  Georgia O’Keeffe Land My fifty-fifth birthday, was full of gratitude: in a place that allowed me to feel strong, hopeful and free. It was a girls four day trip planned to Georgia O’Keeffe land. I was excited, had been smitten, and awe struck […]

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Nov
20

A Camel Named Sky in Austria

My life changed the night I met a camel named Sky. We met as I led him from the trailer in which he crossed the German border, under an Austrian winter darkness blank to heat and shattered with stars. I arrived at the camel farm, in the miniscule town of Eintental, Austria, around midnight. Gerda, […]

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They Said

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Jun
7

Reunion: Living Life “As Is” Or “So Perfect?”

My 25 Year Penn Reunion: Living an “As Is” life in a world that only wants “So Perfect!” Author:  Lisa Niver Rajna, C’89 Wandering on Madison Ave in Manhattan last week, I noticed paparazzi everywhere. After asking, a woman told us, with tears in her eyes, that JLo was eating lunch. I would have missed her. She did […]

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Jun
6

Macao: the Hardly Seen Portuguese Side

I visited Macao during the cool month of December last year. Staying there for two days, I managed to visit all its historic monuments and properties that make up the UNESCO World Heritage inscription (together with some of its casinos :p). For most heritage geeks, I share the assessment that Macao is largely a “misinterpreted gem”. […]

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Jun
6

Where do you drink yours?

The coffee is from the Taiwanese bubble tea stall. Served in a super size plastic cup, pushed forwards by the smiliest server before he retreats back into the throng of waving receipts. Twenty-four Hong Kong dollars- almost the same price as my shrimp noodle lunch. Half luxury, half necessity- I am too tired to indulge […]

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songkran thailand
Jun
5

How to Celebrate Songkran – Thailand’s Best Fest

Celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from the 13th to 15th of April, Songkran has evolved into the absolute largest water festival in the world.

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We Said

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Jan
20

Huffington Post Travel: Traveling in Sin

As seen on Huffington Post Travel: A Review of Traveling in Sin: I love reading travel books; memoirs are enjoyable and well-written accounts make me feel like I’m truly present in another part of the world. For this reason I was looking forward to reading Traveling In Sin, a memoir about an adventurous couple from the […]

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Going home from Wedding in the VIllage Rajna
Jan
16

Place of Inspiration: First Prize $1,000usd

Thank  you to everyone for your interest in our Travel Writing Contests! We have published all of the Gratitude Contest entries and will be announcing the winners at the end of this month. The Inspiration Travel Writing Contest is open and has a $1,000usd first prize! Enter by February 14, 2014 at midnight PST. We are […]

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Jan
10

Happy New Year From Malaysia

Happy New Year from Langkawi, Malaysia! (from our recent newsletter) For the last three weeks we have been house sitting with a large garden to water, two cats to play with and a car to drive to all the best beaches on the island. Want to try housesitting? I can highly recommend two books on […]

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Cenang Beach, Langkawi, Malaysia 2013
Jan
6

Travel Writing Contest: First Prize: $1,000usd

 INSPIRATION TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST  $1,750usd in CASH PRIZE Free Entry Dates: January 2, 2014 – February 14, 2014 at midnight PST. We are looking for an article about a place that inspires you to spend your time with no regrets. In Arnold Bennett’s book, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, he writes about how time […]

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