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    El Chalten, Argentina; Food for the Soul

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    A short bus ride on from El Calafate; the road winds and bends through soft rolling hills and long ribbon lakes until the almost gothic peaks of the Fitzroy range start to become visible. El Chalten holds some of the most unclimbable peaks challanging even those who think everest is a walk in the park. […]

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    Mcleodganj,India:Musing over my muse(s)

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    MCLEODGANJ, INDIA: MUSING OVER MY MUSE(S) Breathless and unable to fight the temptation, I surrender. The comfort of rest offered by the rocky ledge and what lies before me is irresistible. I am just a few minutes away from completing Kora, the circular trail around Tsuglagkhang complex. The valley stands before me with arms flung […]

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    Passover: Finding Balance and Freedom on Tax Day

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Giving up Bread or Internet for Passover? Finding Balance and Freedom on Tax Day For the last year and a half I have been living in Asia and eating rice. As I thought about Passover approaching, I figured giving up bread for eight days would not be meaningful as I really only eat rice in […]

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    Ei-chel, Paris, France

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    We all have our routines. We go to and from work. We drop off and pick up the kids from from school. We run errands. On weekends we try to get out for some exercise. I am no different. But I am fortunate that my routine unfolds on and around the Champ de Mars, the […]

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    Working together in Kenya!

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Stepping off the plane in Jomo Kenyatta airport, the moment of truth had arrived. 16,000kms from home, I hoped that the volunteer organization I had chosen, World Corps Kenya, was a credible group. After receiving my visa, I prayed that there would be someone on the other side waiting for me. I really was not […]

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    The Beauty Of Time in France

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    There is an inlet in the rocky coast east of Marseille, France, where a pool is formed and a peaceful getaway offers itself to the hiker who wills to make a grueling effort. Away from the city, and yet, not so far, i go there to spend the time with no regrets. The sound of […]

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    Encore in Paris, France

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    At one of our first ex-pat events, I sat on an unwelcoming green velvet chaise, suffering through a shaky rendition of “I Love Paris.” The nails on the chalkboard were both literal and figurative as my husband and I could only use “adore” to weepingly talk about the lives we had left behind. Paris was […]

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    Navigating the World’s Chessboard in Colombia

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    At the border between Colombia and Ecuador, there lies a cemetery so beautiful that they say it invites one to die. A place where sculpted green giants and doves watch over rows of flowers like Mother Earth’s sentries. I wander between the headstones at the topiary cemetery in Tulcán. Music drifts through the air as […]

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    The Hurricane Summer in New Orleans

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    People from the southern United States have a by-the-numbers routine for topics of conversation. The first topic is always your name. The second is the weather. In no place else and at no other time is weather more important than in the South in the Summer. In New Orleans as the summer ripens, the weather […]

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    Learning with Naomi Wolf at Stephen S. Wise Temple

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    I believe in books and that Benjamin Franklin was right when he said the library is the greatest American institution. I am a library evangelist and was delighted to be in Los Angeles for the “It Happens Every Spring: Annual Library Lunch” at Stephen W. Wise Temple organized by Roberta Lloyd, Library Director and the […]

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Apr
11

Gurudongmar, India:A tale of handcuffed heartbeats!

My car was whirling on the curvy, rocky highway of NH-31A, the sole connector of Sikkim to the Indian territory. It was a 12 hour ride and as for me, you could connect me to a barrel of scopolamine (drug for motion sickness) but still my vomitus would flow more heavily than rain pouring down […]

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Apr
11

A Step Out of Time in New Orleans

The further south one travels in the US, the less relevant and more fluid time becomes, as though the Mason-Dixon Line were some boundary not of cartography, but relativistic physics. Reasonable standards of time are casually tossed out the window like so much warmed sweet tea; phrases like “a little while” encompass not minutes, but […]

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Apr
11

Holidays in Maldives luxury style

With their signature white-sand beach and nearly deserted islands, the Maldives should be on the bucket list of any traveler.  Each year, upwards of 800,000 tourists flock to the island nation, which is actually made up of more than 1,000 islands and atolls.  One of the biggest tourist draws is the fact that only a […]

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Apr
10

Arizona’s Desert

Arizona is a living, breathing place. She isn’t simply desert, spanning out over miles and miles. She is an oxymoron: the marriage of practicality and mysticism over a wasteland of scorched earth, seemingly barren yet teeming with life. The passing of the day is contingent on Arizona’s temperature and the vitality that she inspires. Your […]

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Apr
10

Missouri, Here I come!

A desire of mine has been is to step out of the city onto a piece of land and self sufficiently.  I have been making little steps towards this.  Living in a city in Canada I recieved a call from my mom that she has purchased 12 acres in Missouri.  That was the incentive I […]

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Apr
10

Living on Ghana Time

At first light, a flock of birds broadcast their sandpaper calls from the tops of two tall palm trees next to the house. Soon after, the neighbors begin sweeping the shared courtyard, the swish-swish of twig brooms insisting that we get up, too, and start the day in the relative cool of an African dawn. […]

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Apr
9

A Dream Come True in Guyana

Guyana has had an inspiration for me ever since I came to know about it in 1959 as a teenager. It was then called British Guiana, a name which is regrettably used, even now, by many folks, educated but ignorant of the world-wide explosion of freedom from colonialism in the last sixty odd years. Missionaries […]

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Mar
8

Hooping in Hawaii for Happiness

During my first hula-hoop class I was not happy because the hoop often dropped on the ground. Our instructor, Tisha, reminded us to be gentle with ourselves; each time we picked up the hoop, she instructed us to tell ourselves something nice. My internal monologue grumbled as I initially thought my friend Amy was right. […]

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Traveling in SIn is a paperback
Mar
4

Traveling in Sin is now a PAPERBACK!

From our latest news: Our memoir, Traveling in Sin, is now available in three paperback editions! It turns out most books have very few color photos as they are quite expensive! So we now have FOUR OPTIONS: Kindle e-book with color photos, a paperback with color photos, a paperback with black and white photos and […]

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Feb
28

Windows Phone Update with the Rajnas!

Thanks to Nokia and Microsoft for sharing our story in their latest Windows Phone Update through their Newsletter: Nokia Lumia owners: Is it time to plan a vacation? With your Nokia Lumia, you don’t need to pack a camera. Traveler and writer, Lisa Rajna, recorded her travels in South-East Asia with her Nokia Lumia 925. […]

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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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