Traveling in Sin, our memoir, is available on Amazon.
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    The Classroom in Thailand

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    This morning I had a dream about being in the classroom again. I awoke to the grandfather clock that chimes every fifteen minutes throughout the house, feeling like I had seen them. In my dream, I’m standing at the head of a non-air-conditioned classroom. All ten ASEAN flags dangling from the walls. Five rows of […]

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    A South African Adventure Leads to Authentic Living

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    An South African Adventure Leads to Authentic Living Last weekend I gave a presentation at a Singles Summit about online dating. This is something that, three years ago, would have seemed silly. But I was 39 then. I turned 40 in South Africa and that’s when life changed … or, more precisely, that’s when I […]

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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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Apr
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Elevation Gain in Peru

We needed two days to get to the peak. Three, if you counted travel. We spent the night in Huaraz, Peru, a small mountain town in the Andes, and before the sun rose the next day we were in a van built for eight but filled with twenty Peruvians. Our bags were strapped to the […]

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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
9

News: #RBQuests in Puerto Rico

Latest News with We Said Go Travel: Thank you to Richard Bangs, Laura Hubber, Didrik Johnck, White Nile Media, Orbitz and the Puerto Rican Tourism Board for including me to filming in Puerto Rico. Read the articles and see photos on our Tagboard! or search the tag: #RBQuests. The suite of ten videos will be available soon! I am continuing to publish three […]

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Apr
8

Chasing the Lost Champion under the sun in Estonia

Just as the wind began to pick up speed and the sun began to set, Jun and I made out way to the iconic Olympic hall. The journey there fuelled my imagination of the grandiose and spectacular image of arriving at this national pride. My body was motivated to keep moving as it surged with […]

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Apr
8

The Nude Bathouses in Germany

There are times, when my mind is free from occupation and my heart yearns to reminisce, that my memory will alight to that horror. Bodies pale and shriveled staring back at me, staring through me. Signs, scribbled in German, barking their orders at me. My face reddens, my stomach churns, and my brain is unable […]

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Apr
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Harry Potter’s World – Would You Want to Visit It?

In the summer of 1997, J.K.Rowling released the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone , which gained popularity pretty fast. It wasn’t until much later – in early 2000s- that I actually got to read the book , as well as most from the series. The dark tone – specifically […]

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Jan
28

Gratitude Travel Writing Contest Winners 2013

Thank you to all the writers who participated in our 2013 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest! Two hundred and eighty-nine writers from thirty-eight nations participated to write about one hundred and two countries for our contest! Click here to read all the entries. AND THE WINNERS ARE:  Our First Place Winner is Michael MacKenzie from Australia. Enjoy his article about […]

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Jan
27

Join us Live: Winners of Gratitude Travel Writing Contest Announced!

Join us for a live announcement of the 2013 winners of the Gratitude Travel Writing Contest! Direct link to the hangout click here. The Judges, Richard Bangs and Tiffany Hawk, will be live from California and Virginia. Lisa Niver Rajna and George Rajna, founders of We Said Go Travel and authors of Traveling in Sin, […]

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Jan
23

Panama: Retirement Haven? Part 1 of 5

George wrote about our adventures in Panama in a five part series for the Huffington Post. Part One: Panama City Over the last 10 years, countless periodicals, blogs and websites have claimed that Panama is an ideal retirement destination for a variety of reasons. The cost of living is low. Quality health care and government […]

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Jan
22

Traveling in Thailand

Our latest news: Traveling in Thailand Hello from Koh Samui, Thailand. We spent two months here in 2013 and edited our memoir! It seems fitting to be here working on the paperback edition of Traveling in Sin. A year ago we had just begun our first travel-writing contest. Now we are in the midst of contest #4 and […]

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