Traveling in Sin, our memoir, is available on Amazon.
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    New Year’s Eve in Rome, Italy

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Walking in Rome on a night in December, the first thing you notice is the lights. White, gold, and blue- they are strung across every street, and bathe everything in an otherworldly glow. Huge gold and silver orbs hang down on invisible strings. Outside the churches, there are life-sized nativity scenes made of wood and […]

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    Gili Meno, Indonesia

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    My travel book to Indonesia described the Gilis as a trio of beautiful islands so bare of resources that they were almost unlivable. Yet long before I got on the ferry I was warned by other ex-pats that at least one of the islands, Gili Trawangan, was packed with tourists, while another, Gili Air, was […]

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    The gift of love on my first spring in Chicago

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    The 13th day of April 2013 was not an ordinary day of my life. I was halfway of the dream and the reality that happened so soon. It was a trip to the United States of America, a place where I had my memorable, first spring ever. Young as I am, my age tells so […]

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    Once Bitten, Forever Happy in India

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Once bitten, Forever Happy There is little merit in retelling a journey done before, but there is great joy in retracing one. The first time that I went to Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh (India) was over two years ago. That was with the family, but this one was with a bunch of fellow travellers, […]

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    Finding the Infinite in Taiwan

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Part 1 “Don’t do it, Amber. Its too dangerous.” “You don’t speak the language, this is a dumb idea.” “Are you crazy?” Despite what my worried friends told me, I knew that after gallivanting through Asia for the last 6 months , it was the right time to take off on a solo motorbike trip […]

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    The Magic of Moab

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    I arrived in the middle of the night, disoriented by the long empty highway I followed from Grand Junction, Colorado, into Utah. I passed cliffs stained pale green by copper, turnoffs for dozens of ghost towns marked by “No services” signs. I watched the sun sinking behind stark grey mountains. It was July, and over […]

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    Brook Farm, UK taught me how to be

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    I found Brook Farm on the Internet. Isn’t that how all the best 21st century relationships begin? My husband and I were looking for a Workaway position in England when we came across Sarah and Will Wint’s Worcestershire garden and bed and breakfast business. A handful of e-mails and eight months later, Dave and I […]

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    Monologues of A Single Lady Travler in China

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    She walked in everyone was looking at her, by herself, she thought it could be paranoia. Feeling a bit uneasy by the idea of staying in a Resort by herself, no family, or friends, just her by herself. She thought, “who does that?” Then, she said to herself, ” I do!”. She began to peruse […]

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    Welcome to the Double J in Texas

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Welcome to the Double J in Texas By Laura Romero “Welcome the Double J.” That is what the sign read at the entrance to my grandparents’ property. Welcome the Double J. The Double J is a three acre piece of land nestled in the heart of the Big Thicket in East Texas. The Double J […]

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    In Photos: Tri Hita Karana

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    The cultural landscape of Bali in Indonesia is largely shaped by the traditional belief systems of its locals. Tri Hita Karana — roughly translated into English as “the three causes of prosperity” – is a philosophy that governs and guides the daily lives and attitudes of Balinese. This unique concept puts premium to the universal respect of and […]

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Thinking about Lamma Island
Apr
17

Thinking about Lamma Island, Hong Kong

A little bit of the country side in the city. That is how you can describe Lamma Island best. It’s one of the many islands of surrounding Hong Kong. It’s small and cozy. You can only reach it by a ferry from the Central Pier. When I took that thirty minute ferry ride, almost two […]

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Apr
17

Home in the USA: Where Inspiration Never Stops

All around the world, there are iconic landmarks, natural wonders, and documentable moments in which we are able to take in with such awe and amazement. It is with these places, these people, and these experiences that we are lead to fall deeper into wanderlust and yearn for more minutes, more seconds, in every day […]

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Apr
17

Off the Grid in the Western Ghats in India

We eyed the accommodation warily. The choice was either a canvas tipi or a room in the stone-built house, with gaping holes where windows would normally have been. Although no one voiced their concern, we were all thinking the same thing: that neither would afford us much protection from marauding wildlife. With no electricity, no […]

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Apr
15

Ei-chel, Paris, France

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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Apr
14

Working together in Kenya!

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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Apr
14

The Beauty Of Time in France

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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Apr
14

Encore in Paris, France

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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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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