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    Gratitude in Alaska

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Gratitude in Alaska               As the waves crash over the bow I shut my eyes momentarily while the ocean spray reaches my face. Some days this happens every time I encounter a wave. Some days it doesn’t happen once. The goal every day is the same; to fill the boat, and no day is […]

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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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Nov
26

Gratitude in Alaska

Gratitude in Alaska               As the waves crash over the bow I shut my eyes momentarily while the ocean spray reaches my face. Some days this happens every time I encounter a wave. Some days it doesn’t happen once. The goal every day is the same; to fill the boat, and no day is […]

Read More
2014-11-09_545fa4e7db163_Blackandornageflycatcher.jpg
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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They Said

SILVER PAVILION
Mar
7

The Silver Pavilion in Japan

THE SILVER PAVILION When you visit Kyoto be prepared for the incredible. Here you see the distillation of centuries of refinement, enormous wealth, grotesque egotism, tempered somehow by the urge to art, to some factor we might call beauty that is part of being human, a surprise mutation of our DNA in that tiny fraction […]

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Mar
7

Makkah al-Mukaramah, Saudi Arabia:The Land of Love

It is a dream of every obedient servant of Allah to spend at least once in a lifetime experience in this beautiful land, Makkah. Why would we want to go to a place known for its heat and overcrowded with people? Coming from a country with the tropical rainforest climate, we would love to avoid […]

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ireland
Mar
7

What Do Van Morrison, the Godfather of Punk and Seamus Heaney Have in Common?

There is a theory of “primitive affluence” that suggests that when a society has its primary needs met by Nature — food, shelter, clothing — then it will turn to creativity. Bali, a tropical island in Indonesia where the rich volcanic soil produces an abundance of food and materials for fabrics and building, is held […]

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Mar
7

The Wilderness of No Regrets in the United States

Although I’m sure that for some people there is one place that comes to mind when they think about where they would wish to spend their time, that statement simply isn’t true for me. There are far too many incredible sights to see even in our small corner of the world. For now I spend […]

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We Said

Lisa in her first shoot!
Mar
25

Metamorphosis: The Website and I

“Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly.” I have always felt connected to science, transformation, and especially to the process by which fuzzy caterpillars become butterflies. Butterflies and their metamorphosis were even the focus of my Bat Mitzvah speech at the age of thirteen. I just did not realize […]

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penghu
Mar
16

Penghu: The Hawaii of Taiwan?

Lonely Planet Taiwan calls the Penghu Islands the “Hawaii of Taiwan.” Might Penghu be like an old-time Hawaii? And as a place known for its fishing industry, Penghu seems like a destination far from the tourist trail, a place with a major Matsu festival and therefore a tantalizing prospect for exploration.In search of the festival […]

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Mar
11

Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning

Here is the beginning of my review of Marc Prensky’s book: Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning.  Reading Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning by Marc Prensky was a fantastic experience. This book details the importance of real learning is our students. As a teacher, I am always looking to share connections with […]

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Mar
11

Lisa is a L.E.A.N Traveler!

Staying Fit and Lean Recently I was interviewed for L.E.A.N. Traveler about staying fit while traveling. I lost sixty pounds from when I first met George to when we got married! Here is part of the L.E.A.N. Traveler interview: What are your top three tips for staying lean while traveling?My top three tips for staying […]

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