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In The Guardian: New Must-Do Experiences

We Said Go Travel in The Guardian

Thank you to Gemma Bowes from The Guardian Travel Section for including us in the article, “Backpacking: a guide to classic and new must-do experiences.” We Said Go Travel recommended: India: “Instead of Goa, Gokarna, further south, is the seaside region for quieter, lovelier sands, at Kudlee Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise […]

Travel as a Lens for Reflection: Happy New Year!

Samoa

A sunset at Falealupo, Savaii, Samoa. When I travel, I imagine that I am talking to strangers from a different culture and that I witness different lives to learn about those same lives, but in reality I always reach hidden treasures; insights into my own reality and dreams. Sometimes the action of travel teaches me […]

Drama: My Personal Samoa Survivor (Video)

Enjoy this article and video about Samoa and my personal Drama at Virgin Cove–right where they filmed SURVIVOR SAMOA! Drama at Virgin Cove: Face-Planted on the Ground At 1:30am as I lay on the cement step outside the bathroom. I thought, “Hmm, why am I on the ground? How did this happen?” Leaving Los Angeles […]

Turbulent Tonga Part III: “Humps and Bumps, Tonga Giveth, Tonga Taketh”

Turbulent Tonga Part III: “Humps and Bumps, Tonga Giveth, Tonga Taketh” The Lonely Planet describes Neiafu, the main town on the Vava’u Island group as “ramshackle.”  Although I somewhat agree, Neiafu has its charms.  In fact, I would describe it as quaint. Families of pigs cross the road, a large white church perches above the […]

I love Lucy! What is in your backpack?

I love Lucy clothes! Just like the ads claim they are perfectly packable.While stuck inside for a couple of days in torrential rain while cookingupstairs at Fifita’s guesthouse in Pangai, Ha’apai, Tonga, Dwight asked me “Whois Lucy? And why is her name onall your clothes?”  It is true nearly everything in my backpack is from […]

"I hate you and I hate Samoa:" the Beginning of a Great Travel Adventure

“I hate you and I hate Samoa:” the Beginning of a Great Travel Adventure! Just because everyone says something is a good idea doesn’t make it true. And early on our first full day in Savaii, I looked at George and said, “I hate you and I hate Samoa.” Not the sound of a good […]

Survivor Samoa

Survivor Samoa Or How did I fall on my Head and other survivor stories at Virgin Cove. Leaving Los Angeles for a summer of sun in Samoa and the South Pacific, I had no idea of the Survivor Stories that would unfold so quickly. It took us nearly 3 days just to get there as we […]

George and Lisa in the News!

Hello Fellow Travelers! Thank you to everyone for supporting us and for coming to our travel events inLos Angeles! We appreciate all who tweeted about our events, shared an email,found us and even SHOWED up to one of our events! Thank you for creating acommunity! We loved having over 65 people show up at Traveler’s […]

Manuia Le Aso (Good Afternoon) from Apia!

Manuia Le Aso (Good Afternoon) from Apia! We have had some great adventures so far! Last night in Apia was our first hot water shower since we left June 29 and really our first bed with a frame. We have been staying in fales (thatched palm frond sides to an open oval “building” with a […]