Europe: Unique Winter Experiences

Four Unique Winter Experiences in Europe There’s something about traveling in Europe during the winter months that is quite unlike anything else I’ve experienced. There are those that utterly despise winter because of the uncomfortable temperatures and short days (which is understandable) but contrary to popular belief, a trip to Europe during the winter can … Continued

China: Lost in Transition

China: Lost in Transition Where does one buy chopsticks in Beijing? This isn’t simply a zen koan, the questions the masters ask their students in order to break habits of thought and open their minds. This question, that I asked myself one evening while contemplating the leftover spicy beef in the white cardboard box, on … Continued

Panama: Peace and Tranquility under the Sea

Stuck in a concrete jungle, I yearn for those long summer days where I felt free. Every morning I would awake to the familiar sound of waves crashing up against the dock; the ocean was calling to me. I was never a morning person but in Panama I practically jumped out of my bed with … Continued

Myanmar: Bikes in Bagan (video)

Watch: Bikes in Bagan, Day 4, Myanmar (Burma)  With our bikes from New Park Hotel, we explored many temples including:  Gu-byauk-gyi (wet-kyin) with incredible paintings but you cannot take photos or video for preservation reasons. Gu-byauk-nge: Due to its smaller size, you can see all three of the four seated Buddhas at once. It has … Continued

Nuh, India: Starry Nights

Gazing long into the endless night skies sprinkled with diamond like stars had always fascinated me. In the autumn of 2004, came an unexpected opportunity. It brought S.P.A.C.E. in my life. S.P.A.C.E. i.e. Science Popularization Association of Commutators and Educators is an organization which promote science and in particular astronomy. The moment I heard about … Continued

Contraband: Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

Contraband: Border crossing between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan The late afternoon sun was relentless as we waited in no man’s land between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. A slight breeze came up from the river separating the two countries, so we stood on the bridge in an attempt to feel it on our burning skin. The river, equipped … Continued

Switzerland: Hiking the Eiger Trail

Change sneaks up on you, each tiny increment like the wings of a hummingbird, hovering with seemingly invisible forward and back strokes near 80 times per second, until finally the bird lifts and soars away. But hummingbirds don’t hover at Jungfraujoch, the icy top of Europe that sits between the Mönch and Jungfrau mountains in … Continued

Barefoot Freedom: Redwood Trees in California

Barefoot Freedom: Climbing Redwood Trees in Santa Cruz, California by Amberly Young The sun has just set and a soft blue glow radiates from the heart of the forest. My feet are bare and I feel the moist earth beneath my soles. These trees are hundreds of years old, I think to myself as I … Continued

America: Our Freedom

To me, feeling free means escaping the daily struggle of life in America. The daily expenses, the daily stress at work, the daily drama. But curling into a ball, hiding inside, or going ‘crazy’ spending money on materialistic nonsense is no escape. My particular escape is when I find myself breathing heavy, feeling my legs … Continued

True Weight Loss Story: Diets in Review

Thank you to Dani Stone for her article about my True Weight Loss Journey in Diets in Review. Lisa Niver Rajna is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club, a unique group limited to travelers who have visited 100 or more countries. She enjoys trekking to new locales so much, she even co-authors a … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel