Kenya, Africa: A Mother and Her Cubs

It was dusk and the tiny zoo in Naples Florida was about to close. My husband and I were on our way out when we heard a tremendous roar. It was very deep and guttural and resonated throughout the whole compound. It stopped us in our tracks and we felt compelled to backtrack to the … Continued

Money money money (for Trips)

We’ve all been there: returning home from your trip, back into the office Monday morning and a wave of reality slaps you right in the face. The next trip seems so far away and you’ve spent all the savings for the last trip. Back to square one. Don’t panic, breathe. Let’s get a plan to … Continued

Latvia: Nothing like New Friends

There’s nothing like making new friends. I had been in Latvia a month already. At first, the suggestion to take a twelve mile hike through the black swamps of Kemeri seemed like a good idea. Whilst I am not usually the most physically active of people, I would never want to turn down the chance … Continued

Myanmar: Monywa Standing Buddha (video)

WATCH: 22 Monywa Standing Buddha, Myanmar (Burma) During our drive we could begin to see the 420ft tall Buddha and the lying Buddha which is also enormous. It is the largest Standing Buddha in Asia but perhaps in the world. Prior to arriving at the complex with the enormous Buddhas, we saw a garden of Buddhas … Continued

Tibet: Finding freedom in an Unfree World

Four weeks. Four girls. Fatigue and frustrated. Our Backpacking trip through Northern India wasn’t meant to be a vacation. But when we coincidentally ended up in McLeodGanj, a peaceful region situated at the bottom of the Himalaya, we soon forgot about the previous annoyances every Backpacker experiences whilst traveling India. Scams, harassment, crowds, and dirt … Continued

Australian Outback

Australia: Adventurous Outback Getaways

The Australian Outback is one of those unique places that everyone should explore at least once in their lifetime. The Outback refers to the large dry inland area of Australia, and the sheer size of it means that you could spend weeks immersed in touring the small towns, breathtaking natural attractions, beautiful scenery, and unusual … Continued

Paris, London, and Edinburgh: The (Write) Path

When the traveling bug bites you, you should expect an expensive doctor’s bill. The only cure is more traveling—and revisiting places too. (Paris, London, and Edinburgh: I’m not done with you yet!) I am home when I travel. It doesn’t matter if I am unable to speak the native tongue of the country I visit. … Continued

India: Guests at a Wedding in Travel Longer Magazine

Thank you to Travel Longer Magazine – The World’s Premier Extended Travel & Photography Magazine for including our article about India, “Guests are like Gods at an Indian Wedding,” in their magazine! [gview file=”http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/WSGT-.pdf”] FREE THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to Travel Longer Magazine code:  wesaidgotravel  (all lower caps, no spaces) expires at midnight, Friday 28th June.  This is for the … Continued

Frank and Judi 1963 Wedding

Fifty Years of Adventure: Creating Your Own Blue Zone

Thank you to Women’s Adventure Magazine for sharing my parent’s love story for their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. Living to one hundred years old in great health sounds like a scam. Why do some struggle through their years in poor health with little enjoyment, while others enjoy the adventure of life? Even more befuddling, certain people … Continued

Myanmar: Monywa Disneyland of Buddhas (video)

WATCH: 21 Thanboddhay Pagoda, Monywa the Disneyland of Buddhas, Myanmar (Burma) About 20km South-east of Monywa in Myanmar is Thanboddhay Pagoda has over 500,000 Buddha images. It was built built from 1939 to 1952. Between the colors and the style it looks like a cross between Pastel Disneyland and a giant birthday cake. It was near the Standing Buddha … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel