Indonesia: A Wooden Pole in the Village

The Husband: We were zooming up the coast of Lombok, Indonesia when we saw a crowd of villagers rallying around a pole. It was early February, but the blazing sun seemed stuck on July. Earlier that day, my wife and I had rented a motorbike to visit the lush northern hills of Bali’s sister island. … Continued

Travel with a Book! Teachers’ Top 100 Books

Wondering what to read this summer? “Five hundred primary and secondary teachers were asked by TES to name their 10 favorite books. Their responses were compiled into a list of the top 100 books among teaching staff. The results are, possibly predictably, as eclectic as the average staffroom.” From TES UK: Think, Educate, Share Thank you to … Continued

The Family Friendly Mississippi Gulf Coast – Don’t Miss Out!

Family travel can be a difficult one to get right. Will there be enough activities for the kids or will you be facing a mutiny half way through the vacation? Well , one location tried and trusted is the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Made up of the three counties of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson, it is … Continued

Israel: A Haven For Freedom

It was 1993. My husband and I were thrilled to be taking our four sons (aged 2, 7, 11, and 13) to Israel for Josh’s bar mitzvah. We had a layover in Frankfurt before we boarded our flight to Tel Aviv. Just minutes after pushing back from the gate, Josh’s voice yelled, “Why are tanks … Continued

Myanmar: Monywa Caves (video)

WATCH: 20 Monywa Caves, Myanmar (Burma) We were lucky during two weeks of our travels in Myanmar to travel with our friends, Anke and Moritz, from Germany. Anke read about Monywa with the 452 Buddhas carved into caves and we decided to go on the way to Bagan from Mandalay. To get to Hpo Win Daung … Continued

France: The Freedom of the Skies

A flight aboard a giant mechanical heron in France Having climbed into a weird steel and leather seat I take the reins of a giant mechanical heron and as its wings extend to almost touch either side of the enormous warehouse which has become the gallery for the heron tree project it takes flight. A … Continued

Flying Away: Will you Love me Anyway?

Meet Author, Tiffany Hawk, tonight, June 7 at 7pm at Book Soup in Los Angeles. In Tiffany Hawk’s novel, Love Me Anyway: A Novel, Emily and KC seek new lives flying towards their unrealized dreams. Approaching their new job as United Airlines flight attendants from different runways, Emily explains, “For KC, picking up and heading … Continued

Ethiopia: When Travel Goes Bad

While scouting for the first descent of the Baro River in Ethiopia, a tributary of the White Nile, I heard about a Peace Corps volunteer, Bill Olsen, 25, a recent graduate of Cornell, who decided to take a dip in the river at Gambella, a village near the South Sudan border. The locals warned to … Continued

Croatia: The First Rule of Swimming

In The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel by Courtney Angela Brkic, Luka taught his granddaughter: “The first rule of swimming was to stay afloat.” Madgalena and Jadranka, two sisters who grew up on Rosmarina Island, Croatia, must find a path to balance in this novel. Through the details of decades of family history during the war … Continued

Road Trip in the South of England

Road trips are very high on my list of fun travel breaks. A map, some friends, the open road – what more could you wish for? If you haven’t tried roaming around the countryside in a car yet, you’re missing out! But all is not lost, just in time for this summer, here is a … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel