Ethiopia: Open Roads, Open Hearts

I shifted uncomfortable on the straw mat, trying not to disturb the young child with her arm wrapped around me. Her small thin body was warm in the evening wind. I looked across the mat at Oli who similarly had two small Ethiopian children snuggling up to him. We exchanged smiles. This wasn’t the traditional … Continued

Myanmar: Hsipaw by Bicycle (video)

WATCH: 17 Hsipaw by Bicycle, Myanmar (Burma) From Mr. Charles guest house, we explored Hsipaw by bicycle. We saw a family taking their ox cart to the central market. I loved seeing the ox cart on the street. I almost feel like I traveled back in time to when everyone only used an ox cart. We … Continued

Thanks Kred! Top 1% Elite Influencer in Travel

We Said Go Travel was named a Top 1% Influencer in Travel in May 2013! Thanks Kred! What is Kred? “Kred, created by social analytics leader PeopleBrowsr, measures influence in online communities connected by interests. Kred celebrates the personal influence and generosity at the heart of human relationships-tight groups of friends and subject matter experts. Kred … Continued

Tanzania: Freedom in Motion

I wasn’t thinking of anything when I turned and saw the sun brimming at the horizon. I didn’t need to think, I needed to move – the end was close. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind I wouldn’t make it, just whether I would summit before sunrise vanished. The stars to the north were … Continued

Myanmar: Enjoying Hsipaw Town (video)

WATCH: 16 Enjoying Hsipaw Town, Myanmar (Burma)  While in Hsipaw, we wandered the town and saw many changes. The movie theater is gone and there is a brand new bank and store that sells solar panels. Most people still wear traditional longyi and there are many types of trucks and tractors in the street. We stayed … Continued

Three Generations in Israel – Part 3

Day 7 – Today is about life in Israel through the eyes of people like me.  In celebration of Yom Haatzmaut, our hosts invite us to join them for their holiday celebrations. The first party is at a beautiful home and are immediately greeted by its owner, an American and her Israeli husband. They are … Continued

Singapore: My Trip to the Zoo with My Parents

Just before my nephew was born in December 2000, my parents came to visit me at work. I was living on a “Renaissance Cruises” ship amidst a fifty-day sailing from Athens, Greece to Bangkok, Thailand. Being the senior assistant cruise director, passengers had seen me on television, on stage, in the halls and in port … Continued

Utah: Deer Valley, the Beverly Hills of Park City

Thank you to Park City Vacation Rentals for inviting me to write about my memories of Park City Past! My first visit to Deer Valley stands out in my memory; everything was hunter green and gleaming gold. It was like leaving Sherman Oaks and traveling to Beverly Hills, all the cars and people and outfits just seemed … Continued

Gracias Puerto Rico

West Side Story made me want to be Puerto Rican. I discovered the show in my 7th grade musical theater class and listened to the soundtrack obsessively. My favorite character was Anita, the fiery Latina with short hair and frilly skirts that she shook around her knees when she danced. For our final class project, … Continued

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