Writers: Are You Contagious Yet?

I did not realize when I picked Penn (after being admitted early decision in December 1984), that class would still be in session in 2013 while traveling on a local bus in Nepal! During this trip, I read Contagious: Why Things Catch On because as a traveler, teacher, and writer it sounded extremely compelling. I too … Continued

Inspiration Travel Writing Contest: And The Winner Is

Thank you to all our writers from our 2013 Inspiration Travel Writing Contest! Nearly sixty writers from fifteen different countries participated to create over seventy posts on our site! The writers are from Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Uzbekistan. … Continued

Myanmar: Monks on Mopeds in Mandalay (video)

WATCH: 11 Monks on Mopeds in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) October 1, 2012 George and I wandered the streets and immediately saw Monks on Mopeds, Monks on the phone, monks with umbrellas. There are a lot of monks! And a lot of cell phone places. Samsung, All Call, Any Call were all packed with people. Myanmarians … Continued

Antarctica Feature: Part 1 – What Wildlife Will I See?

Wildlife spotting in Antarctica is a lottery.  There are no game park enclosures or zoos.  There are no park rangers waiting for a “release the whale for tourists” call.  There are no guarantees. And that’s what makes it so special. We are the visitors, on the outside looking in – we are venturing into their world.  This … Continued

Iceland: Transcendentalist 101

Iceland is one of those places where it is hard not to come over all transcendentalist. You have an inspirational landscape like nothing on this earth; from remote farmhouses set in lupine fields, to volcanic craters, glaciers, ice-blue hotsprings, black beaches and sand deserts, and to a decidedly urban bustle in Reykjavik, all rubbing along … Continued

Los Angeles: The Mystic Fool Needs Bloodline Healing

Book Review: The Mystic Fool By Andy Hill Ian, the main character, is the quintessential twenty-something adrift in Asia consuming drugs, drink and tattoos. Slowly his spiritual side is shown starting with his knowledge of being in “Saturn Return when Saturn come back to the same place relative to Earth when you were born roughly the ages … Continued

Myanmar: Moving about in Mandalay (video)

WATCH: Moving about in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) September 30, 2012 When we arrived in the large highway bus station, I asked a man for Royal Guesthouse. He left and Toto appeared (yes, like from Wizard of Oz). He said, “I am a representative of Royal Guesthouse but I left at 2pm so I am not sure … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel