Book Review: Have Mother, Will Travel?

  Can Mothers and Daughters be friends or are they always foes? Mia and Claire Fontaine’s travels together in Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World tell a story in two voices of each women finding their footing in their complicated lives. One in a quarter life … Continued

Myanmar: Shwedagon Pagoda (video)

WATCH: Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) September 29, 2012. During my travels to over one hundred countries, I had visited the Shwedagon Pagoda in 2001 at sunset and it has always been one of my favorite and most memorable places. George and I met online and married partially due to the Shwedagon Pagoda. I could not … Continued

Turkey: Inside Out In Istanbul

Lisa Morrow first came to Turkey in 1990, and over the course of more than 20 years has come to know the culture and its people well. She has visited and travelled throughout the country many times, and also lived in various cities and towns. She now resides permanently in Istanbul. A sociologist and writer, … Continued

Chile: The Crazy weather in Torres Del Paine

“You are so lucky!  We’re expecting to have the best weather of the year while you’re at Torres Del Paine! (TDP)  These next five days are going to be spectacular, no clouds, blue skies and the best weather all year!”  Exclaimed the woman giving the informative speech on what is considered the best national park … Continued

London Callings

London Callings ‘If you are bored of London, you are bored of life’ –Samuel Pepys The world is a very different place than when Samuel Pepys, dedicated diarist of the 17th century was chronicling. It’s gotten wider, flatter, more interconnected, and in it’s own way more interchangeable. The breath and reach of technology permeates our … Continued

Rajnas see Rhinos!

From our latest NEWS: In Chitwan National Forest, we went for a morning jungle walk. We saw tiger tracks (photo below) as well as rhino and elephants footprints, rhino scat, and we even saw a peacock fly! Who knew they could do that! A very electric Blue Kingfisher bird flew by us and we saw … Continued

Planning a National Park Vacation with Kids

Many of my family’s best vacation memories have been made in the National Parks. Exploring the rugged terrain of Badlands National Park, scampering over giant boulders in Yellowstone, and spotting wildlife in Denali rank near the top of our experiences. A National Parks vacation can be truly rewarding, especially with some advance planning. I think … Continued

Zurviving Zanskar

“There is no happiness for him who does not travel. Therefore, wander. The fortune of him who is sitting sits, it rises when he rises, it sleeps when he sleeps, it moves when he moves. Therefore, wander!”—- The Rig Veda – 800 – 600 BC Walking down a vacant road on the way to Padum, … Continued

Gorilla Ambassadors

Photographs by Scott and Leja DeLisi High atop a narrow ridge in the Bufumbira Mountains, the visitor reception centre was bathed in the first rays of sunlight. Outside the walls were washed with an orange patina and after years of rainswept erosion the buildings had become raised on their foundations. Half a dozen Uganda Wildlife … Continued

Visiting Botataung Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (video)

WATCH: Botataung Pagoda Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) By taxi, we arrived at “Buddha’s First Sacred Relic Pagoda, Botataung, Yangon” This site was the original home of Buddah’s first sacred hair relic. The Buddha gave eight strands of his sacred hair to two brothers Tapussa and Bhalika who brought them to Okkla later called Dagon and now … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel