Christmas in New York

By Jess Collins Whilst the world is getting smaller New York is only getting bigger, and Jet2holidays can take you there this winter. With the biggest holiday of the year just around the corner, the most sought after Christmas gifts are getting harder and harder to find. So give yourself a fighting chance with a … Continued

In PRINT at The Myanmar Times

My article on the Phaung Daw Oo Festival at Inle Lake was featured in print in The Myanmar Times, the English Language Paper of Myanmar (Burma). It begins: When I arrived in Myanmar on September 28, 2012, I planned our 27 days of travel so that we could see the famous leg rowers and Phaung … Continued

American Airlines and America’s WILD girl!

As many of us embark upon our travel adventure for the holidays we may find  ourselves 38,000 feet in the sky reaching to the seat pocket in front of us-  shopping for unique gifts in Sky Mall or reading about America’s Wild Girl-  Kangaroo Lanie- in American Way magazine! Featured on the AA Insiders page … Continued

Fire Dancing at Big Blue on the Beach, Koh Tao

Video: Fire Dancing at Big Blue There are many choices for evening entertainment at Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand. We met travel memoir author, Torre DeRoche and Ivan at Fizz for drinks and then moved down the beach to Big Blue for our favorite fire dancer. Most of the staff at both places are Burmese. … Continued

5 Beaches: Hiking in Koh Tao

Video: Hiking 5 beaches of Koh Tao, Thailand, Janson Bay, Sai Nuan 1, Sai Nuan 2, Chalok Baan Kao, Thian Og Bay We Said Go Travel http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/ From September 19-23, 2012, we stayed at Sairee Beach at Pranee Guesthouse (500B $16usd with breakfast and fan). Our first two hikes were to Hin Wong Beach and … Continued

Saving Gorillas, Saving Ourselves

By Greg Cummings One afternoon in June 2011 a black back mountain gorilla known as Mizano was engaged in battle with a pack of poachers’ dogs in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda …. In an effort to save his hounds, the poacher thrust his spear into Mizano, killing him. A post mortem revealed the … Continued

Hiking in Koh Tao

Enjoying Koh Tao We stayed at Sairee Beach at the Pranee Guesthouse (500B $16usd with breakfast and fan) September 19-23, 2012. Day 1 (September 20) Hin Wong, very steep walk from Sairee Town, great snorkeling with clams, puffer fish, stingray in crystal clear water. While the snorkeling was fantastic, there was real beach to relax … Continued

WIPEOUT: falling down in the Thai Islands

Wipeout! Yard Sale! Knocked Down but I get up AGAIN They say third time is the charm but not sure if that is true if you wind up bloody. In Koh Phangan we went for a walk from Haad Yao to Haad Salad to  Mae Haad and back again. All three bays are pretty but … Continued

Playing on Koh Phangan

Video: Playing on Koh Phangan After arriving in Haad Yao on Koh Phangan we had almost two days of rain. When the skies cleared we enjoyed the pristine beach. Fonto Mak Mak means Lots of Rain! We walked from Haad Yao to Haad Salad and to Mae Haad and back again. One surprise on our … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel