Belize City: A Town Grows but Stays the Same

When I first visited Belize City in the 1970s, the former capital of Belize possessed a certain seedy charm. The city in 1978 I hadn’t been there in years when I revisited the country in April of this year. The Belize River, which divides the city in two, didn’t look much different. The river’s mouth … Continued

What Happens When you Don’t Live your Passion?

By Karlene Cameron There is a saying, “You can run but you can’t hide”. At some point whatever you have been running from is going to come back to bite you in a tender place. The travel bug bit me way back in 1995 or thereabouts while working in a job/career as a reporter that … Continued

Barbara Boxer, United States Senator: Thank you!

Congratulations on your nomination for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. I understand you were nominated because of your mastery of the subjects, instructional methods, leadership in education and dedication to improving student learning. I am pleased to have this opportunity to join your colleagues, family and friends in offering my … Continued

Madness in Nepal

A local Sadhu welcomes visitors to old Kathmandu, Nepal “Stop!  Don’t go outside yet!”  I shouted frantically, trying to get my family’s attention.  I had to catch up with them to warn them about the insanity that was awaiting them outside the door twenty yards in front of them.  I had not prepared them or … Continued

My Chevy Volt Experience

Sometimes in the life of a spiritual person come things that are really, really “of this world.” Things like “Mad Men,” chili cheese fries, and now, Klout.com. Klout is a potentially terrifying yet extremely awesome social media metric site that basically tells you how cool you are.  Not really.  Actually, it tells you how cool other people think … Continued

The Voluntourist: How to live a life that Matters!

As we begin our journey in South East Asia, I have been reflecting on my goals for this year. I wanted to share Ken Budd’s book, The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem. Perhaps it will inspire you to take your own trip after reading about his … Continued

Planning a TOURific Summer

Where are your vacation plans taking you this summer? Disneyland? A national park? Europe? Having a stay-cation to enjoy your own local attractions? This summer I will get to meet people from around the world as they come to Los Angeles!  I am a tour guide, and I proudly showcase the history and glamour of … Continued

Our Year Adventure Begins: Three Flights to Bali

July 3, 2012 in Los Angeles at 6:31pm, July 4th, 2012 9:31am in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Our Year Adventure Begins: Three Flights to Bali, Indonesia from Los Angeles, California What a trip! Three flights from Los Angeles to Bali; with the help of modern chemistry we slept through most of the first 12 hour flight … Continued

Siem Reap, Cambodia – An Unexpected Evening at a Pagoda

What better way to immerse yourself in Southeast Asian culture than to attend a “chat and meditation” service with monks? I quickly cycled down the muddy dirt road, drenched by the monsoon storm passing through. I hopped off my bike and ran for cover into Karavansara Retreat – a large traditional wooden Khmer house with … Continued

Richard Bangs on Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland. It warms every hand that stretches, and it thaws the frozen seas within us. There is something eternal about the light of this land, a radiance that unshadows the future, like the pillars of a bridge supporting what we see into the delights of what we soon will. So praise this bridge that … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel