Glutes on Fire on the Kumano Kodo Trail in Japan

Hiking the Kumano Kodo Trail in Southeastern Japan is no walk in the park. The Kumano Kodo Trail is actually a network of trails in the remote, mountainous Kii Peninsula, southeast of Osaka and Kyoto. The trails, which were established as Buddhist pilgrimage routes in the 10th Century, connect several sacred sites, collectively designated a … Continued

Matlacha and the Art of the Technology Shabbat

I first heard of a Technology Shabbat a few years ago from its most vocal proponent, Webbies Awards founder Tiffany Shlain. Modeled on the principles of the Jewish observation of the Sabbath, where from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday you do no work, the idea is that you take a mini-break from all … Continued

Fresh Powder and fresher meals at Park City, Utah

What’s the best thing about Park City, Utah? It might be the fresh powder at Park City Ski Resort which now has the extra addition of nearby Canyons, making it the largest ski resort in the USA. It’s always a unique experience skiing at Park City, with everything from snowstorms to bright blue skies on the … Continued

WSGT’s new Travel Writing Award: Finding Freedom

If you haven’t heard the big news yet: Starting May 4th, our contests will be no more and in their place will be a brand new award! Wanderlusters, nomads-in-training, aspiring travel writers and those looking to share a special moment are all encouraged to enter! The simple act of putting a pen to the paper (or … Continued

Saudi Arabia: The Hardest Place in the World to Visit

By Richard Bangs  The covering has the disconcerting effect of obnubilating as well as illuminating the woman behind it. Local tourists overlooking Al Ragasat Canyon. #SaudiArabia A photo posted by Richard Bangs (@richardjbangs) on Mar 21, 2016 at 12:21pm PDT Shrouded in black niqab and ankle-length abaya, she floats towards me. Behind, her friends are … Continued

New York City

24 HOURS IN NEW YORK CITY’S LEGENDARY TIMES SQUARE!

This article was originally featured on the website Hilton Mom Voyage. By Lisa Grabelle The lights, the sights, the people, the WOW! They call it “The Crossroads of the World,” “The Hub of America.” There is simply nothing like it. It’s the most pulsating, exciting spot you’ve ever seen — New York City’s Times Square, … Continued

Celebrating One Million American Travelers to Japan

While celebrating it was an honor meeting Executive Chef Akira Hirose of Maison Akira and Patricia Schultz, author of 1000 Places to See Before You Die, at the Japan National Tourism Organization Celebration at the Japan National American Museum in Los Angeles. What were we celebrating? Yoshinobu Ota, Executive Director of JNTO Los Angeles office, said: “To … Continued

April News: We Said Go Travel

April News: Hello from New York City and the United Nations! I was invited by UNOCHA to a meeting about the World Humanitarian Summit. I felt honored to be included among the twenty people selected as “Champions for Humanity.” Please see my article in the Jewish Journal and the website, Impossible Choices, to learn more. For Passover, I … Continued

What’s it like staying at the Juniper Hotel Cupertino?

The Juniper Hotel Cupertino, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley. Some of the world’s largest tech giants and start-ups reside here. Apart from its tech sector, the Santa Clara Valley offers a lovely Mediterranean-like climate, perfect for touring local vineyards or playing a round of … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel