Want to Ski in God’s Armchair? Inspired Summit Adventures

Want to Ski in God’s Armchair? Inspired Summit Adventures

My University of Pennsylvania college friends and I decided to have a new ski adventure in March 2020. We often meet to go skiing and always have an amazing reunion. This year we chose to have an advanced private ski lesson at Park City Mountain and try a backcountry experience. My friend, Patricia Stokes from … Continued

Dalton Graduation 2019

“Go Forth Unafraid!” Failure is Part of the Process

Congratulations to my nephew who graduated from Dalton School this summer! I asked Richard Wolffe if I could share his remarks to the graduating class of 2019:   Dalton Graduation Commencement Speaker at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on  June 10, 2019 “Thank you Jim for those very kind words and for … Continued

Conquer Your Fears

Are You Ready to Conquer Your Fear of Biking?

What are you afraid of? Are you willing to do it? A year ago I would have said no way to mountain biking but I have been doing a project of 50 new and adventurous things before I am 50. Along the way, I have conquered many fears and realized how strong I am. I … Continued

Big Magic Find Courage #travelwriting

Writing Lessons from Big Magic: Face Your Fear

Are you wondering what are the Big Magic Secrets to living a Creative Life Beyond Fear? My path has been full of bumps in the road and the most important thing is as Elizabeth Gilbert says in her book, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear:”   “Next, next, next—always next. Keep moving, keep going. Whatever … Continued

We Said Go Travel on YouTube with 465000 views July 30 2016

Afraid of Being Afraid: Motivation for the Next Step

On Mondays, I write about motivation as inspiration for myself and to share about myself and my website. I am honored and inspired that many writers and travelers continue to share their personal stories in my ten Travel Writing Awards on We Said Go Travel. For the past month, I have written more about my … Continued

Finding Freedom: Why is God Laughing?

Where do you find freedom? For me, traveling and reading books have been ways to find the experiences of freedom. In Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey’s recent 21 day meditation experience, I listened to Deepak talk about the ways to experience freedom. In my new Travel Writing Award, I invite you to share where you … Continued

“To Istanbul, Turkey”

To Turkey! I was surprised by the emails and phone calls I had been receiving from friends and family fearing my safety in Istanbul. “Wear a scarf on your head,” they said. “Keep to yourself. Keep your mouth shut,” they wrote. “Tell them you’re from Canada,” they whispered. I was surprised because I’d been there … Continued

Sri Lanka: Pigeon Island

Rain welcomed us. It was as though, all my stress and tiredness was washed away by the rain. From the moment I landed there to the time I came back, I felt peace; within and outside. The beauty was beyond anything I had dreamed about. Sri Lanka was a miracle to me. From its beautiful … Continued

Feel the FEAR, Travel ANYWAY!

Thank you to Tiffany Hawk for including me in her article, “How to Make Dreams Happen. Right Now. Even if You’re Scared,” on the Huffington Post. The article begins: Feel the fear and do it anyway. More than 25 years after Susan Jeffers released a bestselling book by that title, the go-get ’em phrase remains a mantra … Continued

Running Away to Vienna

The week before I left the States for Vienna, I cried a lot. It all started when a professor came into my spring term class at university and said the German summer study abroad program was short on students. And he was providing scholarships. Next thing I knew I had dropped out of school for … Continued

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