8 Interesting Things to Do in Manchester

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8 Interesting Things to Do in Manchester

Manchester is a great jump-off point for a European vacation. Vacationers can fly direct from New York, Miami, Orlando and Las Vegas and then hop on to other popular tourist destinations like Turkey, Spain, Greece, the Canary Islands and other countries on Thomas Cook flights. But before you move on to the other spots, first … Continued

Learning with Naomi Wolf at Stephen S. Wise Temple

I believe in books and that Benjamin Franklin was right when he said the library is the greatest American institution. I am a library evangelist and was delighted to be in Los Angeles for the “It Happens Every Spring: Annual Library Lunch” at Stephen W. Wise Temple organized by Roberta Lloyd, Library Director and the … Continued

Bhutan a Happier Place With Books

Bhutan a Happier Place With Books (co-authored with Laura Hubber) When Claire Thomsen was 11, her parents pulled the rug out from her comfortable Malibu existence. They sold the family business, rented out the house, and spent the year roving the world, 27 countries in all, with Claire in tow. Instead of entering middle school … Continued

Books in America: Of Lost Boys and Wall Paintings

In July, the heat rolls off the streets in waves, bounding down the asphalt and nipping at the feet of vacationers in our tourist- trap central. Most come for the books; that lazy, dreamlike juncture one acquires in running their fingers over leather bound spines as gingerly as they might fondle a newborn, breathing in … Continued

Travel: Best Trip Ever with My Mom

My Best Trip Ever with My Mom After traveling to six continents and joining the Traveler’s Century Club for those who have been to over one hundred countries, I am often asked, “Where is your favorite place?” We recently hosted a travel writing contest on WeSaidGoTravel.com with over sixty writers sharing, “Inspiration-A Place You Love.” … Continued

Read e-books on Kindle from the public library? Yes I do!

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life  I agree with Anna Quindlen that books are fantastic. My personal favorites are travel stories and I love to read about the places I will find on … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel