Australia: Fishing for Zen

Australia: Fishing for Zen

Although we didn’t have much light left because of the late start, the views were incredible and the company was great. A 15 minute barefoot walk had taken us out to the other side of the bay and our agenda for the night was simple: sunset fishing and beers. Clamouring over a series of large … Continued

Gloaming in the Mountains of West Virginia

I was a speck on the vast stretch of land sweeping out around me. Tall grasses undulated across the flats and up the hills before seeming to spill back down the other side. Clouds, purple streaks clinging to the last color of the sun’s light, whisked across the darkening sky. In every direction mountainous peaks … Continued

Savoring Samui

Sawadeekah from Thailand! Hello from Koh Samui. We are at Meedej Guest house with a large balcony directly over the sand and we can hear the waves through our two sliding glass doors. The spacious room is cooled by cross breezes and a fan and is a mere 500Baht ($17usd). We have been here for the last three weeks and we … Continued

Myanmar: Shwedagon Pagoda at night (video)

WATCH: Shwedagon Pagoda at night Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Shwedagon Pagoda is a startling and stunning site. I recommend you visit especially for sunset, the evening colors and if possible at near full moon as we did. After sunset as the sky turns from blue to black, it seems the golden shimmers of the pagoda get stronger. … Continued

Tanalot Temple, Bali, Indonesia (video)

I really loved the ocean temple of Tanalot. We were there on August 30, 2012 with many locals who were enjoying the spirit and sea air. At times, you cannot walk up to the temple due to the sea conditions. It is the first temple I have even been to that had a lifebuoy nearby! … Continued

Galungan Festival Kuta Bali (video)

  We left Southern Bali and returned to Kuta for the Balinese festival of Galungan which celebrates the victory of dharma over adharma on August 29, 2012. There were penjor- bamboo poles or towers with ceremonial offerings at the ends and people worshiping on the streets and in the traffic circles. During this time, the … Continued

Slow Travel to the Gilis in Indonesia

The Three Gili’s, Indonesia   Thanks to Dave’s Travel Corner for publishing my article on Slow Travel to Gili Meno. It begins like this: Sometimes traveling slowly can be more enjoyable than the “preferred,” faster transportation. During our return trip to Gili (a series of islands located just off the northwest tip of Lombok, Indonesia) … Continued

Manuia Le Aso (Good Afternoon) from Apia!

Manuia Le Aso (Good Afternoon) from Apia! We have had some great adventures so far! Last night in Apia was our first hot water shower since we left June 29 and really our first bed with a frame. We have been staying in fales (thatched palm frond sides to an open oval “building” with a … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel