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  • The Father of Adventure Travel: Richard Bangs

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 28, 2014 | 6:31 pm

    Richard Bangs is a judge for the We Said Go Travel Gratitude Writing Contest. Share your story in our sixth international contest. Enter now until Thanksgiving. This story about him is from Outside Magazine. Sponsored by Tudor.

    The Father of Adventure Travel: Richard Bangs

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  • The Fabled Montropolis Is Found: Jackson Hole

    By Richard Bangs

    July 20, 2014 | 9:36 pm

    In the evolution of a place there is sometimes a waymark between free-spirited childhood and the discreet somberness of maturity. But what if the in-between actually signifies the third point of a classic Hegelian dialectical triangle? A rough and rowdy cowboy town at one point, an...

  • Puerto Rico: The Real Fountain of Youth?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 29, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    When Richard Bangs invited me to travel to PUERTO RICO to film with Orbitz and the Puerto Rican Tourism Board: I SAID YES! Please enjoy Richard's article about our journey and the many videos from our visit! Lisa Iguana
     
    When Christopher Columbus made landfall in Puerto Rico during...
  • The Insanely-Tested Top Ten Travel Tips for Spring

    By Richard Bangs

    March 10, 2014 | 4:16 pm

    Spring is the season hope is rekindled, when broken blades are renewed, and light washes the shadows. We can go barefoot in the grass, pluck the charms of flowers, whistle in the warming breeze, and hit the winding road.
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    Jasper Bangs celebrating Spring

    But, as with any...

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  • Inspiration: First Prize $1,000usd CASH

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 14, 2014 | 6:29 am

    Winter 2014 INSPIRATION Travel Writing Contest

     $1,750usd in CASH PRIZES,

    Free Entry

    Dates: January 2, 2014 - February 14, 2014 at midnight PST. We are looking for an article about a place that inspires you to spend your time with no regrets. In Arnold Bennett's book, How to...

  • Discover The 6 Best Places for 2014

    By Richard Bangs

    January 3, 2014 | 10:56 pm

    Richard Bangs is a judge in our We Said Go Travel Writing contest! We hope you will participate and share your story! Write your favorite spot for 2014 in the comments below!

    2013-12-26-where_are_youmd.png So, once again we combed the planet, turned over the stones, took the pulses, danced the boards, and...

  • Bradenton, Florida: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

    By Richard Bangs

    December 24, 2013 | 6:19 pm

    Oh, the places they stole.

    Four times this year I've been to the canals of Venice, without ever setting foot in Italy. In Vegas, Macau, Qatar and where I live, Venice, California, there are facsimiles of the famous waterways, only cleaner, shinier, and without the creases of...

  • Bradenton, Florida: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

    By Richard Bangs

    December 24, 2013 | 6:19 pm

    Oh, the places they stole.

    Four times this year I've been to the canals of Venice, without ever setting foot in Italy. In Vegas, Macau, Qatar and where I live, Venice, California, there are facsimiles of the famous waterways, only cleaner, shinier, and without the creases of...

  • Walking With Polar Bears

    By Richard Bangs

    December 3, 2013 | 8:16 am

    You can't drive here; you can't boat here; you can't even walk here... you'd be eaten. We're somewhere in the back end of nowhere, some 300 kilometers from the closest paved road; 1500 kilometers from the nearest Whole Foods. If you cry wolf here, everyone believes you.

     

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  • Inspired by Alaska

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 10, 2013 | 7:56 am

    The theme for our first travel Writing Contest was INSPIRATION! Our Judge, Richard Bangs, selected Rachel Zimmerman Brachman's article, "The Whale and The Trampoline," as our FIRST PLACE WINNER. 

    Our INDEPENDENCE WRITING CONTEST begins May 11 and ends on July 4th. We hope...

  • Travel Writing Contest: Free Entry, Cash Prizes!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 2, 2013 | 8:26 am

    We Said Go Travel Writing Contest
    Winter 2013--Free Entry, Cash Prizes

    WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its 2013 Travel Writing Contest with a $200 first-place prize and no fee for entry.  The theme for the Winter 2013 contest is “Inspiration: A Place you Love.” We hope...

  • Travel Writing Contest: Free Entry, Cash Prizes!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 2, 2013 | 8:26 am

    We Said Go Travel Writing Contest
    Winter 2013--Free Entry, Cash Prizes

    WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its 2013 Travel Writing Contest with a $200 first-place prize and no fee for entry.  The theme for the Winter 2013 contest is “Inspiration: A Place you Love.” We hope...

  • Northern Ireland with Richard Bangs

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    July 6, 2012 | 3:30 am

    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...

  • Quest For Harmony On The Pearl River Delta (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    Richard Bangs

    February 17, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Whether or not we name it, we all seek a balance between the moving parts of our lives. We strive for agreement between our physical and spiritual worlds. Yet, too often we find ourselves incapable of summoning this state of being. Why?

    There is a place whose people have been on a...

  • Learning about Craic with Richard Bangs

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 23, 2012 | 11:40 am

    Although my personal country count is over one hundred countries (by Traveler’s Century Club), I still have so many places to go on my list! For a long time, I have wanted to go to Iceland and Ireland (and Italy—George calls is my “I” List). When Richard Bangs spoke at our travel...

  • Los Angeles Meet Plan Go, 106 of us together!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 30, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    Thank you to everyone (all 106 of you) who joined us for our Meet Plan Go event Tuesday Oct 18!

    Some thoughts from those who attended:

    It was inspiring and encouraging to hear the stories and meet other people who have a desire for world travel like I do.

    I had never been to an...

  • Realize Your Dreams! (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 24, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Join us in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:00pm, for a travel evening to inspire you to “Realize Your Travel Dreams!” 

    This event is designed to give you the opportunity to MEET inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers; get motivation, contacts and...

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