From Thailand with a Book: We Said Go Travel

Published: Tue, 08/06/13

We Said Go Travel Newsletter 31:  August 6, 2013

Hello from Ao Nang, Thailand!

After over two months on Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, we finished editing our memoir, Traveling in Sin, and traveled a bit more of Thailand. We went to Koh Phanghan, Tanote Beach in Koh Tao, Ranong, Little Koh Chang, Krabi and Ao Nang.

One of the best things has been seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We were able to visit with our friends, Taryn and Andrew who we traveled with in Borneo in 2009 and we wrote about in our memoir! Spending time with them in Koh Samui and Koh Tao was great, see photo below of us all and above at Tanote Bay. We look forward to a visit this week with Jeremy who was with us in Fiji when George asked me to go on the first sabbatical and we saw in the Fall in Hua Hin and who was in our wedding!

We appreciate all of you who read our newsletters, articles, website and BOOK! Thank you to everyone for your support of our journey and all our writing. We are participating in travel events in Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Guam, Oahu and Los Angeles! More news about all of them soon! Connect with us on  FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterest ,  SlideShare,  Twitter, and YouTube.

Lisa and George (Click here to sign up for this newsletter. )

Recent posts to enjoy: Lisa's review of "Zen Under Fire" is in the August/September issue of Whole Life Magazine. It is in print and available in Los Angeles or click here and go to page 39! 

New movies on our site from Myanmar: Day Three in Bagan, and Day Four with Bikes in Bagan.

About our book, Lisa was interviewed for the site Diets in Review as a True Weight Loss Story.

From Westside Today: Traveling Around the World Sin!

"Traveling in Sin" is a love story and travel memoir rolled in to a single, enjoyable book.The travelers fell in love while traversing the Far East, and include 80 beautiful photos from their journey. As their adventures unfold, Niver-Rajna whittles her waistline while upping her confidence and Rajna learns to open his heart to the partner he proposes to toward the end of the trip. Niver-Rajna and Rajna tell an exciting tale filled with tears of joy and disaster as they share their love story. --Westside Today, Amy Sommer, July 18, 2013

Our Independence Travel Writing contest was a great success with 188 writers from 31 countries. Thank you to all who have participated or shared about it! We are especially grateful to our two wonderful judges, Richard Bangs and Amy Friedman.

Read  the INCREDIBLE INDEPENDENCE ENTRIES! More are being published each day. GET ready for GRATITUDE! Our Fall 2013 Travel Writing Contest begins September 11 and ends on Thanksgiving.


Our Memoir is available: Traveling in Sin

We left last July for Indonesia for this one year journey and five years ago in July for our first one year sabbatical! Read our memoir, Traveling in Sin, to learn how we met online, and chose to meander from Indonesia to Mongolia. Along the way, I lost over fifty pounds and we got engaged underwater. This book is NOT a collection of blog posts. We have never published this story before! Enjoy all the colorful characters we met and the tears and triumphs of a Peace Corps Worker and a Princess (cruises employee) finding their way together in Asia. 

Movies from our Trip
Thank you for watching! 
Our YouTube channel is now OVER 110,000 views! 
All 45 of our Myanmar movies are now online! 

MOVIES from our trip:
Click the country to see all the movies:  Bali and Lombok Indonesia, Southern Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and Nepal on our YouTube Channel. We will be adding movies from Northern Thailand, and India soon.