Hello from Manila, Philippines! L'Shana Tova (Happy Jewish New Year!)
Our two weeks of travel in the Philippines have been varied and fantastic! Our visit included sharing the underwater world of Balicasag with giant turtles and a tornado of jack fish as well as swimming with five school bus size Whale Sharks in Oslob, Cebu! (see photo below). We also saw the highlights of international design with Kenneth Cobonpue and the UNESCO sites of the Chocolate Hills and Underground River. I cannot wait to share all the photos and video especially of the fine hotels of Manila like Resorts World and Hotel H20 as well as Be Resort and Marco Polo in Cebu and Hotel Centro and Acacia Tree Garden Hotel in Puerto Princessa. Ricky of Cebu Holiday Tours and Rissa, the author of "The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips," have been incredible guides and friends.
The winners to our Independence Travel Writing Contest will be announced TODAY! Our Gratitude Travel Writing Contest will begin on September 11 and close on November 28 with the beginning of Chanukah and Thanksgiving.
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! Connect with us on Facebook, Google+
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We will send our next news from the Palau! Happy and Safe Travels!
Lisa and George (Click here to sign up for this newsletter. )
Recent posts to enjoy: Please enjoy my article, Our Sabbatical Adventure in Purple Clover. My article was in the Lonely Planet Magazine India in August and will share a pdf soon! I wrote about Nepal on the site Four Jandals and was included in Tiffany Hawk's article in the Huffington Post called, "
How to Make Dreams Happen. Right Now. Even if you are Scared."