Traveling in Thailand: We Said Go Travel

Published: Tue, 01/21/14

We Said Go Travel Newsletter 42: Jan. 21, 2014

Hello from Koh Samui, Thailand. We spent two months here in 2013 and edited our memoir! It seems fitting to be here working on the paperback edition of Traveling in Sin. A year ago we had just begun our first travel-writing contest. Now we are in the midst of contest #4 and in 2013 over five hundred writers from over fifty countries participated! We hope you will share a story with us!

Our recent travels in Thailand have taken us to Koh Lipe which is where we got engaged five years ago. It was lovely to return to our favorite spot on Sunrise Beach and to explore Sunset beach for the first time. We stayed for three nights at the Regent Phuket Cape Panwa and enjoyed a luxurious Pool Villa, dined in the Grill and had drinks to celebrate January 18, which was the date we met seven years ago in Santa Monica. While we were there, we were invited to be on the KPNW Radio show with Robb Holloway to talk about life on the road. He read George's five part series in the Huffington Post on "Is Panama truly a Retirement Haven?" and wanted to chat with us!

Did you see this month's Prevention Magazine? Check out my interview below on a two-page photo of Nepal and a new review of our memoir in Huffington Post Travel!

Our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest is now open. Enter by February 14 with your "Place of Inspiration." First prize is now $1,000usd. Share your story! We are continuing to publish the Gratitude Contest entries and expect to announce the winners the end of January.

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. Connect with us on  Facebook,  Google+InstagramLinkedInPinterest,  SlideShare,  Twitter, and YouTube.

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Sunset in Koh Lipe
Huffington Post Travel Reviews Traveling in Sin
If you're traveling to [Asia], especially independently, Traveling In Sin is a wonderful resource -- like a personalized version of Lonely Planet -- while also being a very entertaining read. If you enjoy living vicariously through travel memoirs, Traveling In Sin makes makes you feel as if you've covered all of Southeast Asia. Read the full review: CLICK HERE
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Enter the Inspiration Travel Writing Contest: FIRST PRIZE $1,000usd. 

Our Gratitude Travel Writing Contest had 289 writers participate! Enjoy the entries published so far: Click here. More are being published each day. We will announce the winners at the end of January 2014. 
Lisa is in Prevention Magazine: See photo above!

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. 

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