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End-of-Year Thoughts on a Blue-and-White Orb
Lonely Planet - Traveller at Large
Don George, Global Travel Editor
December 31, 2003

Backpack Nation
US SERVAS Newsletter
Susan Binch Earl
December, 2003

World Rovers (cover story)
Pacific Sun
Marin County, CA, USA
September 3, 2003

Globetrotters (cover story)
Pacific Sun
Marin County, CA, USA
August 29, 2001


09/19/03 Travel to Transform Yourself (and the World)

For Immediate Release

Contact liz@whereisliz.com

Transformational Travel
November 15, 2003
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Town Center Corte Madera Community Room
770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201, Corte Madera, California, USA

When they travel, some people seek only vacation (rest, recharge, renewal), which is a necessary and worthy goal. But what can a person do to make their travel experience more meaningful? With a few simple strategies, you can turn your vacation into a transformation, changing both yourself and the world for the better.

It’s this vision of transformative travel that Liz Scherle (www.whereisliz.com) will expand upon in a public event on Saturday, November 15, 2003

"What a lot of us don’t realize is that every time we travel, we are, in effect, ambassadors. We directly help form the impression that people in other countries have of our homeland."

"My mission is tri-fold: To learn how to be a global ambassador, to teach others how to do it, and to allow everyone to participate by sharing what they have, be it time, talent or resources."

Included in the evening’s entertainment will be a short audio/visual presentation from Scherle's latest 4-month solo trip. Additionally, global travel experts, including Marc Gold of 100Friends.com, will be on hand to share their insights. The evening will also be an opportunity for people to share with each other about places they have been to, or hope to travel to in the future.

"The world’s problems are big, and none of us alone can solve all of them, but we can each do something to make the world a better place. Small efforts can add up in ways we can’t even imagine."

"This is my attempt to help, by bringing a community of caring people together in support of world peace and global understanding." says Scherle.

Admission to the event is free, and funds will be raised by the sale of refreshments and with a silent auction of goods and services donated by local businesses, including pajamas by Bay Area designer (and Oprah’s favorite) Karen Neuburger (karenneuburger.com). All proceeds will go toward the support of people and projects in third world areas through the Where Is Liz Peace Partnership.

Everyone attending will receive a Peace Partnership Passport, complete with his or her photograph as a Global Ambassador, supplied in generous support by professional photographer Lori Cheung (thePortraitPhotographer.com).

Please consider joining intrepid and would-be travelers alike for a transformative evening!

Donations of goods and services for the silent auction are still desired, please contact Liz Scherle at liz@whereisliz.com

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09/03/03 Liz to speak at Travel Tales Event

Dylan's Pub
7 p.m. Monday Sept 15, 2003
2301 Folsom St. at 19th St.
parking: on the street

Dylan's, an authentic old-time pub in the Mission District hosts an evening of Travel Tales. Tell a travel story, listen to a few, hoist a few, network with other travelers and writers, maybe get your work published online.

The theme for this month is: "Where in the world have you been, and what did you do there to make the world a better place? Did you make friends, volunteer, donate time and/or money?" Guest speaker is artist, web designer and world traveler Liz Scherle.

Beer and wine available at the bar. Seating for this event is limited, so RSVPs are vital. Preference given to storytellers over listeners.

See you in the "snug" at the back of the pub.

Log on to www.intentionaltraveler.com for more info about Travel Tales, storytelling suggestions, and related travel stories.


I was very impressed with your web site! The pictures are fabulous, the layout is great, and your commentary is very amusing and helpful! Viewing your site has just added to the excitement of my upcoming trip--grazie!
Katie T.

I am completely, utterly and overwhelmingly in AWE of your quest and journey(s). I have bookmarked your site so that I can travel vicariously along with you. I, too, seek new challenges (especially now that I'm in my 40's)...it's time to shake things up a bit. All the best to you!!
Susan S.

I just called my best friend and told her to pull up your web site. We were reading it together. We just love it!
Becky C.

I have done a lot of traveling in my life--13 countries notched on my belt--and much of it solo, yet for some reason your journey moves and inspires me immensely. I am moved by your courage and your willingness to share your process with the world!

I found your beautiful web site! The world is certainly not the safest place to be, but your message of Forgiveness and Peace couldn't be more timely!

I'm really enjoying your web-site and your ongoing saga of discovering the athlete within...
David D.

I just delved into your Italian adventure for the first time. Wow. It is fantastic. I feel evoked, very heart filled up and just really connected with the spirit of adventure and awe at the world. The sounds from St. Peter's chapel were so beautiful, I listened twice. I love the places where you can mouse over a little picture to see the bigger versions. It is beautifully laid out, well written, and fun (I love the lists, too). Thank you for the trip to Roma!
Karen F.

I am absolutely inspired by your experiences... We should all regularly do things that scare us. It is what makes life exciting & rewarding!
Lisa H.

I read your web site. GO GIRL!! You are one brave chick and you sound like you are having a ball. Your writing is fun and breezy and I look forward to more news.
Marsha F.

Nice web site Liz!! This is amazing. God speed to you!
John P.

Great site, great writing--very interesting, inspiring, and innovative. Looking forward to keeping up with your journey, and also am thinking about hiring your running coach myself, just based on what you wrote...
Sonia R.

Thanks so much for your brilliantly designed web site giving us vicarious thrills thru your trip to Italy etc. I'm thoroughly enjoying all your pictures and comments. You travel much like I like to, so this is enchanting to read and see.
Sandra B.




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