27 Dec 2016 Dec News: Grateful for a Year of Friends, Family and Travels in 2016
December NEWS: Grateful for a Year of Friends, Family and Travels in 2016
I hope that this holiday season brings you, your friends and family warmth and happiness. Remember that “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” -James Keller
We Said Go Travel is a community of travelers and writers sharing their stories and I appreciate your participation with me and my site. As Buddah said, “A thousand candles can be lit from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself.”
As the candles of Chanukah burn brightly, I am filled with hope for gaining light in my heart and life and sharing it with you.
Where did I go in December?
I returned to Cancun. It was my 3rd visit this year as I went with Jennifer on the Carnival Breeze in September and for my birthday to Xplor and Xenses in October and then in December for SharkSchool with ProDive International, WiroDive and Erich Ritter’s SharkSchool. I stayed at Royal Hideaway in Playacar and my lectures were at Allegro Playacar. It was a truly extraordinary experience to dive with the pregnant Bull Sharks and to learn from Pascal Gospodinov. I look forward to sharing the lessons and video with you in 2017.
We Said Go Travel is really growing! Twitter is now over 18,000, Instagram is over 13,000 and my video views are over 900,000!!
Thank you for your interest in my art! Simply Ceramics now has its own Instagram account and Facebook page. My solo show was a success and I was also in the show at The Clayhouse in Santa Monica in December. Are you looking for handmade gifts? I have art for sale.
Recent Articles featuring Lisa:
*Business Insider Interview about Lisa: “After quitting her job as a teacher, this woman traveled to 95 countries and turned traveling into a career.”
*Business Insider about Packing: “A woman who went backpacking for 11 months explains how to pack light.”
Coming in JANUARY: The Winter Inspiration We Said Go Travel Writing award will be open! The Fall Gratitude We Said Go Travel Writing Award is closed. I have been honored to publish nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries with the dozen writing competitions I have hosted on We Said Go Travel. I hope you will consider participating in this award or sharing it with someone who wants to tell their tale. Thank you for all the support over the years.
The essays from the participants of the Fall Gratitude award will be published staring in January 2017. After they are all live on the site, we will publish the finalists list and expect to announce the winners in early spring. For the 2016 Summer Travel Writing Award: The winners will be announced in early 2017.
As my fortune cookie said: “ You create your own stage. The audience is waiting.” AND “You will be a great success–both in business and socially.” I am ready for ONE MILLION VIDEO VIEWS! I expect that by Valentine’s Day! Get ready to celebrate with me.
Happy New Year! Make your DREAMS come true! Thank you for your support. Lisa