Absolutely Scottsdale was Absolutely Amazing

 

Sheknows Absolutely Scottsdale was Absolutely AmazingI was invited to Experience Scottsdale in November 2016 and was stunned with the absolute beauty of the art, architecture and landscape. I loved my time in this part of Arizona and cannot wait to return.

Where did I stay in Scottsdale? at The Hotel Valley Ho. I loved the charm of this iconic location and the best view of Camelback mountain for sunrise and sunset from the 8th floor rooftop.

VIDEOWhere to stay in Scottsdale? #1: At the Hotel Valley Ho

Is it worth waking up for sunrise in Scottsdale? I think so! The reward of the colors and views is spectacular.

VIDEO: Sunrise in Scottsdale? #2 

Where to eat in Scottsdale?

Dinner at Craft 64 was so fantastic that I asked to go back the next day and learn to make Mozzarella cheese with Chef Josh Ivey!

VIDEOHow do you make Mozzarella? at Craft 64 Scottsdale

I fell in love with the art galleries and architecture of Scottsdale. What name do you think of for architecture? Frank Lloyd Wright. Be sure to visit Taliesin West and Cattle Track Arts.

VIDEODiscover Amazing Art and Architecture in Stunning Scottsdale

Why was I visiting Scottsdale?

For the 2016 Travel Classics West Writers Conference. I was honored to participate in “The World’s Most Exclusive Conferences for Professional Travel Writers and Editors.” I learned so much from the morning panel discussions and the afternoon one-on-one meetings with editors were fantastic. We had many marvelous meals, excursions and explored Scottsdale with new friends.

VIDEOTCW 2016: Exclusive Conferences for Professional Travel Writers

Where to find the best dessert in the desert?  I loved my sundae in downtown Scottsdale! Thank you to Sugar Bowl Fiesta for making my childhood ice cream fantasies come TRUE! They have five different banana splits on the menu.

VIDEOBest Dessert in the Desert?  Sugar Bowl Fiesta

I wrote about Scottsdale for Travelocity Jan 2017 Lisa Niver

Thank you to Experience Scottsdale and Visit Arizona for inviting me. I was hosted by them for my visit and all opinions are my own. I enjoyed it so much I wrote about Scottsdale for Travelocity as a one of the “Best Places to Visit in the USA in 2017.”

Absolutely Scottsdale was Absolutely Amazing

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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