Adios Los Angeles, Hola Panama

 

 

koby bar mitzvahAdios Los Angeles, Hola Panama! (from our latest news)

Being in Los Angeles for our family event (Koby’s Bar Mitzvah) was wonderful. We were fortunate to spend time with our relatives and share in a special celebration. We also saw many friends and had a fantastic live event at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. We appreciate your participation in Oahu at Lotus Honolulu and in Los Angeles at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel and online for our webinar about Exotic Burma for our Festival of the Pacific! We will share videos of all events as soon as they are available.

We have NEW VIDEOS to share! Please enjoy: our video book trailer of Traveling in Sin,our first night in Palau (Mingles So Thai), Palau Government House  with Hula Hooping, Palau Jungle River CruisePalau Museums,and Baby Poi in Thailand. We will share our stories from this summer as the articles get published.

We are currently in Panama. People always ask us about our luggage or what is in our backpacks. When we checked in for our flight from Los Angeles to Panama City we had 19.4 kilos. (Math problem: 1 kilogram is 2.2 pounds.  8.4 for George and 11 for me, or 42.7 pounds for both of us.)

Our visit to the Panama Canal and Casco Antiguo (see George’s photo below) was history come alive. We hiked in Santa Fe (photo below, got eaten by chitras) and enjoyed the festival De Patria on Nov 3 in Boquete.  I think that the best thing about travel is to be able to understand what is going on and how it relates to your life and the lives of local people. George and I feel so fortunate to be able to continue our travels and grow our website. Thank you so much for your support!

Hiking in Santa Fe, Panama
Hiking in Santa Fe, Panama

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 FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterest ,  SlideShare,  Twitter, and YouTube.

Happy and Safe Travels! Gracias!

Lisa and George (Click here to sign up for this newsletter. )

More articles to enjoy: Thank you to Mountain Travel Sobek for interviewing us for their ADVENTURE TRAVEL series! Click here to read the interview! Did you know our site was listed in the TOP 100 Travel blogs! Thanks Nomadic Samuel!

Have you seen our new video book trailer for Traveling in Sin?

George in Casco Antiguo
George in Casco Antiguo

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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