Winners: Gratitude Writing Contest 2014

Lisa Niver Thailand Koh Lipe Sunset Beach 2014

Winners: Gratitude Writing Contest 2014

Thank you to all the writers who participated in the 2014 Gratitude Writing Contest! I hope you will choose to share your stories. The 2015 Independence Writing Contest will open in May 2015 and close on July 4, 2015.  The 2015 Inspiration Writing Contest entries are being published and the winners will be announced in June. Over sixteen hundred … Continued

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Embassy Suites Anaheim South is #PrettyGreat!

Experience Embassy Suites Anaheim South February 2015: What a great place to stay! Two room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary drinks! The Embassy Suites Anaheim South is literally walking distance to Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney as it is only one mile away. There is a frequent and inexpensive shuttle every thirty minutes … Continued

Lisa Niver compelling women awards premier traveler event 2014

Do you Travel #LikeAGirl?

Did you see the Always commercial from the Superbowl  and wonder: “Do I throw #LikeAGirl?” What does it mean to do something #LikeAGirl?  Today, on International Women’s Day during Women’s History Month, I ask you: “Do you travel #LikeAGirl?” The questions and issues of traveling as a woman are endless. People often contact me and ask, “Will I be … Continued

Visit Amanpuri in Thailand and help Palisades Elementary Charter School

Palisades Elementary Charter School Writing and Arithmetic.  More likely, the child will talk about computer lab, music class, or time spent in their school’s garden…the FUN stuff that integrates their core curriculum into real life experiences, and enriches their education and learning ability. Like any public charter school in LAUSD, Palisades Elementary is highly resource constrained.  … Continued

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USA TODAY: Barton G. in Los Angeles: Play with Your Food

Barton G. in Los Angeles: Play with Your Food Bring your celebration here for incredible edible creations with top service and style By Lisa Niver Los Angeles Local ExpertFEBRUARY 4, 2015 Barton G. is fine dining joined with fun dining. After years of success on South Beach in Florida, the restaurant created by Barton G. Weiss is … Continued

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From Row A on the Red Carpet: @United #FilmFriendly

From Row A on the Red Carpet with United #FilmFriendly Bloggers 2015 the 87th Academy Awards #LosAngeles Video: From Row A on the Red Carpet Our day started at 10:30am with check-in at security. We had all had criminal background checks in order to be on the list. Maybelline offered makeovers and manicures during the … Continued

#RedCarpet Ready with @United #FilmFriendly #Oscars

Thank you to United Airlines for inviting me to see the glamour of the OSCARS tomorrow! I will be sharing from the bleachers with FIVE other amazing writers! Follow these accounts below to enjoy what we will be seeing! United Airlines is the official airline sponsor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences … Continued

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The Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica is Fantastic!

The Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica is fantastic! I loved my stay in the Presidential Suite Bungalow One. Enjoy these photos and videos and make a plan to see it yourself very soon. From theFairmont Miramar website: “The moment you arrive at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows you will notice the magical transformation that has … Continued

WIDE-OPEN WORLD by John Marshall

Are you ready for a WIDE OPEN WORLD?

Enjoy this excerpt from the Prologue of the book WIDE-OPEN WORLD by John Marshall. Copyright © 2015 by John Marshall. Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. From inside the Human Kitchen, I watched the spider monkeys begin to arrive. They … Continued

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: “Be a Change Agent!”

“We can all be change agents,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti at Stephen S. Wise Temple on February 10, 2015. Rabbi David Woznica was a fantastic interviewer and the two spoke about our city of Los Angeles, immigration and security as well as Garcetti’s personal life. Garcetti said, “I am half Mexican, half Jewish with an … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel