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Lisa Niver traveling on Ecoventura's Theory in the Galapagos Islands

I Remember When: We Went Cruising

“Humans cannot discover new oceans unless they have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide I have sailed on the ocean for years in big cruise ships and small yachts. I have worked for Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Renaissance Cruises. I have traveled on the inaugural of NCL Bliss … Continued

Creating Community during COVID19: JewItAtHome

Thank you to Rabbi Adam Lutz whose leadership has created “JewItAtHome” through his synagogue, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. He knew that “Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation” and even though “COVID-19 continues to disrupt every single aspect of normal life…and community doesn’t exist in person” we can create a Jewish community online. “We … Continued

Are you a GIANT? Brawny supports #GiantsTakeAction

It only takes one person to make a difference! BRAWNY BELIEVES IN TACKLING LIFE’S CHALLENGES HEAD ON, ROLLING UP OUR SLEEVES, AND GETTING DOWN TO WORK. AFTER ALL, STRENGTH LIES NOT IN WHAT WE SAY, BUT IN WHAT WE DO. SO TO ALL THE GIANTS WE CHAMPION AND THOSE WE HOPE TO INSPIRE, WE SAY: … Continued

Power of Penn Women Podcast: “Try, try again”

Thank you to Power of Penn Women, University of Pennsylvania and Momentum 2020 for interviewing me for their podcast. Thank you to Erica Firpo for interviewing me and Meesh Pierce for editing. I am honored to be invited to participate! LISTEN HERE: TRY TRY AGAIN or read the transcript below! This podcast went live on … Continued

My Sonoma Adventure! Redwoods, Hiking and Wine

On my last adventure (Fall 2019), we hiked among towering redwoods, cruised along rugged Pacific coastline and met the passionate craftsmen, farmers, vintners and artists that call Sonoma home. We home-based at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, nestled in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The “Inn” is the ultimate Wine Country destination with spa, golf and … Continued

Are You Feeling Brave Enough? #Covid19

While in #SafeAtHome quarantine for COVID-19, I have been reading nearly every day and wrote about 8 books that can transport you for Ms. Magazine. Cheryl Strayed’s WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail was in my article, and when I wrote to her team to share it, I learned about her … Continued

Anti-Racism with Rabbi Ron Stern

Over the past week, Rabbi Ron Stern from Stephen Wise Temple shared his personal journey into a deeper understanding of the complexities of race in America. I found it so inspiring, I asked for permission to share all 5 days again here. My grandmother had a maid’s bathroom. I was born in the Jim Crow … Continued

MSN: 13 Ways Cruises Could Change Forever After Coronavirus

Thank you to MSN, Lindsay Tigar and Reader’s Digest for including me in “13 Ways Cruises Could Change Forever After Coronavirus!” Boarding will become much more complicated Travel expert Lisa Niver has spent plenty of time aboard cruise ships. Not only is she a former senior assistant cruise director for Renaissance Cruises, but she also worked as … Continued

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