24 HOURS IN DEATH VALLEY: A DETOUR TO NOWHERE

This article was originally featured on the website Hilton Mom Voyage. By Lisa Grabelle DEATH VALLEY: Sounds like a perfect destination for family fun, huh? You’d be surprised! OK, I’ll admit the idea of traveling on desolate highways for hours with NO roadside gas stations, NO restaurants, NO other cars, NO bathrooms, and OMG – … Continued

Lisa Niver in Venice with Insight Vacations: Luxury Gold is amazing!

Luxury Gold Escorted Tours of Italy by Insight Vacations.(Part 3)

We continue our trip through Italy hosted by Luxury Gold Escorted tours by Insight Vacations with Lisa Niver.  Don’t miss anything! Read Part 1 and Part 2. 21. The Verona Market The market in Verona is full of fabulous foods, including sandwiches, pastries, cookies, meats and anything else you can imagine.  The hot apple strudel was simply … Continued

Can You Enthusiastically Embrace the Present?

Can You Enthusiastically Embrace the Present?

Between Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur, the days of Jewish New Year, it is a time to reflect, remember and decide how to spend the coming year. I participate at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles nearly every Shabbat and am thrilled to be with my family for this time of The Days of Awe. We … Continued

Canadian Thanksgiving: Go local and go home!

Halloween hasn’t even come and gone; it’s at least a month until Thanksgiving. Right? Not in the Great White North! Aside from dates, it’s the same thing: gobble down turkey, put way too much stuffing on your plate (the best part!), mingle with distant cousins, eat left-overs for three days…. After not being in my home country for … Continued

How do you discover the Spirit to travel? Lisa Niver picks six spiritual spots

How do you discover the Spirit to travel?

After traveling to over 100 countries I am often asked, “Where is your favorite place to travel?” My answer depends on what you searching for.  I have favorite places to go SCUBA diving, skiing, to get away from technology and places I cannot wait to explore. I want to share six places that when I … Continued

Insight Vacations Luxury Gold Dinner in Tuscany

Insight Vacations Luxury Gold Escorted Italy Tour (Part 2)

We continue our video trip through Italy hosted by Insight Vacations Luxury Gold with Lisa Niver.  See part 1 here. 11.Umbrian Weaving Collective at Giuditta Brozzetti Marta Cucchi was amazing to watch and was very informative on how Umbrian weaving is done.  We even got to learn how to do it ourselves.  Her grandmother started the business … Continued

Portland Oregon Sign

48 Hours in Portland

Having never been to Portland, Oregon before, my vision of ‘Portlandia’ stemmed from the light hearted humorous TV show I passionately watched for several seasons. All I kept thinking when we landed was “This is where young people go to retire,” or “Put a bird on it.” Portland impressed me as soon as we landed … Continued

Big Magic Find Courage #travelwriting

Writing Lessons from Big Magic: Face Your Fear

Are you wondering what are the Big Magic Secrets to living a Creative Life Beyond Fear? My path has been full of bumps in the road and the most important thing is as Elizabeth Gilbert says in her book, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear:”   “Next, next, next—always next. Keep moving, keep going. Whatever … Continued

Fun at the Los Angeles Zoo with the Safari Society!

Thank you to the Los Angeles Zoo and the Safari Society for an evening of up close experiences with unique animals and an outdoor dinner BBQ. See more from the 2016 Sunset Safari event in our video below.   What is the Safari Society?  The Zoo says: “Safari society donors are a sophisticated group who share a deep appreciation … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel