Grateful in Costa Rica: Our News

 

Central America Nov 2013From Our Latest Newsletter: PURA VIDA COSTA RICA

Our ten days in Costa Rica were filled with adventure. In Puerto Viejo, we biked to several lovely and undeveloped beaches. We loved the Red Lava tour of Arenal Volcano near La Fortuna and especially enjoyed the thermal river after dark! Traveling across Lake Arenal by boat was beautiful. The night hike with Ficus Trails in Santa Elena was incredible; we saw bioluminescent wood, three sloths, a kinkajou, stick insects, leaf insects and sleeping birds. We celebrated George’s birthday day at El Jardin at Monteverde Lodge. It was definitely the tastiest and most memorable meal of our Central American stay! Samara Beach is a lovely undeveloped beach setting and we enjoyed live music at Rancho De La Playa.

George has been growing our Instagram account. Please connect with us at:http://instagram.com/wesaidgotravel or on Instagram. You can see all the photos he has taken at that site or on our Facebook Fan page.

Happy Birthday George!Enjoy our latest interview as an Adventure Couple on Mountain Travel Sobek. George and I have both been writing up a storm: two recent Articles on the Huffington Post: Life by Keith Richards, and Why Are America’s Teachers Leaving the Profession, as well as all about our trip to the Philippines: Exploring Manila on Johnny Jet, Bountiful Bohol onDave’s Travel Corner, and Exploring Palawan with a video of Lisa hula hooping with the Iwahig Dancing Inmates. More adventures from the Philippines coming soon!

We have MORE NEW VIDEOS to share! From Palau: Our First Zipline ExperiencePalau Pacific Resort, and from PanamaFestival de Patria

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+InstagramLinkedInPinterest,  SlideShare,  Twitter, and YouTube.

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah and Safe Travels! Gracias!

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

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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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