What did I do in Monaco?

 

Monaco is a destination full of surprises and for me was my country #97. It is only eight miles to Italy and seven minutes by helicopter to Nice. This country is half the size of New York City’s Central Park and is focused on sustainability. During my first visit, I saw the first organic gardens in 300 years, the Formula E race with electric cars and enjoyed fine dining and stunning hotels.

Where to eat in Monaco?

I was fortunate to dine at many marvelous locations! I loved Maya Bay, Cipriani and Eat Me!
As well as Chef Marcel Ravin’s Blue Bay
 
and Elsa where I ate right on the water. The food, service and setting were an incredible treat!

Where did I stay in Monaco?

I loved staying at the marvelous Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and exploring the lagoon.

VIDEOMonte Carlo Bay Hotel

At the Fairmont Monte Carlo, my garden room had a view of the Casino de Monte Carlo and from Nikki Beach I could see the famous Fairmont hairpin turn.

VIDEOThe Fairmont Monte Carlo

What did I do in Monaco?

I had a wonderful walking tour with Fatoumata Froissart Diallo from Fair and Fairy and explored the city learning about the history and the future of this country.

VIDEOLets visit the Palace and see the Changing of the Guard in Monaco

VIDEOOceanographic Museum of Monaco and Centre Scientifique de Monaco

What else did you do in Monaco?

In Monaco, I went to my first car race! I saw the Formula E on May 13, 2017 and I loved watching the electric cars. Please see my videos from the Venturi Press Conference as well as FanBoost videos with Venturi Pilots, Maro Engel and Stéphane Sarrazin.

VIDEO: Setting up for Formula E

VIDEO: Venturi Press Conference May 12, 2017

VIDEO: Formula E Prix May 13 2017

VIDEO: Fan Boost Maro Engel

VIDEO: Fan Boost Stéphane Sarrazin

How did you travel to Monaco?

I flew to Nice, France and then had a helicopter transfer to Monaco. It is a seven minute ride and on the way back to Nice; I was the only passenger. Thank you Monacair! I loved my flight.

VIDEOFly by Helicopter with Monacair from Monte Carlo Monaco to Nice France

 Lisa Niver is a travel expert, writer, artist, entrepreneur, and on-camera host who has explored 99  countries. Niver has over one million video views on YouTube, Amazon Fire Tv and Roku; she is the founder of We Said Go Travel. Monaco was her 97th country! Where should she go for country #100?

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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