#RBQuests: Meeting Sports Giants in Puerto Rico, Day 3&4


golf course Jesus Wyndham
Golf Pro Jesus Rodriguez

Traveling around Puerto Rico to film with Richard Bangs and Orbitz has been an adventure! Lately we are meeting incredible athletic stars and sports champions!

Our stay at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar included spending time with Golf Pro Jesus Rodriguez on the 16th hole on the Ocean Course. He is a wonderful man and even helped me putt a coconut!

chi chi golf st regisWe explored the beautiful Bahia Bay where the St. Regis is located and met Chi Chi Rodriguez. Full of one liners and golfing history, we enjoyed meeting this golf legend. If you want to live at the stunning Bahia Beach Residences, the Beach is just the beginning! I highly recommend lunch by the pool at SeaGrapes, the mahi mahi tacos were truly tasty! The Sand Dollar Members only area Beach was spectacular!

Richard Bangs and Charlito Pasarell
Richard Bangs and Charlito Pasarell

After meeting two famous Puerto Rican golfers, we were treated to a tour of the Royal Isabela and unforgettable cuisine in a lovely outdoor setting by tennis champion, Charlito Pasarell. Ready to relax and get away from it all on 2000 acres, I saw a casita with your name on it! Join Charlito and his entire team to explore cliffs, beaches and a golf course that will make your jaw drop.

This week: filming in Puerto Rico with Richard Bangs and White Nile Media! We are creating videos for PRTourismCo and Orbitz Originals.  Check back for all the stories and video or follow along on our Tagboard (more below). I cannot wait to share the videos and more stories with you! More soon on the best wall dive with sharks, eels, turtle, lobster and more! Lisa

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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