Savoring Samui


Sawadeekah from Thailand! Hello from Koh Samui. We are at Meedej Guest house with a large balcony directly over the sand and we can hear the waves through our two sliding glass doors. The spacious room is cooled by cross breezes and a fan and is a mere 500Baht ($17usd). We have been here for the last three weeks and we are so happy to be in one place!

George is a musician and one of his favorite artists is Bob Dylan (so much so-that he named his cat, Bob Dylan.) In Nepal, we first saw this quote: “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” –Bob Dylan

We are working hard to follow Dylan’s advice. For the moment, we are walking on the beach, kayaking, snorkeling and editing our memoir about our first year sabbatical in Asia where we got engaged underwater and I lost over fifty pounds!

Our family has so much to celebrate! On June 5, my sister and her husband will celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary. My parents are in Iceland traveling by cruise ship to enjoy their fiftieth wedding anniversary on June 15! George and I were just notified by KRED that our site is now a top 1% elite influencer in Travel

Thank  you to everyone who has shared our journey literally on the road with us or by reading and commenting on our newsletter and website! AND for watching our YouTube videos: Our channel just went OVER 85,000 views!

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

Recent posts to enjoy: My article in the Gates Foundation Impatient Optimists“Teachers Need a Village,” our Myanmar Love Story on thePlanetD  and words of wisdom from Stephen King.


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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. 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, 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 challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

2 responses to “Savoring Samui

  1. awesome! is that the view from your room i Koh Samui? Congratulations on your Youtube videos and your travel blog success! will definitely read more of your stories whenever I have free time. you guys have an amazing site.

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