Sri Lanka June 21, 2010


Summer Adventure to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
We leave June 21, 2010 for Sri Lanka.

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So many people have asked us, why Sri Lanka?
Here are a few facts from the Lonely Planet online,

“When the noted writer Sir Arthur C Clarke made his home in Sri Lanka in 1956, he claimed the island jewel of the Indian Ocean was the best place in the world from which to view the universe. … equipped with a stellar combination of scenery, culture and history, a growing focus on sustainable tourism and (hopefully) a more settled society, Sri Lanka is firmly back on the radar for curious travellers seeking unique experiences.” The 25 year civil war is over and our friends, Susan and Don, were in Sri Lanka for a month in Oct 2009 and said the local people are friendly and ready for tourists.
The video of the Duran Duran song, “Save a Prayer,” from the Rio album was filmed in the “jungles, beaches, and temples of Sri Lanka in April, 1982. Scenes were filmed atop the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, among the ruins of a Buddhist temple at Polonnaruwa and the island’s southern coastline.” We hope to see it all this summer!

We leave Monday June 21, 2010 at 4:45pm from Los Angeles, California for a 15 hour flight to Dubai, UAE arriving at 7:25pm on Tuesday night. The 2:45am flight from Dubai lands Wednesday June 23rd at 8:45am.  Our first night stay will be at Ocean View Guesthouse in Negombo close to the international airport outside of the capital, Columbo, Sri Lanka.  The flight and the hotel are all the plans we have so far….we will keep you posted!
Thanks for reading. Feel free to leave us a comment and remember we said GO TRAVEL!

Lisa and George

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.

4 responses to “Sri Lanka June 21, 2010

  1. How wonderful this is, Lisa and George! I can certainly understand why you would choose Sri Lanka and I hope it is everything you expect it to be, and much, much more. Thank you for letting me link up to hear about this latest adventure; may it be the most "bon" of voyages!–Tom Osborne

  2. enjoy every single moment in paradise. while traveling dont forget to self reflect and be open to one anothers perceptions on daily adventures. i know you will both grow from these travels and continue to develope an even stronger bond. laugh often and kiss frequently. we miss you and cannot wait to follow your journies.

  3. Its good to club both sri lanka and maldives as a tour. Both are nice places to spend the holiday.

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