I was delighted with my balcony room at the brand new Wyndham Grand which overlooked the pool and the beach. I had great sunset views and walked on the beach for sunrise in the most amazing sugar sand.
Have you been diving in Florida? I went Scuba Diving with Captain Ryan from Tanks-A-Lot. Have you ever held a basket star? You can see me holding one in the video. We dove at Big A and Area 51.
Dinner at Salty’s with blackened mahi mahi was a great start to my Florida adventures.
Spending the day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium was amazing. They truly focus on Rescue, Rehab and Release for marine animals and their boat tour taught about the animals, the estuary and the mangroves. The children were able to touch creatures, observe a net pull and identify fish. We had a sea urchin, pinfish, catfish on our boat. We saw dolphins on our boat tour and back at the Aquarium we saw Hope and Winter from the Dolphin Tale movies!
Turtles, manatees, river otters and many other creatures are saved by the hospital facilities here. This marine life rescue center has over 700,000 visitors a year. There are over 400 volunteers helping care for the animals. You can participate and be a trainer for a day.
I loved being at the outdoor concert at Coachman Park. I have always enjoyed Jake Shimabukuro‘s music but this was the very first time I heard him play a live concert. WOW! He is fantastic! Definitely see a concert in Clearwater Beach!
Without a doubt, Kenny G gives a great show! He played in the crowd, he told funny stories and he is an incredible musician. His entire band is fantastic. I loved when he talked about how long they had been together and if you keep practicing, you will get there. Life takes practice and a sense of humor! I cannot wait to see another concert with this consummate entertainer!
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 nearly 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. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/