Traveling in Thailand

 

Koh Lipe Sunset Beach 2014Our latest news: Traveling in Thailand

Hello from Koh Samui, Thailand. We spent two months here in 2013 and edited our memoir! It seems fitting to be here working on the paperback edition of Traveling in Sin. A year ago we had just begun our first travel-writing contest. Now we are in the midst of contest #4 and in 2013 over five hundred writers from over fifty countries participated! We hope you will share a story with us!

Our recent travels in Thailand have taken us to Koh Lipe which is where we got engaged five years ago. It was lovely to return to our favorite spot on Sunrise Beach and to explore Sunset beach for the first time. We stayed for three nights at the Regent Phuket Cape Panwa and enjoyed a luxurious Pool Villa, dined in the Grill and had drinks to celebrate January 18, which was the date we met seven years ago in Santa Monica. While we were there, we were invited to be on the KPNW Radio show with Robb Holloway to talk about life on the road. He read George’s five part series in the Huffington Post on “Is Panama truly a Retirement Haven?” and wanted to chat with us!

Did you see this month’s Prevention Magazine? Check out my interview below on a two-page photo of Nepal and a new review of our memoir in Huffington Post Travel!

Our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest is now open. Enter by February 14 with your “Place of Inspiration.” First prize is now $1,000usd. Share your story! We are continuing to publish the Gratitude Contest entries and expect to announce the winners the end of January.

We appreciate all of you who read our newsletters, articles, website and BOOK! Thank you to everyone for your support of our journey and all our writing. Connect with us on  Facebook,  Google+InstagramLinkedInPinterest,  SlideShare,  Twitter, and YouTube.

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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/

3 responses to “Traveling in Thailand

  1. I have this mental list of places around the world I would love to explore and photograph, Thailand is one of those places that continues to hover around the top of the list!! I have to check out Prevention Magazine, I know my parents have a copy and I will be sure to borrow it.

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