Being at the 2019 Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show
felt like a reunion with my travel friends.
It was great fun to walk the aisles and see familiar faces and places from around the world. It feels a bit like being a kid in a candy store as I want to go everywhere! I hope to see you next year at L.A.’s Favorite Travel Show on February 15 – 16, 2020 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, so you can discover your new favorite destination! You can: “Discover the World In One Weekend, All Under One Roof.”
I made a video from my day at the show so you can see who I spoke with and where I want to travel NEXT!
G Adventures has National Geographic Journeys and a new Wellness program that Kim told me about in Iceland! I have not been to Iceland yet. Maybe 2019 is my year to go!
MSC cruises is opening Ocean Cay in November 2019. Do you love to Cruise?
Do you want to go hiking this year? It is time to Visit Switzerland.
With Aggressor Adventures, you can go diving in the Red Sea near Egypt and then cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
You can hear speakers from Patricia Schultz author of 1000 Places to See Before you Die, to Kellee Edwards, Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer, Kelley Ferro and Angel Castellanos to get inspired by their travel knowledge!
Are you ready to visit Japan? Have you been to Tohoku? Let’s Go! ありがとうございますArigatou gozaimasu Thank you!
Bula! Meet me underwater in Fiji! I love the music, the friendly people and the beautiful sea.
Do you want to see more animals this year? It is time to go to Yosemite.
A quick drive from Los Angeles and you can be in Buellton! Want to join me?
Mark from Savinar luggage and I talked about packing cubes which are my favorite. I met Miss California, Mackenzie Freed, who loves compression sacks.
Where am I going next? I am going to Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica! I cannot wait to go scuba diving.
What is on my bucket list? Papua New Guinea is one of the places I most want to go and explore. Did you know there are more than 800 languages in PNG?
Talofa! I went to Samoa and loved exploring the islands. We stayed at Monono Island where there are no dogs, no cars and you can walk around the whole island in the afternoon.
Fiji Islands can take you to the entire South Pacific including Samoa, the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
I visited the Solomon Islands in 2017 and wrote about the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal for Smithsonian and Saturday Evening Post.
Have you seen the gorgeous Cook Islands? I loved snorkeling in the amazing Aitutaki lagoon.
Do you want to road trip this year? Nevada has adventures including everything from skiing in the mountains to shopping to exploring in caves.
Stop by the Global Beats Stage and watch colorful cultural performances and dances. This year they even had a zipline!
Have you seen 40 shades of Green in Ireland? Aer Lingus flies every day in the summer from Los Angeles to Ireland.
Make sure to get your photo taken in the Visit Billings photo booth to have great memories of your day to take home and post on social media.
Check back with me to hear about my next adventure in Jamaica at Sandals Montego Bay.
Award-winning travel expert Lisa Ellen Niver has explored 101 countries and talks travel on KTLA-TV and her website, We Said Go Travel, which is read in 212 countries. Her YouTube videos have nearly 900,000 views and she has more than 140,000 followers on social media (verified on Facebook and Twitter). She sailed on the high seas for seven years and she has been nominated for five Southern California Journalism Awards in the past two years and received 2nd place for her Jewish Journal article.
Niver has written for publications including AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Robb Report, Sierra Club, Smithsonian, Saturday Evening Post, United Airlines (Hemispheres) and USA Today 10Best.