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@RitzCarlton #LosAngeles: Turn Your Daycation into a Residence!

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Have you ever wondering where to spend a day in Los Angeles that makes you feel so refreshed and renewed it is like a week’s holiday? Spend your Daycation at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles and feel revived! I toured around L.A. LIVE and Staples Center with my umbrella. I think it was 100 degrees […]

Supreme Influence: Join Niurka in Los Angeles October 11, 2014

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Are you ready for transformation? As Niurka says, “Often the very thing that challenges you is where the greatest gift resides for your evolution.” See her in person in Los Angeles for a one-day session October 11, 2014 or join her for a several day conference in Joshua Tree. Niurka recently asked a Los Angeles […]

5 Reasons to Buy Insurance When Going on a Cruise

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Booked your dream cruise and excited to go? Remember to take out travel insurance for a cruise holiday. A cruise is undeniably a great vacation option as it normally offers a relaxed itinerary with many opportunities to explore different places during the stops on the way. More often than not, the cost of a cruise […]

One if By Land, Two If By Sea in the USA

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Perhaps the two camera-ready beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium sent me a telepathic message in the vein of Paul Revere: a pair of creatures, bright as lanterns, appearing before my eyes called for a sea journey. This wasn’t what a non-swimmer liked to hear but the Marylander who spent school days cleaning the Chesapeake was […]

Home on the prairie in the USA

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A little home on the prairie A cottage at the top of the hill With a stone pathway down to the brook With lively grass dancing in the wind as you walk down A silhouette outline; White light Beauty with a smell of fresh dew as you near the river The dandelions and sunflowers waving […]

The Singing Sands in the United States

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The Singing Sands : Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States “The space…silence…darkness….light…atoms,” the calm monotonous voice guides me in my “personal journey of self-discovery” within the four tall white walls of the smallest room at Krasl Art Center. What does every single word trigger inside of me? Love, family, children, laughter, freedom…the memories were pouring back […]

Fall Hiking around Park City

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Have you ever returned to a place from childhood and felt like it was bigger? Park City, Utah is a place that you can visit all year round and enjoy in every season. I am always happy to return and every time I make new discoveries of what to do and where to stay. Since […]

‘The Valley Among The Rocks’, in the USA

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In the winter silence Harry’s van bounces over the ice-encrusted, mud-rutted road like a wayward bobsled. Staring out the window into the gray dawn, I realize that this would be a journey into a place unlike any other that I have seen. All around, colossal shafts and spires and mesas of rock rise out of […]

WSGT: One Quarter MILLION on YouTube

Lisa Ellen Niver's first three articles on USA Today

We Said Go Travel on YouTube is at 249,266 views nearly ONE QUARTER MILLION VIEWS!  There are currently 498 subscribers. Will you be #500? Enjoy my next Instagram photo essays in the Jewish Journal:     My experiences at Taste of Los Angeles     Dining at Bourbon Steakhouse in Glendale     The media preview night at The NICE GUY  My bio is […]

#MinaMoments: Bourbon Steakhouse in Glendale

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I was excited to be invited to Bourbon Steakhouse in Glendale which opened only five months ago. Chef Michael Mina and his collection of fine restaurants have won so many awards; I could not wait to see what it would be like. I enjoyed starting the evening with the special bubbly from White Horse which […]