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    An Unexpected Snowy Morning in Vermont

    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    With my eyes half open and my brain not quite alert I clumsily feel around my bed for the ringing phone. I find a fork, a plate, a whole bunch of crumbs, a dog toy and a computer before I locate the source of the noise.  Ah, the life of a single girl. I squint […]

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    Women’s Travel Fest: San Francisco 2015

    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Women are the biggest group of decision-makers in the United States travel industry, yet millions of women are intimidated to travel by themselves and choose simply to stay home. A ground-breaking event called the Women’s Travel Fest is here to help change that. After the 2014 inaugural Women’s Travel Fest sold-out to over 350+ women […]

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    Half-light in Israel

    Saturday, January 31, 2015

    Concave apricot slices are belly up towards the desert sky, their wet insides unaware of the drought to come. In three days time, they’ll shrivel to brown. Lulu and I have just finished spreading hundreds of these slices on four white tables, singing Hebrew nursery rhymes all the while, laughing as I echoed her words. […]

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    So, what’s culture shock?

    Saturday, January 31, 2015

    Enjoy this excerpt from Culture Shock – A Practical Guide by H.E. Rybol A Matter of Perception Culture shock is often talked about in terms of symptoms or phases. It’s about a series of ups and downs. It’s important to acknowledge those feelings because they are a gateway to what lies beneath, but we shouldn’t […]

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    Indonesia: The Village Road to Luxury

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    As the car turns left from some joint in the Tabanan Regency of Bali, we get a feeling of entering a best-kept secret land which is actually not that far away. A Balinese village atmosphere beams right in front of us. The temporary stupas in front of the temples stand tall and elongated made of […]

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    Bright Lights, Big City in the USA

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    I have always been interested in both film and music and the way the creative process works for both, but was unable to choose which brought more passion to my life.  It wasn’t until I started back at college, this past year, to complete my degree, that things started to turn around.  It has taken […]

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    Moonplay in Egypt

    Friday, January 30, 2015

      Moonplay in Egypt We were lounging in a felucca on the Nile River, ripples of eternal water lapping at the sides of this sailboat of ancient design. We were waiting, and some were getting tired of waiting. The tour guide—young, handsome, and rather sexy—and another member of the tour group—also young, attractive, and rather […]

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    A Celebration in Pebble Beach

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    The bright green, perfectly manicured grass illuminates the giant pink and white rose petal heart, and a guitarist strumming a Beatles Love Song amplifies the cheesiness of the situation to everyone within earshot. I stand, dizzy with anticipation and sweating despite it being a comfortable 65 degrees, on the deck overlooking the 18th tee of […]

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    Barbados Holidays

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Does sipping on a cool cocktail on a nearly deserted, pure white sand beach with a turquoise blue ocean in front of you sound like a bucket list item?  If so, a Barbados Holiday is a great item to scratch off of your to-do-list.  Located just east of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea, […]

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    USA: Reflection Return

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Finding one spot where I’m filled with gratitude is incredibly hard. I’ve moved a lot, slept under various skies, eaten many different kitchens, and said “good morning!” in a few languages.  I’ve returned to places I had initially felt good, but found the scenery had changed. I’ve visited friends who at one time ignited a […]

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Latest Writing Contest Entries

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Feb
1

An Unexpected Snowy Morning in Vermont

With my eyes half open and my brain not quite alert I clumsily feel around my bed for the ringing phone. I find a fork, a plate, a whole bunch of crumbs, a dog toy and a computer before I locate the source of the noise.  Ah, the life of a single girl. I squint […]

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Jan
31

Half-light in Israel

Concave apricot slices are belly up towards the desert sky, their wet insides unaware of the drought to come. In three days time, they’ll shrivel to brown. Lulu and I have just finished spreading hundreds of these slices on four white tables, singing Hebrew nursery rhymes all the while, laughing as I echoed her words. […]

Read More
2014-11-29_547982dc4ccea_168519_10201027485988002_992479977_n.jpg
Jan
30

Indonesia: The Village Road to Luxury

As the car turns left from some joint in the Tabanan Regency of Bali, we get a feeling of entering a best-kept secret land which is actually not that far away. A Balinese village atmosphere beams right in front of us. The temporary stupas in front of the temples stand tall and elongated made of […]

Read More
2014-12-01_547c1dfa7fdaf_allysphotoofrichardrogerstheatre.jpg
Jan
30

Bright Lights, Big City in the USA

I have always been interested in both film and music and the way the creative process works for both, but was unable to choose which brought more passion to my life.  It wasn’t until I started back at college, this past year, to complete my degree, that things started to turn around.  It has taken […]

Read More
2014-12-01_547bb617ee7fc_IMG_0254.jpg
Jan
29

A Celebration in Pebble Beach

The bright green, perfectly manicured grass illuminates the giant pink and white rose petal heart, and a guitarist strumming a Beatles Love Song amplifies the cheesiness of the situation to everyone within earshot. I stand, dizzy with anticipation and sweating despite it being a comfortable 65 degrees, on the deck overlooking the 18th tee of […]

Read More
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Jan
29

USA: Reflection Return

Finding one spot where I’m filled with gratitude is incredibly hard. I’ve moved a lot, slept under various skies, eaten many different kitchens, and said “good morning!” in a few languages.  I’ve returned to places I had initially felt good, but found the scenery had changed. I’ve visited friends who at one time ignited a […]

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They Said

Lisa Niver & Chef Jet Tila at Stir Market
Nov
27

#StirMarket: The Next Generation’s “Cheers”

Walk into Stir Market and realize you are in The Next Generation’s “Cheers!” A place that feels like home and you can enjoy fabulous food with friends and family. They really might know your name here. Ask for Brian’s mom’s babka and Chef Chris’s mom’s chutney! Stop by in the morning for best ever pancakes […]

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Nov
27

Gratitude Contest Enter by Sunday Nov 30!

FALL 2014 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST submit your entry here  Enter until Sunday November 30, 2014 at midnight PST! (Winter 2015 contest will open January 2, 2015) WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its Travel Writing Contest with CASH prizes and no fee for entry. The theme for the Fall 2014 contest is “Gratitude: A Place That Inspires You to Feel Strong and […]

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Lisa Ashley swizzle inn
Nov
26

Grateful News: Writing Contest, Articles and Thanksgiving!

NOVEMBER NEWS from WSGT: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I am grateful for your support for me and We Said Go Travel! Thank you! WRITING CONTEST:  The Fall 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest is open. Free entry and cash prizes. Share your story of how you are a hero!  The theme for the Fall 2014 contest is “Gratitude: A Place That Inspires You to […]

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Nov
25

Gratitude: Be Brave and Share Your Story

Share your story of strength and gratitude in my We Said Go Travel Writing Contest. WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its Travel Writing Contest with CASH prizes and no fee for entry. The theme for the Fall 2014 contest is “Gratitude: A Place That Inspires You to Feel Strong and Hopeful.” We hope your article will inspire others to travel more […]

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We Said

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Nov
16

USA Today: Tee’s On the Green

Tee’s on the Green: Tastiest Burger in Tujunga Not only can you see the San Gabriel Mountains, but they feel close enough to touch By Lisa Niver Los Angeles Local ExpertAUGUST 22, 2014 SAVE TO MY LISTS+ Ever wondered where to wander in Los Angeles for a great meal? Go to Tee’s on the Green, […]

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Nov
14

USA Today: The Nice Guy West Hollywood

USA Today: The Nice Guy West Hollywood Looking for a new spot to relax and enjoy dinner in Los Angeles? The living room-style low tables and ambient lighting make the atmosphere at The Nice Guy a perfect choice. The Nice Guy is the latest bar-lounge hybrid experience from John Terzian, Brian Toll, Markus Molinari and Adam […]

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Nov
12

Thanksgiving: FALL 2014 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST

FALL 2014 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST submit your entry here WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its Travel Writing Contest with CASH prizes and no fee for entry. The theme for the Fall 2014 contest is “Gratitude: A Place That Inspires You to Feel Strong and Hopeful.” We hope your article will inspire others to travel more and find their inner hero!  Enter […]

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Nov
11

Bermuda Day 4: Rosedon Hotel Afternoon Tea, Gombey dancing, golfing and Romantic Sunsets #RBQuests

Bermuda Day 4: Rosedon Hotel Afternoon Tea, Gombey dancing, golfing and Romantic Sunsets at Tucker’s Point #RBQuests Thank you to the entire#RBQuests Orbitz Team! Especially Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck, Ashley Moradipour, and Nhuri Bashir  of Burnt House Productions. Video Day 4: Bermuda: Afternoon Tea, Gombey dancing, golfing and Romantic Sunsets #RBQuests  Happy hugs from @FairmontSouthampton #RBQuests […]

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