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    Feeling Ironic in China

    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Feeling Ironic in China Gratitude; a place that makes me feel strong, free, hopeful and inspired.. as I was pondering this, with my cranberry white mocha with extra cinnamon sprinkles I wandered to my retreat, a small wooden pagoda overlooking the Han River. I cast my mind back to my busy summer. A place I […]

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    Gratitude To My Pinnacle in Nigeria

    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    I stood there, lost in my meditation. I gazed at the space, feeling on top of the world. The countless roof gave me a puzzle and the glory thereof made me cry. Not because I’m a crybaby or some calamities had landed on the roof. It was because I saw what makes me strong. And […]

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    Shanksville – Time Out to Remember

    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Shanksville – Time Out to Remember Fall is a stunningly beautiful season in the Pennsylvania countryside. The hilly landscape rolls by, lush green turning to deep reds, oranges and yellows.  The road passes a series of small picture-postcard white farmhouses and a farm stand overflowing with pumpkins. Visitors seeking the Flight 93 National Memorial must […]

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    My Wellington, New Zealand

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    My Wellington As usual I’m running late so I pick a random t-shirt off my floor and throw it on, it doesn’t go with this skirt at all; the colours clash horribly but I don’t care because the weirder the better in Wellington. I run out the flat and slam the door closed behind me […]

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    A Place Of My Dream Actualization in the UK

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    A PLACE OF MY DREAM ACTUALIZATION As am aiming to study at the United Kingdom, I think it will pave ways for my career development and actualization of my dreams. I love education with passion and United Kingdom is a nice place for strong academic pursuit. The United Kingdom as a developed country has all […]

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    The tranquility of spirit in Vietnam

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Hanoi, Vietnam, is a beautiful place where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint, consider one of the main cultural centers of Vietnam. Hanoi have not experience thru wars and time but the city has many interesting cultural and historic monuments influences by Chinese and French. There are bursting with people, fascinating scenes, and rich […]

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    The Journey around the world

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    The journey. Travelling. How I first got bit I’m not sure, but the bug certainly had me. The only inhabited continent I’ve not visited is South America, and I have some good excuses up my sleeve for going there in the future. Every time you travel you end up with stories, have adventures. I’ve enough […]

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    Assateague Island Freedom, USA

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    The wind is chilly, blowing in from the Atlantic. Even though it’s May, and spring is hurrying on toward summer in the city, it hasn’t quite made it to the islands. Chincoteague. Practically everyone in America has grown up reading about it, and about the wild ponies on neighboring Assateague Island. I pull my too-thin […]

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    An Afternoon in Sibiu, Romania

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    The main square of Sibiu was my favorite destination on walks through the old city.  It was cobblestoned, with small streets and alleys branching out of it.  A fountain in the middle was the main attraction for children escaping the heat while their parents sat in surrounding cafes, each establishment out-advertising the other with huge […]

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    Walking Rome, Italy Alone

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Walking Rome Alone   For me, Rome began with rain and tears. I arrived at the airport in the morning, and wanted to take public transport to my hostel to save money. A bus to Termini station, a train to the Colosseum, and a 40 minute walk left to go. It was cold and raining. […]

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Dec
21

Feeling Ironic in China

Feeling Ironic in China Gratitude; a place that makes me feel strong, free, hopeful and inspired.. as I was pondering this, with my cranberry white mocha with extra cinnamon sprinkles I wandered to my retreat, a small wooden pagoda overlooking the Han River. I cast my mind back to my busy summer. A place I […]

Read More
2014-11-25_547481baa1ba8_the_pinnacle.jpg
Dec
21

Gratitude To My Pinnacle in Nigeria

I stood there, lost in my meditation. I gazed at the space, feeling on top of the world. The countless roof gave me a puzzle and the glory thereof made me cry. Not because I’m a crybaby or some calamities had landed on the roof. It was because I saw what makes me strong. And […]

Read More
2014-11-23_547247cd861f6_image.jpg
Dec
21

Shanksville – Time Out to Remember

Shanksville – Time Out to Remember Fall is a stunningly beautiful season in the Pennsylvania countryside. The hilly landscape rolls by, lush green turning to deep reds, oranges and yellows.  The road passes a series of small picture-postcard white farmhouses and a farm stand overflowing with pumpkins. Visitors seeking the Flight 93 National Memorial must […]

Read More
2014-11-25_547475dc41694_1010734_474795905942732_1129678463_n.jpg
Dec
20

My Wellington, New Zealand

My Wellington As usual I’m running late so I pick a random t-shirt off my floor and throw it on, it doesn’t go with this skirt at all; the colours clash horribly but I don’t care because the weirder the better in Wellington. I run out the flat and slam the door closed behind me […]

Read More
2014-11-25_547448868d63c_IMG-20140907-01340.jpg
Dec
20

A Place Of My Dream Actualization in the UK

A PLACE OF MY DREAM ACTUALIZATION As am aiming to study at the United Kingdom, I think it will pave ways for my career development and actualization of my dreams. I love education with passion and United Kingdom is a nice place for strong academic pursuit. The United Kingdom as a developed country has all […]

Read More
2014-11-25_54743080e4dd5_IMG-20141121-WA0008.jpg
Dec
20

The tranquility of spirit in Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam, is a beautiful place where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint, consider one of the main cultural centers of Vietnam. Hanoi have not experience thru wars and time but the city has many interesting cultural and historic monuments influences by Chinese and French. There are bursting with people, fascinating scenes, and rich […]

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4

Bermuda Day Two: Shopping, Scooters & Swizzle #RBQuests

Bermuda Day Two was beyond my expectations! Thank you to the entire #RBQuests Orbitz Team! Especially Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck, Ashley Moradipour, Rachel Sawden, Nhuri Bashir November 3, 2104 included: Dockyard Craft Market, Bonefish, Alexandra Mosher Designs, The English Sport Shop, Queen Street, David Rose Jewelry and the Swizzle Inn. Good Morning @ElbowBeach! Sunrise #hooping […]

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3

Los Angeles to Bermuda: Day One #RBQuests

Los Angeles to Bermuda: Day One #RBQuests November 2, 2014 Thank you to Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck and Orbitz for inviting me on this adventure in Bermuda! See our videos from Puerto Rico.       Leaving Los Angeles For #Bermuda! #RBQuests begins again A photo posted by Lisa Niver (@wesaidgotravel) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:18pm […]

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Nov
2

Discover the Delicious Treats at L’Amande Bakery

Vive la Différence! L’Amande French Bakery Serves Up Handmade French Pastries, Breads, Sandwiches and Salads Daily BEVERLY HILLS AND TORRANCE, CA—A total of 72 hours. That’s how long each and every L’Amande French Bakery croissant takes to be meticulously handmade in-house from scratch and from the simplest ingredients: flour, butter and salt. L’Amande’s very own laminating […]

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1

Wondering About Paris? 30 Travel Experts Share their Secrets

Thank you to Greg and Megan for including me in their article, 30 Travel Experts Reveal One Day in Paris Itinerary. I am honored to be part of this group: How These Travel Bloggers Would Spend One Day In Paris! Click here to read the article to see all 30 answers! -Lisa @ We Said Go […]

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USA Today: 10Best Spas in Los Angeles: Part 3

Hidden Gems and High End Treatments: The 10Best of Los Angeles Spas by Lisa Niver Many times in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Stars need a place relax and hide-away. Whether you are a famous celebrity or just want to be treated like a VIP, here are 10 of the best places to […]

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USA Today: 10Best Spas in Los Angeles: Part 2

Hidden Gems and High End Treatments: The Best of Los Angeles Spas by Lisa Niver Many times in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Stars need a place relax and hide-away. Whether you are a famous celebrity or just want to be treated like a VIP, here are 10 of the best places to […]

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Discover Los Angeles: Tart Restaurant & Farmer’s Daughter Hotel

The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel is a unique Los Angeles hotel offering stylish hotel rooms and  welcomes you like family in the heart of Los Angeles across from the Grove. Test out Tart Restaurant‘s tasty creations and upcoming Halloween special libations!   Loading #TartRestaurant for dinner and drinks! Come join us! @tartrestaurant @wagstaff_LA View on Instagram Loading […]

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Hidden Gems and High End Treatments: The Best of Los Angeles Spas by Lisa Niver Many times in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Stars need a place relax and hide-away. Whether you are a famous celebrity or just want to be treated like a VIP, here are 10 of the best places to […]

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