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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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    The Long Road Towards the Inevitable in Turkey

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    The Long Road Towards the Inevitable Tomorrow you’ll wake up realising that all your hopes and promises of happiness are not there. The comfort of a house, a pair of loving arms and the job are gone. As well as the emotional balance and self-esteem. Everything vanished a month ago when your now ex-husband shut […]

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    A Letter of Thanks to Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Dear Halong Bay, I don’t know if its appropriate to ‘thank’ a place. But to me, like many of my loved ones, you hold a special place in my heart and your memories make me a better person.  I met you a year ago, when I was lost and hurting from a relationship gone terribly, […]

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    Mt. Bromo, The Jewel of East Java

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    It was a very tired office week. I felt that I have no energy left to face another day. Out of the sudden, a friend from my college called and asked me to go to Mt. Bromo with him and another friend. I instantly agreed because of one reason.  I’d never been to Bromo, period. […]

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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 […]

Read More
2014-11-25_5473c9305cf3b_Hammock3.jpg
Dec
19

The Journey around the world

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 […]

Read More
2014-11-20_546e742125a2a_Chincoteague.jpg
Dec
19

Assateague Island Freedom, USA

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 […]

Read More
2014-11-24_5473977336037_Sibiu.jpg
Dec
19

An Afternoon in Sibiu, Romania

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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They Said

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Oct
31

Getting to know the locals in Thailand

Around the world, Thailand is known as, “The land of smiles” for good reason.  No matter where you go within the kingdom, the people that you will meet are more than likely to welcome you with open arms.  They are famous for their welcoming nature, curiousness and carefree attitude towards life.  A common way to […]

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LA Live USA Today
Oct
30

Los Angeles: Discovering L.A. Live Downtown

My article about L.A. Live is on USA Today   L.A. LIVE: A Pulsing Center of Downtown This is not to be missed, with something for everyone By Lisa Niver Los Angeles Local Expert SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 L.A. LIVE is a thriving hub of sports and entertainment in Los Angeles, which surrounds the STAPLES Center and Nokia […]

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Ocean Prime
Oct
29

Ocean Prime Beverly Hills: Seafood, Steaks & Cocktails

Enjoying Ocean Prime Beverly Hills: Seafood, Steaks & Cocktails @OceanPrime_CMR corner of Wilshire, Dayton, Camden new in #BeverlyHills A photo posted by Lisa Niver (@wesaidgotravel) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:45pm PDT VIDEO: Ocean Prime Beverly Hills Berries and Bubbles #OceanPrime @OceanPrime_cmr #BeverlyHills A photo posted by Lisa Niver (@wesaidgotravel) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:10pm PDT Raw […]

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outside bangs
Oct
24

The Father of Adventure Travel: Richard Bangs

Richard Bangs is a judge for the We Said Go Travel Gratitude Writing Contest. Share your story in our sixth international contest. Enter now until Thanksgiving. This story about him is from Outside Magazine. Sponsored by Tudor. The Father of Adventure Travel: Richard Bangs For more than 40 years, no one has done more to shine […]

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sunset marquis
Oct
8

Sunset Marquis Spa: A Hidden Gem of Rock’n Roll History

Ready to Relax and deciding which Spa to choose? Wondering about the Sunset Marquis Spa? Wondering who stays at the Sunset Marquis since 1963? Actors, Comedians, Artists, Fashion Designers and Rock Stars! Over the last fifty years, this luxury Hollywood Hotel has been a well-kept secret on a secluded residential street. The Spa is world class and […]

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the mid game interview
Oct
7

Gold SATW & Independence Winners! Celebrate!

OCTOBER NEWS FROM WE SAID GO TRAVEL: Congratulations to Ken Budd for his Gold SATW award for his article, Kenya: Holding Elijah on We Said Go Travel! This award is considered the Pulitzer prize of Travel Writing. Winners Announced for 2014 Summer  Independence Travel Writing Contest: First Place Winner:  Monet Waits by Tina Murty   Second Place Winner: 1974 in […]

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sunset dry forest puerto rico
Oct
6

Winners: Independence Writing Contest 2014

Thank you to all the writers who participated in our 2014 Independence Writing Contest! We hope you will share more stories with us. The 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest is now open and closes November 27, 2014. Over fourteen hundred writers from over seventy-five countries have written about their experiences and transformations all over our planet in the last […]

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10best Lunch
Oct
4

USA TODAY: Wondering where to wander for a savory feast at lunch in the San Fernando Valley?

Wondering where to wander for a savory feast at lunch in the San Fernando Valley? By Lisa Ellen Niver (Click here to see all my USA Today articles as a Los Angeles Expert.) Ventura Boulevard has so many delightful and tempting options.Lunch may not always be considered the most important meal of the day but […]

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