FALL 2014 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST, $650 USD to be Won!!
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    Gratitude in Alaska

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Gratitude in Alaska               As the waves crash over the bow I shut my eyes momentarily while the ocean spray reaches my face. Some days this happens every time I encounter a wave. Some days it doesn’t happen once. The goal every day is the same; to fill the boat, and no day is […]

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    Grateful News: Writing Contest, Articles and Thanksgiving!

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    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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    Thattekad riot of colors, Paradise of Birds in India

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Being born with a lazy born I avoid every chance to go for birding trips. I would rather sit in 4×4 vehicle for hours spotting a Tiger coz it’s probably easy way out. Birds are super active species and will make you run around the jungle, so I must have done thousand coin tosses to […]

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    Gratitude: Be Brave and Share Your Story

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    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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    T Shirts for Haiti

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    It was 1984 when my husband of just over a year suggested Haiti as a vacation destination.  He had an acquaintance who recently returned from the popular Club Med resort and suggested I bring T-shirts for the Haitians.  “They need clothing,” he informed me, “and they are grateful for anything you can give.” I dragged […]

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    Mossa’s Wheelbarrow in Haiti

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    Like many people, I have wondered if I could make a difference in someone’s life. I am just one person. I’m no hero. So what could I really do? I’ll tell you…. I met Mossa. Mossa spends her life curled on an old foam-rubber mattress on the ground in northwest Haiti. Her one-room home has […]

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    USA Today: Holiday Attractions of Los Angeles

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    USA Today: Holiday Attractions of Los Angeles Wondering how to make your Holidays in Los Angeles special this year? Explore new and old traditions and make lasting memories for you and your family. Imagine taking a surfing lesson by day at Santa Monica beach and an ice-skating lesson at night only a few blocks from the beach. […]

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    A Hungarian Adventure

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    It has been a week now since I left Budapest. A busy week in which, however, I caught myself forgetting how scared and happy I was while living my Hungarian fairytale; how I struggled with finding my way around, memorizing in which utca (street) I lived, getting used to the fact that receiving auditory signals […]

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    Gratitude: King of Anything

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    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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    Georgia O’Keefe Land: A Place that Allows You to Feel Strong

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    GRATITUDE: A Place that Allows You to Feel Strong, Hopeful and Free.  Georgia O’Keeffe Land My fifty-fifth birthday, was full of gratitude: in a place that allowed me to feel strong, hopeful and free. It was a girls four day trip planned to Georgia O’Keeffe land. I was excited, had been smitten, and awe struck […]

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Nov
26

Gratitude in Alaska

Gratitude in Alaska               As the waves crash over the bow I shut my eyes momentarily while the ocean spray reaches my face. Some days this happens every time I encounter a wave. Some days it doesn’t happen once. The goal every day is the same; to fill the boat, and no day is […]

Read More
2014-11-09_545fa4e7db163_Blackandornageflycatcher.jpg
Nov
25

Thattekad riot of colors, Paradise of Birds in India

Being born with a lazy born I avoid every chance to go for birding trips. I would rather sit in 4×4 vehicle for hours spotting a Tiger coz it’s probably easy way out. Birds are super active species and will make you run around the jungle, so I must have done thousand coin tosses to […]

Read More
2014-11-14_546669a30bc97_Haitianwomenworking.jpg
Nov
24

T Shirts for Haiti

It was 1984 when my husband of just over a year suggested Haiti as a vacation destination.  He had an acquaintance who recently returned from the popular Club Med resort and suggested I bring T-shirts for the Haitians.  “They need clothing,” he informed me, “and they are grateful for anything you can give.” I dragged […]

Read More
2014-11-09_545f80b937c3c_Mossa2.jpg
Nov
24

Mossa’s Wheelbarrow in Haiti

Like many people, I have wondered if I could make a difference in someone’s life. I am just one person. I’m no hero. So what could I really do? I’ll tell you…. I met Mossa. Mossa spends her life curled on an old foam-rubber mattress on the ground in northwest Haiti. Her one-room home has […]

Read More
2014-11-08_545e3d6aab884_picture.jpg
Nov
23

A Hungarian Adventure

It has been a week now since I left Budapest. A busy week in which, however, I caught myself forgetting how scared and happy I was while living my Hungarian fairytale; how I struggled with finding my way around, memorizing in which utca (street) I lived, getting used to the fact that receiving auditory signals […]

Read More
2014-11-06_545bb961e52d1_IMG_9339.JPG
Nov
22

Georgia O’Keefe Land: A Place that Allows You to Feel Strong

GRATITUDE: A Place that Allows You to Feel Strong, Hopeful and Free.  Georgia O’Keeffe Land My fifty-fifth birthday, was full of gratitude: in a place that allowed me to feel strong, hopeful and free. It was a girls four day trip planned to Georgia O’Keeffe land. I was excited, had been smitten, and awe struck […]

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Oct
12

Top Three Reasons to Visit Copenhagen

The vibrant city of Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and offers numerous interesting things to see and do. A Copenhagen city break is perfect for those who want to enjoy a charming destination that is unlike any other, especially during the autumn season. Here is a selection of what this exciting city has to […]

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Peel Tower
Oct
9

8 Interesting Things to Do in Manchester

Manchester is a great jump-off point for a European vacation. Vacationers can fly direct from New York, Miami, Orlando and Las Vegas and then hop on to other popular tourist destinations like Turkey, Spain, Greece, the Canary Islands and other countries on Thomas Cook flights. But before you move on to the other spots, first […]

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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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Lisa Ellen Niver's first three articles on USA Today
Sep
2

WSGT: One Quarter MILLION on YouTube

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 […]

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Sep
2

#MinaMoments: Bourbon Steakhouse at The Americana at Brand

I was excited to be invited to Bourbon Steakhouse at The Americana at Brand 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 […]

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Lisa Ellen Niver
Aug
31

#TasteLA: Enjoying Field to Fork 2014

Thank you to the Los Angeles Times for inviting me to enjoy the Taste of Los Angeles 2014 as a member of the media. It is  “A FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL THAT’S AUTHENTICALLY L.A.” I went to Field to Fork on Saturday morning which was hosted by Russ Parsons & Nancy Silverton. “Indulge in the bounty of California with […]

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lisa katie at nice guy HRD
Aug
22

Hollywood: The NICE GUY is OPEN!

What is The NICE GUY? The latest bar lounge hybrid experience from John Tezian, Brian Toll, Markus Molinari and Adam Koral of The h.wood Group. John Terzian says, “This is [The h.wood group’s] first venture into a restaurant/lounge concept, it was an organic step for our brand, we created a fun and upscale lounge atmosphere […]

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