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    Goa, India: Here HAPPINESS is the choice

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    Everybody must have heard of Goa’s beaches, its churches, its greenery, cleanliness but what you would have not heard about would be its inner beauty. Having beautiful beaches is not the only claim to fame for Goa. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of hectic lifestyle which clutches the rest of India, this sun drenched […]

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    Getting to know the locals in Thailand

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    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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    Dharamshala, India – Find your consolation here!

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    There are very few places in the world which encapsulate you into its atmosphere giving you a sense of fulfilment. One such place for me is Dharamshala in North of India in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala has a serenity about it that made me appreciate and thank life for whatever it has offered […]

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    Los Angeles: Discovering L.A. Live Downtown

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    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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    Belonging in a state of mind in Italy

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    The faint peaceful intro of “in the morning” by the Living End disturbs my sleep, before the guitar kicks in and I quickly kill it so as not to disturb the house, Living in a big South Tyrolean family house on the edge of Caldaro Italy is definitely a little bit of a culture shock […]

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    Ocean Prime Beverly Hills: Seafood, Steaks & Cocktails

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    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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    The Watercolour Coast in the UK

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    The corn ears shivered against my palm and bare legs as we walked, pushing through the thick crops towards the horizon. I had seen over that ridge a hundred times, I had watched my dog’s tail twitching and disappearing amongst the corn over again and yet it never failed to fill me with joy and […]

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    The Great Family Beach Tour to Indonesia

    Monday, October 27, 2014

      So we as a family want to set apart one holiday exclusively for beaches, calm beaches. We even gave it a title – ‘Beach Tour’. There we head to the shores of Lombok archipelago. The Gilis had always been in our list. The only child in our 4-member group, 5 year-old Evy, my niece, […]

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    Travel the world to come home

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Travel over the years has been teaching me a long, slow lesson. More than teaching me languages or about culture and food and diversity, it has taught me about myself. At 18 years old, I was desperate to break out of the mold that had been made for me: the good student, the good daughter. […]

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    At The End Of The World in Argentina

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Having succumbed to the sweltering heat in Buenos Aires, I can assure you that arriving at Ushuaia “The End of the World” Argentina in 45 degree Fahrenheit weather, wearing a t-shirt, sweat pants and flip flops was not the most pleasant feeling. I scurried off the plane and paused to look around at the scenery […]

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Oct
31

Goa, India: Here HAPPINESS is the choice

Everybody must have heard of Goa’s beaches, its churches, its greenery, cleanliness but what you would have not heard about would be its inner beauty. Having beautiful beaches is not the only claim to fame for Goa. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of hectic lifestyle which clutches the rest of India, this sun drenched […]

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Oct
30

Dharamshala, India – Find your consolation here!

There are very few places in the world which encapsulate you into its atmosphere giving you a sense of fulfilment. One such place for me is Dharamshala in North of India in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala has a serenity about it that made me appreciate and thank life for whatever it has offered […]

Read More
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Oct
29

Belonging in a state of mind in Italy

The faint peaceful intro of “in the morning” by the Living End disturbs my sleep, before the guitar kicks in and I quickly kill it so as not to disturb the house, Living in a big South Tyrolean family house on the edge of Caldaro Italy is definitely a little bit of a culture shock […]

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Oct
28

The Watercolour Coast in the UK

The corn ears shivered against my palm and bare legs as we walked, pushing through the thick crops towards the horizon. I had seen over that ridge a hundred times, I had watched my dog’s tail twitching and disappearing amongst the corn over again and yet it never failed to fill me with joy and […]

Read More
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Oct
27

The Great Family Beach Tour to Indonesia

  So we as a family want to set apart one holiday exclusively for beaches, calm beaches. We even gave it a title – ‘Beach Tour’. There we head to the shores of Lombok archipelago. The Gilis had always been in our list. The only child in our 4-member group, 5 year-old Evy, my niece, […]

Read More
2014-10-14_543d5b353cca8_304353_10151244806059048_1051510974_n1.jpg
Oct
26

Travel the world to come home

Travel over the years has been teaching me a long, slow lesson. More than teaching me languages or about culture and food and diversity, it has taught me about myself. At 18 years old, I was desperate to break out of the mold that had been made for me: the good student, the good daughter. […]

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They Said

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May
15

A Bhutanese Awakening

Fluttering like the wings of the majestic dragon upon it, the fiery tones of the Bhutanese flag projects against the crispy clear blue November sky. In its wavy shadow a male dressed in the traditional Gho retouches the intricately painted wall tapestries at the entrance of the grand Tashichho dzong monastery in medieval metropolis of […]

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O'Connell
May
15

One Shade of Grey in the USA

If the last step is catching the ferry on time, the first step is planning the trip with an eye toward building abundant time cushions into each leg. At approximately dawn, with a long drive looming and a rigid ferry schedule, the car is packed with people, pets, necessities, various sundries, and some doubt. Is […]

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China Mountains
May
14

Homeward Bound: My trip to China

Racing the green light, a massive group of cyclists rode by on a busy China street. I stopped and listened to the people; time became slow as I tried to take a mental picture. Blink. The light turned green as my father, sister, I, and twenty or more people hurried across the street. That is […]

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May
14

Beg For Happiness in Spain

BEG FOR HAPPINESS Some thoughts in Spain. I walked past a little old Spanish man with white fluffy hair on his head, his back a little stooped, as he was holding a little black leather money wallet open. It was so discreet, that I didn’t even realise at first that he was begging. He was […]

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We Said

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Nov
28

Traveling in Sin is a Passionate, Enthusiastic, Real-life Travel Memoir!

Thank you to Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living for the fantastic review of our memoir, Traveling in Sin. From his review: Both Lisa and George are members of the Traveler’s Century Club. That means they have both been to over 100 countries!! I’d say they’re travel experts and well versed to give you an […]

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Nokia Trial
Nov
26

Nokia: Sharing Our Lumia 925 Photos

From Nokia: Our Trial a Nokia programme has been a source of much experience, comparison, inspiration and FUN for a number of years now. Whether you’re reviewing for a tech blog or it’s your first time using a Nokia phone ever, we love to see and share the stories and experiences that come from it. In the […]

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Palawan on Jewish Journal
Nov
24

Jewish Journal: Exploring Palawan, Philippines

Palawan has been touted as an up and coming destination on many elite travel lists. Ever since the Underground River was named a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the new seven natural world wonders, tourists began arriving in droves with thirty flights and nearly 1,500 people visiting daily. There are plans in the works for […]

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Nov
22

Wishing for Advice on Traveling?

Taylor from US City Traveler asked us and 33 other travel bloggers: What’s the one thing you wish you’d known before you started traveling? Enjoy the article for great advice from many travelers from all over the planet. CHECK OUT THE EASY DOES IT SECTION for our answers! 6. George: “How easy it was to travel independently.” Lisa: “Before […]

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