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    Nigeria: My school My tale

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    My admission to a State University made me a somewhat traveler. From my house to School was a two hours journey which I do almost every week. My admission was a thing of joy. Running out from the computer village where I checked my result and straight to our house, in high spirits, my heart […]

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    Iao Valley, USA

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Iao Valley The chilled stream, which traverses through peaceful botanical gardens in the depths of Iao Valley, once turned a vibrant crimson from the bleeding bodies of fallen soldiers. In 1790 Kamehameha I, in an attempt to unite the Hawaiian Islands, battled Kalanikupule, leader of Maui and Maui’s army. Maui’s army, equipped only with spears […]

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    Malta: Dreaming of a Holiday?

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Does your New Year’s Resolution include travel? I want to go to the Corinthia Hotel St Georges Bay Malta and have dinner outside. This picture is practically making me drool! I have never been to Malta and I think I just might book by Feb 27, 2015  and stay at this luxury hotel for 50% off! I […]

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    Grateful for the Tides in Bermuda

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Grateful for the Tides As a child I spent much of my time in the summer splashing about in the shallows of Flatt’s Inlet in my sub-tropical island home of Bermuda.  On summer afternoons my parents would sit on the grass in the shade of swaying palm trees as my brother and I would seek […]

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    San Francisco, California – House of Travelers

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Though I’ve been traveling for a year and a half and thought I would never stop, Europe was my first time backpacking in multiple cities for an extended period – I was no expert. I went plenty of nights without sleeping while stuck on fifteen hour bus rides, slept on at least thirty different surfaces […]

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    On the Strangest Sea in the USA

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Otters, half-covered in kelp and half-asleep, are floating in the briny seawater to our left. There are also brown, glistening sea lions basking on the brown, glistening rocks nearby, braying at biscuit-munching tourists and at each-other. And sea birds, squawking loudly, thrashing their wings overhead and underfoot. The ocean itself is wailing like a fiend […]

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    Mind Transcending in Nigeria

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Mind transcending The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. My journey of trillions of miles begins with one thought. It doesn’t matter where I am, all I have to do is to be at peace with myself and I can travel far, far away to a land where I am profoundly happy. […]

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    Spain: The moment I met… me

    Sunday, January 25, 2015

    I was in a ferry from Ibiza to Formentera and I couldn’t look up at the sky. Every time I saw an airplane, I felt a big lump in my stomach. I knew the next day I had to go back to Bucharest. Back to my two-years job, back to my comfort zone. I was 24 […]

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    Space Race in the USA

    Sunday, January 25, 2015

    It’s 7 o’clock and as I leave the house the dawn-lit eastern face of the Sierra Nevada mountains looms above me.  A wide path through golden browns of brittle sages leads me to my first stop, a small abandoned bungalow, and then on to a small workshop filled with barely used tools and unfinished projects—all […]

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    Solo in the Sierras, USA

    Saturday, January 24, 2015

    My headlamp swings like a pendulum, hanging from a carabiner clipped to the top of my tent, casting a cone of light on the void of space next to my sleeping bag—the naked nylon of the tent floor reminding me of one thing—this time, I am alone. I had been crafting the ten day Sierra […]

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Jan
28

Nigeria: My school My tale

My admission to a State University made me a somewhat traveler. From my house to School was a two hours journey which I do almost every week. My admission was a thing of joy. Running out from the computer village where I checked my result and straight to our house, in high spirits, my heart […]

Read More
2014-11-28_5477f07e64a30_IaoValley.jpg
Jan
28

Iao Valley, USA

Iao Valley The chilled stream, which traverses through peaceful botanical gardens in the depths of Iao Valley, once turned a vibrant crimson from the bleeding bodies of fallen soldiers. In 1790 Kamehameha I, in an attempt to unite the Hawaiian Islands, battled Kalanikupule, leader of Maui and Maui’s army. Maui’s army, equipped only with spears […]

Read More
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Jan
27

Grateful for the Tides in Bermuda

Grateful for the Tides As a child I spent much of my time in the summer splashing about in the shallows of Flatt’s Inlet in my sub-tropical island home of Bermuda.  On summer afternoons my parents would sit on the grass in the shade of swaying palm trees as my brother and I would seek […]

Read More
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Jan
27

San Francisco, California – House of Travelers

Though I’ve been traveling for a year and a half and thought I would never stop, Europe was my first time backpacking in multiple cities for an extended period – I was no expert. I went plenty of nights without sleeping while stuck on fifteen hour bus rides, slept on at least thirty different surfaces […]

Read More
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Jan
26

On the Strangest Sea in the USA

Otters, half-covered in kelp and half-asleep, are floating in the briny seawater to our left. There are also brown, glistening sea lions basking on the brown, glistening rocks nearby, braying at biscuit-munching tourists and at each-other. And sea birds, squawking loudly, thrashing their wings overhead and underfoot. The ocean itself is wailing like a fiend […]

Read More
2014-11-28_5478a2181cb0f_TREE.jpg
Jan
26

Mind Transcending in Nigeria

Mind transcending The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. My journey of trillions of miles begins with one thought. It doesn’t matter where I am, all I have to do is to be at peace with myself and I can travel far, far away to a land where I am profoundly happy. […]

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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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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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Nov
21

Wharton Business Magazine: Brandish My Gaming Badges

Wharton Business Magazine: “One standout performance was by contributor Lisa Ellen Niver C89, whose latest blog tweet reached 4.1 million people.” (From Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Brodsky) How Empire Avenue Taught Me to Brandish My Gaming Badges For most of my life, I have not considered myself into games. I was never good at Pong, and was there […]

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USA Today the NEST
Nov
20

USA Today: The Nest at WP24 @TheRitzCarlton

The Nest at WP24: Food for the Gods at The Ritz-Carlton Discover tantalizing treats with one of the best views in Los Angeles By Lisa Niver Los Angeles Local ExpertOCTOBER 28, 2014 SAVE TO MY LISTS+ In Los Angeles, your dining choices are as varied as the stars in the sky. Choose to spend your evening […]

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Nov
18

USA Today: Finding Peace in Parks Is Possible in Los Angeles

USA Today: Finding Peace in Parks Is Possible in Los Angeles PARKS 10. San Vicente Peak Photo courtesy of Mike Hume PARKS 9. Clover Park Photo courtesy of samolive.com PARKS 8. Lake Balboa Photo courtesy of chiquibaylon.net PARKS 7. Holmby Park Photo courtesy of Lisa Ellen Niver PARKS 6. Will Rogers State Historic Park Photo […]

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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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