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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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    LOST AND FOUND IN THAILAND

    Friday, October 24, 2014

       LOST AND FOUND IN THAILAND          One scenario in my not so old life has just happened this year that really made me lost. Losing a baby in the womb and having a miscarriage for a woman like me is really a terrible and painful experience life could bring…     […]

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    The Father of Adventure Travel: Richard Bangs

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    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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    What America Means to Me

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    America is a tired farmer wiping sweat from his brow as he sits on a flatbed of hay that he’s baled in a central Indiana field. America is the timeless beauty of the orange Texas sun glowing down on the ageless bricks of the Alamo at dusk. America is a child with a red face […]

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    Living Beyond Breast Cancer: “We Can Survive” Concert Oct 24

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    STAR-STUDDED “WE CAN SURVIVE” CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL TO BENEFIT LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER OCTOBER 24. 2014 #WCS Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Alicia Keys, Sia, Paramore and Lady Antebellum and Gwen Stefani to Headline   Join me at the We Can Survive Concert presented by 5-hour ENERGY and CBS Radio benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer […]

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Latest Writing Contest Entries

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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 […]

Read More
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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
2014-10-12_543a0acb76eef_CyclingonTrawangan.JPG
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. […]

Read More
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Oct
25

At The End Of The World in Argentina

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 […]

Read More
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Oct
24

LOST AND FOUND IN THAILAND

   LOST AND FOUND IN THAILAND          One scenario in my not so old life has just happened this year that really made me lost. Losing a baby in the womb and having a miscarriage for a woman like me is really a terrible and painful experience life could bring…     […]

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They Said

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Feb
27

The Land of Milk and Honey in Israel

The Land of Milk and Honey In February 2011 my husband, Luke, and I boarded a flight from the USA bound for Tel Aviv. After 11 hours in the air we arrived in the Middle East. We had dreamed of making this pilgrimage for most of our lives. The thought of walking in the footsteps […]

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Munnar
Feb
27

Virgin Hills of Munnar, India

Munnar, often called the “Switzerland of India,” beckons tourists to visit and re-visit to relax in its breathtaking natural beauty. A hill station at 1600 meters above sea-level, Munnar is the meeting point of three mountain streams and is situated in Idukki district of Kerala in the Western Ghats of South India. The picturesque town […]

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Feb
27

Botswana: The Luxury of a Mobile Safari

The mobile safari is becoming more and more popular and we are not surprised. A mobile safari can offer any standard of tent for any budget with the main emphasis being on the fact you have a private guide, and will stay at private campsites set up just for you. This is of course impossible […]

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Alisal Ranch & Resort Breakfast Ride (11)
Feb
27

Weekend Escapes: Santa Barbara Wine Country

Sometimes all you need is a weekend getaway to escape the weekly grind. My recent getaway to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in Solvang, California, the heart of wine country, was the perfect destination. After a long week, we left Los Angeles after dark, and after traffic, to drive up to Santa Barbara. Two hours […]

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We Said

Dec
25

Pearls of Wisdom for a Happy Anniversary!

PEARLS OF WISDOM 50 COUPLES EACH MARRIED 50 YEARS  As an assistant cruise director on the Love Boat, I hosted a party that included more than 2500 years of marriage.  I asked the couples to tell me their secrets. How did they stay married for over half a century, when most of us can’t even […]

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Dec
18

Bahia de Kino: Part II, "The Realization"

Considering the way that we came to hear of Kino, from a Canadian miner in Mongolia, our expectations of the place were lofty. We were ready to explore, taste, and find paradise. After eating breakfast while taking in the lovely bay, Perry, the co-owner of Casa Tortuga, joined us and said in a matter-of-fact tone, […]

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Dec
12

Oxfam-Quebec 20th International Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials

Students in Burkina Faso in the contest! My science students are the first USA students to participate in the OXFAM-Quebec 20th international Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials!! Their toys are in the Montreal Biodome! 20th International Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials (ICFT) Over 200 toys have been collected from 10 countries […]

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Dec
11

Mexico: Bahia de Kino, The Foundation Part 1

Three years ago while my wife and I traveled around the world for a year, we spent some time in the Mongolian capitol of Ulaanbaaatar before heading into the emptiness of the Gobi Desert. While roaming the streets of the capitol one afternoon, we ran into a Canadian miner at a video game store.  He […]

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