Absolutely Scottsdale was Absolutely Amazing

 

Sheknows Absolutely Scottsdale was Absolutely AmazingI was invited to Experience Scottsdale in November 2016 and was stunned with the absolute beauty of the art, architecture and landscape. I loved my time in this part of Arizona and cannot wait to return.

Where did I stay in Scottsdale? at The Hotel Valley Ho. I loved the charm of this iconic location and the best view of Camelback mountain for sunrise and sunset from the 8th floor rooftop.

VIDEOWhere to stay in Scottsdale? #1: At the Hotel Valley Ho

Is it worth waking up for sunrise in Scottsdale? I think so! The reward of the colors and views is spectacular.

VIDEO: Sunrise in Scottsdale? #2 

Where to eat in Scottsdale?

Dinner at Craft 64 was so fantastic that I asked to go back the next day and learn to make Mozzarella cheese with Chef Josh Ivey!

VIDEOHow do you make Mozzarella? at Craft 64 Scottsdale

I fell in love with the art galleries and architecture of Scottsdale. What name do you think of for architecture? Frank Lloyd Wright. Be sure to visit Taliesin West and Cattle Track Arts.

VIDEODiscover Amazing Art and Architecture in Stunning Scottsdale

Why was I visiting Scottsdale?

For the 2016 Travel Classics West Writers Conference. I was honored to participate in “The World’s Most Exclusive Conferences for Professional Travel Writers and Editors.” I learned so much from the morning panel discussions and the afternoon one-on-one meetings with editors were fantastic. We had many marvelous meals, excursions and explored Scottsdale with new friends.

VIDEOTCW 2016: Exclusive Conferences for Professional Travel Writers

Where to find the best dessert in the desert?  I loved my sundae in downtown Scottsdale! Thank you to Sugar Bowl Fiesta for making my childhood ice cream fantasies come TRUE! They have five different banana splits on the menu.

VIDEOBest Dessert in the Desert?  Sugar Bowl Fiesta

I wrote about Scottsdale for Travelocity Jan 2017 Lisa Niver

Thank you to Experience Scottsdale and Visit Arizona for inviting me. I was hosted by them for my visit and all opinions are my own. I enjoyed it so much I wrote about Scottsdale for Travelocity as a one of the “Best Places to Visit in the USA in 2017.”

Absolutely Scottsdale was Absolutely Amazing

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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