Adios Los Angeles, Hola Panama

 

 

koby bar mitzvahAdios Los Angeles, Hola Panama! (from our latest news)

Being in Los Angeles for our family event (Koby’s Bar Mitzvah) was wonderful. We were fortunate to spend time with our relatives and share in a special celebration. We also saw many friends and had a fantastic live event at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. We appreciate your participation in Oahu at Lotus Honolulu and in Los Angeles at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel and online for our webinar about Exotic Burma for our Festival of the Pacific! We will share videos of all events as soon as they are available.

We have NEW VIDEOS to share! Please enjoy: our video book trailer of Traveling in Sin,our first night in Palau (Mingles So Thai), Palau Government House  with Hula Hooping, Palau Jungle River CruisePalau Museums,and Baby Poi in Thailand. We will share our stories from this summer as the articles get published.

We are currently in Panama. People always ask us about our luggage or what is in our backpacks. When we checked in for our flight from Los Angeles to Panama City we had 19.4 kilos. (Math problem: 1 kilogram is 2.2 pounds.  8.4 for George and 11 for me, or 42.7 pounds for both of us.)

Our visit to the Panama Canal and Casco Antiguo (see George’s photo below) was history come alive. We hiked in Santa Fe (photo below, got eaten by chitras) and enjoyed the festival De Patria on Nov 3 in Boquete.  I think that the best thing about travel is to be able to understand what is going on and how it relates to your life and the lives of local people. George and I feel so fortunate to be able to continue our travels and grow our website. Thank you so much for your support!

Hiking in Santa Fe, Panama
Hiking in Santa Fe, Panama

We appreciate all of you who read our newsletters, articles, website and BOOK! Thank you to everyone for your support of our journey and all our writing. Connect with us on FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterest ,  SlideShare,  Twitter, and YouTube.

Happy and Safe Travels! Gracias!

Lisa and George (Click here to sign up for this newsletter. )

More articles to enjoy: Thank you to Mountain Travel Sobek for interviewing us for their ADVENTURE TRAVEL series! Click here to read the interview! Did you know our site was listed in the TOP 100 Travel blogs! Thanks Nomadic Samuel!

Have you seen our new video book trailer for Traveling in Sin?

George in Casco Antiguo
George in Casco Antiguo

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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