Are You Dreaming of Your Next Vacation?


Now that we have been #SafeAtHome, #AloneTogether, #TogetherAtHome since mid-March to flatten the curve on COVID-19, some of us are wondering when we can roam again.

Sunrise from my suite, The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya

I have been sharing about my past adventures in my new series, Tell Me More About. I personally cannot wait to go back to Israel. I have traveled there many times and went to college for a semester in Jerusalem.

In 2015, I had the most incredible stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya. The views were magnificent, my room and the food was fantastic but the best part was the incredible team led by General Manager, Ned Capeleris. I look forward to seeing him again when I visit Hotel Maria Cristina, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastián, in Spain as soon as we are allowed to wander the world.

The view from The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya

Are you worried about booking with all of this uncertainty? Marriott has a special for the next seven days! You can purchase Marriott Bonvoy Gift Cards at a 20% discount until May 20, 2020. The gift cards are good for future travel globally this summer and beyond.

Many people keep asking me about cancellation policies as well as the new cleanliness plans by hotel chains. Learn about both at this Marriott COVID-19 policy page.

Lisa Niver in Israel 2015

More stories from Israel: Seeing the Startup Nation Firsthand in Wharton Magazine, Traveling to Israel: The Real Deal with Lisa Niver on Pink Pangea, Falafels and foodie culture: Dining out in Jerusalem, Baklava by the beach: Israel’s seaside, Explore Tel Aviv with me! and Art meets Culture.

Watch this playlist to see my adventures at Marriott Hotels around the world!

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. 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, TODAY, 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 insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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