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 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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