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 Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. 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-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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