Mayor eric garcetti lisa niver feb 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: “Be a Change Agent!”

“We can all be change agents,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti at Stephen S. Wise Temple on February 10, 2015. Rabbi David Woznica was a fantastic interviewer and the two spoke about our city of Los Angeles, immigration and security as well as Garcetti’s personal life. Garcetti said, “I am half Mexican, half Jewish with an … Continued

jeffrey Blancq Rome Italy

Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part II

Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part II (Read Part I) Roma Termini had changed in seven years. It was bigger. There were shops, restaurants and a newness that propped up with new millennium money. Before, Termini was dirty and dank. Prostitutes, vagrants and of course the ever present gypsies lined the outside waiting for the unsuspecting … Continued

Jeffrey Blancq Rome Italy

Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part I

When people ask me how it all began it becomes a jumble. It would be like asking someone how they entered an ancient labyrinth. You know how you entered, but once inside the direction you thought you were going was only a mirror of what you thought you believed. It was a warm and pleasant … Continued

Lisa Ellen Niver Fairmont Miramar Tub Presidential Suite

Feb News from WSGT: 2014 Gratitude Finalists

Feb News from WSGT: 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Competition Finalists Thank you to the Fairmont Miramar for my stay at the Presidential Suite Bungalow One! Enjoy the video!  (see photo) Thank you to Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators for interviewing me for her #StudyAbroadBecause Series: “It Will Change Your Whole Life!” Thank you to Stay … Continued

Finalists: Gratitude Travel Writing Competition 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Competition. Please see below for the eight finalists! Winners will be announced in March 2015. I hope you will enjoy all the incredible entries. I am so honored to have had over 1600 writers from seventy-five countries share their stories on my site. SHARE … Continued

The End of the World in Ushuaia, Patagonia

Driving to the end of the world is any road tripper’s dream.  The route to the southernmost city in the world passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world through Patagonia and culminates at Ushuaia, Argentina.  Any further south and you would be driving across the ocean to Antarctica.  The awe-inspiring sights … Continued

Have you had Unexpected Consequences of Love?

Have you had Unexpected Consequences of Love? I really enjoy reading Jill Mansell’s books. Sometimes a book can make me feel like I have traveled and left home. It can make me feel brave. Share your story of bravery in my travel writing competition and maybe soon I will be sharing an excerpt of your latest … Continued

A Taste of Proper Fun: #BermudaMe

I was honored to go with Richard Bangs to Bermuda and film for Orbitz! Look what was in Nasdaq about us:  “Leading online travel company Orbitz Worldwide  has partnered with the Bermuda Tourism Authority to launch “Orbitz Originals: Bermuda – Proper Fun,” a seven-part online video series that is co-hosted by award-winning travel experts Richard Bangs and … Continued

From worry to wealthy

A Budget for Your Wishes Like Travel!

A Budget for Your Wishes Like Travel! By Chellie Campbell “Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, … Continued

Women’s Travel Fest: San Francisco 2015

Women are the biggest group of decision-makers in the United States travel industry, yet millions of women are intimidated to travel by themselves and choose simply to stay home. A ground-breaking event called the Women’s Travel Fest is here to help change that. After the 2014 inaugural Women’s Travel Fest sold-out to over 350+ women … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel