Did you see The Layovers in Los Angeles?


Watch The Layovers with Johnny Jet and Lee AbbamonteI loved seeing my travel friends, Lee Abbamonte and Johnny Jet, in the first episode of a new travel web series, The Layovers, for Allianz Global Assistance. The premier episode is about what to do for a short or overnight layover in Los Angeles, California.

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Did you see The Layovers in Los Angeles?
Lee Abbamonte, Lisa Niver and Johnny Jet at the premier of “The Layovers!”

“I’ve visited Los Angeles hundreds of times, and Johnny’s lived there for more than 20 years, so it was the perfect first location for this series,” says Lee Abbamonte. Adds Johnny Jet, “Southern California is where I lay my head and is also one of the world’s premiere travel destinations.  I’m very proud to help showcase a region that has so much to offer.”

Did you see The Layovers in Los Angeles?
From my nighttime Helicopter ride over Los Angeles

Highlights of the first episode include Manhattan Beach, where Johnny lives, helicopter rides over downtown Los Angeles and tips on how to view the iconic Hollywood sign, among other recommendations.

Did you see The Layovers in Los Angeles?

“We’re pleased to be supporting our friends and brand ambassadors Lee and Johnny on this terrific new video,” says Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Allianz is constantly trying to make travel easier for consumers, and we think The Layovers provides viewers with the tips and tricks to make the most of their time in Los Angeles, all from two of the industry’s experts. We also look forward to supporting and encouraging travel to Southern California, one of the country’s top domestic destinations.”


Lisa Niver says CONGRATS to Johnny Jet and Lee Abbamonte on their pilot episode!
Lisa Niver says CONGRATS to Johnny Jet and Lee Abbamonte on their pilot episode!

“Travel experts Lee Abbamonte and Johnny Jet take us for a lighthearted and comedic ride of Los Angeles as they offer tips on seeing a destination over a short or overnight layover in the premiere episode of the Allianz Global Assistance web series, “The Layovers.” Highlights of the first episode include Manhattan Beach, where Johnny lives, helicopter rides over downtown Los Angeles and tips on how to view the iconic Hollywood sign, among other recommendations.”

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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