From Sri Lanka to the Maldvies

 

An overview of the area where we are…

From Sri Lanka to the Maldives is a short flight. We spent 2 nights in the capital city of Male at Candies Hotel and while wandering the streets we walked across the whole island. I think the artificial beach looked great. They are creating beach to deal with erosion problems. All of the Maldives could be underwater in the next 50 years with the rising water levels. Many environmental issues are being discussed especially in connection to tourism. There is a fund to buy land in Sri Lanka, India or Australia in case all the people here will need to move.

During our 5 days at Eriyadu Resort, we enjoyed wonderful snorkeling with many white tip reef sharks and gorgeous schools of fish on the house reef.

Today we arrived by speed boat at the Four Seasons Kuda Hura which is amazing. During our dives here, we hope to see Manta Rays. As you might imagine our accomodation here in the Maldives has been slightly different than our nights on the beach in Arugun Bay, Sri Lanka for $6.00……Photos will be added as soon as we can!

Last night we saw our first news in many days, we are thinking of the millions of people affected by the floods in nearby Pakistan and China. We hope the rescue attempts will all be successful and that the rains will stop. We are enjoying our time together and will post more news soon. Lisa and George

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 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. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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