June News: Summer of Travel, Fun and Winners!

 

Hello from the Dominican Republic! June has been full of travel and fun! I hope your summer has been fantastic so far.
Fathom Travel Chocolate Dessert
On the Fathom Adonia even my dessert was happy!
During June, I went to the Long Beach SCUBA show and climbed into my first Shark Cage! I hope to go again when there are sharks AND water! I loved learning about 360 Video and places to dive all over our planet.  My article has photos from the show and dive dreams I plan to make come true in the next year. I stayed at the stunning Hotel Maya, a Doubletree property and is all about #nicetravels! Enjoy my two videos from my stunning room and my explorations in Long Beach.
And speaking of videos: here are seven videos from TBEX 2016 at the Mall of America from my journey to Minnesota in May! I now have over 525 videos on my YouTube channel with over 455,000 views and 1035 subscribers!
During mid June, I was in Washington DC to meet with Congressman Ted Deutch. His Holocaust Survivors Resolution has now passed in both the House and Senate. He is a wonderful and compassionate leader. It was an honor to meet with him on Capital Hill.
For my next adventure, I spent two nights at the Conrad Miami. I loved learning to cook Avocado Fries with Chef Virgile Brandel! He also showed me how to make a Cuban Sandwich. After lunch, Stephen Carter taught me to make a Miami Mojito. Click here to see all my videos from my massage, tennis lesson, and cooking lessons.
sail away w macrae carolann erinI sailed to the Dominican Republic with Carnival Cruiseline’s newest addition, Fathom. I actually used to work on the ship when it was part of Renaissance Cruises. It was my first visit to the DR. Click here to see  videos about my Impact Activity at the Cacoa Factory and my days on the ship. I spent two days underwater diving in Sosua Beach and those videos will be available next month.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest. Read the entries from our finalists and our winners! Please enter my brand new for 2016 Travel Writing Award. The Summer theme is INDEPENDENCE! There are $1000 in cash prizes. There is a fee to enter the award and a form to apply for a need-based scholarship. I hope you will share your story of where you find freedom!
Thank you for all your support of my website, YouTube videos and my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitter, Pinterest, YouTube. Please like, comment and subscribe!
As my fortune cookie said: “A great pleasure in life is doing what others say you can’t.” And 
“Nothing happines unless first a dream.” (yes that is how it spelled happens which looks like happiness!)
I hope your celebrations of freedom and independence make you feel FREE wherever you are in the world. Happy Summer!
Thank you! Lisa

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver 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. 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. 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 1.5 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.   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 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”

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