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, 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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