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As women, we carry guilt for taking time out for ourselves. Here we will learn how traveling with your BFFs not only restores your positive energy, it actually improves your health! Beaches BFF Girls Getaway events are hosted twice a year at Beaches Turks & Caicos.
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BEACHES TURKS & CAICOS HOSTS FIRST BFF GETAWAY TRIP OF 2019
~The Luxury Included® resort company celebrated 10 years of BFF get-togethers with girls-only vacation~
(Seaside yoga at Beaches Turks & Caicos)
For the past 10 years, Beaches® Resorts has created the perfect BFF get-together experience, allowing friends to get away and experience a Luxury Included® vacation with some of the most special women in their lives. This year was no exception, as Beaches invited guests to grab their best girlfriends and experience the ultimate BFF Girls Getaway weekend at the award-winning, Luxury Included® Beaches Turks & Caicos from May 2-6, 2019.
With daily Seaside Meditation and Yoga to start the day, an interactive skincare workshop, a jewelry and wine soiree, a private catamaran cruise excursion, Red Lane® Spa massages and more, guests enjoyed a luxurious, all-inclusive vacation with their BFF.
BFF guests also enjoyed listening to a lineup of inspirational speakers including Susan Hassett (founder of the footwear brand Cocktail Sneakers, which elegantly encourages strong women to chase everything they’re after – all with a sense of humor and grace) and Colleen Kelly & Catie Keogh (Executive Producer of the popular Emmy-nominated National PBS Television Series, “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly” and Emmy Award Winning Host, Executive Producer and the creator of 24/7 City Streets, respectfully. Together, the sisters are co-creators and co-hosts of their newest series “Trip Sisters,” which is a radio show and national podcast on WLS-AM 890 and iTunes.) The Trip Sisters are taking over Travel + Leisure’s Instagram to give followers an inside look at Beaches Turks & Caicos and this year’s first BFF event – so be sure to follow along today!
Even with a jam-packed schedule, attendees and sponsors alike such as Red Lane® Spa, Sanitas Skincare, Farmhouse Fresh, NuFACE, COOLA and Tia Crystal had plenty of leisure time to enjoy the beautiful Beaches Turks & Caicos and its Luxury Included® offerings. From its renowned 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining experience, complete with unlimited dining and drinks at 21 different restaurants and 15 bars, to its incredible accommodations – this BFF Girls Getaway trip was one for the books.
Beaches Resorts is hosting its second BFF Girls Getaway at Beaches Turks & Caicos from October 24-28, 2019, so more guests can take advantage of the ultimate all-inclusive, girls-only vacation.
To learn more about Beaches Resorts BFF Girls Getaway, click here!
Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 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. Niver is a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster.
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 nearly 2 million views.
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.
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 and been a finalist twenty times.
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.
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
2022 Finalist: Book Criticism
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”
Social Media Presence
YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views)
Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts
Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers)
Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers)
Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views)
Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers)
LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)