Morocco: To Go or Not To Go? Join me for a Travel Talk March 24!


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In the 1990 film, Joe vs. the Volcano, Joe is asked, “What happened to you that you are so alive?” He tells us that the doctor gave him 6 months to live and “I am just so appreciative of my life.” He quits his dead-end job in the basement and tells his boss, “Why have I put up with you? It’s fear; I’ve been afraid to live my life.”

I hope that you do not work underground, in a job you hate, sitting next to the love of your life, who you are afraid to ask to dinner. Most of our lives are not this black and white. But few of us would tell our dinner partner, “I bribed the (musicians) to sing us a song that would drive us insane and make our hearts swell and burst,” as Joe tells his date for the evening.

duneFor many people, February is the month of cupid and love or the month of wishing for what they want to have in their lives. I have a few suggestions to move you closer to fulfilling your dreams.

First of all, check out Ann Bradney and her work at Radical Aliveness.  Peter Bregman has written Why Leaders Must Feel Pain and Why Leaders Should Try to be Overwhelmed about how Ann’s workshops can help leaders, businesses and all of us be less exhausted, more present and lead the happy lives we desire.

Five years ago, if asked, would I quit my job, rent my condo and travel with my new boyfriend for a year in Asia, I would have laughed and called you crazy, but I did I chose the dream and it has been amazing.

Join me to get inspired about travel in the Maghreb of North Africa. Let your senses linger over Sephardic music sung in Ladino and Spanish by Vanessa Paloma, a Fulbright scholar in Morocco, learn new tales of Jewish roots in Morocco and how the people followed in the footsteps of Maimonides from Spain through Morocco and finally returned to Israel.

aitThis travel talk, March 24, 2011 will include photography of Marrakech   and the Mellah in Fes el-Jdid . You will soon yearn for the mouth-watering treats in the city’s Jemaa el Fna Square and you will hear ideas about where to travel, what to bring and why you should go. You will experience the highlights of our own three-week journey and also will receive samples of your own possible future visit, including maps.road

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear about   wandering the deserts past to present. Travel stories help us find a unique side to ourselves and our ancestors; our mission is to bring travelers together.  Remember, to travel with joy and spontaneity you have to take risks, and above all take the first step!

usI hope that you are the one Patricia is talking about when she says to Joe, in the movie, Joe vs. the Volcano: “My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement.” I wish you a wonderful month of February full of radical aliveness, total amazement and wonderful adventures. 

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

One response to “Morocco: To Go or Not To Go? Join me for a Travel Talk March 24!

  1. I am a Hakim a young bedouin Moroccan men I born in nomadic lifestyle in the desert in a tiny place that is very close to the village of Merzouga. i use to work guide for Hotel and company as Tour guide for tourism sector for more than 15 years, and i creat my own company and My experience and understanding guiding the touriste in desert and the country showing the real experience , My personality we are glad to have and share our experience and to show you our Desert and our way of life I speaks English, French, Spanish,italian Berber, and Arabic. that grace to school of life Berber, and Arabic. that from our mother language.

    I invite you to be Nomad one time in your life and connect with nature and to listened to the voice of the silence discover the magic of the sahara and life simple but full of secret.

    Morocco Desert Trips

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