Navigating NYC & Nicaragua

 

central america nov 2013We Said Go Travel Latest News: Navigating NYC & Nicaragua

Our third and final country for Central America is Nicaragua. After two weeks in Panama, 10 days in Costa Rica and a few weeks in Nicaragua, we are on our way back to Malaysia. Being able to speak Spanish and communicate easily has been extremely helpful and fun.

Our few days in San Juan Del Sur was relaxing but this popular surfing destination does not actually have surfing. You have to take a shuttle to the surf areas. I enjoyed it but was surprised that no one had mentioned that seemingly key fact to us. A highlight of the trip was viewing both Volcanoes: Concepcion and Maderas while kayaking near Merida on Ometepe. (see photo below) We walked from Playa Santa Domingo to Balgue and from Santa Cruz to Merida. While staying in Altagracia at Hotel Centro, we enjoyed the pechuga ala plancha and a local festival. On Nov 18, the saint Santa Domingo was returned to his church with drums and fireworks as the final parade in the six-day festival.

NYC Trade CenterFrom Ometepe, I went via Managua to fly to New York City(see photo below) to visit family and friends and celebrate Thanksgiv-akah! George traveled to Granada to enjoy the colonial town, view volcanic smoke in Masaya and we met up in Leon!

Our third travel-writing contest had over 320 writers! Our three contests this year have shared the stories of over 500 Writers. Thank you to everyone for your participation! We will continue to publish all the entries and expect to announce the winners in January. Click here to read all the entries so far!

Thank you to Nokia who have shared a Nokia Lumia 925 with us to trial on the road for photos, videos and social media sharing. We have been in one article and written another for them. I really love this phone, the photos and video are truly incredible!!

NEW VIDEOSHula Hooping at the Palau Government HouseSwing Bar Fire Hooping, Koh Samui ThailandHula Hoop Show at Niki Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand 2013

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Last month we had some landmarks! On Nov 7, we had our 1001st post on the website, our YouTube channel went over 150,000 views and we joined Instagram. We hope to see you on any and all social media networks.

We appreciate all of you who read our newsletters, articles, website and BOOK! Thank you to everyone for your support of our journey and all our writing. Connect with us on FacebookGoogle+InstagramLinkedInPinterest,  SlideShare,  Twitter, and YouTube.

We hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Safe Travels! Gracias! More from MALAYSIA soon!!!!

Lisa and George (Click here to sign up for this newsletter. )

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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