Niver In PRINT: Blog Bytes October 2021 Jewish Journal


Thank you to the Jewish Journal for publishing me online for over a decade.

Since they resumed print publication in Fall 2021, I have been in the Blog Bytes section more than fourteen times!

Here are the four issues that I was in during October 2021:

Jewish Journal Oct 1, 2021: p.26

From my article about Frutos del Guacabo:

Frutos del Guacabo is teaching farming and changing the food economy of Puerto Rico!

I went to Frutos Del Guacabo on Aug 14, 2021. I loved our tour with Efrén Robles. He and his family work with 200 chefs and restaurants providing food from 50 farmers. They work as a hub for distribution and teach techniques like hydroponic farming so that more people can grow food. In Puerto Rico, 80 to 90% of food is imported.

Frutos del Guacabo is a family business that began in 2010 as a small farm for the development of hydroponic products, now they also focus on the sustainability of products and processes. Their innovation includes the production and development of edible flowers, micro-sprouts, breeding-handling of animals especially goats to make cheese, and its certification as an agro-tourism farm so they can give tours and share their educational mission.

At Frutos del Guacabo, culinary agriculture is promoted through a “Farm to Table” experience. Chefs, waiters, diners, and students exchange their knowledge and experiences to continue developing the gastronomy of the island. On your tour, you can see their goats, rabbits and horses as well as taste the edible flowers, micro-greens and the goat cheese among many other tasty treats. We had a lovely lunch and tour. I highly recommend you visit and milk a goat like I did!


Lisa in #PRINT #PUERTORICO frutosdelguacabo: #Thankyou #JewishJournal 10/1/2021 #issue article: #WATCH my #VIDEO : #farm #videos #puertorico #writer #thanks #grateful #greenscreen #news #magazine @jewishjournal @discoverpuertorico

♬ Soft company background (60 seconds) – TimTaj

Learn more about Frutos del Guacabo:

See all of my adventures in Puerto Rico

Jewish Journal Oct 8, 2021: p.28

From my Sept news:

My fortune cookies said:

“If you wish to see the best in others, show the best in yourself.”

“Happiness isn’t an outside job, it’s an inside job!”

Jewish Journal Oct 15, 2021: p.26

From my article about my trip to Seattle:

“I love to explore a city by foot. I feel like I understand a place better. I was thrilled when my friend, Mia, offered to guide me around her hometown and show me the sights. I hope you get to visit Seattle soon because there is so much to see and do.”

What to DO in SEATTLE? Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass & the Underground City Tour

Jewish Journal Oct 22, 2021: p.28

Quote is from my article: Cruising Alaska’s Inner Passage with Princess Cruises #WeAreBack 2021

In Ketchikan, Alaska, I went on the Black Bear, Wildlife & Nature Walk – An Animal Planet Exclusive at the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary from from my cruise on the Majestic Princess on Sept 3, 2021 which I LOVED!! It was INCREDIBLE to be so close to so many bears! We saw 8 or 9 bears and a mother with cubs. The cubs were climbing up a tree. I loved every minute of watching these black bears catch salmon and walk in the river. I would definitely go again. 20 years ago when I worked onboard for Princess Cruises, I walked with bears with a naturalist. This was awesome to be almost next to them but be on the wooden platform above them.

This article is about my cruise to Alaska on Majestic Princess: An Awesome Alaskan Summer Cruise on the Marvelous Majestic Princess!


Lisa in PRINT: #Thankyou #JewishJournal 10/22/2021 article: #video #bears alaska: #writer #fyp #foryou #thanks #greenscreen #princesscruises #majesticPrincess #cruise #cruising #ketchikan #travel #traveling @jewishjournal @Princess Cruises

♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) – Danilo Stankovic


See my stories that were in the September print issues here!

the October print issues

The November print issues

the December print issues


the January print issues

the February print issues

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. 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-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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