#RBQuests: Meeting Sports Giants in Puerto Rico, Day 3&4


golf course Jesus Wyndham
Golf Pro Jesus Rodriguez

Traveling around Puerto Rico to film with Richard Bangs and Orbitz has been an adventure! Lately we are meeting incredible athletic stars and sports champions!

Our stay at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar included spending time with Golf Pro Jesus Rodriguez on the 16th hole on the Ocean Course. He is a wonderful man and even helped me putt a coconut!

chi chi golf st regisWe explored the beautiful Bahia Bay where the St. Regis is located and met Chi Chi Rodriguez. Full of one liners and golfing history, we enjoyed meeting this golf legend. If you want to live at the stunning Bahia Beach Residences, the Beach is just the beginning! I highly recommend lunch by the pool at SeaGrapes, the mahi mahi tacos were truly tasty! The Sand Dollar Members only area Beach was spectacular!

Richard Bangs and Charlito Pasarell
Richard Bangs and Charlito Pasarell

After meeting two famous Puerto Rican golfers, we were treated to a tour of the Royal Isabela and unforgettable cuisine in a lovely outdoor setting by tennis champion, Charlito Pasarell. Ready to relax and get away from it all on 2000 acres, I saw a casita with your name on it! Join Charlito and his entire team to explore cliffs, beaches and a golf course that will make your jaw drop.

This week: filming in Puerto Rico with Richard Bangs and White Nile Media! We are creating videos for PRTourismCo and Orbitz Originals.  Check back for all the stories and video or follow along on our Tagboard (more below). I cannot wait to share the videos and more stories with you! More soon on the best wall dive with sharks, eels, turtle, lobster and more! Lisa

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. 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, TODAY, 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 insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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