#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 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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