TELL ME MORE ABOUT: The Galapagos Islands


Welcome to my new series: TELL ME MORE ABOUT: where I will be sharing resources from my favorite past adventures around our planet during this time when we cannot travel due to COVID-19. In the next weeks, I will share about all 10 trips in my recent article on Ms Magazine and I wanted you to have access to the photos, articles and videos that I produced from these experiences. For now, I hope you find inspiration until we can all begin to wander around the world again.

Lisa Niver on Ecoventura's THEORY Dec 9, 2019
Lisa Niver on Ecoventura’s THEORY Dec 9, 2019

I had dreamed all my life about exploring the Galapagos Islands. I was invited to sail on Ecoventura’s THEORY in Dec 2019 and it was a magical adventure.

Giant Tortoise on Santa Cruz Galapagos Islands with Ecoventura Theory

Thank you to Ms. Magazine for publishing my article: “10 Global Travel Adventures To Inspire Global Eco-Activism” which includes my Galapagos experience: “

Witnessing—and Helping Preserve—Biodiversity in the Galapagos

Often, when I travel, I think I am going to learn or see one thing—but when I arrive, I discover much more than I expected. When I was a young girl going to summer camp, my mom packed a book about Charles Darwin’s journey in the Galapagos Islands in my suitcase. Ever since then, and for many decades, I have dreamed about the birds, tortoises and endemic creatures of the islands and wanted to see them myself.

I finally made that dream come true when I traveled on Ecoventura’s Theory in December of last year. Not only did I see the blue-footed boobies, but I also learned that there are red-footed boobies, and Nazca boobies with orange beaks. READ THE REST Cultivating Curiosity in the Galapagos Islands

My Galapagos trip also was in the January 17, 2020 print edition of the Jewish Journal!

Watch all of my Galapagos videos: CLICK HERE

My articles on We Said Go Travel: Part One: Traveling to my Dream Destination: The Galapagos Islands

Lisa Niver traveling on Ecoventura's Theory in the Galapagos Islands
Lisa Niver traveling on Ecoventura’s Theory in the Galapagos Islands

Part Two: Traveling on Ecoventura’s Theory in the Galapagos Islands

Sea lion and her baby at Gardner bay, Espanola, Galapagos Islands, Photo by Lisa Niver
Sea lion and her baby at Gardner bay, Espanola, Galapagos Islands, Photo by Lisa Niver

Part Three: Sailing the Galapagos Islands on Ecoventura’s Theory

Blue Footed Booby on North Seymour Island, Galapagos by Lisa Niver
Blue Footed Booby on North Seymour Island, Galapagos by Lisa Niver

Enjoy my Galapagos photos in this Facebook album. These photos also appeared across my Instagram and Twitter.

I was recognized by Fohr as the top influencer for Relais & Châteaux Hotels in February 2020 due to my social media postings about Ecoventura’s THEORY which is a Relais & Châteaux mega-yacht! Thank you FOHR for this honor and recognition!

Wondering about my VIDEOS?

CLICK HERE for the entire playlist!

Thank you to BoredPanda for publishing my story about walking with the animals which includes several of my Galapagos animal videos!

Sam Bradley and Betsy Holbrooke on Ecoventura THEORY  in the Galapagos
Sam Bradley and Betsy Holbrooke on Ecoventura THEORY in the Galapagos

I traveled with Sam Bradley from Go & Travel who wrote this article for We Said Go Travel about the Ecoventura Chef and I created this video about his onboard antics!

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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