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 Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and 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. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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