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

TODAY.com: 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 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. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. 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.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

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