TELL ME MORE ABOUT: Vanuatu, #VanuatuMoments and #AnswerTheCall


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.

From Vanuatu Tourism

While Vanuatu has no recorded cases of COVID-19, it is currently recovering from the recent Tropical Cyclone Harold which devastated the northern islands.  I received information that the islanders’ crops were destroyed and the government has been carefully quarantining, sanitizing and distributing relief supplies throughout the country. I hope to visit again when we are allowed to travel once more.

Lisa, Tree, Mandy and Sue at Mount Yasur Volcano in Tanna, Vanuatu
Lisa, Tree, Mandy and Sue at Mount Yasur Volcano in Tanna, Vanuatu

I was thrilled to be invited to Vanuatu as part of their annual tourism conference, TOK TOK 2019. The theme was #AnswerTheCall and we had many adventures from walking on the edge of an active volcano and visiting a local village in Tanna, to zip-lining in Efrate and world class scuba diving in Santo on the SS Coolidge.

Ms. Magazine published my article: “10 Global Travel Adventures To Inspire Global Eco-Activism” which included my adventures in Vanuatu!

Ms. Magazine 10 trips for global eco activism
Read about Vanuatu in my article for TODAY: “Looking for Authentic Family Adventure? Answer the Call in Vanuatu.” article about Vanuatu #AnswertheCall

Enjoy my Vanuatu photos in this Facebook album. These photos also appeared across my social media on Instagram and Twitter.

These articles appeared on my website, We Said Go Travel

Part 1: Will you #AnswerTheCall? Tok Tok Vanuatu 2019

Tok Tok Vanuatu 2019 Lisa Niver

Part 2: Will you visit Tanna, Vanuatu with me? #AnswerTheCall

Tanna Volcano Vanuatu by Lisa Niver

Part 3: Want To Dive Deep With Me In Vanuatu? Meet Me In Santo #AnswerTheCall

Champagne Beach, Vanuatu
Champagne Beach, Vanuatu

Part 4: What To Do and Where To Stay in Santo, Vanuatu #AnswerTheCall

Lisa Niver scuba diving Coolidge in Vanuatu
Lisa Niver scuba diving Coolidge in Vanuatu

I was invited to create a video project for Orbitz and I filmed it in Vanuatu!

Lowinia Village in Tanna Vanuatu
Learning to Hula-hoop in Lowinia Village in Tanna Vanuatu

My articles for the Jewish Journal appeared online and in the print edition! Click to see it on page 26 of the Nov 1, 2019 issue.

Vanuatu in Print in Jewish Journal 2019

Vanuatu was also in my September 2019 and October 2019 news. I absolutely loved all of our adventures and #AnswerING the CALL!

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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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