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.”
Today.com 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 is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 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. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. 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 1.6 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 and been a finalist twenty times.   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 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 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” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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