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  • A kiss of the grape — and other adult libations — in Jerusalem

    September 5, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Wine bars, a new twist on an old theme, are drawing huge numbers of clientele in most metropolitan cities. What about the Holy City? Although the selection in Jerusalem doesn’t quite compare to that of its American and European rivals, there are enough choices in the Jewish capital...

  • Israeli hotels showcase a summer medley of adventures

    May 15, 2012 | 6:43 pm

    Spurred by a record-breaking number of foreign tourists who visited the Holy Land during the first quarter of 2012, Israel’s burgeoning hotel industry is gearing up for a busy summer tourism season by sprucing up their facilities and offering a variety of titillating vacation...

  • Drama: My Personal Samoa Survivor (Video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    February 27, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Enjoy this article and video about Samoa and my personal Drama at Virgin Cove—right where they filmed SURVIVOR SAMOA! Drama at Virgin Cove: Face-Planted on the Ground


    At 1:30am as I lay on the cement step outside the bathroom. I thought, “Hmm, why am I on the ground? How did...

  • Count Something Important (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    February 6, 2012 | 9:50 am

    Atul Gawande says in his book, Better, count something interesting, be it an object or an abstract concept, and you will learn interesting new ideas. Some people count the days to summer camp or the nights until a Saturday night date; I enjoy counting the countries I’ve visited.

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  • Red Goddess Rising by Halle Eavelyn

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 30, 2012 | 11:53 am

    When I met Halle at her book reading recently, I thought about my first trip to the Giza Pyramids. I remember that day like it was yesterday although I visited the great archeological site over thirty years ago! My family was cruising on a Greek ship at the time and the vessel...

  • Learning about Craic with Richard Bangs

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 23, 2012 | 11:40 am

    Although my personal country count is over one hundred countries (by Traveler’s Century Club), I still have so many places to go on my list! For a long time, I have wanted to go to Iceland and Ireland (and Italy—George calls is my “I” List). When Richard Bangs spoke at our travel...

  • Turbulent Tonga Part III: “Humps and Bumps, Tonga Giveth, Tonga Taketh”

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 9, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    The Lonely Planet describes Neiafu, the main town on the Vava’u Island group as “ramshackle.”  Although I somewhat agree, Neiafu has its charms.  In fact, I would describe it as quaint. Families of pigs cross the road, a large white church perches above the town, and children...

  • Discovering Algeria: Exploring Timgad

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    December 6, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Guest Post by: Kit Herring

    Few people visit Algeria anymore because of internal strife, but I hitchhiked across the country in 1975.  Theses are some recollections of the country’s greatest archeological site, the Roman city of Timgad, as they appear in my novel, Descending the...

  • Turbulent Tonga Part II: “Toni’s Guesthouse Tour”

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 23, 2011 | 9:03 pm

    Turbulent Tonga Part II: “Toni’s Guesthouse Tour”

    The Ukranian Dracula lady, had just finished assaulting Jackie when we arrived at 10:00am.  Dracula had mistook the poor Brit for my wife Lisa, who simply “wouldn’t open the damn window” of the van when we arrived last...

  • First Step to Travel Dreams (slideshow)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 17, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.—Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Some people ask us, “How do you do it? How do you leave for a year?” Some tell us, “You are crazy; I would never do that!” These people usually think of a vagabond...

  • “I hate you and I hate Samoa:” The beginning of a Great Travel Adventure (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 8, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    Just because everyone says something is a good idea doesn’t make it true. And early on our first full day in Savaii, I looked at George and said, “I hate you and I hate Samoa.” Not the sound of a good day starting but somehow, like all our journeys, Samoa worked out.

    The...

  • Tel Aviv is Lonely Planet top 10 city

    November 2, 2010 | 9:50 am

    Tel Aviv is among the world’s top 10 cities for 2011 listed by the popular Lonely Planet travel guide website.

    Lonely Planet puts Tel Aviv in third place behind Tangier, Morocco, in second and New York in first.

    “Tel Aviv is the total flipside of Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on the...

  • Jewish Groups Join Quake Relief Efforts

    By Dan Baron

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For thousands of young Israelis, the sun-drenched archipelagos of Southeast Asia were the perfect destination to forget the rigors of military service.

    But this week, that post-Zionist nirvana became a nightmare. The tsunami that swept India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the...