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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • I love Lucy! What is in your backpack?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    November 7, 2011 | 8:00 pm

    I love Lucy clothes!

    Just like the ads claim they are perfectly packable. While stuck inside for a couple of days in torrential rain while cooking upstairs at Fifita’s guesthouse in Pangai, Ha’apai, Tonga, Dwight asked me “Who is Lucy? And why is her name on all your...

  • “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...

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  • Samoa Survivor (video/slideshow)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 18, 2011 | 11:07 am

    Survivor Samoa Or How did I fall on my Head and other survivor stories at Virgin Cove.

    Leaving Los Angeles for a summer of sun in Samoa and the South Pacific, I had no idea of the Survivor Stories that would unfold so quickly. It took us nearly 3 days just to get there as we had a...

  • Lisa & George

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 11, 2011 | 12:30 pm

    Hello Fellow Travelers!

    Thank you to everyone for supporting us and for coming to our travel events in Los Angeles! We appreciate all who tweeted about our events, shared an email, found us and even SHOWED up to one of our events! Thank you for creating a community! We loved having...

  • Serenity in Samoa (Video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 6, 2011 | 1:35 pm

    Serenity in Samoa

    Here is 40 seconds of serenity for you!
    The beach at Lalomanu, Samoa near Taufua Beach Fales