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  • 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... read on

  • Los Angeles Meet Plan Go, 106 of us together!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 30, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    Thank you to everyone (all 106 of you) who joined us for our Meet Plan Go event Tuesday Oct 18!

    Some thoughts from those who attended:

    It was inspiring and encouraging to hear the stories and meet other people who have a desire for world travel like I do.

    I had never been to an... read on

  • 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... read on

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  • 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... read on

  • “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... read on

  • Travel as a Lens for HIgh Holy Day Reflections (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 2, 2011 | 11:00 am

    When I travel, I imagine that I am talking to strangers from a different culture and that I witness different lives to learn about those same lives, but in reality I always reach hidden treasures; insights into my own reality and dreams. Sometimes the action of travel teaches me... read on

  • Realize Your Dreams! (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 24, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Join us in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:00pm, for a travel evening to inspire you to “Realize Your Travel Dreams!” 

    This event is designed to give you the opportunity to MEET inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers; get motivation, contacts and... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, speaker and global citizen, who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six...

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