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  • Terrorized by my Bicycle for my 45th Birthday

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    November 16, 2012 | 9:13 pm

     "I did this to myself," I mumbled. I kept thinking, "This is my fault. I am stuck on this bike in this heat in Bagan to celebrate my big birthday. I chose this. I must be crazy." I wondered, "Why am I torturing myself? Are we having fun yet?"

    George, my happy husband, seemed so... read on

  • Bali to Thailand on Air Asia (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    November 13, 2012 | 3:03 am

     

    Bali to Thailand on Air Asia

    Video: Bali to Thailand on Air Asia
    Our two months in Indonesia went almost as quickly as this video of the flight from Bali to Phuket, Thailand on Air Asia! The islands of both countries are so beautiful. We spent July-August 2012 in Bali and... read on

  • A Taste of Immortality- Iran Part 1

    By Eva Rosales

    November 5, 2012 | 2:46 am

    “Everyone walks through life but it is those who look to learn from people coming from different walks of life that travel the farthest."

    True learning for me is something that happens in gradual steps not something that I acquire at a first glance. For this very reason, when... read on

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  • Quest for Wonder: Easter Island (video)

    Richard Bangs

    October 30, 2012 | 8:58 pm

    From Iguaçu I travel west over the Andes and beyond, over one of the emptiest stretches of water on the planet, en route to Easter Island, a fine dot on the map of the Pacific. If Iguaçu is full presence, Eastern Island is absence. Fretted by incessant winds, it is surrounded by a... read on

  • Local Brentwood Science Teacher Does Good

    Amy Sommer

    September 27, 2012 | 7:22 am

    On Saturday, September 29, 2012 KTLA’s “Career Day” will invite viewers in to science teacher Lisa Niver Rajna’s classroom and see first hand how she inspires her Kindergarten through sixth grade students by integrating science concepts in an engaging way that connects with our... read on

  • For My Birthday, PLEASE READ 45x45

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 5, 2012 | 8:19 am

    Sept 3, 2012: Forty-five days before I turn forty-five, I am asking you to join me in donating to Jewish World Watch (JWW) for the Solar Cooker Project to help forty-five families. I hope to find at least forty-five people willing to donate $5 to $45 (or more) in honor of my... read on

  • Busted in Bali

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    August 20, 2012 | 6:52 am

    BUSTED IN BALI

    I keep saying. “RELAX and see what happens!”— but when my laptop busted in Bali I was so not calm. I actually felt ill and really thought I might throw up.  I knew that taking so many different kinds of electronics in a backpack on a trip with so many islands... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lisa Niver Rajna, 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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