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  • Travel Writing Contest: Free Entry, Cash Prizes!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 2, 2013 | 8:26 am

    We Said Go Travel Writing Contest
    Winter 2013--Free Entry, Cash Prizes

    WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its 2013 Travel Writing Contest with a $200 first-place prize and no fee for entry.  The theme for the Winter 2013 contest is “Inspiration: A Place you Love.” We hope... read on

  • Tribute and Legacy: Being Present

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    December 29, 2012 | 11:59 pm

    Sitting between my parents at the temple where I grew up, I felt lucky. It seemed odd at a funeral, but that is how I felt. After years of traveling by land and sea, I was home and sharing in an ancient tradition to commemorate the life of our temple's matriarch, Florence Zeldin... read on

  • Lisa on National Geographic

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    November 29, 2012 | 5:15 am

    Thank you to National Geographic Intelligent Traveler for publishing my article on the Royal Cremation in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia!

    The article begins:

    To kick off our year-long trek through Southeast Asia, my husband and I spent two months exploring the Indonesian island of Bali... read on

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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

  • 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

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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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