Lisa Bonner is a lawyer, writer and avid traveler, who has successfully merged her professional life and her love for travel with Girl On The Fly.
Lisa’s love for travel and adventure has taken her to over 40 countries, where she has dived with Great White sharks, climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and spent time in a monastery communing with monks. Lisa began traveling as a young child, and continued her quest for adventure as a young adult living in Bologna, Italy and Thessaloniki, Greece before returning home to attend law school.
After graduating from New York University School of Law, Lisa began practicing law as a litigator. While litigation proved interesting, after a protracted trial derailed Lisa’s long planned tropical and much needed vacation, Lisa left litigation to pursue transactional law, which no longer tied her to a court room and inflexible deadlines. In other words, more time and flexibility to pursue her love for travel. Lisa still practices law full time as managing attorney of Bonner Law, PC, a boutique entertainment law firm.
In 2010, Lisa was asked by Essence to chronicle her life for one year to serve as inspiration for single and divorced women, and “Adventures of a Singlista” was born. Lisa highlighted her travels, trials and triumphs of her daily life and shared her thoughts and inspiration weekly with the readers of Essence.com.
Since then, Lisa has focused on aspirational travel destinations, often with an eye towards socially conscious issues that may be of interest to the sophisticated and discerning traveler. Lisa’s work has been featured on TheGrio.com, Ebony.com, Essence.com, Yahoo.com and in Jones Magazine and Uptown Magazine. Additionally, Lisa is routienly hosted by tourism boards across the world to highlight some of the world’s most beautiful places.
Lisa is also a sought after public speaker and is a freelance legal correspondent for various networks, including Fox News, CNN, HLN, CNBC, Arise TV and CBS.
“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” ― Roman Payne