Thank you Afluencer #3 Travel Influencer 2023


40 Top Travel Influencers of 2023

Thank you Afluencer! I am honored to be your #3 Travel Influencer of 2023.

From the USA, Lisa Niver is an impressive award-winning travel expert and writer who has explored 102 countries and 6 continents. 

Niver started her global podcast, Make Your Own Map, on Dec 30, 2022 and in its first 99 days it was watched in 22 countries on 6 continents.

Niver was honored to be a travel speaker at the Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows in 2023. In the Southern California Journalism Awards and the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, Niver has won five times and been nominated as a finalist twenty times.

She has sailed the seas to exotic locations for 7 years, and she embarked on a self-reinvention journey to discover herself as she backpacked through Asia for 3 years. Niver has published more than 2,000 travel articles on multiple renowned media, including National Geographic, Teen Vogue, Saturday Evening Post, AAA Explorer, USA Today, and more. Her memoir about 50 challenges before she turned 50 will be available in Fall 2023.

With such an outstanding profile, Lisa is a notable influential travel professional.


On Instagram, Lisa’s content is organically presented – sharing her life travel experiences with thoughtful and inspiring captions.

From cultural experiences with local children in Indonesia, a visit to the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, temples in Cambodia, skiing in Utah, to brave snorkeling with jellyfish in Palau.

With images and videos, Lisa’s travel content will certainly captivate you enough to inspire interest to explore these places and live these experiences for yourself.


For more depth into Lisa’s global adventures, visit her We Said Go Travel blog.  Here is where the strength of her travel influence can be found.  Home to her blog are stories, adventures, and travel info. Like her “Tell Me More About” series, and posts like “I Remember When:  We Went Cruising”, and “My Sonoma Adventure:  Redwoods, Hiking & Wine”.


On her YouTube channel which has nearly two million views, Lisa shares a series of stylish videos on each place she visits – providing aspiring travelers with more than enough inspo on where to go, what to do, and where to stay.  You bet videos like “Dive with Volcano Island Divers” will influence your own adventure to Tanna, Vanuatu.


Among many features, Lisa has been published in top travel publications.  Such as American Airways, National Geographic, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, and Ski Utah – just to name a few. It’s no wonder she made it to our list of top travel influencers!

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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