Dreams Come TRUE: Niver’s News: June 2022


June News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel:

This month I was a finalist at the 64th Southern California Journalism Awards for book critic! It was my TWENTIETH (20th!) nomination and I have won FIVE times so far! I am now represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc

I went on a dream trip to Denali, Alaska and went to my 102nd country–ICELAND! Two places on my bucket list that I have always wanted to explore! Explore with me by clicking on the links below to my photos and video!

Thank you to Pursuit Alaska for my bucket list trip to Denali!

Read about my adventures from Anchorage to Talkeetna here and next month I will share another article about our adventures in Denali.

See all of the videos here:

Earlier this year I went to FOUR NEW STATES!! For the first time, I visited Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin–state #43! I went to Elkhart Lake which is an hour from Milwaukee. I loved our adventures and –of course–the cheese! See two articles below about where to stay, eat and what to do:

Exploring Elkhart Lake: Where to STAY and EAT

What to DO in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

See all of the Elkhart Lake videos here:

I am honored to share this excerpt from Alan Henry’s new book, Seen, Heard and Paid: The New Work Rules for the Marginalized. Alan is my incredible editor at WIRED!

Thank you to this month’s THEY SAID writers:

Terry Lee Marzell about her trip to the Dead Sea, Drew Steinberg honoring her mother, Jeff Blumenfeld on how to stay safe while traveling and Rabbi Knobel on how to educate and inspire Jewish youth.

Thanks PENN GAZETTE for sharing my alumni news!

Lisa Niver C’89 writes, “I’ve been sharing ways to help Ukraine on my website, www.wesaidgotravel.com, such as ‘You Can Help Keep Ukraine’s Media Going’ and ‘You Can Help Rescue the Refugees at the Ukrainian Border.’ During the ongoing COVID Coaster, I have been working on my memoir about 50 crazy challenges I did before turning 50! I was a two-time finalist for the 2021 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and recently was published in HuffPost: My Octopus Teacher Was Mesmerizing but There’s 1 Thing that Deeply Troubled Me.’ My other COVID project was to join TikTok—find me @LisaNiver—and my YouTube channel is now over 1.5 million views (youtube.com/WeSaidGoTravel). Thanks to everyone who watches, comments, and shares! I hope my next update is about a book contract for my memoir!”


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over 1.6 million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,606,000 views)

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Fortune Cookie SAID:

“Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely.”

“As a chapter ends, you will find yourself on a road to a new discovery.”

Lisa Niver in Talkeetna, Alaska seeing ALL of Denali June 7, 2022. WOW!! Put this on your bucket list! I loved it!!

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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