Global Travel Mission

 

George and I in Ha Long Bay in Viet Nam

“Travel’s power is two fold: it is both a vehicle for enlightenment and a powerful agent of global change. Together we can make a difference.” Klara Glowczewska, Editor in Chief, Conde Nast Traveler

I love the quote about the power of travel. Do you think we can make a difference?
Have you seen the book, Art of Non-Conformity? Check out Chris Guillebeau and his blog.

I loved what he wrote to me after I signed up for his blog and with his permission I am posting it here:

“I’m interested in questioning assumptions and expectations about how we live our lives, and I write for remarkable people all over the world. To be remarkable means:

* You’re interested in life as a series of adventures, not just something we do to fill the time

* You complete your education (high school, college, university, graduate school, whatever) because you want to, not because you feel like you should

* You do work you enjoy that also makes a positive difference in other people’s lives

* Helping others is not something you do as an afterthought. It is a central part of who you are, just as doing what you want is. If you want to change the world, you’ll need to start with a major decision. 

The decision is deceptively simple: begin making your own choices, and stand out from many of the people around you. It’s simple because that’s really all there is to it — think for yourself instead of following the crowd, then begin to take actions to align what you do with what you believe. 

It’s deceptive, however, because whenever you begin to do this, you’ll encounter more than your share of opposition from people who want you to do things their way. Some of them will say your ideas or goals are unrealistic. I say, “life is short.” Finding a way to do what we want while also helping others is the most important work we can do.”


George saving me from the Train
In Da Lat, Viet Nam

George and I are big into the idea about life being a series of ADVENTURES! Thank you to all the people who have been reading our blog and helped us to get to 4000 page views in about 4 months! Keep reading and sending your comments and we will keep sharing our adventures and photos!
Lisa and George



Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. 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 times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

2 responses to “Global Travel Mission

  1. I love your most recent post regarding the adventure of life and the remarkable nature of the paths that are available to venture down, up and around.
    Travel for me has been so expansive, living amidst people of other cultures, countries, and spaces invites a fresh perspective and understanding of just how human I am and the glorious nature of humanity as a whole. Moving out of my safety zone to realize, it's "safe" everywhere!! Please continue to share those insights.

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