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, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with nearly one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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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