Huffington Post Article: Regrets? Are You Living Your Best Life?


Have a read of my latest article published on the Huffington Post blog.

On December 19, 2012, my husband, George and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary in Cochin, India. We discussed the possibility of the world ending in two days on 12/21/12. George said, “Whether the world ends or not, I am glad I met you and I am glad we are on this trip [our second one-year sabbatical in Asia].”

When the world did not come to an end, we traveled on to Gokarna where we met a 35-year-old man, who recently was treated with six months of chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his comment to us that night, “I was glad I had just come back from a one-year trip I had always wanted to take before I got my diagnosis.” You never know what will happen next but most of us do not spend our days and our time doing the things we most want to accomplish. Chores and responsibilities get in the way until we are faced with a reason to focus on our priorities.

Read the full article here.

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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