Interviewed by Dave’s Travel Corner

 

Thanks to Dave from Dave’s Travel Corner for interviewing us about our world travels! We are honored to be included on his site and to share about our travels. Read a few of the fantastic questions below and the FULL INTERVIEW on Dave’s Travel Corner

 

Q. What are your travel plans for the rest of your current RTW trip?

George: We are in Nepal until April 15 when we fly on AirAsia.com to Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia. We are planning to travel in Eastern Malaysia and Southern Thailand for a few months. After that we will use either the dice of price or some kind of sign to determine what to do next. We have ideas to continue heading North East in Asia to Korea, the Philippines and maybe following in your footsteps to Palau.

Lisa: The Dice of Price is when we see which flight is the cheapest and go there! Our new best way to figure that out is with the app, SkyScanner.
Q. Lisa – tell us about your time working on a cruise ships – that is certainly one way to see the world, versus how you are traveling now – independently.

Lisa: Traveling as a backpacker with no plans of where to stay was a huge adjustment for me after living in a five star moving hotel. I was very concerned that we would end up sleeping on the streets. During our first year sabbatical, we did have nowhere to sleep twice. Once in Yogakarta around Christmas time, we drove most of the night in the rain in a taxi and found over forty hotels that were “penu” or full! Another time in Koh Samet, Thailand, we arrived on a Sunday night during a three-day weekend and full moon party, and ended up sleeping under that stars on benches at a bar. Both times it all worked out and now I just don’t worry anymore! I have to say working for Princess Cruises, I always had a room to sleep in and I always knew where we were going, but I like traveling with George much more!

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. 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, TODAY, 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 insights. 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/

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