Meet the Nomads: FLIP Interview

 

As Flip says, “Lisa and George are the owners and writers behind one of the newest blog that I’m following, We Said Go Travel. There’s a lot of useful articles that can be found in various destinations. Both Lisa and George are well travelled and have been to more than a hundred countries already (and still counting).

This is also a great blog for couples who are wondering what’s life like to travel with your partner for quite a long time. In 2008-09, the couple spent 11 months travelling in Asia and recently they left again last July for another year long travel.” 

Lisa and George had the pleasure recently to be interviewed on Flipnomad.com.

Read the first question:

How did you discover your passion for travelling?

George: “I learned how much I loved to travel through my parents especially my mom. We took family trips to the Bahamas, Mexico, Hawaii and Israel. It was such a passion for her she even became a travel agent.”

Lisa: “I went on a teen tour to Israel for nine weeks one summer when I was sixteen with ninety other teens from Los Angeles and it changed my life. I loved being in Israel, I loved being away, and I loved speaking Hebrew. I wanted more so I chose to live in Jerusalem for a semester in college and then traveled for the whole summer. By then I was hooked!”

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 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. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

One response to “Meet the Nomads: FLIP Interview

  1. thank you very much for participating 🙂 enjoyed reading your response on the interview and also learned a lot about the both you… 🙂 safe travels!

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