Reader’s Digest: There Is No One Bikini Body


Lisa Niver in Reader's Digest I Did NOT GIVE UP

Thank you to Lindsay Tigar and Reader’s Digest

for including me in your article:

“These 17 Empowering Swimsuit Pics Prove There Is No One Bikini Body”

Instead of thinking the worst about yourself and your body, let your bikini be a symbol of strength, acceptance, and beauty, celebrating the unique shape, curves, and imperfections that make you shine.


“I did not give up”

Lisa-Niver-at-Sandals-Montego-Bay-eating-pizza-after-scubaCOURTESY LISA NIVER

I love this photo and feel happy because it reminds me that I did not give up. This was after I had sold my car, quit my job, and rented out my condo to go on an 18-month trip with my husband. On the trip, I chose to leave my marriage and return to the states; I felt I had nothing and I was so lost. It took time for me to realize that I had the most important things my life: my health and the chance to begin again. I am happy in this body. This is what 50 looks like.” —Lisa Niver, Travel Writer, We Said Go Travel

Thank you to Lindsay Tigar and Reader’s Digest

for including me in your article!


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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 is an award-nominated television host, travel journalist and passionate artist whosailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years 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 over 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 for broadcast television as well as print and digital articles. She won an award for her print 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.
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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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