Reimagine Your Life! Niver’s News: June 2021


June News 2021 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel:

Happy Father’s Day! Lisa and Frank Niver at Century City Mall June 20, 2021

What will you do next with your life? During COVID, we have been waiting. Many of us have been inside wondering when things would start to open again. California has changed so much this month. Masks are not mandatory. Gyms are open. I went to IN THE HEIGHTS for Father’s Day with my parents. I love the movies. How will you REIMAGINE your life?

Thank you to Alka Joshi for interviewing me on her program, REIMAGINE.

Thank you to Thrive Global for publishing my articles:

Changing The World, One Connection at a time with Shelley Zalis from The Female Quotient

Sizzling Summer Reads: Feel ALL Your Feelings

Is Your Life FULLY CHARGED? with Meaghan Murphy

Mazal tov to the Jewish Journal for winning an award for best Jewish newspaper in America for the second year in a row! Read my column here!

I was on an episode of AUTOPSY: The Last Hours of Sonny Bono as a ski expert. You can hear me in the promo on the instagram below from Reelz Channel. In the episode, I am on more than a dozen times!

Now I am on IMDb!

Thanks PENN GAZETTE for sharing my alumni news!

Lisa Niver C’89 is a finalist for a National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award in the Book Critic category. She writes, “Cross your fingers that I am a winner! In February, I gave my first keynote speech (virtual) at a travel conference. I would love to connect with fellow alums in the book space as I am working on my memoir. More about my writing, awards and videos with over 1.3M views can be found on my website,

Thanks Harvard Westlake for sharing my alumni news:

Lisa Niver ’85 writes, “In 2020, I represented Ms. Magazine at the United Nations Conference (UN GA 74) in NYC and attended Goalkeepers, the Gates Foundation Conference. I wrote my first story for Teen Vogue about my accidental swimming lesson with an Olympian during COVID. I shared my swimming memories from Westlake, which included my 1985 classmate and Olympic medalist, DARA TORRES! Read it here: I am nearly finished with the book proposal for my memoir. I would love to connect with any alums in the publishing world! Learn more about my journey to my book in this article for Undomesticated magazine:

I have been out more in Los Angeles lately! Enjoy my new videos: walking tour of DTLA with Jen, cooking with Jacob and a birthday celebration with animals!


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over 1.3 million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,346,828 views)

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My fortune cookies said:

if you’re happy, you’re successful

“Enthusiasm is infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. People will love you for it!

Stay safe and healthy! It is time to start going back outside in California! Lisa

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 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. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have nearly 2 million views. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. 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 times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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