The Great Migration

The Great Migration

Africa! The last inhabitable continent for me to set foot on. Ironic, as according to 23andMe, it’s where 94% of my DNA comes from–the bulk of that being West African which is no surprise–being the descendent of slaves. This journey would take me to the East Coast of Africa in Kenya. It is a long … Continued

REIMAGINE Your Life: Alka Joshi and Lisa Niver

Thank you to Alka Joshi for inviting me on her show, Reimagine! I absolutely loved speaking with her about books and travel! Make sure you read both her amazing books: The Henna Artist and her new book out June 22, 2021, THE SECRET KEEPER OF JAIPUR, which I included in my Thrive Global article: Sizzling … Continued

Elephant in Africa by Lisa Niver

TELL ME MORE ABOUT: Safari in Africa

Welcome to my new series: TELL ME MORE ABOUT: where I will be sharing resources from my favorite past adventures around our planet during this time when we cannot travel due to COVID-19. In the next weeks, I will share about all 10 trips in my recent article on Ms Magazine and I wanted you to have access to … Continued

The Real Power of Travel Photography: A Photo Essay from Uganda

VIDEO: Uganda Village Project Photos, video and text by Matt Payne who traveled with James at MJ Safaris Photographers and travel are synonymous. There is the garden variety “Eiffel Tower selfie snapper” and the waterfall chaser. The lead-line architecture photographer and the guy that skips the five-course dinner (me) and heads out with a tripod … Continued

Dr. Jane Goodall speaking at the LA ZOO for UN International Peace Day

Happy 85th Birthday Dr. Jane Goodall and Thank you!

Happy Birthday Dr. Jane Goodall and Thank you! Dr. Jane Goodall turns 85 today and she has changed the way we understand primates on our planet with her 50 years of love and research in Africa and around the world. When she was a little girl, her mother “supported her love of animals that she … Continued

Sunset in Cannes by Lisa Niver

Feb 2019 WSGT News: Make It Happen

Feb News 2019 with We Said Go Travel: In 2019, I have been honored to share THREE segments on KTLA TV in Los Angeles for Critics Choice Awards, President’s Day and most recently on “Countdown to GOLD!” as part of the Oscars! Watch them all here: KTLA Oscars: “Countdown to Gold!” Feb 24, 2019 KTLA President’s Day: Visit … Continued

Enock Makasi

A Child Of The Universe by Enock Makasi

Publisher Note: I met Enock Makasi on March 24, 2016 when he was flying from Los Angeles, California to Salt Lake City on his way to his new home in Idaho and he was 15 years old. He had already flown from Uganda to Amsterdam and then California. He “was born in a country called Democratic … Continued

African Safari in Tanzania by Brec Bassinger with G Adventures

Traveling to Tanzania with Brec Bassinger and G Adventures

Brec Bassinger and  Dylan Summerall  went to Tanzania and Zanzibar with G Adventures. Brec shared her thoughts on social media saying: “Thank you gadventures for letting me and my best friend see AFRICA together. I learned so much about myself and the East African culture. During these past two weeks I have learned so much about not only the … Continued

Lisa Niver in Ms. Magazine Jan 2019

Can Bicycles Change The World? Ms Magazine

Thank you to Ms. Magazine for publishing my story, “A Bicycle Built for Many!” about Chipego Bike shop in Nakatindi Village, Zambia on page 17 of the Winter 2019 issue. Esther Kawewe had a dream: to go to school, build her family a house, and help her brother support the family. But her father wasn’t … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel