“TELL ME MORE ABOUT” Walking with Polar Bears

 

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 the photos, articles and videos that I produced from these experiences. For now, I hope you find inspiration until we can all begin to wander around the world again.

I walked with Polar Bears and Wolves at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge with Churchill Wild in 2018. It was one of my most amazing and memorable trips.

Polar Bear by Lisa Niver at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, Churchill Wild
Polar Bear by Lisa Niver at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, Churchill Wild

I wanted to share my articles, photos and videos in one post so you could easily learn more and get inspired to go someday!

Wolf seen near Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge by Lisa Niver
Wolf seen near Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge by Lisa Niver

Watch all of my videos from my Churchill Wild Adventures!

Read more on We Said Go Travel:
Part OneDo You Want to Walk with Polar Bears?
Part TwoAre You Ready for an Adventure? Walk with Polar Bears
Part ThreeHow Do You Get To Churchill Wild?

and read about my adventures in Winnipeg which is a wonderful city full of art, history and culture!

Polar bear from Churchill Wild Walking Adventure by Lisa Niver
Polar bear from Churchill Wild Walking Adventure by Lisa Niver

I wrote about the Polar Bears from my visit with Dr. Petersen at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, Winnipeg, Canada for Ms. Magazine. Click here to read: “Polar Bears Can’t Vote, So You Have To!”

Ms Magazine Polar Bears Can't Vote So You Have to

Read about this adventure in Ms. Magazine in my article: “10 Global Travel Adventures To Inspire Global Eco-Activism

Ms. Magazine 10 trips for global eco activism

“I hoped that someday I would see a Polar Bear in its natural habitat—but also assumed that I would be in a vehicle a safe distance away when I saw them. When I chose to go on an adventure with Churchill Wild at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, though, that wasn’t the case. Instead, I put on my borrowed boots and Churchill Wild coat and walked with our guides near wolves and polar bears. It was truly spectacular to be close to these giant creatures, and it reminded me, leading up to a pivotal election, how important it was for us to show up at the polls for the animals who can’t.”

USA Today 10best article by Lisa Niver about Polar Bears and Churchill WIld

Read my USA Today 10best article: “Clear your mind in these open spaces made for exploring” about “Fifty percent of the world’s population lives on just 1% of the Earth’s surface.  That leaves plenty of wide-open, uncrowded spaces to explore.  Taking a break from the hustle and bustle can help you find a new perspective or ease your troubled mind.  Here are a few places where you can get away from it all.”

Thank you to BoredPanda for publishing my story about walking with the animals which includes several of my polar bear videos and my article only about walking with Polar Bears.

Find more photos in this Facebook album from my trip! These photos appeared across my social on Twitter and Instagram as well.

Arctic Landscape with Polar Bear by Lisa Niver
Arctic Landscape with Polar Bear by Lisa Niver

My We Said Go Travel articles also appeared on the Jewish Journal:

1Do You Want to Walk with Polar Bears?
2Are You Ready for an Adventure? Walk with Polar Bears
3: How Do You Get To Churchill Wild? 4: Wonderful Winnipeg

Happy Birthday Lisa Niver 2018

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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/

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