My Video Interview: Amazing Brian Kelly The Points Guy #TPGtv


The Points Guy tv Lisa NiverThank you to Brian Kelly from the Points Guy. I was invited not only to his premier party, “One Night in Tokyo” for the re-launch of his digital travel series #TPGtv but also to interview him. I loved getting to sit down and learn more about the man behind this incredible website.

Kelly really wants you to travel more and better. His digital travel series has 90 second shareable segments packed with action tips so you can experience the travel treats he has discovered. He told me on camera how he paid only $23 and 74,000 miles for his Singapore Suites airline travel to Japan. Kelly stayed at three Hyatt properties in Japan and shares how many points it takes and how to book them.

I loved when Kelly told me:

“I am living my dream! The fact that this is my job and I can help so many others do the same [live out their dreams and travel more and better]–it’s a cause for celebration and that’s what tonight is.”

Here is a clip from our video interview together at Quixote Studios on July 26, 2016:

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Lisa Niver interviews Brian Kelly, The Points Guy

From The Points Guy “POINTS FOR PEACE:”

The Points for Peace initiative invites TPG readers to participate in a program with the goal of spreading peace in the world.

I am excited to launch the program in partnership with the PeaceJam Foundation. I have experienced the power of their work first hand in Monaco, Ghana and South Africa and it is one of the most inspiring organizations I have ever worked with. You can see some of the wonderful work they do in the PeaceJam episode of TPGtv–view it here!

TPG has committed $150,000 to get the program off the ground in 5 countries including India, Guatemala, Ghana, South Africa, and East Timor. I have personally committed $50,000 as a 1-to-1 match for donations to this campaign to encourage the TPG community to get involved. 

I am not only excited to go to each destination, but to have the opportunity to take some of you with me– donate to this initiative and be entered to win an all-expense paid trip to Guatemala or South Africa! ” from Brian Kelly’s site TPG

I loved spending “One Night in #Tokyo” with Brian Kelly @ThePointsGuy #tpgtv

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The “One Night in #Tokyo” premier of #tpgtv #Japan! Thank you Brian Kelly @thepointsguy

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Yes I did have great time @Quixotestudios with @ThePointsguy #japan #travel #tpgtv

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Lisa Ellen Niver

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 sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. 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, TODAY, 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 insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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