BRAVE-ish at Women in Travel Summit 2024


Thank you Wanderful and Women in Travel Summit! I am excited for our panel, JOURNEYS OF THE SOUL: NAVIGATING THE PATH TO A BOOK DEAL, on April 12, 2024 in Salt Lake City.

Panel of Authors: 

Angie Orth, author of Flirting with Disaster: True Travel Tales of Fear, Failure, and Faith

Beth Santos, author of Wander Woman: How to Reclaim Your Space, Find Your Voice, and Travel the World, Solo

Jen Ruiz, author of 12 Trips in 12 Months: Make Your Own Solo Travel

Lisa Niver, Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless After Fifty

Nikki Vargas, Call You When I Land

This panel celebrates the empowerment of women through travel while offering practical guidance on how to turn those transformative experiences into published memoirs. It emphasizes the importance of women’s voices in travel literature and provides actionable steps for aspiring writers to make their mark in the industry. It highlights the power of travel not only as a means of exploration but also as a source of personal growth and transformation. We aim to inspire aspiring writers and travelers while fostering a sense of community and empowerment among women in the travel industry.

See you in Utah for the 11th in-person WITS Travel Creator Summit! I’ll be joining other content creators, DMOs, marketers, entrepreneurs, and more for important conversations about elevating women and underrepresented creators as well as current issues in travel. This year, #WITSUtah is taking place in both Salt Lake City AND Park City! Join me for a powerful weekend of learning, networking, and exploring. Visit to grab your ticket!

Learn more about my award-winning memoir: CLICK HERE

NOW available as an audio book and YES! I am the narrator!

At WITS UTAH–Sign up for a MENTOR SESSION with ME!

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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