01 Jan Prevention Magazine: “Go For It” with Lisa Niver Rajna

Prevention Magazine January 2014

Prevention Magazine January 2014

Thank you to Prevention Magazine for including me in their “Go For It” section for January 2014!

“Staying active is my passport to adventure.”

Lisa Niver Rajna, 45

Teacher, travel writer

When the travel industry went into a tailspin after 9/11, I lost my job as a senior assistant cruise director. Heartbroken over the fact that my days of traveling had come to an end, I wound up back at home, consoling myself with ice cream and chocolate-covered almonds. I was at my heaviest when I met my future husband, George Rajna. George had spent two years in the Peace Corps and was always looking for his next adventure. I quickly realized that it was time for me to get back in shape—for me, for him, and for all of the amazing trips we could take together. We started hiking on the weekends, and I cleaned up my eating habits. Within a year I’d shed 28 pounds, and felt ready to take on the world. Since then, George and I have traveled to 24 countries, started our own website, We Said Go Travel, and published a memoir of our first sabbatical, Traveling in Sin. One of my favorite memories is trekking in Nepal. After four days of walking uphill through rain, sunshine, and up endless stairs, I realized we made it to Ghorepani. As I communed with the tall mountains, I realized I can do anything. 

Thank you to everyone involved for including me in the “Go For It” Section! I really appreciate it! I hope you buy a copy of the magazine today! Personally I cannot wait to hold it in my hands and read it out loud! Did you see me in First for Women Magazine? Check it out here! I loved the photo shoot!

WATCH: Traveling In Sin Book Trailer

 

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Lisa Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 100 countries. Niver is the creator of popular travel website, We Said Go Travel, a top 100 travel blog with monthly reach of tens of thousands and with international travel writing contests publishing over 1600 writers from 75 countries. She is an on camera host, with segments on ABC, NBC, CBS and Orbitz original web series. She is a published author of a memoir, Traveling in Sin, and is a regular contributor for USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, The Huffington Post, the Jewish Journal and National Geographic sharing stories of culture and meaning.

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