Global Travel Mission

 

George and I in Ha Long Bay in Viet Nam

“Travel’s power is two fold: it is both a vehicle for enlightenment and a powerful agent of global change. Together we can make a difference.” Klara Glowczewska, Editor in Chief, Conde Nast Traveler

I love the quote about the power of travel. Do you think we can make a difference?
Have you seen the book, Art of Non-Conformity? Check out Chris Guillebeau and his blog.

I loved what he wrote to me after I signed up for his blog and with his permission I am posting it here:

“I’m interested in questioning assumptions and expectations about how we live our lives, and I write for remarkable people all over the world. To be remarkable means:

* You’re interested in life as a series of adventures, not just something we do to fill the time

* You complete your education (high school, college, university, graduate school, whatever) because you want to, not because you feel like you should

* You do work you enjoy that also makes a positive difference in other people’s lives

* Helping others is not something you do as an afterthought. It is a central part of who you are, just as doing what you want is. If you want to change the world, you’ll need to start with a major decision. 

The decision is deceptively simple: begin making your own choices, and stand out from many of the people around you. It’s simple because that’s really all there is to it — think for yourself instead of following the crowd, then begin to take actions to align what you do with what you believe. 

It’s deceptive, however, because whenever you begin to do this, you’ll encounter more than your share of opposition from people who want you to do things their way. Some of them will say your ideas or goals are unrealistic. I say, “life is short.” Finding a way to do what we want while also helping others is the most important work we can do.”


George saving me from the Train
In Da Lat, Viet Nam

George and I are big into the idea about life being a series of ADVENTURES! Thank you to all the people who have been reading our blog and helped us to get to 4000 page views in about 4 months! Keep reading and sending your comments and we will keep sharing our adventures and photos!
Lisa and George



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/

2 responses to “Global Travel Mission

  1. I love your most recent post regarding the adventure of life and the remarkable nature of the paths that are available to venture down, up and around.
    Travel for me has been so expansive, living amidst people of other cultures, countries, and spaces invites a fresh perspective and understanding of just how human I am and the glorious nature of humanity as a whole. Moving out of my safety zone to realize, it's "safe" everywhere!! Please continue to share those insights.

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