Huffington Post Article: Regrets? Are You Living Your Best Life?


Have a read of my latest article published on the Huffington Post blog.

On December 19, 2012, my husband, George and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary in Cochin, India. We discussed the possibility of the world ending in two days on 12/21/12. George said, “Whether the world ends or not, I am glad I met you and I am glad we are on this trip [our second one-year sabbatical in Asia].”

When the world did not come to an end, we traveled on to Gokarna where we met a 35-year-old man, who recently was treated with six months of chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his comment to us that night, “I was glad I had just come back from a one-year trip I had always wanted to take before I got my diagnosis.” You never know what will happen next but most of us do not spend our days and our time doing the things we most want to accomplish. Chores and responsibilities get in the way until we are faced with a reason to focus on our priorities.

Read the full article here.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. 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, 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 challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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