Reimagine Your Life! Niver’s News: June 2021


June News 2021 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel:

Happy Father’s Day! Lisa and Frank Niver at Century City Mall June 20, 2021

What will you do next with your life? During COVID, we have been waiting. Many of us have been inside wondering when things would start to open again. California has changed so much this month. Masks are not mandatory. Gyms are open. I went to IN THE HEIGHTS for Father’s Day with my parents. I love the movies. How will you REIMAGINE your life?

Thank you to Alka Joshi for interviewing me on her program, REIMAGINE.

Thank you to Thrive Global for publishing my articles:

Changing The World, One Connection at a time with Shelley Zalis from The Female Quotient

Sizzling Summer Reads: Feel ALL Your Feelings

Is Your Life FULLY CHARGED? with Meaghan Murphy

Mazal tov to the Jewish Journal for winning an award for best Jewish newspaper in America for the second year in a row! Read my column here!

I was on an episode of AUTOPSY: The Last Hours of Sonny Bono as a ski expert. You can hear me in the promo on the instagram below from Reelz Channel. In the episode, I am on more than a dozen times!

Now I am on IMDb!

Thanks PENN GAZETTE for sharing my alumni news!

Lisa Niver C’89 is a finalist for a National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award in the Book Critic category. She writes, “Cross your fingers that I am a winner! In February, I gave my first keynote speech (virtual) at a travel conference. I would love to connect with fellow alums in the book space as I am working on my memoir. More about my writing, awards and videos with over 1.3M views can be found on my website,

Thanks Harvard Westlake for sharing my alumni news:

Lisa Niver ’85 writes, “In 2020, I represented Ms. Magazine at the United Nations Conference (UN GA 74) in NYC and attended Goalkeepers, the Gates Foundation Conference. I wrote my first story for Teen Vogue about my accidental swimming lesson with an Olympian during COVID. I shared my swimming memories from Westlake, which included my 1985 classmate and Olympic medalist, DARA TORRES! Read it here: I am nearly finished with the book proposal for my memoir. I would love to connect with any alums in the publishing world! Learn more about my journey to my book in this article for Undomesticated magazine:

I have been out more in Los Angeles lately! Enjoy my new videos: walking tour of DTLA with Jen, cooking with Jacob and a birthday celebration with animals!


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over 1.3 million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,346,828 views)

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My fortune cookies said:

if you’re happy, you’re successful

“Enthusiasm is infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. People will love you for it!

Stay safe and healthy! It is time to start going back outside in California! Lisa

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.

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