Who did Travel Massive Interview? Lisa Niver

 

 

Thank you to Travel Massive for interviewing me about my travels! Read the interview: Travel Massive Member Spotlight – Lisa Niver’s Tips For Travel Writers

Lisa Niver interviewed by Travel Massive

Lisa Niver from Los Angeles Travel Massive has explored 99 countries, sailed the seven seas for seven years and is now filming for KTLA TV.

Tell us about yourself, what’s your role at We Said Go Travel?

I have been traveling and teaching my entire life. In 2010, I started the blog that led to We Said Go Travel. In 2012, I took my 1st video in Taiwan on a Cisco Flip that I bought on eBay. I run travel writing and photo awards on the site and invite you to participate.

How did you get into the travel industry? What was the biggest challenge?

My first job in travel was working for Club Med Copper Mountain. I skied every day with the kids. Then I worked in Eleuthera, Bahamas and snorkeled every day. Next, I sailed for nearly 7 years on cruise ships. The biggest challenge was working every single day but it was a dream job. I loved arriving in new ports and making friends all over the planet.

Now I have 1.5 million video views on YouTube, Amazon and Roku and just filmed my first segment for KTLA TV about Napa Valley (watch the video below).

What are your top tips for travel writers to work effectively with destinations?

The most important thing is to communicate with the destination team. I always ask what hashtags they are using and what their expectations are. On trips, I might be focused on writing, video or social media but the most important thing is to have actual experiences that I can share. We discuss the itinerary in advance to make certain that the plan will allow both sides to meet their goals.

How has the LA Travel Massive community helped your business?

I have been involved with LA Travel Massive for years and the community has really thrived with Kelley Ferro making things happen!

My Best of Tahoe ski trip evolved from when Vail hosted an event. I was invited to Expedition Kirkwood and even got snowed in. I look forward to the monthly gatherings to see friends and hear about the trips and adventures of the members. Thank you to Travel Massive!

What stories have you shared that have made an impact?

Last year at Park City Mountain with the National Ability Center, I skied with someone who was visually impaired and wrote about it for Sierra Magazine. I was invited to the Solomon Islands and wrote about the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal for Smithsonian Magazine. I met a 93 year old veteran who was 17 at that battle and wrote about Roy Roush for Saturday Evening Post.


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Watch Lisa Niver on KTLA TV: Click here to see the segmentLisa Niver interviewed by Travel MassiveThank you Travel Massive!

Lisa Ellen Niver

After exploring 99 countries and sailing for seven years on the high seas, Lisa Niver is ready for more active adventures! Find her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.25 million views on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. Her stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra and WWII for Saturday Evening Post and Smithsonian. She is verified on both Twitter and Facebook and is the Adventure Correspondent for The Jet Set TV. Her latest projects are 50 new things before she is 50 and Facebook Live for USA Today 10best. She has run 13 Travel Writing Awards publishing nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries and this summer is the first We Said Go Travel Photo Competition. She was a winner in the 59th annual 2016 Southern California Journalism Awards for her print column in The Jewish Journal. She was invited to the United Nations as a Champions of Humanity ambassador, to the red carpet at the Oscars with United Airlines and to New Orleans with American Express and Starwood Hotels. She also contributes to USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, the Jewish Journal and was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a 2014 nominee for the Charles Bronfman Prize and a finalist in two categories for the 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

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