5 Minutes With Lisa Niver

For McCool Travel’s 69th travel profile, I am pleased to present Lisa Niver. She runs We Said Go Travel, a top travel website whose primary purpose is to bring global awareness. Lisa’s day job is a science teacher and she was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.
Lisa Niver’s bio:
“Lisa Niver is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, speaker, and global citizen who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six continents. You might find her underwater, traveling to an exotic location, teaching in the classroom, or in print about social media, science education, lifelong learning, books, and travel. She writes for many online and offline publications including Wharton Business Magazine, USA TodayNational Geographic, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, and the Jewish Journal.”

Lisa Niver, We Said Go Travel
Lisa Niver, We Said Go Travel

Lisa Niver

Los Angeles, California
Always in my luggage…
Hoopnotica Hula Hoop, MacBook Air, Nokia Phone
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  1. New York
  2. San Francisco
  3. Koh Samui, Thailand

A favorite travel memory is…
Walking in the dunes of the Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Lisa Niver in Mongolia, We Said Go Travel
Lisa Niver in Mongolia, We Said Go Travel

3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Eagle Creek BackPack
  2. Becca Bathingsuit
  3. Amazon Kindle

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. take the bus
  2. use a sim card from the country I am in
  3. eat where locals eat

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  1. scuba diving
  2. meeting new friends
  3. making videos

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
Use the “F” word: Flexible!
favorite non-travel website (besides your own)…
most memorable souvenir…
I buy earrings in each country! They are inexpensive and easy to pack. I love wearing them once I am back.
favorite cheap eat…
Pad See Ew in Thailand
recent discovery…
Bermuda. I went there for the first time as a travel host in November 2014 with Orbitz and I loved it there!

Lisa Niver in Bermuda, We said Go Travel
Lisa Niver in Bermuda, We said Go Travel

I am fortunate to have met…
amazing travelers who have shared their knowledge and welcomed me into their hearts and countries
I would like to meet…
YOU! Please get in touch on social media! I hope you will consider entering my next travel writing contest. Our 2015 Independence Travel contest opens in May. Over 1600 writers from 75 countries have participated.

Lisa Niver in Palau
Lisa Niver in Palau

Thank you very much, Lisa.
Follow Lisa Niver on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, PinterestGoogle+, YouTube, and We Said Go Travel.

Check out McCool Travel’s previous profilesMcCool Travel presents tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes interview series—featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. Previous 5 Minutes post: Josh Gates, host of Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown.

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