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Thank you Forbes and Holly Corbett for featuring BRAVE-ish: “Labor Day 2023 Reads: Best New Nonfiction Books By Women Authors”.

Take5 Magazine

Thank you TAKE 5 Magazine from Australia for writing about me and my memoir in this print story: “Fearless by 50!” My divorce was the catalyst for 50 life changing adventures.

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Giovanna Rossi interviewed me to discuss my latest book “Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty” and also: The transformative potential of embracing change. The importance of setting bold goals for personal growth. Strategies for overcoming fear and self-doubt, and much more!

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 10 New Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Fall: BRAVE-ish: “I can’t wait to dig into Niver’s honest account of how she transformed her life by committing to doing 50 new things by 50: diving with sharks and pulling 3-Gs while bobsledding. I love inspirational books, especially when travel, adventure, and gutsy women are involved.”

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Writer and podcast host Lisa Niver has visited more than 100 countries. Here’s her advice on scuba diving, hydration tablets and hula-hoops!

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In her new book, “Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty,” travel writer Lisa Niver explores the ways traveling across six continents helped her heal and start anew.

The Zoe Report

Thank you The Zoe Report! What an honor to have my article, “My Post-Divorce Wardrobe Helped Me Heal My Inner Child,” go live during OSCARS weekend! Thank you Angela Melero for the incredible opportunity and superb edits.

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Women Who Travel Podcast: Your Love and Travel Stories: Tales of breakups, hookups, and more in honor of Valentine’s Day. What an honor for Lisa Niver’s “FLING AT THE FAIRMONT” to be included. “It’s fun, it’s candid, it’s certainly not hallmark.”

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Lisa Niver, author of ‘Brave Ish,’ shares her remarkable journey of taking on 50 dares before turning 50. Discover the courage to step outside your comfort zone with Lisa’s insightful tips and baby steps towards living a more adventurous life.


KTLA TV Los Angeles: Live from LA Travel Show Erin Myers interviews Travel Expert Lisa Niver in the Brasil booth about her memoir, Brave-ish, and where to travel next.

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Jaime Cerreta, 3TV News Anchor KTVK 3TV/KPHO CBS5, interviews Lisa Niver about becoming brave and her memoir, Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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Who says hula hoops are just for kids? 🌀✈️ Lisa Niver proves they’re the ultimate travel hack for staying fit on the go! 💪 Don’t miss out on her incredible travel tips and more on our show Where Next, exclusively on ReachTV in airports worldwide. 

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“One way you can plan for your next vacation is by listening to travel podcasts. You can also learn about places you might want to visit, or you can experience the destination if you’re unable to go there. We spoke to travel experts to find out which podcasts are worth listening to, especially if you are stuck waiting at the airport.”


1. Don’t be tempted by skiplagging

2. Consider two one-way tickets instead of a round-trip ticket

3. Use flight-booking websites to check prices, then go directly to the airline to book

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Author and travel expert Lisa Niver will discuss her new travel memoir Brave-ish, about her exploits in Myanmar, Cuba, Morocco, Kenya and Mongolia.

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Thank you to Sheila Watko for this segment on NBC 10 Philadelphia about my book BRAVE-ish and my event tonight NOV 10 5:30pm at the PENN BOOKSTORE.

Good Day LA
Author Lisa Niver joins GDLA to discuss her book ‘Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless After Fifty’.
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FOX 5 sat down with author Lisa Niver to discuss her book, ‘Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless after Fifty.’

Traveling the world with the love of your life is everyone’s dream.
Lisa Niver was doing exactly that until it turned into a nightmare….

The Jetset

The Jet Set TV interviewed Lisa Niver about Transformation Travel and her project of 50 challenges before 50 in 2017! NOW she is BACK with her BOOK and The Jet Set TV is in it!

I was honored to be selected to share on camera for the holidays about the Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card by Chase.

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Zibby hosts Lisa Niver to discuss Lisa’s book, BRAVE-ISH: ONE BREAKUP, SIX CONTINENTS, AND FEELING FEARLESS AFTER FIFTY. The conversation delves into Lisa’s transformative journey post-divorce, including her adventures across continents, overcoming physical challenges, and gaining a deeper self-understanding.

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Join host, Ben Tanzer, from “This Podcast Will Change Your Life” for Episode Three Hundred and Twenty-Five – “You Never Know,” starring the Lisa Niver.

Stephen Wise Temple

Author of BRAVE-ish and Jewish Journal contributor, Lisa Niver, is the guest speaker during the 29 Sept 2023 Shabbat service at Stephen Wise Temple.

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Thank you to Nicole Pajer, Meaghan Murphy and Woman’s Day Magazine for including Carl and I in their celebrations of Best Friend Day: June 8 which embraces the Magic of Friendship! We were on page 2 of the June/July 2023 issue!

Ms Magazine

Thank you to Vroman’s Bookstore for the wonderful book celebration for 50 YEARS OF Ms with Ms. Magazine consulting digital editor Carmen Rios, Nayereh Tohidi and Nohelia Canales—both members of the Ms. committee of scholars—and author of BRAVE-ish and Ms. contributor Lisa Niver.

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Lisa Niver’s new book Brave-ish is about her journey to a new life. She discusses what led her to realize she needed a change, her travels and many adventures that helped her bring happiness back into her life. Her Story is hosted by Kathy Romano and airs Sunday mornings on 95.7 BEN-FM.
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Are you looking to create a life of wonder and excitement? Tune in for an inspiring discussion with Lisa Niver on her new book Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

Ms Magazine

Thank you Ms. Magazine. I was honored to represent the magazine as media at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Thank you Ronit Plank for including Brave-ish on your podcast, “Let’s Talk Memoir” and interviewing Lisa about “Working with Developmental Editors and Book Coaches”

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Thank you to Dr. Wendy After DARK for talking to me about what really happens on cruise ships and Club Med at night!

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Jeffrey Snyder invites me to talk about my latest book “Braveish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless after 50”, and a lot more! 

Books That Make You

What happens when you feel like a failure? When you’re pushing fifty, getting divorced and moving back into your parent’s home to start from scratch? Well, if you’re like Lisa Niver, you start by taking one “braveish” step at a time. Each step took her away from her old world and into her new world of travel writing.


S1E513 – Doing Portugal Right, Plus Author Lisa Niver on Her New Travel Memoir “Brave-ish”. Lisa Niver discussed her tale of a using travel to repair a life upended by divorce.

Jewish Journal
“The thing most people reference when they come back from traveling is the great food experiences that they’ve had,” travel writer and Jewish Journal blogger Lisa Niver, author of “Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless After Fifty,” told the Journal.

Niver was interviewed by Phil Spade, VP of Swell, as an author, travel enthusiast and advocate for helping others achieve their travel aspirations. More on LinkedIn and Instagram

Wandering Educators
We were lucky enough to catch up with Lisa, and ask her about her book, inspiration, and more. Here’s what she had to say…
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Travel Expert Colleen Kelly and Co-Host Megan Kudla take you on the road and overseas, to destinations near and far, with “Round Trip with Colleen Kelly.” Lisa Niver on Episode 88

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We sit down with Lisa Niver, author Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty to discuss her insights on travel and her memorable experiences with the conference.

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I joined Dr. Grey Stafford from Zoo Logic to discuss my new book, Brave-Ish, and also shared my experiences in eco-tourism, as well as, other adventures around the world and the importance of facing one’s fears.

Hotter Than Ever

Hear from LISA NIVER on HOTTER THAN EVER about how she broke the rules and reshaped her life for the better. Unearth the unconscious rules that keep us feeling trapped. Let’s talk dreams, and fantasies, and grand visions for our lives. 

Fearless Fabulous You with Melanie Young

Travel influencer and writer, Lisa Niver, has lived on the road for much of her life, from working cruise ships to hostel-hopping in Asian. But it was her 50th trip around the Sun that made her decide to make a “50 in 50” bucket list to step outside her comfort zone and try new things on her own after her divorce. 

I call it her “Now or Niver” moment.

Living Ageless & Bold

Thank you Living Ageless and Bold for interviewing me about BRAVE-ish to celebrate healthy, active, fit, fabulous, fun women over 55.

A World of Difference Podcast

In this episode, we have the incredible Lisa Niver sharing her journey and offering the key to unlocking your own personal growth and transformation. Discover how to embrace change, overcome obstacles, and uncover a profound sense of self-discovery and inner strength.

The Perfect Positivity Show

Lisa Niver, author of Brave-ish, is a talented and inspiring writer. Her book showcases her courage and resilience, encouraging readers to embrace their own bravery in the face of challenges. Lisa’s writing style is captivating, drawing readers in and keeping them engaged throughout the entire journey. Her ability to share personal experiences and insights in a relatable manner is truly commendable. Lisa Niver was a joy to interact with and this is by far one of my (Michelle’s) favorite episodes!

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HenLit Central focuses on ‘life and lit’ for women over 40. Please enjoy this author spotlight on their site about Lisa Niver and her memoir, Brave-ish.

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Thank you to my friends at Chick Lit Central for featuring my book “Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty”.

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Thank you Aliza Licht for including me on Leave Your Mark to talk about moving forward and reinventing.

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On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, author Lisa Niver discusses her book, Brave-ish, One Break-up, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

Taste Buds with Deb

On  Taste Buds with Deb, host Debra Eckerling speaks with travel writer Lisa Niver about her food adventures and travel tips. She also shares her favorite foods to take on the road … and on the plane, including her recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Jewish Journal

On this episode of Taste Buds with Deb, I speak with travel writer Lisa Niver, author of “Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.” Niver talks about her food adventures, offers travel tips and more. She also shares her favorite foods to take on the road … and on the plane. Her Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe is below.

The Deb Show

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about writing, reading, and learning with Judy Baker, Guy Morris, and Lisa Niver. The panel shares their writing journey and projects, thoughts on reading, advice for writing, and so much more.

Too Jewish

Rabbi Sam Cohon interviewed Lisa on his radio show, Too Jewish, to learn more about growing up Jewish and her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty

Wise Temple

Stephen Wise Temple Senior Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback hosts travel writer, author, podcaster, and Stephen Wise Temple Board member Lisa Niver, who just released her memoir, Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless After Fifty. Lisa’s memoir debuted as the top solo travel title on when it released on Sept. 19.

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Lisa Niver, a writer and avid scuba diver, shares her transformative journey in a new memoir titled “Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, And Feeling Fearless After Fifty.”

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PADI Divemaster and author Lisa Niver is set to appear at two locations at this year’s DEMA Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. Niver will be at the Author’s Corner and the Solomon Islands booth. Her memoir is “BRAVE-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.” At the Author’s Corner, she will be discussing her memoir.

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The DEMA Dive show is about to get an infusion of courage and adventure as Lisa Niver, PADI divemaster and author of the memoir, “BRAVE-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty” appears at author’s corner as well as in the Solomon Islands booth to talk about her with her 50 Things Before 50 project.

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My latest “BRAVE-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty” book is featured on Travel Classics!

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Thank you to Divorcing Well Magazine for inviting me to share my “JOURNEY TO HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT: 5 STEPS TO THRIVE AFTER DIVORCE.” The emotional rollercoaster of going through a divorce was one of the most challenging experiences of my life. I hope these resources, will help others rebuild their lives with hope, resilience, and newfound strength.

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As both a lifelong traveler and reader, I cannot start an adventure without a great book. Having owned a Kindle since 2008, I consistently carry a virtual library, curating an assortment of captivating reads for every journey. As a travel journalist, I fly multiple times a month, which amplifies my need and understanding of the perfect in-flight companions; stories that transport and captivate.

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“Brave-ish was one of my favorite memoirs of the year because it covered such a range of emotion, from the absolute depths of Niver’s horrible marriage, to the way she picked herself up with the support and love of people who truly cared about her and created the life she always wanted. I love stories that show deep resilience.” – Debby Waldman

The Pennsylvania Gazette

Thank you to The Penn Gazette and University of Pennsylvania for the print feature in “Briefly Noted” about my award winning memoir, BRAVE-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty! Nov/Dec 2023 issue page 49. more photos: 

The Pennsylvania Gazette

Thank you The Pennsylvania Gazette and University of Pennsylvania for including my book in Briefly Noted: and for my event at the PENN BOOKSTORE

“Niver seemed to be on the adventure of a lifetime, traveling around the world with her husband. But in private, she was keeping a dark secret: her marriage was failing. At age 47, she finds the courage to set course on a new life, trying 50 new experiences before she turns 50.”

Authority Magazine

Yitzi Weiner, Editor in Chief of Authority Magazine, interviewed Lisa Niver on the steps to becoming a published author!

Pink Pangea

Niver remembers her first article for Pink Pangea and shares updates from her travel experiences

Engaging Virtual Meetings by John Chen

John Chen can teach you how to CONQUER virtual meetings! He and Lisa Niver talk about best practices and her upcoming book Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless After Fifty, and many more!

BOLD Journey

Learn about my BRAVE and BOLD Journey 

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Take risks, make mistakes.  You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” Lisa Niver interviewed about her memoir, BRAVE-ish!

Chalkboard Champions

Brave-ish chronicles Lisa’s expeditions to far-flung corners of the world, including Vanuatu, Nepal, Myanmar, Cuba, Morocco, Kenya, and Mongolia. But her book is more than a travelogue.

The Daily Telegraph

FOX 5 sat down with author isa Niver to discuss her book, ‘Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless after Fifty.’

Yahoo! News

FOX 5 sat down with author Lisa Niver to discuss her book, ‘Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless after Fifty.’

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My Make Your Own Map podcast episode “Courageous Living: Margie Warrell on Embracing Challenges” recommended by GoodPods! 

Gold Coast Bulletin

FOX 5 sat down with author isa Niver to discuss her book, ‘Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless after Fifty.’

Weekly Times Now

FOX 5 sat down with author isa Niver to discuss her book, ‘Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless after Fifty.’

"Brave-ish, One Break-up, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty" is now available!

Media Inquiries

Literary Agent: Chip MacGregor

Photos for articles and interviews

Download Brave-ish media kit here.

Author photo by Judith Gigliotti