Make Your Own Map: Are YOU Ready to be BRAVE?

Make Your Own Map: Are YOU Ready to be BRAVE?

Step out of your comfort zone: how being brave can open you up to your dream world. Lisa Niver can show you how small steps can lead to big results She tackled her own fears and overcame her top 50 challenges before she turned 50. She and her guests will share tips, tricks and tools for how to be courageous in the world of travel, and how that will result in big changes in other areas of your life. Support this podcast:


November 21, 2023 26 mins

Courageous Living: Margie Warrell on Embracing Challenges Margie told me, "Courage is uncomfortable. Courage is also learnable, but courage is also contagious."

You can watch our interview, read the transcript below or listen on your favorite podcast platform.

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I loved interviewing Jen Ruiz, Jen on a Jet Plane, to learn more about her as an accomplished travel content creator, author, and lawyer.

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I am inspired by all that Beth Santos has created. It was an honor to speak to her for my podcast after meeting her in NYC at the Travel and Adventure Show where we were both speakers. Her LinkedIn says that she is disrupting travel for women but I believe she is changing the world for women! You can watch our interview on YouTube, read the transcript below or listen on your favorite podcast platform.

Wanderful's book club wil...

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Melissa DaSilva Makes Magic: Three Decades of Dedication to Making Dreams Come True in the Travel Industry

Thank you to Melissa DaSilva, president of The Travel Corporation Travel Brands, for joining me on my podcast to talk about travel. She focuses on Making Travel Matter. We have met at many travel conferences around the world from the 10th annual Women's Travel Fest in New York City to Travel Classics International at Ashfo...

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Sharing her Passions and Pursuits: Nikki Noya is a TV Host, Producer, Philanthropist, Mom, Mrs. DC America, Athlete and Adventure-Driven Traveler

Thank you Nikki Noya for joining me on my podcast!

Recently I was on her show, The Jet Set TV

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Thank you to Samantha Brown, World Traveler and host of PLACES TO LOVE on PBS, for joining me on my podcast. Come see us both speak LIVE at The Travel and Adventure Show.

Learn more and watch every season and episode of PLACES TO LOVE at

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August 28, 2023 29 mins

Thank you Tony Phelan and Joan Rater for creating the moving and mesmerizing limited series, A Small Light about Miep Gies, who hid the Frank family from the Nazis during the Holocaust in Amsterdam. I met them at a Jewish Federation Los Angeles screening at UTA and at Stephen Wise Temple. Joan Rater told the audience, "People make choices and choices make history." Miep Gies believed she was just an ordinary person who ma...

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Discovering the World's Hidden Gems: A Behind-the-Scenes Interview with Craig and Earl from 'The Good Road' on PBS

Thank you to Earl Bridges and Craig Martin, longtime philanthropologists and best friends, who trek around the world to meet people who are making a difference, for taking the time to talk with me on my podcast. On their show, The Good Road, they share "a raw look at the messy and complicated business ...

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Thank you to Carolyn Ray, CEO of JourneyWoman, who empowers women over 50 to travel for joining me on my podcast.

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Thank you to Judith Gigliotti and Peter Decherney for joining me on my podcast. Peter is an author, filmmaker and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania where we met when my class had a film and TV panel for our 30th reunion. May 2024 is my 35th reunion at PENN!

Judith took the author photo for my book, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty, and is an incredible artist and photographer. We me...

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Thank you to Prolific Writing Professor Susan Shapiro for joining me on my podcast.

"What's so great is that all the mistakes that I made --I could use everything that I learned to help other people so that they don't have to go through all the suffering."

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It was my honor to interview Ambassador Geraldine Bryne Nason. She is currently the Irish Ambassador to the United States and for five years served as Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Nations, most recently during Ireland’s term serving on the Security Council as an elected member, working for international peace and security.

After our interview, enjoy a performance by Lisa Hannigan who I recorded at Travel Classics Ireland 2023...

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Zibby Owens is a champion of books, authors, and the joy of reading. As a book messenger, her multifaceted roles include author, publisher, podcast host, book store owner, magazine editor and Good Morning America television book correspondent.

Enjoy my interview with Zibby who has not only created a significant impact on the literary world but has also touched the lives of countless readers. Owens has fostered a community of ...

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Thank you to Jeff Jenkins, National Geographic Host of Never Say Never for joining me on my podcast. We met in person at the 2023 New York Travel and Adventure Show where I was a speaker!

Jeff's show will air starting next month, July 9, 2023, and he told me, "I travel all over the world doing things outside of my comfort zone. I believe this show is going to be very motivational and inspiring."

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Unveiling a Travel Enthusiast's Dream: Italy-Loving Nina Ruggerio, Editor Extraordinaire, and Trailblazing Founder of the Captivating 'Be a Travel Writer' Class!

Thank you Nina Ruggiero from Travel and Leisure's digital editorial director and founder of the "Be A Travel Writer" course  for joining me on my podcast!

Nina told me, "Don’t be afraid to ask to do the things that you truly want to do.&...

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Thank you Pauline Frommer for joining me on my podcast!

I was honored to speak at the Travel and Adventure Show in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles--just like my travel idol, Pauline Frommer! I loved having her on my podcast and I know you will learn so much from listening to her extensive travel knowledge!

Want more? Listen to her podcast, The Frommers Travel Show!

And BUY the brand new guidebooks she talked about from their we...

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Ocean Guardians Unite! Celebrating World Environment Day with Richard Murphy of Ocean Futures Society and co-creator of Ambassadors of the Environment at Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve World Environment Day at Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, today was an extraordinary event that left a lasting impact on all who attended. The celebration was a perfect blend of inspiration, education, and action, bringing together p...

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How can you help our planet? EAT A LIONFISH!

I interviewed Alex Fogg, THE FISH GUY, who I first met at the DEMA Dive Conference when he was a speaker about LIONFISH, an invasive species in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Alex is a marine biologist who is part of the team at Destin-Fort Walton Beach. In fact, he is one of four marine biologists on the tourism team unlike any other tourism team I am aware of. Many people talk a...

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May 9, 2023 19 mins

Happy Launch Day to Andrew McCarthy and Walking With Sam: A Father, A Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain. Buy the book Amazon Barnes and Noble BookShop "The second day of the walk Sam said to me, what’s the point of this F-ing walk, and he didn’t say F-ing. And on the last day he said, Dad, that’s the only 10 out of 10 thin...

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Happy Earth Day! What you Do Matters!
Join with PADI in the Save the Ocean Pledge, learn more in my interview with Katie Thompson, Global Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at PADI

"The pledge is a personal commitment to say YES! I’m going to help create balance between humanity and ocean. I’m going to respect the ocean or the underwater world when I travel. I...

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