3 National Journalism Nominations! We Said Go Travel News Nov 2019


November News 2019 with We Said Go Travel:

Happy Thanksgiving! I am a grateful 3x National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards Finalist! The NAEJ Awards are for Journalistic Excellence, Career Achievement and Contributions to Society!

Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club, Ms. Magazine, Wharton Magazine and KTLA TV! I will be at the Biltmore Hotel on Sunday December 1 for the awards ceremony.


In the category C1b. Business, Music/Tech/Art: My Wharton Magazine article: Four Female Founders Share Their Origin Stories

In the Category H2a. Soft News: My Ms. Magazine article: Polar Bears Can’t Vote So You Have To

In the Category F6a. Soft News Feature – Under 5 Minutes—Film/TVKTLA TV Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver

Several people asked me about my South Pacific travels and where is Vanuatu….

Credit: Google Maps/Christopher Woody

Learn more about our journey in Vanuatu:
Watch my 38 videos: Click here
Part One: Will You #AnswerTheCall? Tok Tok Vanuatu 2019
Part Two: Will you visit Tanna, Vanuatu with me? #AnswerTheCall

Part Three: Want To Dive Deep With Me In Vanuatu? Meet Me In Santo #AnswerTheCall
Part Four: What To Do and Where To Stay in Santo, Vanuatu #AnswerTheCall

Tanna Volcano PANO Vanuatu

Read about Vanuatu in The Jewish Journal: Part One, Two, Three, Four and in print on page 26 of the Nov 1, 2019 issue.

Port Olry Vanuatu Pano

My beloved friend, mentor and teacher, Joannie Parker, died in October. I really appreciate all of the support I have received from my community, family and friends.

Joannie Parker and Lisa Niver in 2009

Thank you for reminding me “Hope is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness.” Desmond Tutu


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,095,421 views)

Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2500 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

For more We Said Go Travel articles, TV segments, videos and social media: CLICK HERE

My fortune cookies said:

Don’t be discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.


“A mile walked with a friend contains only a hundred steps.”

Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

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Sunset in Santa Monica by Lisa Niver Sept 11 2019

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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