#AloneTogether We Said Go Travel News May 2020


May News 2020 with We Said Go Travel:

This is my third #AloneTogether COVID-19 newsletter. I never imagined it would last more than the first two weeks but it is not over yet. At Shabbat Services on Facebook Live for Stephen Wise Temple, Rabbi Woznica said, “We are all in the same storm but we are not all in the same boat.” We are concerned about our own health and that of our family members, people who have lost jobs or might soon and financial health for ourselves, community and country. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and staying healthy of mind, body and spirit.

This COVID-19 time has reminded us all that life is unpredictable and uncertain. It always has been.

Flower from my walk around the block #LGV60ThinQ
I love my new phone! The LG V60 has an AMAZING camera!

Personally I miss traveling but I have been using this time to share my past favorite trips for inspiration in my new series, Tell Me More About:

Thank you to University of Pennsylvania and Penn Momentum for including me in their Power of Penn Women Podcast!

Thank you to Roxy and Ms. Magazine for publishing my two new articles!

“Untamed”: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out

8 Books That Will Transport You

Thank you to The Plug by XOMAD for interviewing me: Building a Creative Travel Blogging Business!

Thank you Lindsay Tigar for including me in your CNN article: How to create the outdoor workspace of your dreams!

Thank you to our THEY SAID authors for sharing their stories this month:

Inspiration for the 2020 Graduates: Life is What We Make It by Enock Masaki, Feeling Our Way with Cantor Emma Lutz and Yes! Our Live Animals can join your Con-FUR-ence Call! by Kangaroo Lanie.

Did you watch Graduation Together 2020? My favorite part was the graduation medley by the Platt brothers! They went to University of Pennsylvania just like me but they sing much better than I do!

My recently published videos are animals from my December 2019 Galapagos sailing on Ecoventura’s THEORY. Enjoy sunset, black-neck stilt birds, colorful sally lightfoot crabs and sea lions. Find them all on this YouTube playlist.


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,195,000 views)

Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2,690 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

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Find me on social media: InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com.  My social media following is now over 160,000 and I am verified on Twitter.

My fortune cookies said:

If you’re happy, you’re successful.”

“Enthusiasm is infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. People will love you for it!”

Stay safe and healthy! We will travel again….


Sunset in Santa Monica in Feb 2020

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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