April 2019 WSGT News: The Power of Being Picked


April News 2019 with We Said Go Travel:

I loved being live on KTLA TV on the Sunday Morning News!

Click here to watch me on “Spring into Summer”

with Rocky Mountaineer on KTLA TV

This was my 4th segment in 2019.
Lisa Niver on KTLA Sunday Morning News

Watch the first three KTLA segments this year here:

Lisa Niver for Ms Magazine: The Power of Being Picked

In my March news for Women’s History Month, I shared many of my stories about women and have a new page for them all: LisaNiver.com/Women.


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More recent stories:
Ms. Magazine: The Power of Being Picked
Jewish Journal: Happy 85th Birthday Jane Goodall
Earth Day: Saving our Reefs from invasive Lionfish
We Said Go Travel was listed in the top 50 Most Amazing Travel Blogs!
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Lisa Niver speaking at Metro Womens Leadership Summit
Lisa Niver will be speaking at Metro Womens Leadership Summit June 7, 2019

Thank you to Metro Women’s Leadership Summit and Travel Media Showcase for inviting me to speak June 7, 2019. I hope to see you there!

Workshop #10: Wonder Woman Needs To Wander Also! Why Travel Is So Important For Females

As women, we carry guilt for taking time out for ourselves. Here we will learn how traveling with your BFFs not only restores your positive energy, it actually improves your health! Beaches BFF Girls Getaway events are hosted twice a year at Beaches Turks & Caicos.


Lisa Niver and Wyland on the NCL BLISS
Lisa Niver and Wyland on the NCL BLISS
I was asked to share about my inaugural sailing on the NCL Bliss May 2018 from Long Beach, California:

“Wyland, the artist who painted the hull, was on board and painted in the atrium. It was amazing to meet him in person and see the new features of the ship like the two-level electric-car race track, the tandem Aqua Racer slide and an open-air laser tag course, themed like an abandoned space station.”

Lisa told us why it is the perfect family ship: “The Norwegian Bliss is great for families because they have so many new activities onboard like the race cars, water slides and laser course, but it is also a top choice for luxury cruisers with the Haven area and the high-end spa with the snow room, salt room and sauna. The fantastic choices for food include dessert at Coco’s and Japanese hibachi at Teppanyaki. The live entertainment was outstanding and included the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, and The Cavern Club, where a Beatles cover band brings the magic of Liverpool to the sea. I think there is something for everyone on Norwegian’s newest ship.”

Watch Lisa’s video below to see more of her experience:


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Please enjoy my videos from Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica!

Sandals Montego Bay Sunset photo by Lisa Niver
Sandals Montego Bay Sunset photo by Lisa Niver
Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Travel Photo Award.

I am publishing the fantastic photos once a day! Click here to see the most recently published entries. Once all the entries are published in July 2019, I will announce the finalists. I expect to announce the winners in September 2019.


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have 933,965 views on YouTube! Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2,101 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

Thank you for watching my videos, reading my stories, following along on social media and asking me about booking your travels!

Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said:

“You are always entertaining and delightful!”
“In being kind to others, you receive kindness back.”
“Fortune knocks at least once at everyone’s door. Be sure to answer.”

I hope your Spring celebrations of Easter, Passover and Earth Day were fantastic and you are making your 2019 dreams blossom into realities! Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 150,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.


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Sandals Montego Bay Sunset photo by Lisa Niver
Sandals Montego Bay Sunset photo by Lisa Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 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. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. 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 times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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