Find your Next Favorite Destination at The New York Times Travel Show 2020


Have you ever been to the New York Times Travel Show? I went last year for the first time and I loved it. It is like being in a candy store! I want to go everywhere!

It is the Largest Travel Trade and Consumer Show in North America!

The New York Times Travel Show attracts more than 35,000 attendees with over 700 exhibitors from more than 175 countries, making it the largest travel trade and consumer show in North America. In 2020, the show was January 24 – 26 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Who did I meet at the show? Watch my video to see some of my favorite people and places to go next!

Where to go in 2020? The New York Times picked 52 places


  • 1.Washington
  • 2.British Virgin Islands
  • 3.Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
  • 4.Greenland
  • 5.Kimberley Region, Australia
  • 6.Paso Robles, Calif.
  • 7.Sicily
  • 8.Salzburg, Austria
  • 9.Tokyo
  • 10.Caesarea, Israel
  • 11.National Parks, China
  • 12.Lesotho
  • 13.Colorado Springs
  • 14.Krakow, Poland
  • 15.Jodhpur, India
  • 16.Western Sweden
  • 17.Egypt
  • 18.La Paz, Mexico
  • 19.Grand Isle, La.
  • 20.Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 21.Jevnaker, Norway
  • 22.The Bahamas
  • 23.Kampot, Cambodia
  • 24.Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 25.Asturias, Spain
  • 26.Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
  • 27.Austin, Texas
  • 28.Sabah, Malaysia
  • 29.Churchill, Manitoba
  • 30.Uganda
  • 31.Paris
  • 32.Lake District, England
  • 33.Tajikistan
  • 34.Antakya, Turkey
  • 35.Leipzig, Germany
  • 36.Lima, Peru
  • 37.Molise, Italy
  • 38.Copenhagen
  • 39.Richmond, Va.
  • 40.Mount Kenya
  • 41.Minorca, Spain
  • 42.Oberammergau, Germany
  • 43.Plymouth, England
  • 44.Atlantic Forest, Brazil
  • 45.Belle-Île, France
  • 46.Val d’Aran, Spain
  • 47.Mongolia
  • 48.Juliana Trail, Slovenia
  • 49.Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 50.Transylvanian Alps, Romania
  • 51.Urbino, Italy
  • 52.Glacier National Park and Whitefish, Mont.

How many have you been to? Where are you going next? I loved traveling in Mongolia and Kenya and cannot wait for my first trip to Brazil. One of my favorites on the list above is Churchill, Manitoba! I loved walking with the Polar Bears with Churchill Wild!

Just prior to the New York Times Travel Show, I was at the TravMedia SUMMIT and International Media Marketplace where travel journalists can meet with destinations, make connections and discover great stories.

Please see my article about our day at TravMedia SUMMIT 2020 and International Media Marketplace 2020:

Here are my videos from 2019 at International Media Marketplace and the New York Times Travel Show:

IMM 2019: What happens at IMM in NYC?

NYTTS 2019: Join me to explore the NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW 2019

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 a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. 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 nearly 2 million views. 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. 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 (1.7 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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