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, 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.

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