Five time Finalist! YAY! We Said Go Travel Summer News July 2020


Summer News 2020 with We Said Go Travel:

I am happy to report that I have GOOD NEWS!

I am honored to be a finalist for FIVE Southern California Journalism Awards, including and especially for Online Journalist of the Year. WOW!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and to all of the outlets who published my work. Please click here for my print, digital and broadcast content which is nominated. Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club for this opportunity to be recognized!

Thank you to Beaches Resorts for including me in their celebration of Women’s Dive Day!

Thank you to Gus, PADI, Beaches Resorts, Mike and ScubaNation TV! I loved dancing underwater on Scuba at Beaches Turks and Caicos with Gus! Thank you to Dive-In with Padi for including me and Mike for filming our impromtu underwater moment at 70 feet. Thanks also to my dive buddy, Michael, for the dramatic ending! Learn more about my travels at Beaches Resorts in Jan 2020.
I started a new series called: “I Remember When” so far I have written about scuba diving, cruising and travel writing.

Thank you to Yitzi Weiner for interviewing me about 5 Reasons to be Hopeful during COVID 19!

Thank you to Ms. Magazine and Roxy Szal for publishing my article about my student, Brec Bassinger, who is now the star of DC’s STARGIRL! Congrats to Brec and the entire team on season 2! Read more in Lessons from the Newest, Youngest Woman Superhero: “Stargirl”

During COVID-19, I have now been in Los Angeles since March 9, 2020. That is 143 days! I have been focused on what can I do and have been publishing new voices on my site! Learn about these projects here.

Watch my video from my March ski trip in Utah! Read all about it: Want to Ski in God’s Armchair? Inspired Summit Adventures


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one million two hundred thousand views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,226,000 views)

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My fortune cookies said:

“Spectacular accomplishment is never preceded by less than spectacular preparation.”

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Confucius

Stay safe and healthy! We will travel again….Happy Summer!


Sunset in Santa Monica in Feb 2020

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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