Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Lisa Niver!


Happy Birthday and Congratulations to me!
Thank you for all your support of me,

my travels and this site, We Said Go Travel.

During this last year, I went to my 100th country, Tanzania,  and on my first African safari with Abercrombie and Kent in both Tanzania and Kenya (country #101). Want to see more photos? Click here for the photo album of my pictures on Abercrombie and Kent’s Facebook page! Videos below:

Travel expert and writer, Lisa Ellen Niver, recently returned from a safari in East Africa with A&K. Here she shares some of the highlights from her recent adventure.We Said Go Travel

Posted by Abercrombie & Kent USA on Thursday, October 11, 2018


Lions in the Serengeti by Lisa Niver

I walked with the polar bears and wolves with Churchill Wild at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge near Hudson Bay in Canada.

Polar Bear by Lisa Niver 2018

I was on KTLA TV in Los Angeles three times talking about travel in Napa, California, Ogden, Utah and Palm Springs!

I was live on the news in many states in May 2018 talking about Monterey, California! I have a few of the segments to share:

I was a speaker at the HOLLYWOOD IMPROV!

Lisa Niver at the Hollywood Improv Feb 2018

I went to my first dude ranch in Tucson, Arizona and learned to throw an Axe!

My art was displayed at Artworks Park City on Main Street.

Lisa Niver's art in Park City Utah on Main Street 2018

I flew in a helicopter and landed in the Grand Canyon!

I went skiing outside of the USA for the first time and loved the slopes at Lake Louise Resort and Banff Sunshine Village in Canada. I even crossed the continental divide! I went to Montreal for the first time, hula-hooped on the Rocky Mountaineer and went to my first drive-in in Toronto!

I wrote articles for AARP, Robb Report, Ski Utah, Scuba Diver Life, Wharton Magazine and the Jewish Journal.

I was nominated for three more Press Club Awards for stories for Smithsonian, Saturday Evening Post and Popsugar!

Lisa Niver at 2018 Press Club Awards

My YouTube channel has had over one million impressions so far  this year and total views is over 820,000.

We Said Go Travel YouTube is over one million impressions in 2018


According to Buzzoole, I have over 200,000 followers.

We Said Go Travel has 203000 followers verified by Buzzoole

And on Pinterest, I have nearly 90,000 views a month!

We Said Go Travel has 89000 monthly views on Pinterest

We Said Go Travel Verified on FacebookI am verified on both Twitter and Facebook and have over 135,000 followers across social media We Said Go Travel Verified on Twitter@WeSaidGoTravel!

I have 76,000 followers on Twitter and 25,000 on Instagram.

We Said Go Travel Instagram 25000

We Said Go Travel was read in 212 countries from Oct 17, 2017 to Oct 16 2018

We Said Go Travel read in 212 countries

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Happy Birthday Lisa Niver 2018
Photo by Krysta Scott during our Churchill Wild Adventures at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Lion in Africa by Lisa Niver

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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