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

For more stats on We Said Go Travel, see “How Good is We Said Go Travel?”

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 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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