Inspired by over 500 writers!


winter 2014 mapFrom our Latest News: Inspired by OVER 500 Writers!

Ever wonder how big is the World Wide Web? According to Internet Live Stats there are 844, 075, 445 websites and the number is going up every second! We are fast approaching ONE BILLION websites online.

At WeSaidGoTravel, we are proud that Global Alexa ranks us in the top 70,000 of the millions on line! We have been re-ranked in the Top 100 Travel blogs and have moved up again to #69. We thank you for your support in helping our site grow.

Our first Inspiration Travel Writing Contest had sixty participants in February 2013. And our fourth Travel Writing Contest ended on February 14, 2014 with over a 700% increase with 505 people from 55 countries. In our four contests, we have had 1043 people from 74 countries participate! 

Thanks so much for being part of the sharing of stories from every continent! We may have a travel video contest next month and in May we will start another writing contest on the theme of Independence. Please read our inspiring entries, as we will be publishing more each day! Winners will be announced in April after all the entries are live on the site.

white templeView our latest video from Le Meridien Chiang Mai. More soon from the Mantrini in Chiang Rai. Thank you to!

Recent Articles: We Said Go Travel in “Eight Travel Stories That Will Rekindle your Romance for Life,” George on Johnny Jet about the Armenian St Heritage Hotel in Penang, Malaysia and Lisa in the Huffington Post about the new book by UCLA doctors called Love Me Slender and together on the Jewish Journal about our event in Hawaii.

We appreciate all of you who read our newsletters, articles, website and BOOK! Thank you to everyone for your support of our journey and all our writing. Connect with us on  Facebook,  Google+InstagramLinkedInPinterest,  SlideShare,  Twitter, and YouTube.

Lisa and George (Click here to sign up for this newsletter. )

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. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. 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 1.7 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 (1.7 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)

One response to “Inspired by over 500 writers!

  1. Hi George and Lisa,

    Many congratulations on moving up to number 69! Great momentum and recognition for all your efforts.

    Also wow on the number of article submissions. >500 is a crazily great number and a lot to read! Hope you can get through it all.

    Best wishes and safe travels.

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