Jan News: 2017 is already AMAZING at WeSaidGoTravel


January NEWS: 2017 is already AMAZING at WeSaidGoTravel

I am truly honored by all of your support for We Said Go Travel. The site has grown and grown. In 2016, all of my social media accounts doubled. My video views went over 900,000 and I have met wonderful people and been in contact with important organizations.

Where did I go in January?

We Said GO Travel in Utah Jan 2017I went skiing in Park City, Utah at both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain. I stayed at Goldener Hirsch Inn which is truly incredible. I loved the Austrian chalet feeling all throughout the property. The video from the trip will be available soon.

My projects in New York City and Washington D.C. were FANTASTIC! Photos and video will be shared with you from the adventure shortly. I loved seeing the snow fall!

Latest Videos: I loved my trip to Scuba dive in Bonaire: click here to read more in my article. Enjoy the videos from Aruba, Cancun and Cuba. I will share videos from Arizona, SharkSchool in Mexico and Utah soon.

Where can you find my 630+ travel videos? Here are links to my video channels on YouTube, Amazon Fire Tv, Amazon Short Video and Roku Player. I hope you enjoy my “This is What it is Like” Episodes!

Who is in the Top 50 Travel Blogs for Women?Thank you to Travel Fashion Girl! We Said Go Travel was named a top 50 Travel Blog for Women!

Recent Articles written by or featuring Lisa:


**Travelocity: I wrote about Scottsdale as one of the Best Places to Visit in the USA in 2017

**Bravo TV: Lindsay Tigar quoted me in her article, “Should You Even Try to Speak the Language Abroad… Or Save Everyone the Embarrassment?” In Tansen, Nepal, I requested momo (local food) for dinner in Nepalese. The faces of the people at the restaurant/food stall were PRICELESS. I knew something was wrong but was not sure what so I asked again for my chicken momo. What I asked for was momo with dog and they were concerned that I actually wanted dog momo as opposed to it being my mispronunciation. In Nepalese: Dog is KUKURA, Chicken is CIKANA.

INSPIRATION AWARD: The 2017 Winter Inspiration We Said Go Travel Writing award is open! Ani Pema Chödrön writes: “No one ever knows what is going to happen next. Anything is possible.” Sometimes things do not go your way. Chödrön says: “In your life you fail. It’s just part of life that things will happen that you don’t want to happen. It is part of everyone’s life experience.” Are you willing to feel your fear and keep going? Are you willing got take a risk and have it turn out fabulous or will you let fear persuade you to give up or never begin? Share your story!

Read the articles from the finalists in the 2016 Independence Award. The 2016 Gratitude We Said Go Travel Writing Award entries are now being published. I have been honored to publish nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries with the dozen writing competitions I have hosted on We Said Go Travel. I hope you will consider participating in this award or sharing it with someone who wants to tell their tale. Thank you for all the support over the years.

As my fortune cookie said: “ Sail into the Land of Opportunity–Treasures Await.” AND “To reach distant places you have to take the first step.” I am ready for ONE MILLION VIDEO VIEWS! Get ready to celebrate with me.

I hope you are working each day on the next step to make your DREAMS come true! Thank you for your support of mine. Lisa

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Newest Videos from Lisa and We Said Go Travel: Diving in Bonaire Nov 2016:


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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