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 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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