Join me to explore the NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW 2019

 

Every year I like to visit new places and go to new conferences. In January 2019, I went to the New York Times Travel Show for the first time.

Who did I meet? Where do I want to go?
Watch my video to find out!

VIDEOWhere to explore in 2019?

As the show says: “Set your wanderlust free, with over 550 exhibitors representing more than 170 destinations. Travel smarter, with globe-trottting tips from a huge variety of experts. Watch unforgettable cultural performances, savor tastes from the world’s most delicious destinations. And make yourself comfortable, anywhere you roam.”

Thank you again #NYTTS I loved media and trade day!

Thank you Visit California for the lovely luncheon.

I enjoyed the speakers, keynotes and having time to reconnect with good friends.
I look forward to traveling to many new places in 2019.

Who did I see? #NYTTravelShow

Aggressor Adventures: did you know they have a dive boat in Oman and a safari expedition in Sri Lanka?

One Ocean Expeditions to explore the Arctic and Antarctic

PADI: Do you scuba dive? I love to go scuba diving!

DK EyeWitness Travel books: I used many of their books in my classroom. I love their maps and beautiful color photos. I cannot wait to go back to Portugal.

Curacoa: I met Miss Curacoa and learning to say bye-bye Papiamento which is the creole language spoken in the Dutch Caribbean.
There are so many destinations at this show! I loved wandering the aisles to dream of where to go next.

Quark Expeditions: I want to travel to Greenland and Antarctica for the first time. I have never been to either place. Have you been yet?

Sandals Resorts: all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean! I am going to JAMAICA IN Feb 2019 to check it out!

Chernobyl Tour: Would you do it?

Bhutan! This country with a focus on happiness is on the top of my bucket list. I have not been yet but I hope to go sometime soon!

Azores: Another location that is on my list! I have not been yet.

Tahiti: I love the beautiful islands of French Polynesia. I hiked in Moorea and went diving in Bora Bora. There are so many more islands to explore.

Brazil: One of the few places in South America that I have not yet seen. I want to see the beaches, the cities and the samba!

G Adventures: small group adventures all over the planet. I want to go to Uzbekistan and Iceland. Two countries I have not been to YET!

Thank you NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW 2019 #NYTTravelshow

Join me at the New York Times Travel Show

I also went to the International Media Marketplace 2019 the day before the New York Times Travel show: What happens at IMM in NYC?

Look for my coverage of IMM 2020 and NYTTS 2020 as well.

Video: TravMedia International Media Marketplace NYC 2020

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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