Join us Live: Winners of Gratitude Travel Writing Contest Announced!

 

google hangout 2013 wesaidgoravelJoin us for a live announcement of the 2013 winners of the Gratitude Travel Writing Contest! Direct link to the hangout click here.

The Judges, Richard Bangs and Tiffany Hawk, will be live from California and Virginia. Lisa Niver Rajna and George Rajna, founders of We Said Go Travel and authors of Traveling in Sin, will be live from Koh Samui, Thailand.
Hosted by Dr. Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators and the Teen Travel Blogging Mentorship Program.

Thank you for participating! Over 500 writers from over 50 countries have shared their stories in our three travel writing contests in 2013.

The Google Hangout announcement will be live Jan 28 at 6pm in California, 9pm in New York City and Jan 29 at 9am in Koh Samui, Thailand. If you cannot make it, it will be archived on YouTube and we will add the link here and on our Facebook page. Click here to join the hangout.

The Inspiration Travel Writing Contest is open! Enter by February 14, 2014. First Prize is $1,000usd. We hope to announce YOUR NAME as the winner of our next contest!

Winners of  the We Said Go Travel Writing Contests:

Summer 2103 Independence Travel Writing Contest:

Our First Place Winner is JG who was born in South Korea but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Enjoy her article, “Myanmar, Ferry Mothers.”

Our Second Place Winner is CC Xander who is one of America’s elite tennis coaches and travelers. Enjoy his article, “Tulum, Mexico.”

Our Third Place Winner is Esther K. Meyers  who born in a DP camp at the close of the war to holocaust survivor parents. Enjoy her article , “Poland: The Magic of Discovering Legacy.” 

Honorable Mention: 

Winter 2013 Inspiration Travel Writing Contest:

Our First Place Winner is Rachel Zimmerman Brachman who was born in Canada but now lives in the USA.  Enjoy her article about Alaska, “The Whale and the Trampoline

Our Second Place Winner is JG who was born in South Korea but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Enjoy her article about Thailand, “Finding Friendship and Tea Above the Clouds.”

Our Facebook Vagabond Choice Award Winner is Arjun Karunwho is from India and wrote about India in a post called, “Kochi and New Year.”

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver 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. 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. 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 1.5 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.   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 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”

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