Los Angeles Meet, Plan, GO! 106 of us together!


Thank you to everyone (all 106 of you) who joined us for our Meet Plan Go event Tuesday Oct 18!

Some thoughts from those who attended:

It was inspiring and encouraging to hear the stories and meet other people who have a desire for world travel like I do.
I hadnever been to an event with so many interesting people that interacted witheach other.   There were no wallflowers.   They were allthere for a reason.  Thespeakers and the questions just flowed effortlessly.

Imet some really interesting people and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Congratulations also on receiving official recognition of the impact of yourefforts on the community.

Join us this THURSDAY at 5pm ….
November3 at 5pm PST:Join us for an online real time conversation on Spreecast with Richard Bangsfrom PBS: Adventure with a Purpose, our keynote speaker for the Oct 18event. You can ask questions and participate from your computer!  http://www.spreecast.com/events/wesaidgotravel-richardbangs

November29 : Travelwith Technology “My favorite Travel App”
7-9 pm, Happy Hour Pricing on Drinks and Appetizers at Century City’s X-Bar.Meet fellow travelers and the creators of both ShipMates and StudioMini! Cometo share you favorite app and learn what others are using on the road! PARKING:$8 with validation or 2 hours free at Century City Mall http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=261533087221643

It does take a village to create an event! Thank you to:


Dave’s Travel Corner, Hostelling International, India’s Oven, IntrepidTravel, Jewish Journal, Meet Plan Go, The Napa Valley Wine Project, Penn ClubLA, Visit LA4Locals, We Said Go Travel, Westside Today


Richard Bangs, Nicole Ben-Artzi, Susan Bernstein, Shane Cullen, JacobFrank, Doris Gallan, Jessica Gelson, Amy Gendel, Sarah Gottlieb, Jennifer Leo, DyanMcKie, Adam Morgenstern, Michael Morgenstern, Lisa Napoli, Lisa Nelson, FrankNiver, Judi Niver, Sherry Ott, Michelle Page, Michaela Potter,Spencer Quong, Kiera Reilly, Sham Sidheek, Amy Sommer Childress, Dave Thompson, Melissa Wu,Barbara Yorke

Thank you to Bill Rosendahl, City Councilmember and the City of Los Angeles for our Certificate of Appreciation for our leadership and community building in Los Angeles!

See our event photos by Spencer Quong:
He is an outdoors guide for Adventures in Florida adventuresinflorida.com  Find his blog:

More Event photos by Michelle Yam  on Facebook: Please tag yourselves!

Video coming soon!

Recent Articles:
Frankly Penn http://franklypenn.com/2011/10/26/penn-club-of-la-is-the-place-to-be/

More.com Lisa is featured as #11 of 15 Ways to Reinvent Yourself Abroad:

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)

3 responses to “Los Angeles Meet, Plan, GO! 106 of us together!

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