May News: Memorial Day and Holocaust Survivors Resolution


lisa Barbara CorcoranMay News: Hello from Minnesota and the Mall of America
May has been very exciting at We Said Go Travel! I met Barbara Corcoran and learned about her journey to success. Video with Barbara, the Shark Tank Star!

I met Congressman Ted Deutch and learned about his work to assist Holocaust Survivors. His leadership efforts have been incredible and I wrote about the resolution for the Jewish Journal. Click here to read my article.

I now have 9 videos from my trip to New Orleans with American Express and 31 from my journey through Italy with Insight Vacations. I hope you enjoy them! I was invited to see the recently renovated bungalows at the Beverly Hills Hotel! Enjoy my video tour of Bungalow #5 where Elizabeth Taylor honeymooned and Bungalow 22 designed in the style of Frank Sinatra.

Are you wondering how to keep safe in the sun this summer? Reef Safe Sun Care is safe for you, your family and the reef creatures! See my new video: Reef Safe Sun Care: Safe for you and the sea creatures!

I wanted to share again that I was invited to the United Nations as a “Champions for Humanity” Ambassador. Please see my article in the Jewish Journal and the website, Impossible Choices, to learn more.

Lisa at Mall of America with friends May 2016I am currently in Minnesota at TBEX, a Travel Blogger Conference, see me with my new friends (see two below: Mr. Crayon and Mr. Shark from the Mall of America) and more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitter, Pinterest, YouTube.
My stay just two stops on the light rail from the Mall of America at the Hyatt Regency Bloomington has been superb. Interviewing Chef Paul Lynch about his hyper-local cuisine and touring his brand new garden were a highlight of my visit. My meals at Urbana Craeft Kitchen were fantastic! I loved the latkes, the abelskivers and the buffalo! Videos will be ready soon to share more!

The winners of the Gratitude Travel Writing Contest will be announced in June. The brand new We Said Go Travel Writing Award is open with $1000 in cash prizes. There is now a fee to enter the award and a form to apply for a need-based scholarship. I hope you will share your story of where you find freedom!  Thank you to everyone who participated in all my eight of my contests. The winners for all eight contests so far can be found here on the WSGT contest Winners Page. Please share your story of independence! The award will close July 4th.

Thank you to Ramsey Qubein for telling the world about my new writing award in USA TODAY:
Aspiring travel writers can win cold hard cash. Always had the bug to pen about your favorite adventures? Travel blog We Said Go Travel is offering cash prizes for the best travel stories that include a focus on freedom and independence. Fittingly, the contest runs until July 4th. The first prize winner can score $500 with additional prizes for second and third place plus honorable mentions.

I have two new articles on Sheknows:
Step away from the selfie stick and call a travel photographer

Studying in Israel as a teen gave me a lifelong love of travel

My YouTube channel is at  445,494   views!
Thank you for watching my WSGT YouTube channel! Enjoy movies from Viking River CruisesIsrael, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Bogota, St Kitts, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Palau, Guam, Hawaii, India as well as Bali and Lombok  Indonesia,  Southern Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and Nepal.  To find all 510+ Videos: click here for the WSGT YouTube Channel. I am over 1700 followers on Pinterest, and over 1000 subscribers on YouTube!

Thank you for all your support of my website, social media and YouTube videos. Please like, comment and subscribe! As my fortune cookie said: “It’s easier to go down a hill than up but the view is much better at the top.”And “Money might make you wealthy but friendships make you rich.” I hope your journey up the mountain brings rewarding views and relationships and that this month you are many steps closer to making your dreams into reality. I hope your journey up the mountain brings rewarding views and that you are many steps closer to making your dreams into reality.

Thank you! Lisa

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)

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