October News: Spending my birthday in the Caribbean

 

Oct News: Celebrating Jewish New YearOctober News: Happy New Year and Caribbean Birthday Trip

Where did I go in October?

At the beginning of the month, it was Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur and I celebrated the new year of 5777 with family and friends in Los Angeles.

I love this quote from Shimon Peres, I think it sums up the way he lived his life and the way I want to live mine:

“When you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn’t think about, that doesn’t exist.” 

I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me on my journey with We Said Go Travel and watched the site grow and grow. I was honored to be invited on several trips to the Caribbean this month and I got to celebrate my birthday with many cakes, activities and Scuba Diving. Photos, videos and articles will be coming next month.

 

Lisas Birthday Trip to the Caribbean Oct news
Caribbean Birthday Celebrations at Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Recent Articles by Lisa and about Lisa:
*Sheknows LIVINGBeing 300 feet in the air can give you the change in perspective you need

My interview with Alexa Meisler on The Break Into Travel Writing Podcast just published. During the interview I share details about the WeSaidGoTravel award and tips for submitting a great article. We also talk about why you need to go to conferences if you want to treat your blog like a business.

You can listen here, visit the blog page or find it on iTunes.

The Fall Gratitude We Said Go Travel Writing Award is open and will end on Thanksgiving. Please join in and participate in this award! The theme is Where did you find the spark to follow your dreams?

For the 2016 Summer Travel Writing Award: Thank you to everyone who participated. The winners will not be announced until all the entries are live on the site. I expect to announce the winners in early 2017. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest. Read the entries from our finalists and our winners! The 2016 Gratitude Travel Writing Award is open for entries.

As my fortune cookie said: “Good things come to those who wait. Be patient.”

I am happy to say that I think all of my hard work is paying off! We Said GO Travel is really growing! Where can you find my 600+ 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! I now have over 800,000 video views!

Happy Halloween and November! Thank you for your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitter, Pinterest, YouTube.

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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