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:
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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

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. 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-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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