#SafeAtHome We Said Go Travel News March 2020


March News 2020 with We Said Go Travel:

I hope you and your family are #safeathome together and staying healthy. These past weeks have been challenging and have reminded me of being in New York City after September 11 when the travel company I worked for, Renaissance Cruises, went bankrupt in 8 days. I was disappointed to be out of work but felt grateful that I was alive. I was not sure when we would travel again but it did happen that we returned to traveling!

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted individuals, families, our communities, companies, schools, universities and every country on our planet. I know that birthday parties, weddings, proms and graduations have been cancelled, that people could not attend family funerals and that celebrating Passover and Easter will be very different around our planet this Spring.

SPRING is COMING: Roses from my walk around my neighborhood

While I miss traveling, I know that I need to stay home and wait until it is safe to wander again around our world. I wanted to share some recent articles and past trips for inspiration.

Lisa Niver at the United Nations Conference GA 74 SDG 2030  in NYC September 2019
Lisa Niver at the United Nations Conference GA 74 SDG 2030 in NYC September 2019

Thank you to Ms. Magazine and Carmen Rios for publishing my article: “We Heart: These Seven Feminist Efforts to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

I was able to attend the  United Nations General Assembly 74 conference and the Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Conference in New York City in September 2019 when advocates came together to assess progress on the SDG 2030 goals as a representative of Ms. Magazine. I am so grateful to my editor, Carmen Rios, for encouraging me to attend and helping me make it happen!

United Nations Conference GA 74 SDG 2030 by Lisa Niver
United Nations Conference GA 74 SDG 2030 by Lisa Niver

Thank you to Ms. Magazine and Carmen Rios for publishing my article: “10 Global Travel Adventures To Inspire Global Eco-Activism

Ms. Magazine 10 trips for global eco activism

Thank you to Yitzi Weiner and Kristin Marquet for including me in their series
5 Things You Need To Know To Survive And Thrive After A Divorce

Lisa Niver interviewed about how to survive and thrive after divorce

Thank you to the Penn Gazette for sharing my latest news…

Lisa Niver C’89, a travel journalist and founder of We Said Go Travel, won third place in the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards for her television segment on KTLA 5 News about the Oscars, featuring Kimpton La Peer Hotel in Hollywood, California, and the on-demand, in-home beauty service Glamsquad. She won in the category Soft News Feature–Under 5 Minutes—Film/TV. Two of her other articles were also nominated for the NAEJ Awards, including “4 Women Founders Share Their Origin Stories” (Wharton Magazine, May 17, 2019), and “Polar Bears Can’t Vote, So You Have To!” (Ms. Magazine, November 5, 2018).

Thank you to Harvard Westlake School for sharing my latest news…

These videos from my travel conferences in NYC in January 2020 seem like ages ago now that JAVITS CENTER will be used as a hospital. I hope that our incredible medical teams will assist all their patients to recover quickly.

NYC VIDEOS: TravMedia Summit, International Media Marketplace and the New York Times Travel Show

Recently published videos: United Nations GA 74, Gates Foundation Goalkeepers 2019 and Basma & Sesame Street at the UN Conference. See my Polar Bear videos in my first post on Bored Panda!


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,169,000 views)

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My fortune cookies said:

To think is easy; to act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.


We can’t control the wind, be we can always adjust the sails.

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe during this time of Covid-19. Dream big dreams, we will travel again in the future! Lisa

Sunset in Santa Monica in Feb 2020

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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