We Said Go Travel says, “THANK YOU!

 

lisa disney hatI want to express my gratitude to everyone who reads We Said Go Travel.

Many years ago, We Said Go Travel got started to promote a memoir I co-wrote. I had no idea that We Said Go Travel would grow and introduce me to so many people.

About a year after I started the site, a friend told me writing was not enough. She said I needed to also now create videos. I was not really sure it was a good idea but I got a used cisco flip camera and started filming. A fifth grader taught me iMovie during recess one day at the school where I was an elementary school science teacher and the next phase began.

At this point, I have 535 videos live online and collectively those videos have 650,000 views. It has been a wild ride. I have worked with several professional film teams but mainly I have filmed and edited them all myself. I have taken more classes, had more lessons and been assisted in many ways.

I recently read Tommy Spaulding’s book, “It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life (and Your Organization) by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships.” Many people who know me well would agree that my superhero power is networking. There is some disagreement about what is my personal kryptonite, it might be patience or realistic expectations. Feel free to chime in with your ideas. Regardless, I enjoyed his stories about his path to service. As Spaulding says:

We’ve moved into a servanthood economy—one in which our greatest value is found in how we serve each other and our greater communities. To build a sustainable organization in the twenty-first century, we must add value to something and someone other than ourselves.”

I hope that you find value in We Said Go Travel. Personally, I appreciate everyone who has supported me and the site. I am honored that nearly 2000 people have chosen to share their stories in the 10 travel writing awards on the site since 2013. The theme of the current award is freedom. The entries are beginning to be published and they are fantastic! There is still time to enter. The Fall award will have a theme of gratitude and begin on September 11 and close on Thanksgiving.

I loved when Spaulding said: “The most important thing in your life is not what you do or who you know; it’s who you become.” I am proud of who I am becoming and I appreciate all of you for reading, participating and being there. Thank you!

Lisa Niver, We Said Go Travel

I filmed in Carlsbad with a team of three cameramen! I loved working with this professional team. Enjoy!

Videos: Visit Carlsbad with Lisa and We Said Go Travel

 

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 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. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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