Shana Tova 5783: Niver’s News: Sept 2022


Sept News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel:

Frank and Judi Niver on the bima for Rosh Hashannah at Stephen Wise Temple, Sept 26, 2022

Shana Tova 5783! This month starts the Jewish New Year.

My family celebrated in Denver with our cousins and at our synagogue, Stephen Wise Temple, in Los Angeles. My parents were honored with an aliyah to say the blessing before reading the Torah.

This reading in our Stephen Wise Temple Machzor for the Days of Awe prayer book on p. 65 –really spoke to me:

How might we, in our day to day lives, transform curses into blessings? How might we, instead of hating the other, find cause for admiration? We may not enter the house of worship fully ready to pray, but by lifting our voices together, by searching for the good in one another and in our tradition, we hope to find cause for praise and thanksgiving so that we might, with full hearts, cry out: ‘How good is this place! how wondrous is this moment.'” Cantor Emma Lutz and Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback

What will you do to make this new year wondrous and filled with moxie?

I was able to interview Patricia Schultz about her new book, WHY WE TRAVEL

I saw her at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and you can listen to her talk here!

Thank you to PennClubLA for three incredible events this summer! Click here to read all about them and see the videos!

I will be speaking on a Penn Travel panel Nov 7, 2022. Click here for details!

Thank you to the Jewish Journal for having me in PRINT 23 times in 5782 (Sept 2021-Sept 2022! See the latest ones: Click here or watch the videos below:

Thank you to the Los Angeles Times the lovely reception for ONA22!


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Lisa at Calgary Tower–Canada trip videos coming soon!!

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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