Thankful during COVID: We Said Go Travel News Nov 2020


Nov News 2020 with We Said Go Travel:

I hope you had a Happy COVID19 Thanksgiving. 2020 has been a year filled uncertainty and changes. I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and you are taking care of your physical and emotional health. I bought myself flowers and it has made my desk much more inviting. Small changes can have big results! I am thinking about this quote: “The bad news is that time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” by Michael Altshuler from Hoda Kotb’s book “I Really Needed This Today!”

Thank you to Thrive Global for publishing my articles!

Coping with COVID through Groundhog Day, Total Meditation and Badass Habits!

Escape into Fiction this Fall shares one dozen books to read and discover! I hope you find one to fall in love with!

Thank you to Southern Travelers Explore Conference for inviting me to be their Keynote Speaker! I am honored!
My talk is called: Grateful For The Journey! As the King would say,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!” And I will be sharing secrets to start filming video. As Elvis would say, “It’s Now Or Never” so get started today!
This year for Penn Homecoming–we celebrated #HomeComingAtHome! I shared about all the places I took Penn Ben (like Flat Stanley!) including the United Nations in New York and The Gates Foundation Conference at Lincoln Center! Click here to see all of the photos! Thanks to the Penn Gazette for sharing so many of my photos in Pictures of Penn!

I have been honored to publish articles by Elwood Hopkins, Cherice Flanagan Taylor, The Book Truck and my art studio, Members Only LA.

Over 200 friends, students and family gathered to Celebrate the Life of Joannie Parker. You can watch the event on Vimeo and also see the Tribute created with words about her!

I am thankful for all of your support. I am missing traveling but want to keep myself and my family as safe and healthy as possible. Please enjoy my Galapagos videos from my adventures in December 2019. I hope we can all wander around the world again someday!


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one and a quarter million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,275,312  views)

Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2,915 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

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My fortune cookies said:

 “In the midst of a busy life, take some time to be a kid again.”

“Pick a path with Heart!”

Stay safe and healthy! We will travel again….


Santa Monica Beach, California Nov 2020 by Lisa Niver on #LGV60ThinQ

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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