#TogetherAtHome We Said Go Travel News April 2020


April News 2020 with We Said Go Travel:

I hope you and your loved ones are #togetherathome and healthy. COVID-19 has impacted our countries, our communities, our companies and every part of our planet.

Spring is here in Los Angeles

This was a very unusual Passover. My family met on ZOOM with 17 screens. If you want more Passover in your life, I highly recommend Stephen Wise Temple’s virtual first night seder (it is only 30min) and the absolutely phenomenal Saturday Night Seder which was also a fundraiser to benefit the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund.

To me the absolutely best part was Ben Platt singing at 12:05! Make sure to check out his album, Sing to Me Instead!

I know that you might have a bit of CABIN FEVER as myself and the entire world do at this point, so I wanted to share my favorite scene from Muppet Treasure Island that we used to watch in the Kids Club when I worked on cruise ships!

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 am sharing my past favorite trips for inspiration in my new series, Tell Me More About:

A rose from my walk around the block on April 18, 2020 #LGV40

Do you want to feel like you are traveling even if you cannot leave your home? Here are over 30 virtual field trips from around our planet which were highlighted on page 28 of April 10, 2020 print edition of the Jewish Journal!

Thank you to BoredPanda for publishing my story about walking with the animals which includes my African safari, Galapagos adventures and Churchill Polar Bear videos as well as my article about walking with Polar Bears.

Thank you to our THEY SAID authors for sharing their stories this month:

Read about ShemeshFarms: A Story About Resilience from Michelle Cait, Traveling to India to meet The Dalai Lama! from Sarah Robarts, A Shaman Shows the Way: Channeling the Pachamama in Machu Picchu from Marian Gerlich and Oranges in the Shower – A Whiff of Hope from Gabrielle Kaufman

My recently published videos are animals from my December 2019 Galapagos sailing on Ecoventura’s THEORY. Never did I ever think I would publish an entire video of mating giant tortoises! I also have new videos of Frigate birds, Blue Footed Boobies, Iguanas and Flamingos!


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,180,000 views)

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My fortune cookies said:

“You thrive on adventure, try something new.”

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner!”

Keep dreaming big dreams, we will travel again in the future! For now, stay safe, stay at home and stay healthy~


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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