#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, 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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