August News: Verified, Vetted & #1


Verified on Twitter Aug 13 2016 We Said Go TravelAugust News: Verified, Vetted & #1 on Klout Travel Writing

I have been writing on Mondays about motivation, books and sharing all my worries. I wonder about We Said Go Travel and the We Said Go Travel Writing Award. This month I feel vindicated! I am on the right path. Twitter has verified my account with a little white check and Klout has listed me as the #1 Expert in Travel Writing. Emily Dickinson said: “Dwell in Possibility!” I want to give a shout-out to myself to keep going because things are coming together! My team and I are preparing for the Fall Gratitude Travel Writing Award which will start September 11 and end on Thanksgiving. I hope you will join us and participate in my award!

I went to the Blogher conference in Los Angeles and was able to meet Luvvie Ajayi! I interviewed her about her brand new book, I’m Judging You, and here is the link to see our video interview. I loved the workshop with YouTube Stars: Kandee Johnson, Whitney White and Sarah Penna from Awestruck. The message I took away: KEEP GOING!

It is hard, it does take a long time but if you are passionate, it will happen. I was so inspired after the conference. I was able to really work on my YouTube Channel this month and I now have 580 videos and across all my video platforms I have 700,000 views! That will be 3/4 of a million very soon! Thank you so much for watching, commenting and participating.
Lisa Niver Verified on Twitter Aug 13 2016 We Said Go TravelThis month I went to Grapevine, Texas for the first time. I loved it. I was invited to participate in J. Vero and Associates Travel Media Showcase. Vetted journalists meet in one-on-one meetings with incredible travel destinations. Before the conference, I explored Grapevine on a Girlfriend Getaway with incredible writers. It was an honor to spend time with them, learn from them and have a great time. I have eight videos from our time together! I had a wonderful experience and I can honestly say I think these are some of my best videos. Practice does make better!

Recent Articles by Lisa:
*Interviewing Luvvie Ajayi at Blogher 2016 on
*Enjoying my First Blogher Conference on (I also write for Sheknows)
*Travel Media Showcase: Unsurpassed Destinations & Tremendous Art in Texas on Huffington Post


The entries from the 2016 Summer Travel Writing Award are currently being published. Thank you to everyone who participated. The winners will not be announced until all the entries are live on the site. Get ready for the next award starting September 11 with a theme of Gratitude.  There will continue to be a fee to enter the award and a form to apply for a need-based scholarship. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest. Read the entries from our finalists and our winners!

As my fortune cookie said: “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” And “You will be called to fill a position of high honor and responsibility.” I hope you are ready to be a leader and participate with us at We Said Go Travel.

Happy August! Thank you for your support. Lisa

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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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