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 Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. 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-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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