We Said Go Travel Summer News DC (During #COVID19) June 2020


June News 2020 with We Said Go Travel:

Welcome to Summer COVID-19. I have been in Los Angeles since March 9, 2020. That is 112 days. It is the longest I have been in one place that I can remember.

I never imagined there would be a summer with no planned trips, no summer camp and masks required.

What have I been doing? During my walks around the block and now on Santa Monica beach, I have been practicing taking photos with my new phone, #LGV60ThinQ.

I have been working to amplify voices on my site and was honored to publish remarks from my Rabbi on Juneteenth.


Thank you to Gus, PADI, Beaches Resorts, Mike and ScubaNation TV! I loved dancing underwater on Scuba at Beaches Turks and Caicos with Gus! Thank you to Dive-In with Padi for including me and Mike for filming our impromtu underwater moment at 70 feet. Thanks also to my dive buddy, Michael, for the dramatic ending! Learn more about my travels at Beaches Resorts in Jan 2020.

Guess What! Superman Saved my Girl Scout Troop! I was on the Caped Wonder Superman podcast talking about when we filmed in 1978!
Have you ever wondered how to be a travel writer? Videographer? Listen to me on Candid Convo with Celia Werner
Thank you to MSN, Lindsay Tigar and Reader’s Digest for including me in “13 Ways Cruises Could Change Forever After Coronavirus!” Eight of the ways are care of LISA NIVER!

During COVID-19, I have been reading books non-stop. I wrote about 8 books that will transport you for Ms. Magazine as well as Untamed by Glennon Doyle. I have also been sharing about books on We Said Go Travel including: Cheryl Strayed’s Brave Enough, Leslie Blodgett’s Pretty Good Advice:For People Who Dream Big and Work Harder, Mitch Albom’s Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family and Jodi Picout and Samantha van Leer’s Between the Lines.

I recently published a video from my March ski trip in Utah! Read all about it: Want to Ski in God’s Armchair? Inspired Summit Adventures


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one million two hundred thousand views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,210,000 views)

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My fortune cookies said:

“Accept something that you cannot change and you will feel better.”

“Ability will enable you to get to the top but character will keep you from falling.”

Stay safe and healthy! We will travel again….


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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