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Lisa Ellen Niver

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Lisa Ellen Niver 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. 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. 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 1.5 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 is 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.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, USA Today, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, 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.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

Dreams Come TRUE: Niver’s News: June 2022

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June News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: This month I was a finalist at the 64th Southern California Journalism Awards for book...

I am a 2022 Southern California Journalism Awards Finalist!

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Thank you Los Angeles Press Club and Southern California Journalism Awards! I am honored to be a finalist for Book Critic! 2022 Finalist: 64th annual...

What to DO in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

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  For my very first visit to Wisconsin, my 43rd state, I explored Elkhart Lake in May 2022. Learn about my awesome accommodations and all...

Exploring Elkhart Lake: Where to STAY and EAT

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I love to travel to new places and when i was invited to Wisconsin for the first time, I said, "YES!" Please enjoy the...

From Alan Henry’s book, SEEN, HEARD and PAID: Microaggressions

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I am honored to share this excerpt from Alan Henry's new book, Seen, Heard and Paid: The New Work Rules for the Marginalized. Alan...

My Mother was the Center of our Jewish Universe

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by Drew Steinberg Jewish values and the importance of family are engrained in me because of my mom. Because of her, we celebrated Shabbat every...

Speaker at Turkish Consulate: Niver’s News: May 2022

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May News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: Thank you to Gizem and her Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation for inviting me to be...

Explore the Majestic Princess with me!

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For Spring Break 2022, we traveled on the Majestic Princess to the Mexican Riviera. I also sailed on this ship last summer to Alaska....

Our Mexican Riviera Cruise on Majestic Princess for Spring Break to Cabo, Mazatlan and...

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For Spring Break April 2022, I went on the magnificent Majestic Princess to Mexico! Enjoy videos below from my tours in Cabo San Lucas,...

This is Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School

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By Rabbi Joshua Knobel This is Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School: Wise CYE and Leo Baeck Are Reinventing Jewish Education On Sunday May 1, 2022, families...

Lisa Niver is a SPEAKER at the 2022 Scuba Show

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I am honored to be a speaker at the 2022 Scuba Show in Long Beach! I look forward to seeing you at my talk,...

Scuba Show Speaker: Niver’s News: April 2022

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April News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: I absolutely LOVE Scuba DIVING and am so honored that I was invited to be...

THE LETTERS PROJECT: A DAUGHTER’S JOURNEY

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  THE LETTERS PROJECT: A DAUGHTER’S JOURNEY By Eleanor Reissa The Letters Project is about big history, the Holocaust, but it is also an...

CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP: Pioneertown, Outdoor Art Museum and Palm Springs Art and Escape Room!

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During our road trip to Joshua Tree National Park, we also explored Pioneertown, Noah Purifoy Outdoor Art Museum, the public art in Palm Springs...

Happy Holiday Humor from Melissa Rivers!

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  Congratulations to my University of Pennsylvania classmate, Melissa Rivers, on her new book, Lies My Mother Told Me: Tall Tales from a Short...

Joshua Tree National Park: My First Visit!

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During COVID19, I have stayed close to home. In Fall of 2021, I went on a road trip to Death Valley. Although I have...

Happy Birthday Jane Goodall and Thank you!

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Today is Jane Goodall's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jane Goddall! In honor of Goodall's birthday, please enjoy this article by Brandon Cohen, who will graduate from...

Start with Small Steps: Niver’s News: March 2022

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March News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: My thoughts are with the people of the Ukraine and their incredible president, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych...

Installation of Senior Cantor Emma Lutz

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    Installation of Senior Cantor, Emma Lutz Friday, March 25 at 6:15 p.m. | In-person and Online Since joining Stephen Wise Temple & Schools in 2016, Cantor...

Why Didn’t We Watch the Olympics This Year?

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BY BRANDON COHEN Several weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me about the Olympics, being held in Beijing, China. As someone who lived...

A Soviet Childhood in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

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Thank you to Julia Bendis for sharing this excerpt from her book, No Smiling Allowed: Growing up in Soviet Russia and other funny stories...

Road Trip READY: Genesis GV70 to Joshua Tree

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During COVID, I have taken two amazing California road trips. My first was in a Genesis G80 to Death Valley National Park. Not only...

Women’s History Month: READ Woman On Fire

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From the author of the award-winning FUGITIVE COLORS and THE UNBREAKABLES, WOMAN ON FIRE is a gripping tale of a young, ambitious journalist embroiled in an international art...

Ways to Help the Ukraine from Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and Stephen Wise Temple

From Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and Stephen Wise Temple: Like many of our congregants, the Wise temple and school staff watched in horror as Russian forces...

Thanks HuffPost and 500K: Niver’s News: Feb 2022

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Feb News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: My thoughts are with the people of the Ukraine and their incredible president, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych...

CONGRATS to Sydney Roberts, youngest swimmer ever to swim Bonifacio Strait from Sardinia to...

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Sydney Roberts swam in under FIVE hours (4:55) from Italy to France: Bonifacio Strait from Sardinia to Corsica Summer 2021--YOUNGEST SWIMMER EVER!! Her advice:...

ParaGolfer: Help Golf Be Accessible to All

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By Ben Hulin GoFundMe: Help Golf Be Accessible to All In 2006, I was in a no-fault motorcycle accident and the accident took away...

THANK YOU NAEJ Awards! I am a 2x Finalist

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Thank you for all of your support! I am a two-time finalist for the 14th annual 2021 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards! Please find my...

Me and Mr. Li: A Reflection on Chinese New Year

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BY BRANDON COHEN For four years of my early life, I was what they called a “third culture kid.” For those who have yet to...

Honored by your SUPPORT: Niver’s News: Jan 2022

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Jan News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: Thank you for all of your support! I am a two-time finalist for the 14th...
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