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Lisa Ellen Niver

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Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with nearly one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years for broadcast television as well as print and digital articles. She won an award for her print Jewish Journal article about Passover. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY.com, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

#SafeAtHome We Said Go Travel News March 2020

March News 2020 with We Said Go Travel: I hope you and your family are #safeathome together and...

Who can you meet at International Media Marketplace? IMM NYC 2020

Last year, I went to IMM (International Media Marketplace) for the first time. I met with many...

What happened at the TravMedia Summit 2020?

Are you wondering which travel conferences to go to? Every year, I try to attend something new and different. Last year, I...

I Love Diving! We Said Go Travel News Feb 2020

Feb News 2020 with We Said Go Travel: I absolutely love diving in Turks and Caicos! Thank you...

Join me at Dive-in with PADI LIV+ at Beaches Turks and Caicos

What happens at a Dive-in with PADI LIV+ Event at Beaches Turks and Caicos? We went...

Meet Me Underwater at Beaches Turks and Caicos

The first time I went to Turks and Caicos, more than twenty years ago, I fell in...

Galapagos is Magic! We Said Go Travel News Jan 2020

January News 2020 with We Said Go Travel: My trip to the Galapagos was incredible! I had always wanted...

Sailing the Galapagos Islands on Ecoventura’s Theory

Read my articles, "Traveling to my Dream Destination: The Galapagos Islands," to see videos 1, 2 and 3, and "Traveling on Ecoventura's...

Traveling on Ecoventura’s Theory in the Galapagos Islands

Read my article, "Traveling to my Dream Destination: The Galapagos Islands," to see videos 1, 2 and 3 from our first days...

The Galapagos Islands: Traveling to my Dream Destination

In December 2019, I traveled to one of the most magical places on our planet, the Galapagos Island. This archipelago of 22...

2019 Wonderful Wonderings Year in Review

2019 Round-up of my wonderings around the world! Where did I go? What did I did I do? What did I love?...

We Said Go Travel News Dec 2019: Lisa is a WINNER!

Happy Winter Holidays of LIGHT to brighten the darkness! This month at the NAEJ, I WON an...

Lisa is a winner! National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards 2019

Thank you NAEJ! I am a winner! In the Category F6a. Soft News Feature – Under 5 Minutes—Film/TV: KTLA TV Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa...

Bula! Enjoy Sheraton Fiji Resort and Fiji Airways Premier Lounge

View from my balcony at Sheraton Fiji Resort After my journey to the Mamanuca Islands, I stayed...

Fall in love with Fiji at Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Bula! Are you wondering where to stay in Fiji? I absolutely loved my overwater bungalow at Likuliku...

Welcome Home at Malolo Island Resort, Fiji

Bula! I love to visit Fiji. I am always excited to visit the friendly islands again and to fly on Fiji Airways....

#MuseumStoreSUNDAY: Strong Women

What do you do with your holiday time? I love museums and their stores almost as much as I love libraries. Going...

3 National Journalism Nominations! We Said Go Travel News Nov 2019

November News 2019 with We Said Go Travel: Happy Thanksgiving! I am a grateful 3x National Arts and Entertainment...

I am a grateful 3x NAEJ Awards Finalist!

Lisa Niver and KTLA TV anchor, Cher Calvin, at the 2019 Southern California Journalism Awards Thank you...

What To Do and Where To Stay in Santo, Vanuatu

https://youtu.be/R_75PKFqvVQ What is there to see in Santo, Vanuatu? Thank you to Santo Heritage Tours for our day exploring with Tok Tok Vanuatu. Our guide, Samuel,...

Want To Dive Deep With Me In Vanuatu? Meet Me In Santo #AnswerTheCall

I loved diving the S.S. Coolidge on my first trip to Santo, Vanuatu in 2007. It is steeped in history and one of the...

Will you visit Tanna, Vanuatu with me? #AnswerTheCall

For my first trip to Vanuatu in 2007, I wanted to visit the island of Tanna but it did not work out. I was...

We Said Go Travel News October 2019

October News 2019 with We Said Go Travel: Thank you to Carmen Rios and Ms. Magazine for publishing my article: “Eve Rodsky Wants Feminist Partners to Play Fair” Have you...

Will you #AnswerTheCall? Tok Tok Vanuatu 2019

Thank you to Tok Tok Vanuatu and Vanuatu Tourism Office for inviting me to #AnswerTheCall and explore Port Vila, Tanna and Santo. Please enjoy...

How Muslim Refugees in Berlin Helped Amir Kashfi Celebrate Yamim Noraim

I met Amir Kashfi recently at Stephen Wise Temple for Shabbat. He gave me permission to share his article here which was first published...

Happy New Year 5780! We Said Go Travel News 2019

September News 2019 with We Said Go Travel: Happy New Year! Enjoy Rosh Hashannah and these 10 days of Awe. Where did you adventure in the last year? What...

Happy August! We Said Go Travel News 2019

August News 2019 with We Said Go Travel: Happy end of Summer! Thank you for all of your support!   Thank you to Carmen Rios and Ms. Magazine for publishing my...

Visionary Women Salon: Discussion with Judy Chicago

  Join Visionary Women for an intimate salon with Judy Chicago! Event Date: September 5, 2019 Time: 5:30-7:30 pm Location: Jeffrey Deitch Gallery 925 North Orange Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90038 PURCHASE TICKETS JUDY CHICAGO Judy Chicago is an...

#WomenHumanitarians 24 hours. 24 Stories.

#WomenHumanitarians 24 hours. 24 Stories. World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their...

What happens at the Scuba Show in Long Beach?

What happens at the Scuba Show in Long Beach? Have you ever been to the Scuba Show? This is my 4th year attending the show...

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