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#SafeAtHome We Said Go Travel News March 2020

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Lisa Ellen Niverhttp://www.wesaidgotravel.com/
Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. 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, 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 insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

March News 2020 with We Said Go Travel:

I hope you and your family are #safeathome together and staying healthy. These past weeks have been challenging and have reminded me of being in New York City after September 11 when the travel company I worked for, Renaissance Cruises, went bankrupt in 8 days. I was disappointed to be out of work but felt grateful that I was alive.

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted individuals, families, our communities, companies, schools, universities and every country on our planet. I know that birthday parties, weddings, proms and graduations have been cancelled, that people could not attend family funerals and that celebrating Passover and Easter will be very different around our planet this Spring.

SPRING is COMING: Roses from my walk around my neighborhood

While I miss traveling, I know that I need to stay home and wait until it is safe to wander again around our world. I wanted to share some recent articles and past trips for inspiration.

Lisa Niver at the United Nations Conference GA 74 SDG 2030  in NYC September 2019
Lisa Niver at the United Nations Conference GA 74 SDG 2030 in NYC September 2019

Thank you to Ms. Magazine and Carmen Rios for publishing my article: “We Heart: These Seven Feminist Efforts to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

I was able to attend the  United Nations General Assembly 74 conference and the Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Conference in New York City in September 2019 when advocates came together to assess progress on the SDG 2030 goals as a representative of Ms. Magazine. I am so grateful to my editor, Carmen Rios, for encouraging me to attend and helping me make it happen!

United Nations Conference GA 74 SDG 2030 by Lisa Niver
United Nations Conference GA 74 SDG 2030 by Lisa Niver

Thank you to Ms. Magazine and Carmen Rios for publishing my article: “10 Global Travel Adventures To Inspire Global Eco-Activism

Ms. Magazine 10 trips for global eco activism

Thank you to Yitzi Weiner and Kristin Marquet for including me in their series 5 Things You Need To Know To Survive And Thrive After A Divorce

Lisa Niver interviewed about how to survive and thrive after divorce

Thank you to the Penn Gazette for sharing my latest news…

Lisa Niver C’89, a travel journalist and founder of We Said Go Travel, won third place in the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards for her television segment on KTLA 5 News about the Oscars, featuring Kimpton La Peer Hotel in Hollywood, California, and the on-demand, in-home beauty service Glamsquad. She won in the category Soft News Feature–Under 5 Minutes—Film/TV. Two of her other articles were also nominated for the NAEJ Awards, including “4 Women Founders Share Their Origin Stories” (Wharton Magazine, May 17, 2019), and “Polar Bears Can’t Vote, So You Have To!” (Ms. Magazine, November 5, 2018).

Thank you to Harvard Westlake School for sharing my latest news…

These videos from my travel conferences in NYC in January 2020 seem like ages ago now that JAVITS CENTER will be used as a hospital. I hope that our incredible medical teams will assist all their patients to recover quickly.

NYC VIDEOS: TravMedia Summit, International Media Marketplace and the New York Times Travel Show

Recently published videos: United Nations GA 74, Gates Foundation Goalkeepers 2019 and Basma & Sesame Street at the UN Conference. See my Polar Bear videos in my first post on Bored Panda!


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,168,247 views) Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2,625 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

For more We Said Go Travel articles, TV segments, videos and social media: CLICK HERE

Find me on social media: InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com.  My social media following is now over 160,000 and I am verified on Twitter.

My fortune cookies said:

To think is easy; to act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.


We can’t control the wind, be we can always adjust the sails.

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe during this time of Covid-19. Dream big dreams, we will travel again in the future! Lisa

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