July 18, 2019

Watch me on KTLA TV Tomorrow! June 2019 WSGT News

June News 2019 with We Said Go Travel:

Sunrise at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Photo by Lisa Niver

Sunrise at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Photo by Lisa Niver

Happy Summer! Are you looking for your next retreat?

Watch me on KTLA live or on livestream

on the 11am news TOMORROW, Friday, June 28

and text to win a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona!

Want to see more about Scottsdale? Watch my videos from my adventures!

Help me get to ONE MILLION VIEWS on my YouTube channel:
I have less than 25,000 views to go. 
I am over 975,000 views on the channel!
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Lisa Niver is a finalist for the Southern California Journalism Awards

Lisa Niver is a finalist for the Southern California Journalism Awards

Thank you to Los Angeles Press Club. I am honored to a be a finalist for the SoCal Journalism Awards for the 3rd year in a row.
I am a finalist in category I-10 Lifestyle feature for Television or Film Broadcast, including online and cable TV, produced in Southern California:
Lisa Niver, KTLA, “Money Smart: Ogden Ski Getaway Giveaway Package

NEW ARTICLES BY LISA NIVER

Lisa Niver is a contributor to TODAY.com

Lisa Niver is a contributor to TODAY.com

Thank you to TODAY.com, the website of the TODAY SHOW, for publishing my two articles:

Thank you Carmen Rios and Ms Magazine for publishing my article: “The Moment of Lift We Need for Father’s Day

Lisa Niver at Melinda Gates book talk, The Moment of Lift

Thank you #travel1k Top 1000+ Travel Blogs! I am honored to be ranked as #3 for the 3rd time in 2019! To see more We Said Go Travel articles, TV segments, videos and social media: CLICK HERE
Lisa and Jen hiking with our Super Hero Capes at Tom's Thumb

Lisa and Jen hiking with our Super Hero Capes at Tom’s Thumb in Scottsdale, Arizona

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Travel Photo Award.

I am publishing the fantastic photos once a day! Click here to see the most recently published entries. Once all the entries are published in July 2019, I will announce the finalists. I expect to announce the winners in September 2019.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over 975,000 views on YouTube! Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2,198 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

Videos coming soon from speaking at Metro Women’s Leadership Summit, presented at Ms. Magazine about #IamRemarkable, , IPW Anaheim 2019  and my trip to Miami for the LE MIAMI conference.

Lisa and Ben as super heros kayaking Salt River

Lisa and Ben as super heros kayaking Salt River

Thank you for watching my videos, reading my stories, following along on social media and asking me about booking your travels!

Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said:

“You have the ability to undertake and complete anything you desire.”
and “Your kindness will lead you to success.”
Lisa in a floating bean bag chair in the spa pool on the roof at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Lisa in a floating bean bag chair in the spa pool on the roof at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 150,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

View from hiking at Tom's Thumb in Scottsdale

View from hiking at Tom’s Thumb in Scottsdale by Lisa Niver

Who is a KTLA TV finalist for the SoCal Journalism Awards?

2019 Los Angeles Press Club awards

61st SoCal Journalism Awards Gala

Congratulations to the SoCal Finalists!

“Our judges evaluated more than 1,700 entries, and they’ve selected the finalists for the SoCal Journalism Awards! This year, more journalists entered than ever before, breaking old records and setting new, higher standards! On June 30, we celebrate the journalists pushing our industry forward.”

I am a finalist in category I-10 Lifestyle feature for Television or Film Broadcast, including online and cable TV, produced in Southern California:

* Lisa Niver, KTLA, “Money Smart: Ogden Ski Getaway Giveaway Package”
* Zoe Buck, Rosey Alvero, Bijan Rezvani, Justin Cram and Juan Devis, KCET, “SoCal Wanderer – Anacapa to Ojai”
* Juan Devis, Antonio Diaz, Stef Ferrari, Ben Hunter and Jacqueline Reyno, KCET, “The Migrant Kitchen”
* Victoria McKillop, Francine Nazario, Ryan Heraly, Vince Patrick and Minh Bui, The Hollywood Reporter, “Where Hollywood Eats: New Orleans – Compere Lapin”
* Gina Pollack, Andy Viner, Michael Ray, Tori Edgar and Helki Frantzen, KCET, “Under the Influence”
Lisa Niver and Kimberly Cornell at 2018 Press Club Awards

Lisa Niver and Kimberly Cornell at 2018 Press Club Awards

Thank you to everyone at KTLA and especially my producer, Kimberly Cornell!

 

Click here to see our segment:

Money Smart: Ogden Ski Getaway Giveaway Package

Watch Lisa on KTLA TV about Ogden!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and KTLA wants to share the love with a winter ski package for two in Utah! Travel Expert Lisa Niver of WeSaidGoTravel tells us why Ogden is the ultimate ski destination! This contest ends on 2/8/18.

See Lisa on KTLA and at the Hollywood IMPROV

Learn more about Ogden in this article: click here! We went skiing and threw axes!

What is there to do in Ogden Utah?

This is my 3rd year to be nominated as a finalist:
2018 Finalist for three categories of Southern California Journalism Awards:
2017 2nd place winner for Southern California Journalism Award Print Column and finalist for Travel Reporting.

2019 press club awards invitation

The Southern California Journalism Awards were born during the Cold War, when Los Angeles journalism was dominated by the city’s many newspapers. Television was in its infancy. Developments like all-news radio were still years away. Women journalists were rare in mainstream media. Minorities, even rarer.

Today we see greater diversity in the newsroom and in the ways we provide information. The Press Club has been striving to embrace Internet journalists and bloggers–clearly the wave of the future.

The Southern California Journalism Awards, now celebrating 61 years of recognizing high-caliber journalism, continues to call attention to the Los Angeles area’s fine journalists while promoting excellence in new and emerging media.”

Here are my 2019 KTLA Travel TV segments:

Thank you to Kimberly, Jason and the entire KTLA team!

 

Filming at the Waldorf Beverly Hills for Critics Choice!

Filming at La Peer Hotel for the the Oscars

Filming at Kimpton La Peer for the Oscars

We Said Go Travel is #3 on the top 1000 Travel blogs! #Travel1k

Thank you #travel1k Top 1000+ Travel Blogs! I am honored to be ranked as #3!Lisa Niver is #3 on top 1000 travel blogs

Well done to this week’s top three Charles McCool (McCool Travel)Julie McCool (Fun In Fairfax VA), and Lisa Ellen Niver.

In March 2019, I was #3 and the top female travel blogger:

Who is the TOP FEMALE Travel Blogger on the top 1000 list?

In February 2019, I was also #3 and the top female travel blogger

Thank You! I am the Top Female Travel Blogger on the #Travel1k Top 1000 Travel Blog list!

 

Did you see me on TV?

BROADCAST: 

Lisa Niver KTLA La Peer Hotel Oscars

Lisa’s bio:

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 for seven years on the high seas. 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 Blogs. 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 and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. 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, Trivago,  USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Adventures 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.

See all my videos, TV segments, articles and social: Click Here!

Lisa Niver over 950000 views on YouTube

Are you subscribed to me on YOUTUBE?

I now have over 950,000 views!

May 2019 WSGT News: Speaking Up Metro Women’s Leadership Summit

May News 2019 with We Said Go Travel:Lisa Niver's article on Ilyasah Shabazz in Ms. Magazine

Thank you Carmen Rios and Ms Magazine for publishing my article: “What Growing Up X Taught Ilyasah Shabazz About Feminism

Come to Metro Women’s Leadership Summit with Travel Media Showcase and hear both Ilyasah Shabazz and I speak June 7, 2019.

Use code: WSGT2019 for discounted tickets. Click here to register.

Workshop #10: Wonder Woman Needs To Wander Also!
Why Travel Is So Important For Females

As women, we carry guilt for taking time out for ourselves. Here we will learn how traveling with your BFFs not only restores your positive energy, it actually improves your health! Beaches BFF Girls Getaway events are hosted twice a year at Beaches Turks & Caicos.

2019 Metro Women's Leadership Summit

2019 Metro Women’s Leadership Summit, Photo Collage by Melody Pittman

Want to know more about Jamaica? Enjoy my two photo slideshows in USA Today 10best!

These are the most fun and unique water activities in Jamaica

Things to do in Jamaica if you’re afraid of the water

Thank you to USA Today for inviting me to help curate seven of their 10best Readers Choice Awards for Adventure Travel!
I loved writing about robots and artificial intelligence for enRoute, the print magazine for Air Canada.
I went to my University of Pennsylvania 1989 reunion and my latest article for Wharton Magazine came out the same weekend!
Wharton Magazine Four Female Founders by Lisa NiverThank you to Wharton Magazine for publishing: 4 Women Founders Share Their Origin Stories

 

 

Lisa Niver at Wharton School University of Pennsylvania 2019 Alumni reunion

Thank you to Hawkins PR in NYC for inviting me for their Visiting Journalist Series!
I also went to visit at The Female Quotient and Hudson Yards.


Lisa Niver in NYC at Hawkins PR

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

 

Please enjoy my video from Miami Carillon Wellness Resort

 

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Travel Photo Award.

I am publishing the fantastic photos once a day! Click here to see the most recently published entries. Once all the entries are published in July 2019, I will announce the finalists. I expect to announce the winners in September 2019.

Miami Carillon by Lisa Niver

Miami Carillon by Lisa Niver

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over 950,000 views on YouTube!

NEXT STOP ONE MILLION VIEWS!

Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2,143 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

Thank you for watching my videos, reading my stories, following along on social media and asking me about booking your travels!

Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

Miami Carillon by Lisa Niver

View from my room at Miami Carillon by Lisa Niver

My fortune cookies said:

“Good things come to those who wait. Be patient!”

This fortune cookie reminds me of one of my favorite moments on Shark Tank. Robert Herjavec said it takes 8 to 10 years to become an “overnight success.” I have always wondered when do you start the clock on the 8-10 years. So far in 2019, I have created four KTLA TV segments and had print stories for enRoute Magazine (Air Canada,) Ms. Magazine, Hemispheres (United Airlines) and American Airlines! I have had many digital stories and this month did an instagram takeover with PENN Alumni for University of Pennsylvania. I cannot wait to see what my patience brings NEXT!

The fifth month of 2019 is ending! Have you been taking steps to turn your wishes into realities? I am so excited with all that I have created so far this year. Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 150,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

Lisa Niver speaking at Metro Womens Leadership Summit

Lisa Niver will be speaking at Metro Womens Leadership Summit June 7, 2019

April 2019 WSGT News: The Power of Being Picked

April News 2019 with We Said Go Travel:

I loved being live on KTLA TV on the Sunday Morning News!

Click here to watch me on “Spring into Summer”

with Rocky Mountaineer on KTLA TV

This was my 4th segment in 2019.
Lisa Niver on KTLA Sunday Morning News

Watch the first three KTLA segments this year here:

Lisa Niver for Ms Magazine: The Power of Being Picked

In my March news for Women’s History Month, I shared many of my stories about women and have a new page for them all: LisaNiver.com/Women.

 

We Said Go Travel Top 50 Most Amazing Travel Blogs
More recent stories:
Ms. Magazine: The Power of Being Picked
Jewish Journal: Happy 85th Birthday Jane Goodall
Earth Day: Saving our Reefs from invasive Lionfish
We Said Go Travel was listed in the top 50 Most Amazing Travel Blogs!
To see more of We Said Go Travel videos, articles, social: CLICK HERE

 

Lisa Niver speaking at Metro Womens Leadership Summit

Lisa Niver will be speaking at Metro Womens Leadership Summit June 7, 2019

Thank you to Metro Women’s Leadership Summit and Travel Media Showcase for inviting me to speak June 7, 2019. I hope to see you there!

Workshop #10: Wonder Woman Needs To Wander Also! Why Travel Is So Important For Females

As women, we carry guilt for taking time out for ourselves. Here we will learn how traveling with your BFFs not only restores your positive energy, it actually improves your health! Beaches BFF Girls Getaway events are hosted twice a year at Beaches Turks & Caicos.

 

Lisa Niver and Wyland on the NCL BLISS

Lisa Niver and Wyland on the NCL BLISS

I was asked to share about my inaugural sailing on the NCL Bliss May 2018 from Long Beach, California:

“Wyland, the artist who painted the hull, was on board and painted in the atrium. It was amazing to meet him in person and see the new features of the ship like the two-level electric-car race track, the tandem Aqua Racer slide and an open-air laser tag course, themed like an abandoned space station.”

Lisa told us why it is the perfect family ship: “The Norwegian Bliss is great for families because they have so many new activities onboard like the race cars, water slides and laser course, but it is also a top choice for luxury cruisers with the Haven area and the high-end spa with the snow room, salt room and sauna. The fantastic choices for food include dessert at Coco’s and Japanese hibachi at Teppanyaki. The live entertainment was outstanding and included the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, and The Cavern Club, where a Beatles cover band brings the magic of Liverpool to the sea. I think there is something for everyone on Norwegian’s newest ship.”

Watch Lisa’s video below to see more of her experience:

 

Find me in the news and at events:

 

Please enjoy my videos from Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica!
Sandals Montego Bay Sunset photo by Lisa Niver

Sandals Montego Bay Sunset photo by Lisa Niver

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Travel Photo Award.

I am publishing the fantastic photos once a day! Click here to see the most recently published entries. Once all the entries are published in July 2019, I will announce the finalists. I expect to announce the winners in September 2019.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have 933,965 views on YouTube! Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2,101 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

Thank you for watching my videos, reading my stories, following along on social media and asking me about booking your travels!

Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said:

“You are always entertaining and delightful!”
“In being kind to others, you receive kindness back.”
“Fortune knocks at least once at everyone’s door. Be sure to answer.”

I hope your Spring celebrations of Easter, Passover and Earth Day were fantastic and you are making your 2019 dreams blossom into realities! Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 150,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

 

3 fortune cookies

Sandals Montego Bay Sunset photo by Lisa Niver

Sandals Montego Bay Sunset photo by Lisa Niver

Join me to explore the New York Times Travel Show 2019

Every year I like to visit new places and go to new conferences. In January 2019, I went to the New York Times Travel Show for the first time.

Who did I meet? Where do I want to go?
Watch my video to find out!

VIDEOWhere to explore in 2019?

As the show says: “Set your wanderlust free, with over 550 exhibitors representing more than 170 destinations. Travel smarter, with globe-trottting tips from a huge variety of experts. Watch unforgettable cultural performances, savor tastes from the world’s most delicious destinations. And make yourself comfortable, anywhere you roam.”

Thank you again #NYTTS I loved media and trade day!

Thank you Visit California for the lovely luncheon.

I enjoyed the speakers, keynotes and having time to reconnect with good friends.
I look forward to traveling to many new places in 2019.

Who did I see? #NYTTravelShow

Aggressor Adventures: did you know they have a dive boat in Oman and a safari expedition in Sri Lanka?

One Ocean Expeditions to explore the Arctic and Antarctic

PADI: Do you scuba dive? I love to go scuba diving!

DK EyeWitness Travel books: I used many of their books in my classroom. I love their maps and beautiful color photos. I cannot wait to go back to Portugal.

Curacoa: I met Miss Curacoa and learning to say bye-bye Papiamento which is the creole language spoken in the Dutch Caribbean.
There are so many destinations at this show! I loved wandering the aisles to dream of where to go next.

Quark Expeditions: I want to travel to Greenland and Antarctica for the first time. I have never been to either place. Have you been yet?

Sandals Resorts: all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean! I am going to JAMAICA IN Feb 2019 to check it out!

Chernobyl Tour: Would you do it?

Bhutan! This country with a focus on happiness is on the top of my bucket list. I have not been yet but I hope to go sometime soon!

Azores: Another location that is on my list! I have not been yet.

Tahiti: I love the beautiful islands of French Polynesia. I hiked in Moorea and went diving in Bora Bora. There are so many more islands to explore.

Brazil: One of the few places in South America that I have not yet seen. I want to see the beaches, the cities and the samba!

G Adventures: small group adventures all over the planet. I want to go to Uzbekistan and Iceland. Two countries I have not been to YET!

Thank you NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW 2019 #NYTTravelshow

Join me at the New York Times Travel Show

 

What happens at International Media Marketplace in NYC?

What happens at IMM in NYC?

Thank you to IMM (International Media Marketplace) NYC 2019. This was my first time at your conference and I loved it. Please see my video below to experience the one day event.

VIDEO: International Media Marketplace

“The International Media Marketplace [IMM] Program has played host to over 2,500 international media and 1,425 exhibiting companies, since 2013.
To date the event has facilitated over 50,000 one-on-one appointments between international media and travel and tourism brands across 15 IMM events.”

Photos from Facebook:

I started my morning by finding friends from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Did you know the entire state of Indiana has unique places to visit. I have not been yet and I cannot wait to go!

I saw so many of my favorite travel writing friends and PR teams. It was like a travel college reunion!

Who did I meet with?
Jekyll Island Club Resort – Rachel Morrison
Marriott International – Caribbean & Latin America – Tavia Robb
Visit California – Angie Pappas
Choose Chicago | DQMPR – Stephanie D’Adamo
Visit Phoenix – Douglas MacKenzie
Visit Tucson Dan Gibson
Fairmont Whistler – Lynn Gervais Henderson
Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau – Tim Zahner
LDPR for Sydney/Destination New South Wales – Laura Davidson
Fairmont Waterfront – Kristyna Vogel
Visit Santa Rosa – Chris Vomvolakis
Visit Philadelphia Cara Schneider
Visit South Africa
Visit KC (Kansas City, MO) – Toni Alexander
CityPASS – Deborah Wakefield
Wyndham Destinations – Juliette Gebken-Mayi
Parks Canada – Guy Thériault
G Adventures – Kim McCabe
Silversea Cruises – Brad Ball
Destination Quebec, Canada | DQMPR – Yves Gentil
Tourism Vancouver: Saschie Maclean
Rocky Mountaineer: Jina and Nicole
Carnival Cruise Lines: Vance Gulliksen
Princess Cruises – Gabriella McNamara
Fairmont Banff Springs- Angela Moore
Churchill Wild — Vanessa Desorcy

Thank you to Nick Wayland and the entire IMM team for an incredible day of networking.

Lisa Jina Nicole Rocky Mountaineer at IMM NYC 2019

From IMM:

IMM is now established as the industry’s leading event for the media to meet travel and tourism brands.

Exhibitors each enjoy a dedicated branded table where they can meet top travel journalists, editors and broadcasters to discuss their news, events and developments.

As a single-day networking and relationship-building opportunity for journalists and travel & tourism brands, IMM is unrivaled.”

THREE GREAT REASONS TO ATTEND IMM…

IMM is the go-to-event for travel journalists to meet brands from across the global travel and tourism sectors.

IMM’s Meetings Manager allows journalists and exhibitors to make the most of their day

IMM takes place in the heart of New York

Watch me on TV! Thank you KTLA Los Angeles!

Lisa Niver on KTLA TV March 31 2019

Travel Advisor Lisa Niver on KTLA TV with Lynette Romero and Mark Mester. Spring into Summer Travel with Rocky Mountaineer

Thank you  Mark Mester, Ashley Adams-Regan, Angel Kim, Kimberly Cornell  and the entire news team for welcoming me back to KTLA.

Lisa Niver on KTLA Rocky Mountaineer March 31 2019

I loved sharing RockyMountaineer train travel with you. Thank CHOO!

Lynette Romero, Lisa Niver and Mark Mester on KTLA TV March 31. 2019

Lynette Romero, Lisa Niver and Mark Mester on KTLA TV March 31. 2019

Did you see us on TV yesterday? Watch it now: Click here

Lisa Niver at KTLA TV March 31 2019

Lisa Niver at KTLA TV March 31 2019

What was the KTLA Spring into Summer Giveaway? First Passage to the West Classic for two people in Rocky Mountaineer’s Goldleaf Service.

Get your Rocky Mountaineer Questions answered here in my post that answers all of my “dumb” questions. Having worked for years on a cruise ship, when I started to think about my first Canadian Rockies train journey, I realized I had many questions.  I thought you might appreciate the answers here and let me know any other questions you have.

Special Hotel Night Promotion book by June 28, 2019First Passage to the West Classic

“Available for guests traveling in 2019 season, blackout dates apply. Guests booking qualifying packages of five days (four nights) or more receive one free hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary or Victoria. The free hotel can be applied as a credit within the package (to one of the four nights – however, Victoria is excluded from this), OR it can be applied at the beginning or end of the package to extend the journey by one night. Bookings can be made by contacting Rocky Mountaineer or your local travel agent.”

This was my fourth time on KTLA in 2019.

Learn more about my earlier segments:

Critics Choice Awards with Waldorf Astoria and Glamsquad

Lisa Niver at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on KTLA TV

President’s Day Founding Fathers and Mothers Giveaway in Philadelphia with Visit Philly

Lisa Niver on KTLA with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Lisa Niver on KTLA with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Oscars Countdown to Gold with Kimpton La Peer and Glamsquad

Lisa Niver on KTLA for Oscars 2019 at La Peer Hoteland from 2018

Thrill and Chill in Palm Springs

Lisa Niver Live on KTLA with Lu Parker Mark Mester

Lisa Niver Live on KTLA with Lu Parker, Mark Mester, Kaj Goldberg.

Valentine’s Giveaway to Ogden

See Lisa Niver on KTLA TV

Thanksgiving Giveaway Getaway to Napa Valley

Where to Wander? Watch Lisa Niver on KTLA 5

March 2019 WeSaidGoTravel News: Spring is Here

March News 2019 with We Said Go Travel:

Look for me on March 31st at 9:45am on KTLA TV with my 4th segment so far in 2019.
Watch the first three here:

 

For Women’s History Month, I had many new stories!

Gloria Steinem at Gloria A Life in NYC with Lisa Niver

Find me in the news:

Thank you to Rise Global! In March, We Said Go Travel and I are AGAIN #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog list! AND I am the TOP FEMALE TRAVEL BLOGGER! Yahoo! #travel1k

Lisa Niver is the top female travel blogger March 2019

Lisa Niver is the top female travel blogger March 2019

I loved being in NYC with my family and going to International Media Marketplace as well as the New York Times Travel Show. Please enjoy the videos of my time at the conferences. I also went to the Los Angeles Travel Show.

VIDEO: Travel Conferences in Los Angeles and New York City

Learn more about my writing and see all my latest outlets with this pdf.

Saturday Evening Post by Lisa Niver 12 Travel Experts Share their bucket List Destinations

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Travel Photo Award.

I am publishing the fantastic photos once a day! Click here to see the most recently published entries. Once all the entries are published in July 2019, I will announce the finalists. I expect to announce the winners in September 2019.

 

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have 917,691 views on YouTube! Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2064 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

Thank you for watching my videos, reading my stories, following along on social media and asking me about booking your travels!

Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said:

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it.
All things are difficult before they are easy.”

Are you making it happen in 2019? Good luck in taking the next small step to make your 2019 goals come true! Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 140,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

Lisa Niver interviewed for Intellifluence

Coming SOON my photos and video from Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica

Jamaica Sandals Montego Bay Sunset Jamaica Sandals Montego Bay Sunset by Lisa Niver

Who is the TOP FEMALE Travel Blogger on the top 1000 list?

Are you wondering who is the TOP FEMALE Travel

Blogger on the top 1000 list?

Wonder no more! It is ME!

I have been listed as the top female in 2018, Feb 2019

and now in March 2019 again!

Thank you for your support!

And #3 on the top 1000 list!

 

Lisa Niver is the top female travel blogger March 2019

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on

my journey with We Said GO Travel!

I am so honored that this happened during Women’s History Month!

Lisa Niver is the top female travel blogger March 2019

Did you see me on TV?

BROADCAST: 

Lisa Niver KTLA La Peer Hotel Oscars

Lisa’s bio:

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 for seven years on the high seas. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #4 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 900,000 views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 140,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries.
She has been a finalist for five Southern California Journalism Awards in the past two years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. 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, Trivago,  USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Adventures 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.

See all my videos, TV segments, articles and social: Click Here!

We Said Go Travel Youtube over 900,000 views! March 2019

Are you subscribed to me on YOUTUBE?

I now have over 900,000 views!

Lisa Niver on KTLA with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Lisa Niver on KTLA with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Thank You! I am the Top Female Travel Blogger on the #Travel1k Top 1000 Travel Blog list!

Thank You!

I am the Top Female Travel Blogger

on the #Travel1k Top 1000 Travel Blog list!

And #3 on the top 1000 list!Thank You! I am the Top Female Travel Blogger on the #Travel1k Top 1000 Travel Blog list! Feb 27 2019 Thank You! I am the Top Female Travel Blogger on the #Travel1k Top 1000 Travel Blog list! Feb 27 2019

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey with We Said GO Travel!

I am so honored that this happened during Women’s History Month!

Thank You! I am the Top Female Travel Blogger on the #Travel1k Top 1000 Travel Blog list! Feb 27 2019

Did you see me on TV?

BROADCAST: 

Lisa Niver KTLA La Peer Hotel Oscars

Lisa’s bio:

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 for seven years on the high seas. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #4 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 900,000 views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 140,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries.
She has been a finalist for five Southern California Journalism Awards in the past two years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. 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, Trivago,  USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Adventures 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.
See it on Twitter:

Are you subscribed to me on YOUTUBE?

I now have over 900,000 views!

We Said Go Travel Youtube over 900,000 views! March 2019
Lisa Niver on KTLA with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Lisa Niver on KTLA with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Make It Happen

Feb News 2019 with We Said Go Travel:

In 2019, I have been honored to share THREE segments on KTLA TV in Los Angeles for Critics Choice Awards, President’s Day and most recently on “Countdown to GOLD!” as part of the Oscars! Watch them all here:

Lisa Niver on KTLA Oscars Countdown to Gold

Thank you to Rise Global! We Said Go Travel and I are #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog list! AND I am the TOP FEMALE TRAVEL BLOGGER! Yahoo! #travel1k

Lisa Niver is #3 on the TOP 1000 Travel Blog list #Travel1K

Lisa Niver is #3 on the TOP 1000 Travel Blog list #Travel1K

Lisa Niver is the top female travel blogger on the TOP 1000 Travel Blog list #Travel1K

Thank you to Ms. Magazine for publishing my story about a women’s economic development project in Zambia in their Winter PRINT issue, “A Bicycle Built for Many,” and my article about social media and loneliness, “Unfiltered: Why Jessica Abo’s Book is the Perfect Galentine’s Day Pick!”

I have written for USA Today 10best since I returned to the USA in 2014 but in January, I had my first photo slideshow about my trips to Africa, Canada and Mongolia! Enjoy “Clear your mind in these open spaces made for exploring.”

Thank you to Hannah Lott-Schwartz for featuring me as a travel and cruise expert in her Travel and Leisure article, “10 Amazing Ways to See the U.S. by Cruise Ship!

Lisa Niver in Travel and Leisure

As part of my interview on GRIT for Thrive Global, I was featured in Buzz Feed as well!

Lisa Niver in BuzzFeed Jan 2019

Thank you for following my travels! Here is part two of our adventures in London and my first ILTM conference in Cannes in December.

From Cannes:

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Travel Photo Award. I am publishing the fantastic photos once a day! Click here to see the most recently published entries. Once all the entries are published in July 2019, I will announce the finalists. I expect to announce the winners in September 2019.

Lisa Niver and Patricia Schultz Feb 2018 at the Travel and Adventure Show

Thank you to Patricia Schultz for being our Travel Influencer Interview #100! I hope you get to see 1000 Places Before You Die!

Thank you TEAM ILTM 2018!

Thank you TEAM ILTM 2018!

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have 899,320 views on YouTube! Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2031 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

Thank you for watching my videos, reading my stories, following along on social media and asking me about booking your travels!

Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said:

“Don’t be discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded

is another step forward!”

“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.”

Are you making it happen in 2019? Good luck in taking the next small step to make your 2019 goals come true! Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 140,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

Lisa Niver on KTLA with Glamsquad

Oscar Countdown to Gold

Are you ready to “Countdown to Gold?”

Kimpton La Peer Pool by Lisa Niver

Kimpton La Peer Pool by Lisa Niver

What will you win?

  • Get all glammed up by Glamsquad and receive their new Glamsquad hair products

  • Dinner for two at Viale dei Romani

  • Stay two nights at Kimpton La Peer Hotel

Kimpton La Peer Hotel at Night by Lisa Niver

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Thank you to everyone who believed in their dreams and magic and created films we wanted to watch.
Getting Glammed up by Glamsquad for the Oscars

Getting Glammed up by Glamsquad for the Oscars

GLAM SQUAD

Glamsquad is a must-have for award season. Whether you are on the red carpet or watching from home, Glamsquad’s beauty pro’s will get you ready. Winner will receive a Glam blowout + makeup applications as well as their brand new Glamsquad hair products.

What is GlamSquad? Glamsquad is a beauty services company that offers hair, makeup and nails in NYC, LA, Miami, DC, Boston and San Francisco/Bay Area. Glamsquad services are easily booked through the Glamsquad app or website. Their mission as a next generation beauty and lifestyle brand is to connect like-minded beauty enthusiasts through personalized in-home experiences. Glamsquad’s talented and trusted beauty professionals are hand-selected and rigorously vetted to guarantee consistent, high quality results. Using our intelligent, data-driven technology, we expertly match our professionals and clients to ensure an elevated and customized experience with every appointment.

Kimpton La Peer Hotel Bedroom by Lisa Niver

Kimpton La Peer is “A Modern California Hotel in West Hollywood!’

High-design & style seamlessly blend together for an inviting experience at Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. Enjoy a thoughtful oasis in one of 105 distinctive hotel guest rooms and suites or be a part of the action at one of our lively community spaces.

Where to eat? 

Which movies do you want to win?

Getting Ready for Oscars Season

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It is #Oscars Season! Carmen and I loved being at  the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at Samuel Goldwyn Theater for a presentation by the teams from Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short Subject on Feb. 19, 2019 during Oscar Week. #OscarsWSGT @MsMagazine Thank you to all the film makers for bringing these important films and issues to life. Best Documentary Feature: “Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross “Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu “Of Fathers and Sons,” Talal Derki “RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen Best Documentary Short Subject: “Black Sheep,” Ed Perkins “End Game,” Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman “Lifeboat,” Skye Fitzgerald “A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry “Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi Look for me on #KTLA "Countdown to Gold: Getting Ready" Sat 2/23 4:30pm and Sun 2/24 12:30pm and 3:30pm for your chance to win a #WeHo #Travel Giveaway. My favorites are #rbg And #periodendofsentence

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A Visit to Historic Philadelphia for President’s Day!

I went to college at University of Pennsylvania and for four years Philadelphia was my home. It definitely seemed very cold to me in the winter compared to Los Angeles but I loved living there. I made some lifetime friends and want to share some of the great things about this incredible city.  I love exploring more of the historic area of the City of Brotherly Love. Benjamin Franklin was a founding father of our country and my University (1749)!

Watch my videos from my recent visit:

WHAT TO DO:

*Betsy Ross House

*National Constitution Center

*Museum of the American Revolution

I also loved my tour at City Hall and the Mayor’s reception room. I spent the afternoon at Penn Museum or The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology which is an archaeology and anthropology museum that is part of the University of Pennsylvania and on Penn campus. I saw one of the recently renovated exhibits and the other exhibits will be renovated and open in 2020.

Lisa Niver in the Mayor's Reception Hall at City Hall, Philadelphia

Lisa Niver in the Mayor’s Reception Hall at City Hall, Philadelphia

WHERE DID I STAY?

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

This historic building was the first modern skyscraper in America and is a National Historic Landmark. It was originally the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS) building and has a bank vault in lobby. The custom designed Cartier clocks are still on every floor! Built in 1932, it had no dome or ornamentation. The steel construction with a T shaped tower allowed for more natural light and rentable space! This design allowed for the skylines of NYC and Chicago to happen. The PSFS is still on the side of the building.

WHERE DID I EAT?

Vernick Coffee Bar

James Beard award-winning Chef Greg Vernick partners with Four Seasons Hotel at Comcast Center to deliver a modern coffee bar with fantastic breakfast and lunch. The cafe is open to the public from 7am to 5pm. There is art in the lobby: Jenny Holzer’s digital art installation called, For Philadelphia, and Conrad Shawcross’s sculpture, Exploded Paradigm.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our

KTLA President’s Day Giveaway!
The winner received:

HOTEL

  • Two nights hotel accommodations at Loews Philadelphia Hotel (based on availability)
  • Hotel breakfast and parking daily

FLIGHTS:

  • Roundtrip, coach airline ticket Los Angeles/Philadelphia/Los Angeles from VISIT PHILADELPHIA.

MEAL:

ACTIVITIES

  • 2 Tickets to each of these three museums:
    • National Constitution Center
    • Betsy Ross House
    • Museum of the American Revolution

 

Lisa Niver at her Alma Mater, University of Pennsylvania

Lisa Niver at her Alma Mater, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

What Happens at ILTM Cannes 2018? Part 1

ILTM 2018 Cannes The Global Stage #momentsthatmatterTravel Journalists on the VIP Media Program had interactions with many incredible hotel brands.

Our first media luncheon was at Relais & Châteaux property Bruno Oger La villa Archange in Cannes. I recently stayed at Auberge Saint-Antoine Relais & Châteaux in Québec City. 

I was able to meet with the General Managers and top executives as well as re-connect with travel friends like Mark Ellwood from Condé Nast Traveler and Bloomberg. I met editors like Zhu Tong from Condé Nast China, Steven Bond from Destinations of the World News Dubai and Hill Choi Lee from South China Morning Post.

VIDEO: WHAT HAPPENS AT ILTM IN CANNES?

Walking the red carpet into the venue for the ILTM Global Forum – “The Year of Health and Wellness” in the Grand Auditorium at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès was magical. We went to the ILTM Welcome Reception at the Ambassadors Suite, Palais de Festivals which was sponsored by The Italian Tourist Board and had photo booth specials with the gorgeous Italian countryside.

Over the course of the conference, I went to many rooftop and penthouse parties where I learned even more about the top brands. At the Shangri-La Hotels event, I was able to see the team from Shangri-La Hotel, At the Shard, London

We finished our evening at San Telmo with Lucy Clifton and her team from Spotlight Communications who made my first experience at ITLM a dream. Their attention to detail was legendary and I was well prepared and organized to make the most of my time in Cannes at the conference.

Media Dinner at ILTM Dec 2018 Cannes

Media Dinner at ILTM Dec 2018 Cannes

Day Two, December 4, 2018 started with breakfast by Hilton Luxury & Lifestyle Group at Restaurant Mantel (Table 22) 22 Rue Saint Antoine, 06400 Cannes where we learned about the new Waldorf Astoria and Aston Martin partnership as well about the underwater Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and many other new and exciting properties. I cooked with a chef at the Conrad in Miami and recently filmed at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Cannes December 2018 By Lisa Niver

Each morning at the ILTM Media Centre, we had ‘In Conversation with’ or press conferences with big brands and destinations with top-line stories. There were five minute presentations by senior board directors, CEOs and/or Presidents with 15 minutes of questions from the floor.

Walking the floors of the conference halls I saw many travel friends in their booths and was able to make appointments to learn about the happenings with various brands.

Good Morning from Cannes by Lisa Niver

Good Morning from Cannes by Lisa Niver

We had glorious weather and enjoyed our luscious lunch hosted by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts outdoors at the penthouse of Résidence 67 Croisette with live music and lively conversations. I recently had a hard hat tour of Four Seasons Philadelphia at Comcast Tower.

Our Afternoon Tea Networking sessions where in the First Floor Restaurant at the Palais des Festivals and were very valuable. I was able to meet with many hotels and brands in a short amount of time and learn about new stories in many locations. I meet with Edwardian Hotels, Sweet Bocas, Jumeirah Vittaveli and more.

Sunset in Cannes by Lisa Niver

Sunset in Cannes by Lisa Niver

As the sun set and the sky was full of magical colors, my journalism friends and I were able to participate in several cocktail parties and events including cocktails hosted by Cheval Blanc in the Majestic Suite, Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, Cannes. We experienced VOGA Vogue Yoga with PROUD Experiences NYC. We went on Mabruk III for the Visit California yacht party. We had drinks with IHG lifestyle and design and I loved that every event in Cannes had live music.

Sunset in Cannes by Lisa Niver

Sunset in Cannes by Lisa Niver

Where did I stay in Cannes? Hôtel Martinez Cannes by Hyatt. See part TWO of my video for more of my ILTM VIP MEDIA experience!

Thank you to Lucy Clifton, the entire team at Spotlight Communications and everyone at ILTM for including me in the International Luxury Travel Mart Cannes 2018.

Watch all my conference videos and look for ILTM Part 2 for more of what happened in Cannes Dec 2018.

 

What Happened at ILTM Cannes 2018? Part TWO

What Happened at ILTM Cannes 2018? 

Read about Part One here:
To watch Part One: Click HERE.

PART TWO:

I loved the International Luxury Travel Mart conference!
We started with breakfast with Marriott International Luxury Brands at the
JW Marriott on Boulevard de la Croisette. Jennie Benzaquen shared exciting new developments throughout the brands and I even got to take a photo with the chefs! It was another beautiful December day in Cannes and we started at the conference with ‘In Conversation with’ press conferences with many top luxury brands.

Walking the floors of the conference, I spoke with many luxury brands about upcoming hotel openings, story ideas and possible adventures.

VIDEOWhat Happened at ILTM Cannes 2018? Part TWO

At lunch, we had Press Roundtables in the First Floor Restaurant at the Palais des Festivals.

For Afternoon Tea, we met with a selection of exhibitors during a dedicated session at the Palais des Festivals.

Hill Choi Lee and Lisa Niver at VOGA party ILTM

Hill Choi Lee and Lisa Niver at VOGA party ILTM

In the evening, I attended the MILUX beach house cocktail party, VOGA Vogue Yoga event, Jumeirah Hotels yacht party, Nobu Hotels party.

Journalists at VOGA ILTM party

Journalists at VOGA ILTM party

One of the best things was to reconnect with journalism friends from around the world and to make new connections.

I stayed at the Martinez Hotel and when we returned, we went to the Hyatt party which was at our hotel!

Party with MILUX at ILTM

Party with MILUX at ILTM

December 6 started with breakfast at Martinez Hotel before our final set of ‘In Conversation with’  at the ILTM Media Centre. I had many one on one chats about future stories and being at the conference was superb.

Nobu Hotels Party at ILTM

Nobu Hotels Party at ILTM

The Kudadoo Maldives Lunch was held at the Majestic Hotel. I enjoyed going to all of the area hotels for our different events. At the end of the day, we went to the MILUX party and the Four Seasons Party before the final party at Hotel Martinez with the famous revolving dance floor.

Journalists at Final Party at ILTM 2018

Journalists at Final Party at ILTM 2018

A giant thank you to the ILTM team for including me at the Cannes 2018 event.

Thank you TEAM ILTM 2018!

Thank you TEAM ILTM 2018!

Click here to see all of my conference videos!

More about ILTM Conference: “The ultimate global meeting in the annual luxury travel calendar!”

“ILTM in Cannes is our flagship inspirational show. We bring everyone to Cannes: your customers, your media and your network. It’s where the world meets the world! You will be seen alongside the absolute best in class and do more business in a week than is possible in many months. More contacts, more opportunities, more insights and more markets than anywhere else – you can’t afford not to be part of it.

ILTM introduces global travel buyers to an unrivaled collection of international travel experiences. We are the relationship brokers that provide a platform for you to do business and build relationships.

ILTM 2018 marks the launch of ILTM’s Year of Health and Wellness, kicking off in the French Riviera in Cannes. ILTM will launch research and gather a community of wellness experts that all draw the same conclusion; in the future, all travel is wellness travel, every trip is expected to enhance the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the traveller, transformation is the very promise of travel, and today’s travel brands are the solution to one of the biggest problems of our age.”

Who is #5 on the Top 1000+ Travel Blogs? #Travel1K

Click here to see the entire list!

Lisa Niver is #5 on the Top 1000 Travel Blog List

Lisa Niver is #5 on the Top 1000 Travel Blog List

 

More about WeSaidGoTravel:

pinterest 200K

YouTube 1.4 million impressions in 2018

We Said Go Travel YouTube 1.4 million impressions 2018

We Said Go Travel was read in 212 countries in 2018!

We Said Go Travel was read in 212 countries in 2018

We Said GO Travel is verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

See Lisa talking about TRAVEL on KTLA TV!

Lisa Niver at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on KTLA TV

BIO:

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 for seven years on the high seas. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #4 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with nearly 900,000 views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 140,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2300 writers and photographers from 75 countries.
She has been a finalist for five Southern California Journalism Awards in the past two years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. 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, Trivago,  USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges.
Lisa Niver is a Travel Expert on KTLA TV in Los Angeles

2018 An Amazing Year: WSGT December News

Dec News 2018 with We Said Go Travel:

Happy December and festivals of light. I hope you are bringing light to your corner of the darkness!

Where did I wander in 2018? What happened this year? I was on TV, I went traveling, my YouTube channel grew and grew and I went to so many different conferences. Read all about it here: Where were Lisa’s Wonderful Wanderings in 2018?

Lisa Niver is a Travel Expert on KTLA TV in Los Angeles

Thank you to Ms. Magazine for publishing my story about empathy:

Lisa Niver Ms Magazine Empathy

We Said Go Travel was read in 212 countries in 2018.

We Said Go Travel was read in 212 countries in 2018

Thank you to Artworks PC on Main Street in Park City, Utah! I am so excited to have my art on exhibit in your gallery! Read more about my art here.

Lisa Niver at Artworks PC gallery in Park City, Utah

Thank you to Erin from Explore with Erin for including me in her Travelocity article on where to celebrate Christmas.

Lisa Niver in Travelocity

Thank you to Travel Awaits for interviewing me for their series. Read: Interview With Adventure Travel Blogger Lisa Niver:

“. talks about staying in gers in Mongolia, skiing in Banff, classes in Thailand, and more!”

“Remember you do not have to go alone in this world. Take a buddy and try something new! It is amazing!” – We Said Go Travel

Thank you again Travel Awaits!

Travel Awaits interviews Lisa Niver

Thank you to Lindsey Tiger for including me in her Travel and Leisure article: talking about using my MacBook Air on plane rides.

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Travel Photo Award. I am publishing the fantastic photos once a day! Click here to see the most recently published entries. Once all the entries are published, I will announce the finalists most likely at the end of summer 2019.

In December, I traveled to Las Vegas for the DEMA Scuba show and I enjoyed London with friends before ILTM Cannes 2018. I will share photos and stories next month.
See VIDEOs from all the conferences I went to this year:

 

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over 857,133 views on YouTube! Thank you for your support! Are you a subscriber? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

Recent video from my trip to Philadelphia:

My YouTube channel had over 1.4 million impressions in 2018.

We Said Go Travel YouTube 1.4 million impressions 2018

Thank you for your support! My YouTube channel has over 850,000 views and 1948 subscribers. We Said Go Travel YouTube 850000 views 2018

Thank you! I am so proud of all I have accomplished this year. Thank you for watching my videos, reading my stories, following along on social media and asking me about booking your travels!

I am now planning and booking travel! Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said:

“Your keen sense of humor will make you many good friends.”

“Your laugh and enthusiasm pleases those around you.”

“Cheerful company and a merry time are ahead for you.”

I hope you have enjoyed many festivals of light this holiday season and that you feel you have accomplished many of your 2018 goals. I cannot wait for 2019 so I can have more exciting adventures and share great stories.
Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 140,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

On Fohr card, I have 131,729 followers on December 12, 2018

We Said Go Travel Stats Dec 2018 Fohr

On Buzzoole, I have 205,000 followers on Dec 12, 2018.

Thank you for your support!

Buzzoole Stats for We Said Go Travel Dec 2018

Happy New Year!
Lisa Niver at Alta

Where were Lisa’s Wonderful Wanderings in 2018?

Where did I wander in 2018?

What happened this year?

Television:
I was on KTLA talking travel!

Lisa Niver Live on KTLA with Lu Parker Mark Mester

Lisa Niver Live on KTLA with Lu Parker, Mark Mester, Kaj Goldberg.

I spoke at the Hollywood Improv!
My Art was in the gallery, Artworks PC, on main street in Park City, Utah! And in an art show at The Clayhouse in Santa Monica, California.

Who is #9 on the TOP 1000 Travel Blogs? We Said GO Travel

Conferences: Click here to see all of the conference videos

Lisa Niver at 2018 Press Club Awards2018 Finalist for three categories of Southern California Journalism Awards:
Lisa Niver and We Said Go Travel are #4 on the Top 1000+ Travel Blogger List yay

Lisa Niver and We Said Go Travel are #4 on the Top 1000+ Travel Blogger List

Travel Adventures and Videos

Lisa Niver in the Grand Canyon

Lisa’s articles:

Enkereri school children in Maasai Mara. Photo by Matt Payne

Enkereri school children in Maasai Mara. Photo by Matt Payne

Lisa in other people’s articles:

 

What happened in:
2017

2016

2014

More articles, TV, videos (nearly 900,000 views), social (over 140k) at LisaNiver.com

 

 

Lisa Niver at the Hollywood Improv Feb 2018

Lisa Niver at the Hollywood Improv Feb 2018

Where were Lisa’s Wonderful Wanderings in 2018?

Do You Want To Take Better Photos?

People often ask me what phone I have when they see the quality of my photos and videos. Actually it sounds something like this, “What phone is that? I am buying that next!”

I am now using the LG V40ThinQ and it is the 4th LG phone I have used for my We Said Go Travel YouTube channel which now has 850,000 views and 1.4 million impressions in 2018.

Here is my view from the 65th floor of The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas:

Cosmopolitan Hotel View from 65th floor by Lisa Niver LGV40 ThinQ

Here is my view from the 39th floor at Shangri-La London at The Shard:

View from Shangri-La London by Lisa Niver #LGV40ThinQ

As you can see, the photo quality is stellar!
It actually has FIVE CAMERAS and a feature called Flash Jump Cut which makes gifs!

Here is a gif from LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art):

LACMA gif LGV40ThinQ

I also took this photos with the wide angle camera at LACMA at the Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile exhibit

Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile LACMA #LGv40ThinQ

Here is a panoramic view of LACMA’s lights by LGV40ThinQ
LACMA Panorama #LGV40ThinQ by Lisa Niver

and with 2 front cameras–the selfie game is at a whole new level!

Lisa's selfie at LACMA 2018 #LGV40ThinQ

Here is my first video with the new LGV40ThinQ:

VIDEO: Sing With The Nashuva Band: Heaven On Earth Songs Of The Soul

I love the wide angle lens and that they still have a headphone jack!

Here is more about the LG phones that helped created LG V40 ThinQ

Here is more information about my YouTube channel:

We Said Go Travel YouTube 850000 views 2018We Said Go Travel YouTube 1.4 million impressions 2018

 

I am Grateful: WSGT November News 2018

Nov News 2018 with We Said Go Travel:

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and time with the people who are important to you. My aunt and uncle hosted 48 family members for a wonderful dinner with not one, not two but three turkeys! Thank you to everyone who has asked about my mother, she continues to recover amazingly quickly from her fall and has a great attitude!

 

Ms Magazine Polar Bears Can't Vote So You Have toThank you to Ms. Magazine for publishing two more of my stories:

  • Polar Bears Can’t Vote, So You Have To!

    Dr. Stephen Petersen, head of conservation and research at Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, has only one word of advice for the environmentally conscious this week: “Vote.” …. Polar bears are at the top trophic level of the food chain, and climate change is having a massive impact on their lives. As their environments evolve, Petersen is calling for more marine protected areas and doing work to protect the denning areas where polar bears have their babies. But there are many species that need to be protected—birds in Papua New Guinea, orangutans in Indonesia and polar bears in the Arctic among them.

  • Are You Ready for the Feminine Revolution?

    I have been told that I am too sensitive or too emotional. I’ve been told that I use too many capital letters. I have been told repeatedly that my emails scared someone, that I should tone it down to appear professional. (I was even named “Most Likely to Clap Her Hands for No Reason” in my high school yearbook.)

    It’s true: I have always been enthusiastic and had more obvious feelings than others in a room. That’s why I loved reading The Feminine Revolution: 21 Ways to Ignite the Power of Your Femininity for a Brighter Life and a Better Worldby Catherine Connors and Amy Stanton, which flipped the narrative—and encouraged women like me to reframe old standards that have claimed that “traditional” feminine traits are weak or bad.

I am honored to write for this incredible magazine. My first print story for Ms. Magazine will be in the Winter issue.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON MS. MAGAZINE

Are You Ready for the Feminine Revolution? Ms. Magazine by Lisa Niver

Thank you to Mike Wreyford for having me on his radio show, The Good Life, for my 3rd visit. Listen to us here: Talking Travel on The Good Life.

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Travel Photo Award. As soon as my tech wizard gives me the okay, I will start publishing the fantastic photos!

Walking with Polar Bears by Lisa Niver with Churchill Wild near Hudson Bay

Walking with Polar Bears by Lisa Niver with Churchill Wild near Hudson Bay

Recent Travels to Canada and Vegas:

Did you see all of my stories and videos from my Adventures in Canada with Churchill Wild:
Part OneDo You Want to Walk with Polar Bears?
Part TwoAre You Ready for an Adventure? Walk with Polar Bears
Part ThreeHow Do You Get To Churchill Wild?
and my time in Winnipeg: Are You Ready to Discover Wonderful Winnipeg?

Lisa Niver private tour at Bellagio Fountains

Have you always wanted to go behind the scenes at the Bellagio Fountains? Join me for a private daytime fountain tour:
VIDEO: Join Me Behind the Scenes at the Bellagio Fountains
Learn more about my Vegas adventures with Virtuoso when I stayed at ARIA this summer:

 

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over 842,627 views on YouTube! Thank you for your support! Are you a subscriber? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

Recent video from Nashuva Band: Happy almost Chanukah! May your holiday season be filled with music and light.
Thank you! I am so proud of all I have accomplished this year. Thank you for watching my videos, reading my stories, following along on social media and asking me about booking your travels!

I am now planning and booking travel! Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said:

“Don’t be afraid to take that big step.”  And

Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising every time we fall.

I hope your entire year will be filled with celebrations!
Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 140,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

Lisa Niver's selfie with a Polar Bear with Churchill Wild

Lisa Niver’s selfie with a Polar Bear with Churchill Wild

Happy Birthday to Me: Oct News 2018

Oct News 2018 with We Said Go Travel:

Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes! I am so proud of all I have accomplished this year. Thank you for watching my videos, reading my stories, following along on social media and asking me about booking your travels! I was LIVE on the 1pm KTLA NEWS!

Did you see me? Click here to see it AGAIN! 

Happy Birthday Lisa Niver 2018

Lisa Niver on an Arctic Safari with Churchill Wild finding polar bears!

Thank you to Ms. Magazine for publishing my story: “Reverse Mentoring with GenMaverick: The Five Best Lessons I Learned From Teen Feminists.” I was honored to be asked to be a mentor/catalyst for Maverick. This story is from the Maverick Live Summit in April 2018.

“At the inaugural Maverick Live Summit in Los Angeles, teens took the stage to celebrate the new app’s intent to empower young girls to use their voices—and shared honest stories about their paths to incredible accomplishments. From being on “Grown-ish” to being the first African-American woman ever to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speed skating team, the passionate young women who gathered in Los Angeles for the summit showed the crowd of teens that anything is possible and encouraged them to be creative and empowered.

Collectively and individually they told each other and the crowd: “Take risks! Dream big. Let your voice be heard!”

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON MS. MAGAZINE

Lisa Niver's article for Ms. Magazine

My Travel Photo Award is open until November 1, 2018. Thank you to everyone who participated in all of my writing competitions and the first photo award. Submit your photo for our current Photo Award THIS MONTH!

We Said Go Travel Photo Award 2018

Did you see all of my Africa stories and videos from my trip to Tanzania and Kenya with Abercrombie and Kent?

Part 1: Where Did I Travel on My First African Safari?

Part 2: Are You Ready? Today We Are Going to the Serengeti!

Part 3: What is the Best Way to Travel from Tanzania to Kenya?

Part 4: How can you see Black Rhino, Maasai Warriors and Hula Hoops?

Part 5: Do You Love The Animals of Africa?

Thank you to Abercrombie and Kent for sharing so many of my photos from our East African safari on their Facebook page:

Travel expert and writer, Lisa Ellen Niver, recently returned from a safari in East Africa with A&K. Here she shares some of the highlights from her recent adventure.We Said Go Travel

Posted by Abercrombie & Kent USA on Thursday, October 11, 2018

 

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over 826,000 views on YouTube! Thank you for your support! Are you a subscriber? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

Recent videos from walking with Polar Bears in Canada with Churchill Wild:

I am now planning and booking travel! Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said:  “Don’t be discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward,” and “Courtesy costs nothing.”

I hope your birthday and entire year will be filled with celebrations!
Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 135,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

Lisa Niver is BRAVE

Lisa Niver at the opening summit for Maverick Live, April 2018

Do You Love The Animals Of Africa?

Please enjoy part 5 of my video journey through Tanzania and Kenya with Abercrombie and Kent Luxury Tailor Made Journeys.

Part OnePart Two, Part Three, Part Four and the final videos Part Five:

I loved being on my very first African safari. I filmed so much footage of the animals and I wanted to be able to share it with you. Please find videos below that are mainly of one animal. If you want to see where we stayed, what we ate, how we got from place to place please see the first 13 videos in this series here.

Zebra in Africa by Lisa Niver

Video #14 Do you want to see ZEBRAS?

Please enjoy my videos of zebras from Tanzania and Kenya in Tarangire, Serengeti and Maasai Mara from my safari in July 2018.

Giraffe in Africa by Lisa NiverVideo #15 Do you want to see GIRAFFES?

Please enjoy my videos of giraffes from Tanzania and Kenya in Tarangire, Serengeti and Maasai Mara from my safari in July 2018.

Lion in Africa by Lisa NiverVideo #16 Do you want to see LIONS?

Please enjoy my videos of lions from Tanzania and Kenya in Tarangire, Serengeti and Maasai Mara from my safari in July 2018.

Elephant in Africa by Lisa NiverVideo #17Do you want to see ELEPHANTS?

Please enjoy my videos of elephants from Tanzania and Kenya in Tarangire, Serengeti and Maasai Mara from my safari in July 2018.

Thank you Abercrombie and Kent! Lisa Niver

Thank you Abercrombie and Kent! I loved my safari adventures! Lisa Niver

Video #18Do you want to see BABY ANIMALS?

My two favorite things to see on safari in Tanzania and Kenya were baby animals and animals crossing the road. I made this video of just baby animals and animals crossing the road.

Click here to see all of my African Safari videos

Click here for more information and rates!

Part 1: Where Did I Travel on My First African Safari?

Part 2: Are You Ready? Today We Are Going to the Serengeti!

Part 3: What is the Best Way to Travel from Tanzania to Kenya?

Part 4: How can you see Black Rhino, Maasai Warriors and Hula Hoops?

How can you see Black Rhino, Maasai Warriors and Hula Hoops?

Please enjoy part 4 of my video journey through Tanzania and Kenya with Abercrombie and Kent Luxury Tailor Made Journeys.

Part OnePart Two, Part Three and now here is Part Four

Video #9: Will I Love a Safari in Maasai Mara?

#9 Safari in Mara Triangle July 14 2018 and staying at Sanctuary Olonana with Sanctuary Retreats

Staying at Sanctuary Olonana in the Maasai Mara: the rooms are gorgeous, breakfast is fabulous and they even have challah in Kenya. They have everything at Sanctuary Retreats. Cross your fingers we see a rhino today. We have seen 4 of the Big 5 so far.

For our game drive with Duncan, we saw a large family of olive baboons and zebras. We went through Oloololo Gate and explored. We saw elephants, zebras, a lion and a lioness, a water buck, another large male lion, spotted hyena, another lioness, grey crowned cranes, warthog, kingfisher and many many more elephants. At the end of this video playlist are movies of several animals who we spent a lot of time watching: See more footage of elephants, giraffe, lions and baby animals.

Lisa Niver and Kelly in Kenya #AKTravelIn the afternoon after lunch at Sanctuary Olonana, we visited a Maasai village. Chief Richard said I could bring my hula-hoop. See the next movie for more of our adventures with the men, women and children of the village.

I went to see the Sanctuary Olonana Spa which has outdoor treatment rooms so you can hear the sounds of the river and hippos as you relax. Remember your bathing suit because you can go for a swim or sit by the pool.

Watch my video from July 15, our final game drive when we did see the black rhino.
Happy Travels! Lisa

Video #10Do you want to visit to a Maasai Village?

From Sanctuary Olonana, we went to visit Chef Richard’s village.
He told us—“ As you know, there is Big 5. Do you know what is the Big 6?” Maasai Warriors!”
He was talking to us about polygamy.
You can marry more wives if you have enough cows. 10 cows for 1 wife, 20 cows for 2 wives.
We watched the Maasai Warriors do their jumping dance.I taught them to hula-hoop.
One warrior laughed so hard—he fell down!
We took photos with the men and then went to visit the women and children in the village.
I danced with the women and shared my hula hoop with them.

Lisa Niver and Maasai Warriors Kenya #AKTravelI loved learning Maasai: Supa means HELLO!
The children came to watch the women of the village dance and sing.
We were invited into the men’s meeting house and learned how they make fire.
I bought several beaded bracelets from the craft marketplace.
Thank you to the village for sharing their time with us and inviting us into their homes.

Video #11Do You Want to see a Black Rhino?

#11 We saw a Black Rhino on Our Final Game Drive July 15 2018

We woke up at Sanctuary Olonana and I wandered among the beautiful trees on property.
Sanctuary Retreats, Abercrombie and Kent, AK Philanthropy and Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy have a commitment to the communities where they are building and working. They use local staff, have an organic garden and involve the community to pick their projects. We were able to visit the school that was built by the teams in Africa. The Maasai village owns the land where Sanctuary Olonana is located and receives money for each room night.

On our safari game drives, we saw the great migration of the wildebeest, hundreds of elephants and so many lions.

Giraffe by Lisa Niver in Kenya #AKTravelSanctuary Olonana has recently been completely renovated and reopened. I have been learning to speak Swahili and Maasai. The staff has been teaching me new words and I can say THANK YOU! Asante Sana. I loved eating breakfast with a view of the river with hippos!

Duncan took us on our final game drive and we saw Maasai with their cattle and then we found the elusive black rhino! We saw all of the Big 5 during our adventures in Tanzania and Kenya. I loved being on safari with Abercrombie and Kent. I cannot wait for your to come on your bucket list trip and enjoy the amazing animals, friendly people and the vast landscape.

Black Rhino by Lisa Niver Kenya #AKTravel

Video #12Do you want to Watch a Maasai Warrior Performance?

#12 Did we visit a Maasai Village in Kenya?
YES!
Watch the Maasai Warrior Performance with Hula Hooping Olonana, Kenya.
Did I teach Maasai Warriors to Hula Hoop?
Yes I did! What an amazing Abercrombie and Kent Small Group Journey!

We were invited to visit a Maasai Village while we were staying at Sanctuary Olonana.

I wanted to share the complete footage of the warriors.

Video #13 Do You Want to See the Maasai Women Sing?

#13 Did we visit a Maasai Village in Kenya?
YES!
Watch the Maasai Women sing and dance!

Did I teach Maasai Women and children to Hula Hoop?
Yes I did! What an amazing Abercrombie and Kent Luxury Tailor Made Journey we had in Tanzania and Kenya.

We were invited to visit a Maasai Village while we were staying at Sanctuary Olonana. I wanted to share the complete footage of the women dancing.

Click here to see all of my African Safari videos

Click here for more information and rates!

Part 1: Where Did I Travel on My First African Safari?

Part 2: Are You Ready? Today We Are Going to the Serengeti!

Part 3: What is the Best Way to Travel from Tanzania to Kenya?

Happy New Year from We Said GO Travel

Sept News 2018 with We Said Go Travel:

Thank you to everyone who participated in my We Said Go Travel Photo Award!
AND THE WINNERS ARE:

FIRST PLACE: Azim Khan Ronnie, Red Chilies Pickers in Bangladesh
SECOND PLACE: Jan SkwaraThe Space in Norway
THIRD PLACE: Piers van der Merwe, Majestic Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
Honorable Mention:

Nafis AmeenBangladesh Through My Eye

Adonis Villanueva, The Horse in the Carpathians

Dipesh Bhatt, Cormorant Fisherman in China

2017 Photo Award FinalistsPart 1 and Part 2

Our 2018 photo award is open! Our four judges look forward to seeing your best shots! Learn more here!

We Said Go Travel Photo Award 2018

Thank you to Nora Roberts for including me in her Creditwalk article: “30 of the Smartest Travel Moves Ever Made”

Lisa Niver as a Club Med GO Marge

Lisa Niver as Marge for The Dating Game at Club Med Copper Mountain

Here was my “Smartest Travel” answer:

FUNDING TRAVEL (EARNING MONEY)

Work for Resorts/Cruise Ships

Lisa Ellen Niver of We Said Go Travel loved scuba diving, but she couldn’t afford to dive on her salary at the time. So on a friend’s suggestion, she applied to work at Club Med as a G.O. (an activity organizer).

“I had never heard of it before but sent in a resume and paid to fly to Florida for a group interview. They offered me the job but in Colorado. I wanted to go scuba diving but they needed a person in the kids club who could ski. She promised that if I went to the snow, next I would get underwater. I decided to go for it. I ended up at Club Med for a year and on ships for nearly seven! It was the most amazing way to travel, see the world and save money. I absolutely loved it.”

This smart travel move launched Lisa’s ongoing career as an award-winning travel expert who is featured around the world. To this day, she’s glad she took a chance and went to Club Med to ski when she wanted to go scuba diving. “You never know what can happen if you just begin.”

More interviews with Lisa Niver from Business Insider, The Penny Hoarder and more on One Page

Lisa Niver Live on KTLA News

Thank you for all of your support for my

We Said Go Travel website, videos, travels,

social media and me!

I was LIVE on the 1pm KTLA NEWS!

Did you see me? Click here to see it AGAIN! 

Lisa Niver Live on KTLA with Lu Parker Mark Mester

Lisa Niver Live on KTLA with Lu Parker, Mark Mester, Kaj Goldberg.

I really believe what Lindsey Vonn said: “Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there, and one day it will come true.” 

Lisa Niver is a Travel Expert on KTLA TV in Los Angeles

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here are links to my video channels on YouTubeAmazon Fire Tv, and Roku Player. My views on Roku are now over 1.2 million and I have over 800,000 views on YouTube! My total video views across all platforms is now over two million! Thank you for your support!

Recent videos from walking with Polar Bears in Canada with Churchill Wild:

 

I am now planning and booking travel! Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said:  “A day without smiling is a day wasted.” and “It is not only important to add years to your life but to add life to your years.”

Shana Tova! I hope as the new year of 5779 begins you are filling your life with what is most important to you. I read this quote in the Stephen Wise Temple Yom Kippur Prayerbook:

“As civilization advances, the sense of wonder declines. Such decline is an alarming symptom of our state of mind. Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation. The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe but a will to wonder.”

by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel from “As Civilization Advances” in “God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism”

I hope your new year will be filled with wonder and wander!
Thank you for your all of your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 130,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

Happy New Year 5779/2018 Shana Tova

Happy New Year 5779/2018 Shana Tova! Photo by Lisa Niver on Yom Kippur at Skirball Center Los Angeles

Wondering Where to Wander in Montreal?

I explored Montreal for the first time during the Travel Classics Montreal conference in May 2018 during Montreal’s birthday (17 May 1642).

Last summer for Canada’s 150 birthday,  I wrote several articles for USA Today 10 Best about 10 unique places to visit10 places for an outdoor adventure and 10 sites to explore the history of Canada. These three articles were part of a group that created 150 things for Canada’s 150th! I have been working my way through all of these incredible things to do in Canada.

For our pre-conference experience, I stayed at Monville Hotel which had literally just opened its doors and was centrally located so we could walk to many attractions or for our dinner! I loved meeting their resident robot.

VIDEO: Staying in the brand new Monville Hotel in Montreal

We arrived into Montreal by Rail after several days in Québec City.

VIDEOTraveling on Via 1 from Quebec City to Montreal

Where did we go? What did we see?

*Museum of Fine Art

*Mount Royal

*HA with Francisco Randez:  They have two locations and great food

*Studio 16 and the Street Art Festival

*Pointe A Calliere

From my USA TODAY 10best article: “Most people don’t know that Montreal is one of the oldest cities in Canada, let alone North America. So, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum showcases Canadian history through both permanent and temporary exhibitions.  Permanent exhibitions provide insight on how Montreal began, how it was built and how archaeologists uncovered what the city was like before human settlement.”

*Cite Memoire for Montreal at Night definitely see as many of the 60 projections as you can!

*Escondite! I loved this Mexican restaurant! Thank you to Bernardo and the entire team Vive Mexico!

VIDEO: I Loved Exploring Montreal with Travel Classics

A highlight of my trip was discovering Jewish Montreal with Mélissa Simard on her Jewish food tour.

VIDEO: Want to Discover the Jewish Heritage of Montreal with Food?

I tried something new: AERIAL YOGA. My instructor, Veronique´ Jalbert, at Club Sportif Maa was fantastic! I cannot wait to find my 2nd class.

Video: Club Sportiff MAA Aerial Yoga with Veronique´ Jalbert

Thank you to Maren and #TravelClassicsMontreal! See my next article about the conference and look at my Canada videos from Vancouver to Montreal Summer 2018:

 

Lisa Niver at Escondite in MontrealLisa Niver at Escondite in Montreal

Discover more at We Said GO Travel

More Rocky Mountaineer please! Lisa is in Virtuoso Life Magazine

Thank you to Virtuoso Life Magazine for including me in your Rocky Mountaineer article.

I loved my experience on the train!Lisa Niver Virtuoso Advisor in Virtuoso Life Magazine about Rocky Mountaineer

Read the full article:

 

My articles about Rocky Mountaineer, Banff and Lake Louise:

Lisa Niver is in the July 2018 issues of Virtuoso Life Magazine

Are you ready to book your Rocky Mountaineer Journey?

For rates and more information, click here.

Watch my videos from Rocky Mountaineer:

Enjoy your bucket list train journey on Rocky MountaineerWhere can you go on the train?

From cosmopolitan city centres to the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountaineer’s rail routes offer you the most jaw-dropping sights Western Canada has to offer.

Seattle – Vancouver – Banff
Lake Louise – Jasper – Calgary

Circle Journeys

If “see everything” is on your list, you’re in luck. Plan to start and end your journey from the same place and then get ready to take it all in. Combining two or more of our routes in a Circle Journey gives you the most days onboard the train. Lucky you!

Add an Alaska Cruise

With Rocky Mountaineer, adding an Alaska cruise to the beginning or end of your rail journey is a breeze. More specifically, an ocean breeze blowing over glittering seascapes.

Unparalleled Experiences
Over the years, we’ve been perfecting the very fine craft of creating life-changing experiences. Our secret recipe is not-so-secret and has earned us eight world travel awards, but hey, who’s counting?

June 2018 Jumping for Joy: We Said Go Travel News

June News 2018 Jumping for Joy with We Said Go Travel:

Thank you for all of your support for We Said Go Travel and me.

Thank you to AARP for sharing my story: “How to Stay Fit on Vacation: 6 easy exercises you can do when you’re away from home.” Thank you to my three fitness experts, Beth Kageyama, Bryant Johnson and Phong Tran, for making time to talk to me!

Lisa Niver's story for AARP on Travel and Fitness

If you are in the Los Angeles area, please join me at my art studio for our Summer Show: Hooked on Clay June 29 and 30.

The Clayhouse Summer Sale 2018

 

Thank you to Rise Boarders for their list! Out of over 1000+ travel blogs, I was listed as the top female travel blogger and We Said Go Travel was #4!

Lisa Niver and We Said Go Travel are #4 on the Top 1000+ Travel Blogger ListLisa Niver and We Said Go Travel are #4 on the Top 1000+ Travel Blogger List yay

Thank you to Scuba Diver Life for publishing my story about swimming with the Jellyfish!

Lisa Niver swum with the Jellyfish , ScubaDiverLife

I absolutely LOVED my adventures in May in Canada!
Read and watch here:

Lisa Jumping for JOY rocky Mountaineer

 

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MY TRAVEL VIDEOS?

Here are links to my video channels on YouTubeAmazon Fire Tv, and Roku Player. My views on Roku alone are now over one million! My total video views across all platforms is now over 1,913,089 (1.9Million)! ! Thank you for your support! What should I do to celebrate when I get to 2 MILLION views?

Recent videos from my Adventures Across Canada: to see them all CLICK HERE !

I am now planning and booking travel! Where do you want to wander? Find more information about me and my luxury travel advising as an independent affiliate of CRUISE and RESORT, Inc with Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network on my new microsite!

My fortune cookies said “Failure is the tuition you pay for success” and “It’s not only important to add years to your life but to add life to your years!”

Thank you for your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube, and at LisaNiver.com. My social media following is now over 100,000 and I am verified on both Twitter and Facebook.

TRAVEL PHOTO AWARD:

All of the entries from our first Travel Photo award have now been scheduled. After July, when all the entries are published, we will announce the winners.  Thank you to everyone who participated and to our judges, Gary Arndt from Everything Everywhere and Jeana from Surf and Sunshine. We hope you will submit a photo in our next award starting SOON!

TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS: 

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our 13 We Said Go Travel Competitions! Find the winners for all of them here.

The sunny view at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in May 2018 by Lisa Niver

The sunny view at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in May 2018

More from We Said Go Travel.

Did you see Lisa Niver at the Hollywood Improv?

Did you see me at the Hollywood Improv?

Don’t worry! I have the whole thing on video for you!

VIDEO: Watch Lisa Niver Live at the Hollywood Improv

What did Lisa say?
“When you enjoy what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. I often do things that are work, but I don’t feel I am really working”

Lisa Niver speaking at Freshbooks“I am impatient, but I am really perseverant.”

Lisa Niver Live on STAGE at the Hollywood IMPROV

“Use social media to support your interests and business and don’t let it be the boss of you.”

Live on Stage at the Hollywood Improv with We Said Go Travel

“My definition of success changes according to my needs, this year I am focusing on my business’ finances, last year it was about overcoming fears and trying new things.”

Lisa Niver featured speaker at the Hollywood Improv

Take Your Business to the Next Level

Running a small business is rewarding. But let’s be honest: It can also be challenging. Why not lean on others for support? The #IMakeaLiving event is here to help!

The #IMakeaLiving events bring together an eclectic group of small business owners for a lively, candid, and often hilarious, conversation.

Part small business boot camp, part group therapy, you’ll leave feeling inspired and motivated. Plus, you’ll get lots of actionable insights to take you and your business to the next level.

It’s free (yes, FREE) to attend and we’d love to see you there. (And, no, this isn’t one of those events that’s actually a sales pitch).

Event: #IMakeALiving powered by FreshBooks

When: Wednesday, February 21st, 9am–12pm

Where: Hollywood Improv Comedy Club, 8162 Melrose Avenue 90046

Cost: Free

Freshbooks Los Angeles #IMakeALiving

Learn more at We Said Go Travel and Lisa Niver.

Who is the Top Female Travel Blogger? #Travel1k May 30, 2018

Thank you #travel1k Top 1000+ Travel Blogs for your list! I am so excited and honored to be #5 of the top 1000+ Travel blogs and the TOP FEMALE TRAVEL BLOGGER!

 

Lisa Niver Top Female Travel Blogger May 30 2018 #Travel1k

Rank Travel Blogger #travel1k score
1.   Profile Image Matt Matt 96.84
2.   Profile Image Charles McCool (McCool Travel) 93.82
3.   Profile Image Rick Griffin 90.62
4.   Profile Image Andrea Pizzato 87.31
5.   Profile Image Lisa Ellen Niver 83.72

Click here to see the full list May 30, 2018

 

#Travel1k We Said Go Travel #5 Top Travel Blog May 30 2018

More about Lisa:

After exploring 99 countries and sailing for seven years on the high seas, Lisa Niver is ready for more unique active adventures! Find her talking travel on KTLA TV and her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.8 million views on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. Her stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra Magazine and writing about WWII for Smithsonian and Saturday Evening Post. Her 2018 publications include American Way (American Airlines), Robb Report and Wharton Magazine.
Her latest projects are a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 New Adventures Before 50,” and Facebook Live for USA Today 10best. She has run 13 Travel Writing Awards publishing nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries and the first We Said Go Travel Photo Competition received over 500 entries in summer 2017! She has over 90,000 followers on social media and is verified on both Twitter and Facebook. We Said Go Travel was read in 222 countries in 2017 and listed as #9 on the top 1000+ travel blog list on Valentine’s Day 2018.
Lisa Niver is part of the Bixel Exchange Startup LAunch with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for her website and tech media innovation with We Said Go Travel. Niver was recently invited to apply for the inaugural class of Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars for Fall 2018.
She was a finalist in two categories in 2017 for the 59th Southern California Journalism Awards and received 2nd place for her Jewish Journal story: “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers.”
Lisa Niver is #5 on top 1000 Travel blog List