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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 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. Niver was invited to the Oscars by United Airlines, to the United Nations for Ms. Magazine and wrote about an accidental swimming lesson with an Olympian for Teen Vogue. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on the top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She is a top 10 travel influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has over 150,000 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, Teen Vogue, TODAY, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, ““Brave(ish): It’s All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she’s not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she’s helping people find their next dream trip. 


Links for all of Lisa’s articles, videos, TV segments and social media: CLICK HERE

Read about Lisa Niver in Business Insider and watch her on KTLA TV YouTube with over one million views and on her segments for The Jet Set TV!

Meet Our Founder: Lisa Ellen Niver

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