Birthday Wishes We Said Go Travel News Oct 2020


Oct News 2020 with We Said Go Travel:

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, I have been in Los Angeles since March 9, 2020. That is 234 days. I have to say that my birthday this month was much better than I expected. Thank you to all of the friends and family who called, sent text messages and shared their love on social media.

Lisa Niver on her birthday Oct 18, 2020 at Hotel Erwin

I have a birthday wish! Please watch, comment and like my videos and subscribe to my YouTube channel! I now have over 1.25 million views and my next goal to have 3,000 subscribers! On my birthday, I had only 123 to go! Thanks for making my wish come true!

My second wish is for you to VOTE!

Thank you to the Jewish Journal for putting my column IN PRINT twice recently! Special thanks to Brett Barenholz for always looking out for me and saving me print copies!

My comments about Elul leading up to Rosh Hashannah were in print on page 28 of the Oct 2-8 edition.

“During the month leading up to Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur, I think about what has happened in the year that is ending. As I have this chance to reflect on what went well and what I want in the new year, I set goals. During the pandemic, I have had to pivot and write more about books as I have not been traveling. What will you focus on?”

My article about Los Angeles Teens Changing the World: Tikkun Olam was in print on page 26 of the October 9-15 edition. I was honored to be a mentor in The Julie Beren Platt Teen Innovation Grants which are part of the ​Jewish Federation of Los Angeles’ LA Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI).

Thank you to Canadian Affair for interviewing me about my experience on Rocky Mountaineer.

Lisa from We Said Go Travel explained how she learnt a lot about the history of the railroad on her train journey: “While travelling in luxurious comfort on the Rocky Mountaineer train between Vancouver and Banff, I loved learning the history of the railroad and seeing the spiral tunnels, Hells Gate and the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) at Craigellachie, British Columbia from November 7, 1885.”

Enjoy my video journey on Rocky Mountaineer

Enjoy my video of the waves at Santa Monica Beach. I filmed with my new LGV60ThinQ phone. I took many videos of my recent stay at Hotel Erwin at Venice Beach. New videos coming soon!

THANK YOU Twitter! I love getting balloons on my birthday!


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one and a quarter million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,262,264 views)

Thank you for your support! Are you one of my 2,892 subscribers? I hope you will join me and subscribe!

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Thank you to Larry and Dolly Parton for my birthday card and song!

My fortune cookies said:

You are an Adventurer: Travel the Highway of Life”

“You are headed in the right direction. Trust your instincts!”

Stay safe and healthy! We will travel again….


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can 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. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. 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.

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