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 an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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