Gold SATW & Independence Winners! Celebrate!

 

SATWF_Logo_2014OCTOBER NEWS FROM WE SAID GO TRAVEL:

Congratulations to Ken Budd for his Gold SATW award for his article, Kenya: Holding Elijah on We Said Go Travel! This award is considered the Pulitzer prize of Travel Writing.

Winners Announced for 2014 Summer 
First Place Winner:  Monet Waits by Tina Murty
 
Second Place Winner: 1974 in Nepal by Kirsti Whalen
 
Third Place Winner: How Salamanders Led Me on My Travels by Tiffany Soukup

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the participants! The Fall 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest is open. Free entry and cash prizes. Share your story of how you are a hero!
 
usa today 3more articlesNew on USA Today from Lisa:
Tee’s on the Green: Tastiest Burger in Tujunga 
The NICE GUY: A Bar-Lounge Hybrid by h.wood Group
10Best Holiday Attractions in Los Angeles
Article on Whole Life Magazine: How I stopped Binge Eating with before and after photos
 
 
the mid game interviewInterviewed by The Mid Game
“A great influencer is someone with integrity and something to say. Many people are making noise in the cyber world but an influencer shares their knowledge and stories and other people are drawn to learn more.” More great advice from veteran blogger and writer Lisa Niver of We Said Go Travel. Check out our interview with her here: http://bit.ly/1ydCF1t
SPECIAL THANKS to Tim Leffel for interviewing me and including me in his book: A Better Life for Half the Price.

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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.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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