Grateful at Thanksgiving and Travel Writing Award: Nov News


November NewsGrateful at Thanksgiving and Travel Writing Award

The Fall Gratitude We Said Go Travel Writing Award is open and will close on Thanksgiving. The Fall 2016 theme is: Where did you find the spark to follow your dreams? I have been honored to publish nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries with the dozen writing competitions I have hosted on We Said Go Travel. I hope you will consider participating in this award or sharing it with someone who wants to tell their tale. Thank you for all the support over the years.

Nov We Said Go Travel News Lisas solo art showWhere did I go in November?

My Caribbean birthday adventures to Aruba, Cancun, Cuba and Bonaire ended Nov 5. The videos are in progress and will be ready soon.

I was happy to return to Los Angeles for my first solo Art show! Simply Ceramics now has its own Instagram account and Facebook page. I sold more than half of the 50 pieces in my show and will have more available soon. My art will also be included in the show at The Clayhouse in Santa Monica Dec 9-10.  Are you looking for handmade holiday gifts from incredibly talented artists? Join us for the December show!

I was invited to participate in a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona this month and it was another first for me! I have been saying yes to many new things for my 50 things before I am 50 project. I will keep you posted on what happens next!

Recent Articles that Lisa was in:
*Departures Magazine: Lisa is a Dive Expert

*AARP: Are you ready to disrupt aging?

*We Said Go Travel is #8 in the top 50 Journalism Narratives of 2016

November News Grateful at Thanksgiving
Thank you to my dive buddy, Aalia, who took this photo of me in Bonaire

For the 2016 Summer Travel Writing Award: Thank you to everyone who participated. The winners will not be announced until all the entries are live on the site. I expect to announce the winners in early 2017. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest. Read the entries from our finalists and our winners! The 2016 Gratitude Travel Writing Award is currently open for entries!

As my fortune cookie said: “Small acts of kindness will be important for you this week.” AND “Prepare for an exciting trip to soon come your way.

Is your hard work is paying off? Grow your GRIT!  We Said GO Travel is really growing! Where can you find my 600+ travel videos? Here are links to my video channels on YouTube, Amazon Fire Tv, Amazon Short Video and Roku Player. I hope you enjoy my “This is What it is Like” Episodes! I now have nearly 900,000 video views!

Happy Holiday Season! Thank you for your support. Lisa

Discover more on my social media accounts:  InstagramFacebookTwitter, Pinterest, YouTube.

Newest Videos from Lisa and We Said Go Travel: My First Sailing from Galveston and on Carnival Cruises



Lisa Ellen Niver

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 on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. 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 Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 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 Scary Challenges 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.

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