Thankful during COVID: We Said Go Travel News Nov 2020


Nov News 2020 with We Said Go Travel:

I hope you had a Happy COVID19 Thanksgiving. 2020 has been a year filled uncertainty and changes. I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and you are taking care of your physical and emotional health. I bought myself flowers and it has made my desk much more inviting. Small changes can have big results! I am thinking about this quote: “The bad news is that time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” by Michael Altshuler from Hoda Kotb’s book “I Really Needed This Today!”

Thank you to Thrive Global for publishing my articles!

Coping with COVID through Groundhog Day, Total Meditation and Badass Habits!

Escape into Fiction this Fall shares one dozen books to read and discover! I hope you find one to fall in love with!

Thank you to Southern Travelers Explore Conference for inviting me to be their Keynote Speaker! I am honored!
My talk is called: Grateful For The Journey! As the King would say,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!” And I will be sharing secrets to start filming video. As Elvis would say, “It’s Now Or Never” so get started today!
This year for Penn Homecoming–we celebrated #HomeComingAtHome! I shared about all the places I took Penn Ben (like Flat Stanley!) including the United Nations in New York and The Gates Foundation Conference at Lincoln Center! Click here to see all of the photos! Thanks to the Penn Gazette for sharing so many of my photos in Pictures of Penn!

I have been honored to publish articles by Elwood Hopkins, Cherice Flanagan Taylor, The Book Truck and my art studio, Members Only LA.

Over 200 friends, students and family gathered to Celebrate the Life of Joannie Parker. You can watch the event on Vimeo and also see the Tribute created with words about her!

I am thankful for all of your support. I am missing traveling but want to keep myself and my family as safe and healthy as possible. Please enjoy my Galapagos videos from my adventures in December 2019. I hope we can all wander around the world again someday!


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over one and a quarter million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,275,312  views)

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My fortune cookies said:

 “In the midst of a busy life, take some time to be a kid again.”

“Pick a path with Heart!”

Stay safe and healthy! We will travel again….


Santa Monica Beach, California Nov 2020 by Lisa Niver on #LGV60ThinQ

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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