August News: Verified, Vetted & #1


Verified on Twitter Aug 13 2016 We Said Go TravelAugust News: Verified, Vetted & #1 on Klout Travel Writing

I have been writing on Mondays about motivation, books and sharing all my worries. I wonder about We Said Go Travel and the We Said Go Travel Writing Award. This month I feel vindicated! I am on the right path. Twitter has verified my account with a little white check and Klout has listed me as the #1 Expert in Travel Writing. Emily Dickinson said: “Dwell in Possibility!” I want to give a shout-out to myself to keep going because things are coming together! My team and I are preparing for the Fall Gratitude Travel Writing Award which will start September 11 and end on Thanksgiving. I hope you will join us and participate in my award!

I went to the Blogher conference in Los Angeles and was able to meet Luvvie Ajayi! I interviewed her about her brand new book, I’m Judging You, and here is the link to see our video interview. I loved the workshop with YouTube Stars: Kandee Johnson, Whitney White and Sarah Penna from Awestruck. The message I took away: KEEP GOING!

It is hard, it does take a long time but if you are passionate, it will happen. I was so inspired after the conference. I was able to really work on my YouTube Channel this month and I now have 580 videos and across all my video platforms I have 700,000 views! That will be 3/4 of a million very soon! Thank you so much for watching, commenting and participating.
Lisa Niver Verified on Twitter Aug 13 2016 We Said Go TravelThis month I went to Grapevine, Texas for the first time. I loved it. I was invited to participate in J. Vero and Associates Travel Media Showcase. Vetted journalists meet in one-on-one meetings with incredible travel destinations. Before the conference, I explored Grapevine on a Girlfriend Getaway with incredible writers. It was an honor to spend time with them, learn from them and have a great time. I have eight videos from our time together! I had a wonderful experience and I can honestly say I think these are some of my best videos. Practice does make better!

Recent Articles by Lisa:
*Interviewing Luvvie Ajayi at Blogher 2016 on
*Enjoying my First Blogher Conference on (I also write for Sheknows)
*Travel Media Showcase: Unsurpassed Destinations & Tremendous Art in Texas on Huffington Post


The entries from the 2016 Summer Travel Writing Award are currently being published. Thank you to everyone who participated. The winners will not be announced until all the entries are live on the site. Get ready for the next award starting September 11 with a theme of Gratitude.  There will continue to be a fee to enter the award and a form to apply for a need-based scholarship. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest. Read the entries from our finalists and our winners!

As my fortune cookie said: “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” And “You will be called to fill a position of high honor and responsibility.” I hope you are ready to be a leader and participate with us at We Said Go Travel.

Happy August! Thank you for your support. Lisa

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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.

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