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 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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