WINNER & WIRED: Niver’s News: Oct 2021


Oct News 2021 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel:

October was definitely ROCK-TOBER for me! I won third place at the Southern California Journalism Awards for technology reporting!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: BJ Korros and Lisa Niver attend the Los Angeles Press Club’s 63rd Annual Journalism Awards Dinner at Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles on October 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)

I went to Toronto, Canada to celebrate my birthday AND my first article for WIRED went live!

Thank you to David and the team at the Jewish Journal for highlighting so many of my stories! I was in PRINT all four weeks in October! Thanks to Brett Barenholz for saving the print copies for me!

I went to Las Vegas for IPW 2021 to talk about USA Travel. I am working on articles to share but please enjoy these brand new videos including when I drove a bulldozer, climbed a wall, went in a gondola, flew in a helicopter to the Grand Canyon and partied with DJ Snake at the new club, Zouk, at Resorts World Las Vegas!

Learn more about my Alaska cruise on Majestic Princess and my stay in Seattle:

An Awesome Alaskan Summer Cruise on the Marvelous Majestic Princess!

Cruising Alaska’s Inner Passage with Princess Cruises #WeAreBack 2021

What to DO in Seattle?

Where to STAY in Seattle?

Enjoy the videos here:

I am still celebrating my birthday and will share photos soon! During the COVID Coaster, it has been hard to find things and places to celebrate but I believe in CELEBRATE EARLY and OFTEN—You can see me below at the Chervo USA, Magellan Jets and IYC Yachts event:


Here is the link to my video channel on YouTube where I have over 1.38 million views on YouTube! (Exact count: 1,385,471  views)

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My fortune cookies said:

“With integrity and consistency, your credits are piling up.”

“More art in your life at this time will make help you feel better.” (I love this fortune! I love to create art! Have you seen my ceramics instagram? )

THANK YOU for all of the BIRTHDAY calls, texts and messages! I celebrated in Toronto, Los Angeles, Utah and next Philadelphia!

Lisa in Toronto, Canada for her birthday with Carolann and Macrae!

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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