I’m a finalist for the 2022 Southern California Journalism Awards!

Lisa Ellen Niver 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. She is the founder of the WeSaidGoTravel website which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s Top 1000 Travel Blogs.

With over 150,000 social media followers, she hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is social media manager for the Los Angeles Press Club.

You can find Lisa Niver talking about travel on TV airing on KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as on her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have been viewed over 1, 5 million times.

As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists and many best-selling authors and has been invited to the Oscars and the United Nations. She is a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has run 15 travel contests on her website, featuring more than 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries.

Niver has published over 2000 articles, in over three dozen magazines and journals
including National Geographic, USA Today, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, 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.

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