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After exploring 99 countries and sailing for seven years on the high seas, Lisa Niver is ready for more active adventures! She was a winner in the 59th annual 2017 Southern California Journalism Awards for her print column in The Jewish Journal. See her on KTLA TV talking about travel and find her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.5 million views on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. Her stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra and WWII for Saturday Evening Post and Smithsonian. She is verified on both Twitter and Facebook and is the Adventure Correspondent for The Jet Set TV. Her latest projects are 50 new things before she is 50 and Facebook Live for USA Today 10best. She has run 13 Travel Writing Awards publishing nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries and the first We Said Go Travel Photo Competition had over 500 entries.

We Said Go Travel was read in 222 countries in 2017.

We Said Go Travel was read in 222 countries in 2017

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Smithsonian: Commemorating WWII History in the Solomon Islands

Saturday Evening Post: A World War II Hero Remembers Guadalcanal

POPSUGAR: How I Conquered My Fear of Getting on a Bike

TRIVAGO: Top Romantic Dates in Los Angeles to Get Out of the Doghouse

Sierra: Skiing with the visually impaired, at Park City’s National Ability Center

Delta Sky Magazine April 2017: My Bag about Fabien Cousteau:

Luxury Magazine Spring 2017 page 31: Scuba Diving in Bonaire:

National Geographic: Ubud Cremation Ceremony:

Yahoo: Hotel Insider: A Luxurious Getaway in Europe’s Hidden Gem

The Jet Set TV: Segment about Utah: Olympic Bobsled and Skiing with the Visually Impaired

The Jet Set Segments with Lisa Niver

Full Episode #48 with Utah interview

The Jet Set TV: Adventure Correspondent: Lisa Niver

The Jet Set TV: Interview of Lisa Niver: Transformational Travel

Sheknows: Double tree:

Sheknows: Kirkwood Women’s Clinic

Sheknows: Best of Tahoe:

She knows LG

She knows Diving and LG V20

More articles on Contently

Lisa’s writing on We Said Go Travel


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#12 on Top Travel 1000 blog list Feb 2018

Top 10 Travel Blogs for Entrepreneurs Jan 2018

Travel Classics Top 12 Travel Blogs Dec 2017



Lisa Niver is a travel expert, writer, artist, entrepreneur, and on-camera host who has explored 99 countries. Niver has established a following through her written and video content, garnering over one million video views on YouTube, Amazon Fire Tv and Roku. She is the Adventure Correspondent for The Jet Set, the first travel based TV Talk show.


Niver is the founder of a top 100 travel blog, We Said Go Travel, that reaches more than 200,000 annually and is in the top 1/8 of the top 1% of all sites in the United States. In her tri-annual international travel writing competitions, she has published nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries.


She was invited to the United Nations as a Champions of Humanity ambassador, to the red carpet at the Oscars with United Airlines and to New Orleans for a project with American Express and Starwood Hotels.
Her recent stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra, Ubud cremation ceremony for National Geographic  and scuba diving in the Solomon Islands for Smithsonian.


She also contributes to USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, the Jewish Journal and is verified on Twitter and Facebook. Niver was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a 2014 nominee for the Charles Bronfman Prize and a finalist in two categories for the 2016 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards.