Welcome to the first episode of The Globetrotter Lounge Podcast!

Katharine Harvey and I both grew up in Seattle – and many years ago ran in the same social circles.  We’d fallen out of touch during the last decade or so – but what we didn’t realize was that we were on somewhat parallel paths in regards to our shared love of travel.  She recently resurfaced on my radar and when I found out what she’d been up to in recent years, I decided she would be the perfect first guest on the Globetrotter lounge.

Join me as Katharine, a project manager and adventurer extraordinaire, shares the multiple ways she’s been able to travel more for less – and ultimately spend more time at her destinations, immersing herself in a full cultural experience. Extended trips have become her top travel strategy – with month long stays in France, Peru, Argentina and Belize. Her story includes pet sitting, house swapping and living in Mexico for a year. She shares tips and resources – and outlines how she was able to make travel and living abroad a priority.

Check out Katharine’s blog at Americana Mexicana.


What you’ll learn as you listen:

  • Why extended travel is worth pursuing
  • The beauty of house swapping – free room & board and more
  • Incorporating volunteering and service work into trips
  • Ways to get grounded and connected while traveling
  • Networking still works in finding ways to travel cheaply
  • Pet sitting as a way to extend your stay
  • Facing your travel fears – and the fears of those around you
  • Travel as a solo woman – and as an American
  • How to get travel dreams out of your head and into reality


I am a HUGE fan of Jet Set Lisette!  If you like to travel or have family that live far away, it is a NO BRAINER to implement Jet Set Lisette's tips and strategies. Lisette has a super FUN and enthusiastic personality - you'll enjoy learning from her. See you on the road!


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