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Ep 51 | Petronella Lugemwa: International Wedding Photography

Meet Petronella Lugemwa, founder of Petronella Photography, an award-winning international wedding photography studio that specializes in multicultural and interracial couples. Based in New York, her work has taken her around the world and has been featured in Essence magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and more. Petronella shares what sparked her wanderlust, how she got into wedding photography, and one of her favorite travel adventures. She also talks about navigating the pandemic and the current focus on anti-racism. Read More…

Ep 50 | Valerie Stimac: Astrotourism and Space Tourism

Meet Valerie Stimac, a travel writer who specializes in astrotourism and space tourism. She is creator of the travel blog Valerie & Valise, and the Space Tourism Guide website. A regular contributor to Forbes and Lonely Planet, she is author of the 2019 book Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism. Valerie shares what sparked her love of travel, how she became an astrotourism expert, and why this type of travel still works during a pandemic. She offers useful insights, tips and resources during this fascinating and timely conversation. Read More…

Ep 49 | Liz Warner: Travel & Fundraising via International Marathons

I talk with Liz Warner, an inspiring woman who combined her love of travel with helping others. In early 2019, Liz launched Run to Reach, an 18-month fundraising campaign based on running 30 marathons in 30 countries before turning 30. Her goal was to raise money to support local women-empowerment organizations in each country. We talked only a few days after she successfully completed her project. Liz shares what sparked her love of travel, why she started running, and what inspired her to create Run to Reach. She also shares some challenges, and how this unique experience has changed her. Read More…

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