Sometimes you just gotta hit the reset button.
That’s what I’m doing with my Jet Set Lisette blog. Honestly I haven’t created much blog content since I first launched this website – mostly because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about. I knew what I DIDN’T want to write about: which credit cards to open to get miles, how to book awards to specific destinations, hotel & destination reviews – basically all of the things that huge travel hackers like The Points Guy and Million Mile Secrets already had handled.
But since launching The Globetrotter Lounge podcast a few months ago, things have begun to gel for me. Although I have done a ton of travel hacking (primarily with credit card sign up bonuses), and created an online course teaching how to rack up airline miles and hotel points, I actually have an even larger focus.
I want to travel more.
I want to live my biggest travel dreams: taking longer trips, living in Spain for a year, traveling around the world for 6 months. Travel literally transforms me. It broadens my world and perspective. It inspires me. It makes me a better person. I love adventure, having new experiences, exploring different cultures, seeing beautiful places, and meeting fabulous new people.
I started my podcast as a way to gain inspiration and ideas on how to make my travel dreams happen – and share what I learn along the way. I love helping others also experience all that travel has to offer. I want us all to travel more.
So my blog is now officially focused on supporting and adding to what I’m discovering in the Globetrotter Lounge podcast. I want to help others shed the bad habit of putting off travel until later (i.e. after I have more money, after the kids are older, after I quit my job, after I retire, etc). I want to help others realize that travel doesn’t have to be expensive, scary or out of reach. Through my blog I hope to inspire and motivate people to travel sooner than later, and provide them with information and resources to help them travel more.
Some general topic areas I’ll be exploring are:
- Making travel affordable (petsitting, house swapping, inexpensive flights & lodging, etc)
- Traveling in spite of challenges (with elderly who have mobility issues, young children)
- Creating time for travel
- Travel budgeting
- Finding travel buddies
- Doing a travel challenge (Picking a destination and getting there within a year)
- Facing travel fears and overcoming obstacles
- Traveling close to home (including staycations)
- Tips for planning travel (steps to make it happen)
- Solo female travel
- Meaningful travel (voluntourism, ecotravel, exploring family roots)
- Taking action: Just DO IT
So if you want to start traveling, have dream destinations you can’t seem to get to, or simply just love to travel and want to do it more – I hope you’ll join me by signing up for my newsletter. I’ll be publishing blog posts every week or two (along with my regular podcast episodes) but will only send emails twice a month.
I’d LOVE to get your feedback on my new mission. Please leave messages in the comments below and let me know if my new focus and topic areas resonate with you.
Be the globetrotter you always wanted to be.
Life is short. Travel more.