Ep 27 | Portia Smith: Travel Blogger, Experience Advocate & Mom

Portia Smith is a travel blogger, wife and mom to two beautiful girls. She is the creator of the blog Obsessed by Portia, which is all about family, couple, and girlfriend travel, and offers tips and resources. In this episode, we talk about how moms (like us) should engage in more solo travel and ditch the kids AND the guilt. Portia also shares why she started a blog, how she’s grown it into a successful business, her tips for growing a social media following, how she cultivates sponsored trips, and much more.

Ep 26 | Erica Virvo: Five Years of International Travel & Adventure

Erica Virvo spent 5 years studying and working in obscure countries in the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa. She shares how she got started on a life of travel (even though she didn’t grow up traveling), how she managed to finance one incredible travel experience after another, how travel has changed her life, and lots of other fun adventures!

Ep 25 | Nubia Younge: Sharing Her Chronicles of Living Abroad

I talk with Nubia Younge, entrepreneur, mother and founder of the Chronicles Abroad podcast. Nubia was bit by the travel bug in 2011. She spent the next six years traveling to 35 countries, while being a single mom, working full time and going to school part-time. In early 2017 she decided to donate all of her belongings and go see the world…and now lives in Chiang Mai.

Ep 24 | Nicolle Merrill: Global Careers as a Way to Travel More

For episode 24, I talk with global career coach Nicolle Merrill about the twists and turns of her many international work and travel experiences. A self-proclaimed professional job hopper, she talks about how the stigma around fluid careers is disappearing as the way we work changes.

Ep 23 | Kicking Off Season 2 with Help from a Special Guest

Episode 23 is the start of a new run. I kick off Season 2 by having a conversation with my 8 year old niece Leah (recorded while vacationing last Christmas in Mexico). It’s short and sweet— and all about travel of course.  After we talk, I share about my travel role models as a kid, plus give some updates  including a recent big change in my life related to travel, finances and podcasting.

Ep 22 | Solo Episode: Saving $100K in Costs through Travel Hacking

For episode 22 (and the season finale!) I share my own story about finding a way to travel more – ultimately saving over $100K in travel costs in only six years. Earning millions of airline miles and hotel points through credit card sign-up bonuses has changed my life – making travel more affordable and attainable.

Ep 21 | Erin Papworth: Empowering Women to Navigate Finances and Travel

For episode 21 I sit down with Erin Papworth, the Founder and CEO of Nav.it, an exciting new app that aims to empower women to become more financially savvy – with travel as the inspiration and end goal.

Ep 20 | Cathy Lindsay: Helping the Environment through Service Travel

For episode 20, I had the chance to sit down with Seattle-based osteopath Cathy Lindsay. After taking multiple international trips, she decided to embark on annual service trips – typically helping with environmental or animal research projects.

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