n this episode I’m very honored to sit down with Mickela Mallozi, Emmy Award-winning host of the PBS travel and dance series Bare Feet. Mickela shares her amazing journey from unknown dancer to successful TV host, what travel means to her, and what to expect from the upcoming third season of Bare Feet.
In this episode, I interview Reyna Walters-Morgan, traveler, attorney and podcaster with 34 countries (and counting) under her belt. As producer and host of the Travel Quips Podcast, she explores the latest in travel trends, opinions, etiquette and advice. Reyna shares why she started traveling, the life-changing event that sparked her love of travel, and her goal of helping eliminate travel barriers for others.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.