Ep 44 | Nikki Roda: Finding a Creative Voice through Yoga and Travel

For the last episode of Season 2, I talk with Nikki Roda who quit her corporate career to travel the world. She is now a certified yoga instructor, and is working on a graphic novel about her travels. Nikki talks about her career journey, her early experiences living abroad, and her decision to embark on a year and a half of uninterrupted and unplanned solo travel. She also shares how travel has shifted the way she approaches life and how we can bring its most transformational elements into our daily lives.

Ep 43 | Lola Akinmade Åkerström: Exploring Culture through Travel Photography & Writing

Meet Lola Akinmade Åkerström, Nigerian-born travel photographer and writer whose award-winning work regularly appears in NatGeo, Forbes, The Guardian, BBC and more. She is editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm and founder of NordicTB Collective. Lola talks about what ignited her passion for exploring cultures, and her journey from computer programmer to photographer and writer. She also explains the role of travel in her life, how she balances work and family, and insights on traveling as a Black woman. Read More…

Ep 42 | Women in Travel Summit Europe: Part 2

Bonus episode! This is part 2 of interviews with women I met at the Women in Travel Summit in Riga, Latvia. If you haven’t heard part 1, check out episode 41. In this episode I talk with Carly Hulls (Austrian Adaptation), Tayo Jaiyesimi (The Five to Nine Traveller), Stefanie Bielekova (Postcards from Stef), and Michelle Olorunda (Pearls of Bay). They share what brought them to WITS Europe, recent adventures and projects, and how travel has changed their lives. They also share favorite tips and travel tools. Read More…

Ep 41 | Women in Travel Summit Europe: Part 1

Bonus episode! I recently got back from Wanderful’s first Women in Travel Summit Europe in Riga, Latvia where I had the opportunity to capture the diverse experiences and insights (and accents) of multiple travelers. In this episode I talk with Jennifer Fein (You Live to Travel), Lavina DeSousa (Continent Hop), Jamie-Lee Abtar (The Travel Marketer) and Tegan Wylie (The Travel Curve). They share what brought them to WITS Europe, recent adventures and projects, and how travel has changed their lives. They also share favorite tips and travel tools. Read More…

Ep 40 | Olga Maria: Latina Travel Writer in Heels

Meet Olga Maria, an award-winning solo female traveler whose blog, Dreams in Heels, features adventure and luxury travel, food and wine, and budget tips. She hopes to inspire women to pursue their travel and lifestyle dreams. She is also the creator of Latinas Who Travel, a bilingual travel community that empowers Latinas to travel more. Olga shares her journey from bullied small town girl in Puerto Rico to full time world traveler, why she started Latinas Who Travel, and what she loves about solo travel. Read More…

Ep 39 | Debbie Arcangeles: Living a Nomad Podcaster Life

Meet location-independent podcaster and traveler Debbie Arcangeles. As the host of The Offbeat Life Podcast, Debbie interviews fearless nomads who have ditched conventional lifestyles to live their best life. Debbie shares what sparked her love of travel, the twist and turns of her career journey, and how she was able to start podcasting full-time. She also shares how travel has changed her life, and why it’s worth diving into the places that scare you. Read More…

Ep 38 | Rachel Rudwall: Storytelling Adventures Around the Globe

Meet Rachel Rudwall, Emmy-Nominated On-Camera Host, Producer, Camera Operator, Writer and Photographer. Her work has taken her to all seven continents and nearly 70 nations. From TV hosting for the Travel Channel, to producing shows like Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men, Rachel is always up for a storytelling adventure. Rachel shares what led to her working in media, what the challenges and rewards have been, and how travel has increased her ability to connect. She also shares her top tips for navigating jet lag, her favorite travel essentials, and one special story that I may turn into a t-shirt. Read More…

Ep 37 | Danielle Desir: Making Travel a Financial Priority

Meet financially savvy traveler Danielle Desir. She is the force behind the Thought Card, an award winning travel finance blog and podcast. She is also founder of the WOC Podcasters Facebook community, which supports over 2100 women of color. Danielle shares how she started traveling internationally, how she kept travel a financial priority while paying off student loans and buying a house, and her favorite travel resources and budget strategies. She also shares about becoming a podcaster and book author. Read More…

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