For episode 19, I speak with Martinique (“Marty”) Lewis, a veteran traveler who is committed to inspiring other travelers and diversifying the travel industry. At 31 years old she’s already been traveling for 22 years, visited six continents, and will be traveling 275 days out of the upcoming year. She works directly with tourism boards and hospitality brands, educating them about the value and importance of marketing to people of color.
In episode 18 I speak with Jess Sanchez of The Jetsetting Family. She and her husband Rod sold everything, quit their jobs and embarked on a life of full-time travel with their two young children. Their blog, YouTube channel and podcast chronicle their adventures, providing inspiration and resources for other families who hope to do the same.
In episode 16 of the Globetrotter Lounge, traveling mama Iliah Grant-Altoro talks about how she has prioritized a life of travel for herself and three children. They have traveled to over 25 countries, and she chronicles her wandering lifestyle on her blog Negra Bohemian in hopes that other mothers will be inspired.
In episode 15, I interview Katrina Morrison, a flight attendant mom and wife who homeschools her three children, allowing her family to travel whenever and wherever they want. She’s also the force behind the blog My Mommy Flies, where she shares her experience and tips on how to balance travel and family.
Episode 14: Join me as I sit down with Cepee Tabibian, a United States expat who now lives in Madrid, Spain. Now that she has made her biggest travel dream a reality, she is inspiring other women over 30 to do the same via her online community and blog, She Hit Refresh. We spend time talking about her life long passion for travel, how she’s found a way to move abroad, and why her community is a hit with women looking to break free of their routine and start a life of travel.
Tina Neville’s desire to travel started with wanting to reconnect to the country where she was born. Her family came to the United States as refugees from Vietnam when Tina was a child. Her life journey led her from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to graduate school at Yale, and then serving in Vietnam (and other countries) as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer.
In Episode 12, artist, wine industry veteran and seasoned traveler Kristen Winn shares her inspiring story of a year spent traveling. Her epic solo journey took her to Iceland, Sweden, Norway (where she worked in an art cafe), Northern Italy, Istanbul (where she worked as a nanny), and Tasmania (where she worked at an eco lodge). She also went to Oman, southeast Asia and Australia. As we listen to her story, we hear about the resources she used to make her dream travel a reality, and discover that this type of adventure might be more within reach than we think.