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Petronella Lugemwa

Ep 51 | Petronella Lugemwa: International Wedding Photography

Meet Petronella Lugemwa, founder of Petronella Photography, an award-winning international wedding photography studio that specializes in multicultural and interracial couples. Based in New York, her work has taken her around the world and has been featured in Essence magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and more. Petronella shares what sparked her wanderlust, how she got into wedding photography, and one of her favorite travel adventures. She also talks about navigating the pandemic and the current focus on anti-racism. Read More…

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Ep 46 | Lori Tharps: Identity, Race & Academic Travel

In this episode I talk with Lori L. Tharps, a writer, academic and podcaster who explores identity, race and culture. An avid traveler, she is the author of the award-winning memoir, Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain. She is also creator of the My American Meltingpot podcast and blog. Lori shares about her early travel experiences (including study abroad), her career and focus on multiculturalism, and her intimate relationship with Spain. She also talks about sabbaticals as a way to travel, and why she wants her kids to experience life overseas. Read More…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Ep 35 | Sojourner White: Content Creator & Traveling Scholar

Meet Sojourner White – world traveler, content creator and international social work graduate student. Her blog, Sojournies, offers resources and tips on on balancing travel with work and/or school, and explores personal topics like traveling while Black. Sojourner shares about the international experience that sparked her passion for travel, how she landed a Fulbright Scholar Assistantship and worked abroad, and her unusual graduate degree track. She also shares why travel has helped her identify more deeply with her name. Read More…

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Ep 30 | Nadeen White: Making Travel a Priority with a Full-Time Medical Career

I talk with Nadeen White, a blogger by day and physician by night who manages to throw travel into the mix. She shares how she makes travel a priority, where she finds great deals for local and international adventures, and offers tips for anyone interested in adding more travel to their life. Read More…