Posted in: Season 3

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…

Posted in: Season 2

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…

Posted in: Season 2

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…

Posted in: Season 2

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…

Posted in: Season 2

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…

Posted in: Season 2
Reyna Walters-Morgan: Travel More, Hate Less

Ep 28 | Reyna Walters-Morgan: Eliminating Barriers to Travel

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. Read More…

Posted in: Season 2

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 a single mom, working full time and going to school part-time. In 2017 she decided to donate all of her belongings and go see the world…and now lives in Chiang Mai. Read More…

Posted in: Season 1
Martinique Lewis Travel

Ep 19 | Martinique Lewis: Advocating for Diversity in Travel

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.