Posted in: Season 3
Valerie Stimac

Ep 50 | Valerie Stimac: Astrotourism and Space Tourism

Meet Valerie Stimac, a travel writer who specializes in astrotourism and space tourism. She is creator of the travel blog Valerie & Valise, and the Space Tourism Guide website. A regular contributor to Forbes and Lonely Planet, she is author of the 2019 book Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism. Valerie shares what sparked her love of travel, how she became an astrotourism expert, and why this type of travel still works during a pandemic. She offers useful insights, tips and resources during this fascinating and timely conversation. Read More…

Posted in: Season 2

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…

Posted in: Season 2

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…

Posted in: Season 2

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…

Posted in: Season 2

Ep 34 | Samantha Nelson: Freedom through a Year of Family Travel

Meet Samantha Nelson – mom, wife, traveler and writer. In 2014, she and her husband embarked on a year of travel with their two young children, a journey that changed their lives for the better. They now help other families travel through their blog, Those Crazy Nelsons. Samantha talks about what sparked her love of travel, her experience being stuck in a draining job, and how she finally created a life centered around family and travel. She also shares what the challenges were, and why they were worth it. Read More…