Posted in: Season 4
Nikki Vargas: Unearth Women

Ep 62 | Nikki Vargas: Celebrating Travel & Women’s Stories

In this episode, I talk with Nikki Vargas, a travel editor, author, video producer and public speaker based in New York City. She is the Founding Editor and Co-Founder of Unearth Women, a unique publication that celebrates travel and women’s stories. Nikki is also an editor for Fodor’s Travel, and her bylines have appeared in VICE, Food & Wine, Roads & Kingdoms, Cosmopolitan, and more. Nikki shares what sparked her love of travel, what led her to become a travel writer and editor, why her family left Colombia, and what drew her back. She also talks about co-founding Unearth Women, what it offers to travelers, and about her related book that will be published in early 2022. Read More…

Posted in: Season 3

Ep 55 | Robin Little Wing Sigo: Indigenous Political Traveler

Meet traveler, friend and former colleague Robin Little Wing Sigo, a member of the Suquamish Tribe. Her community is located near Seattle. Robin is Director of the Suquamish Foundation, sits on Tribal Council, and travels frequently to represent her community. Robin talks about her childhood, what led her into political work and travel, about the annual Tribal Canoe Journeys and more. She also shares about her international trips, that time she hugged President Obama, and why home is still her favorite place on Earth. Read More…

Posted in: Season 3
Nour Brahimi

Ep 48 | Nour Brahimi: First Female Algerian Travel Vlogger

I talk with Nour Brahimi, the first female Algerian travel vlogger. In 2019, Africa Youth Awards named her one of the 100 most influential young Africans. Later that year, she was nominated as the best Instagrammer and YouTuber in Algeria. Nour shares how and why she started traveling, the challenges of being a female travel content creator in a male dominated industry, and some of her favorite travel experiences. She also shares a story from a recent trip to Latvia that restores faith in humanity and basic kindness. Read More…

Posted in: Season 3
Kylee Nelson, Travel Nurse

Ep 47 | Kylee Nelson: Travel Nurse & Solo Traveler

I talk with Kylee Nelson, a Neonatal Infant Care Unit travel nurse and solo traveler. She is the creator of the Passports and Preemies blog, which provides travel tips, resources and inspiration for nurses and travelers. She also provides one-on-one mentoring. Kylee shares what sparked her love of travel, how she made the leap from staff to travel nursing, why she loves solo travel and how it helps her prevent burnout. Kylee also shares some great travel stories, including a very expensive mistake she made early on. Read More…

Posted in: Season 3
Anjali Desai

Ep 45 | Anjali Desai: Global Health Traveler

To kick off Season 3, I talk with Anjali Desai, an avid traveler and global health professional who has 40 countries under her belt. She is the Director of Strategy at Panorama, an action-tank that works to solve pressing global problems. She leads a team focused on outbreak preparedness and the COVID-19 pandemic. Anjali talks about what sparked her love of travel, where her studies and career have taken her around the world, and her work addressing the current global health crisis. She also thinks about how we can support those who depend on tourism to survive. Read More…

Posted in: Season 2

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. 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 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…