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…

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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 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…

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Ep 38 | Rachel Rudwall: Storytelling Adventures Around the Globe

Meet Rachel Rudwall, Emmy-Nominated On-Camera Host, Producer, Camera Operator, Writer and Photographer. Her work has taken her to all seven continents and nearly 70 nations. From TV hosting for the Travel Channel, to producing shows like Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men, Rachel is always up for a storytelling adventure. Rachel shares what led to her working in media, what the challenges and rewards have been, and how travel has increased her ability to connect. She also shares her top tips for navigating jet lag, her favorite travel essentials, and one special story that I may turn into a t-shirt. 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 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…