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.
In this episode I speak with Glory Ali, founder of Muslim Travel Rocks – a blog that encourages and motivates Muslims to explore the world, seeking to combat Islamophobia through travel. It also provides useful information about Halal and Muslim friendly destinations.
In episode 11 we hear the fascinating story of how a young girl from an underserved community in Mobile, Alabama became a world traveler who encourages other women of color to do the same through her travel company and online community Black Girls Travel Too. Listen and find out how one life changing moment led Danny to want to travel more – and help other women like her travel more too.
Today I’m talking with Annette Richmond, fashion stylist, writer, digital nomad and creator of Fat Girls Traveling – a body positive online community for larger women travelers. Not only am I inspired by all the traveling Annette is doing (and jealous of her nomad lifestyle), I’m also deeply inspired by her commitment to promoting a more diverse representation of travelers.