Erica Virvo spent 5 years studying and working in obscure countries in the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa. She shares how she got started on a life of travel (even though she didn’t grow up traveling), how she managed to finance one incredible travel experience after another, how travel has changed her life, and lots of other fun adventures!
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 being a single mom, working full time and going to school part-time. In early 2017 she decided to donate all of her belongings and go see the world…and now lives in Chiang Mai.
In Episode 12, artist, wine industry veteran and seasoned traveler Kristen Winn shares her inspiring story of a year spent traveling. Her epic solo journey took her to Iceland, Sweden, Norway (where she worked in an art cafe), Northern Italy, Istanbul (where she worked as a nanny), and Tasmania (where she worked at an eco lodge). She also went to Oman, southeast Asia and Australia. As we listen to her story, we hear about the resources she used to make her dream travel a reality, and discover that this type of adventure might be more within reach than we think.
Today’s conversation is with Beth Santos, the passionate and dynamic founder and CEO of Wanderful, a global network for women who travel. Wanderful is a collaborative and inclusive community of women of all ages and backgrounds, who help one another travel the world. Their offerings include a homesharing platform, local chapters in 28 cities, events and organized trips.
Today I’m interviewing Rita Golden Gelman – an extraordinary and delightful world traveler. Now 80 years old, she spent 30 years of her later life without a permanent residence. Author of the New York Times bestseller: Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World, she has endless travel stories and lessons to share.
In today’s episode, I spend time talking to International Pet Sitter Kelly Scott about how she has embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. Only a year ago, she took the leap and quit her job, sold almost everything and headed out to travel the world, one pet sit at a time. Kelly shares the ins and outs of booking pet sitting gigs in different countries, what the job entails, and how to address some of the challenges that come up.
In the first episode of the Globetrotter Lounge, Katharine Harvey – project manager and Seattle native – shares the multiple ways she’s been able to travel more. Extended trips have become her top travel strategy – with month long stays in France, Peru, Argentina and Belize. Her story includes pet sitting, house swapping and living in Mexico for a year. She shares tips and resources – and outlines how she was able to make travel and living abroad a priority.