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I talk with Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder of African Ancestry, a DNA company that traces African lineages using genetics. She travels the world helping people of African descent demystify their roots so that they may better understand who they are by knowing where they’re from. Gina shares what sparked her love of travel, what led her to co-found African Ancestry, and how their company is different. She also talks about their curated "family reunion" heritage trips, and how one African country is now offering citizenship based on DNA results.You can learn more about Gina Paige  through the African Ancestry website, and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisetteSee Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode? If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount.
I talk with Dr. Antoinette Harrell, renowned community activist, genealogist and historian specializing in African American History in Louisiana. For the past two decades she has researched peonage and modern day slavery across sixteen states. This work was featured in the VICE documentary, The Slavery Detective of the South. Antoinette shares what led her to genealogy, how travel became intertwined with her family history research, and how she began helping others uncover their roots. She also talks about what peonage is, what she is doing to raise awareness about this little known history, recommendations for researching enslaved ancestors, and tips for planning genealogy research trips.You can learn more about Antoinette Harrell on her website, and follow her on YouTube.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisetteSee Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode? If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount.
I talk with Kelly McCoy, a Seattle-based travel product developer and consultant specializing in cultural heritage and adventure tourism. She loves researching and illuminating little-known history in special places, and bridging the past with the present. Kelly shares what sparked her love of travel, her experiences traveling to African countries, and what led her to work in tourism. She also talks about upcoming travel projects highlighting Black history, her recent research trip to Charleston, tips for planning heritage travel - and much more.You can learn more about Kelly McCoy on her website, and follow her on Instagram.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisetteSee Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode? If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount.
In this episode I talk with Joy Barnett, copywriter and solo road tripper based in Austin, Texas. So far she has driven over 6000 miles, primarily going to U.S. destinations that are important to Black history. Joy shares what sparked her love of travel, why she started road tripping solo, and about some of the places she's visited. She also shares how travel can offer space for healing, why she focuses on Black history, and her top road trip tips – particularly for women traveling solo.You can learn more about Joy Barnett on her website, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisetteSee Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode? If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount.Join Wanderful, the leading travel collective that helps all women travel the world by connecting them to each other. Enter JETSETLISETTE for $50 off annual membership.
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.You can learn more about Nikki Vargas on her website or the Unearth Women website, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisetteSee Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode? If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount.Join Wanderful, the leading travel collective that helps all women travel the world by connecting them to each other. Enter JETSETLISETTE for $50 off annual membership.
In this episode I talk to returning guest Mickela Mallozzi, Emmy award-winning host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet, a travel series highlighting the diversity of dance which airs on PBS and Amazon Prime Video. Mickela shares why she devoted an entire season of her show to DNA travel, about a few of her favorite episodes from that season, and what it was like to travel to the places her ancestors are from. She also talks about her upcoming new season, and her travel plans for 2022 - including one trip that I plan to join.You can learn more about Mickela Mallozzi on the Bare Feet website, and follow her on Instagram or Twitter.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount.
In this episode I talk with Terrell Lozada, an American visual artist living in Paris since 2018. She uses imagery and language to create works that explore the metaphysics of gender and power in contemporary society. Terrell shares what sparked her love of travel, what led to her decision to move to Paris, and how she was able to make it happen. She also talks about what it’s been like living in France during the pandemic, and offers tips for those interested in experiencing Paris long term.You can learn more about Terrell Lozada on her website, and follow her on Instagram.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount.Join Wanderful, the leading travel collective that helps all women travel the world by connecting them to each other. Enter JETSETLISETTE for $50 off annual membership.
In this episode I talk with D’mitra Smith, a talented musician and singer for multiple bands including Static People and Ex’s with Benefits. She’s also an activist who has worked with a long list of civil rights organizations, and is the former Chair of the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights. D’mitra shares about early transformative experiences abroad, the intersection of travel and human rights, and traveling while Black. She also shares why she decided to move to France, some lesser known truths about the country's history, and what the experience of living abroad has been like so far.You can learn more about D’mitra Smith on her website, and follow her on Instagram.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount.Join Wanderful, the leading travel collective that helps all women travel the world by connecting them to each other. Enter JETSETLISETTE for $50 off annual membership.
In this episode I talk with Nisreene Atassi, Senior Director of Global Communications at Expedia, and host of the Expedia podcast, Out Travel the System. Nisreene shares what sparked her love of travel, how she ended up living in Dubai, information about the Out Travel the System podcast and much more. She also talks about why she values and encourages heritage travel, and shares resources and tips to help you successfully navigate travel during a pandemic.You can learn more about Nisreene Atassi through her podcast, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount.Join Wanderful, the leading travel collective that helps all women travel the world by connecting them to each other. Enter JETSETLISETTE for $50 off annual membership. 
Although I planned to end the Globetrotter Lounge podcast at the end of last year, some personal events over the last year inspired me to produce one more, final season. I share what led me to that decision, and give a preview of upcoming guests and topics. I also announce my new podcast project, Traveling My Roots, which will document my travels to where my adoptive and biological ancestors are from. Along the way I will explore Black history, the immigrant experience, the complexities of adoption and being biracial – and ultimately my own identity.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsWaypoint Goods designs accessories that support and inspire women travelers, including their signature travel scarf with hidden zipper pocket. Enter JETSET at checkout for a 15% discount. 
For the final episode of Season 3, I talk with Deesha Dyer, former White House Social Secretary and co-founder of beGirl.world, an organization that empowers Black teen girls through global education and travel. She is also the Founder and CEO of Hook & Fasten, a social impact agency that builds transformational partnerships between communities and corporations. Deesha shares what sparked her love of travel, how she ended up in the White House, and her experiences traveling with the Obamas. She also talks about beGirl.world, how she's navigating the pandemic, and her important social impact work.Where to find Deesha Dyer: DeeshaDyer.com, Instagram and/or Twitter.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsManta Sleep creates sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout.
Meet traveler, friend and former colleague Robin Little Wing Sigo, a member of the Suquamish Tribe. Her community is located near Seattle, in fact the city itself was named after famous Suquamish leader Chief 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.You can find out more about Robin Sigo's work through the Suquamish Foundation and Sovereign Style websites, and say hi to her on Instagram or Facebook.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsThis episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, makers of beautiful and functional travel scarves and journals. Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners get a 15% discount –  enter JETSET at checkout.The episode is also sponsored by Manta Sleep. Their sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout.
I talk with Kim Haas, Executive Producer, host and creator of the new PBS travel series Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. The series celebrates the historical and cultural contributions of Latin America’s African descendants in countries like Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Kim talks about what sparked her love of travel and languages, her work in Spanish media, and what led her to create the show. She also shares how she overcame funding challenges, how she’s navigating the pandemic, and how travel has changed her.You can learn more about Kim and the show on the Afro-Latino Travels website, and say hi on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsThis episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, makers of beautiful and functional travel scarves and journals. Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners get a 15% discount –  enter JETSET at checkout.The episode is also sponsored by Manta Sleep. Their sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout. 
Meet Sierra Redmond, military spouse and creator of the Daily Impressions Lifestyle blog. She created her blog to encourage military families to travel and explore from wherever they are stationed. She also hopes to inspire families in general - providing information and tips about accessible domestic and international travel. Sierra shares what sparked her wanderlust, what military family life is like, and why being in the military can offer unique travel opportunities. She also talks about traveling during the pandemic, including an extended road trip, flying and hotel stays.You can find out more about Sierra via her blog, and say hi to her on Facebook or Instagram.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsThis episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, makers of beautiful and functional travel scarves and journals. Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners get a 15% discount –  enter JETSET at checkout.The episode is also sponsored by Manta Sleep. Their sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout. 
I talk with Alison Van Dusen, a backcountry park ranger who has worked in 20 U.S. National Parks over the last 28 years.  In between seasonal work, she lives as a nomad and travels around the world – often doing volunteer service work. She has been to at least 30 countries on six continents, and even spent 2 summers working in the South Pole.Alison shares what sparked her love of travel, how she became a park ranger, and why she started traveling internationally. She also shares amazing stories, tips for volunteering abroad, and how she’s navigating the pandemic.Learn more about Alison in the show notes and feel free to say hi to her at alisonvandusen@yahoo.com.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsThis episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, makers of beautiful and functional travel scarves and journals. Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners get a 15% discount –  enter JETSET at checkout.The episode is also sponsored by Manta Sleep. Their sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout.
Meet Petronella Lugemwa, founder of Petronella Photography, an award-winning international wedding photography studio that specializes in multicultural and interracial couples. Based in New York, her work has taken her around the world and has been featured in Essence magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and more. Petronella shares what sparked her wanderlust, how she got into wedding photography, and some favorite travel adventures. She also talks about navigating the pandemic and the current focus on anti-racism.You can find out more about Petronella on her website, and say hi to her on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsThis episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, makers of beautiful and functional travel scarves and journals. Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners get a 15% discount –  enter JETSET at checkout.The episode is also sponsored by Manta Sleep. Their sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout. 
I talk with 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, which focuses on all things space-related. A regular contributor to Forbes and Lonely Planet, she is author of the book Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism, published in September 2019. 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.You can say hi to Valerie on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsThis episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, makers of beautiful and functional travel scarves and journals. Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners get a 15% discount –  enter JETSET at checkout.The episode is also sponsored by Manta Sleep. Their sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout.
I talk with Liz Warner, an inspiring traveler and runner. In early 2019, Liz launched Run to Reach, an 18-month fundraising campaign to run 30 marathons in 30 countries before turning 30. Her goal was to raise money to support local women-empowerment organizations in each country. We talked only a few days after she successfully completed her project. Liz shares what sparked her love of travel, why she started running, and what inspired her to create Run to Reach. She also shares some challenges, and how this unique experience has changed her.You can find out more about Liz on the Run to Reach website, and say hi to her on Instagram or Facebook.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsThis episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, makers of beautiful and functional travel scarves and journals. Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners get a 15% discount –  enter JETSET at checkout.The episode is also sponsored by Manta Sleep. Their sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout.
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 Algeria's best Instagrammer and YouTuber of 2019. 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.Say hi to Nour on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tik Tok.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsThis episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, makers of beautiful and functional travel scarves and journals. Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners get a 15% discount –  enter JETSET at checkout.The episode is also sponsored by Manta Sleep. Their sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout.
In this episode 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.You can find out more about Kylee through her blog, Passports and Preemies, and say hi to her on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.Visit my website to learn more about me, and say hi on social media: @jetsetlisette.See Full Show NotesEnjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.Partners & OfferingsThis episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, makers of beautiful and functional travel scarves and journals. Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners get a 15% discount –  enter JETSET at checkout. The episode is also sponsored by Manta Sleep. Their sleep masks and other sleep accessories help you maximize enjoyment of life and unlock your full potential through achieving quality sleep. Use JETSET to get 10% off at checkout.
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