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Author: Jet Set Lisette

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Whether you are a seasoned traveler or just starting out, this award-winning podcast will inspire and motivate you - while providing helpful travel tips and resources. Join award travel expert Jet Set Lisette as she has conversations with diverse women who have found creative ways to travel more. Their stories offer insight and practical advice on how to make dream travel a reality.

About Jet Set Lisette: In 2012 Lisette Austin learned how to “travel hack,” earning millions of airline miles and hotel points and saving (so far) over $100K in travel costs. She now helps others do the same.
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Meet location-independent traveler and podcaster Debbie Arcangeles. As the host of The Offbeat Life Podcast, Debbie interviews fearless nomads who have ditched conventional lifestyles to live their best life. From backpacking single mothers to prominent travel bloggers, her guests share their passions, struggles and how they make traveling full-time work. 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. What You’ll Learn What travel meant to her as a child The experience that sparked her love of travel How she started prioritizing travel at only 16 years old What led her to initial career as a traveling photo journalist Why she switched gears, becoming a therapist Why she eventually felt ready for another career change How she was able to become a full time podcaster What her travel life looks like now Some of the pros and cons of being a nomadic entrepreneur About her podcast mentorship services How travel has impacted her life Her advice for getting started with more travel About Debbie Arcangeles Debbie Arcangeles is a nomadic entrepreneur and the host of The Offbeat Life podcast, where she interviews individuals who are location independent. She aims to encourage others to follow their true calling and take a chance on themselves. Debbie has been featured in Refinery 29, Forbes and many more well-known publications and websites for her expertise in travel. You can say hi to Debbie on Instagram, and find out more about her on the Offbeat Life website. Resources Mentioned Debbie’s Podcast Mentorship Program Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette.
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. What You’ll Learn What led to Rachel’s love of travel How she was able to travel during college How she found a career that involved storytelling and travel Examples of where her media work has taken her What some of the challenges have been What she loves about her work Why travel has increased her ability to connect How she spends her vacations Her recent European adventure with her 91 year old grandmother Some of her tips for dealing with jet lag Her list of top travel essentials Ways to reduce single use of plastics while traveling About Rachel Rudwall If you want to know what it's like to climb Kilimanjaro, paraglide with a hawk (a.k.a. "parahawk"), ice climb while simultaneously shooting a PBS show, or SCUBA dive cage-free with bull sharks, Rachel's the woman to ask. She likes the stuff that makes palms sweaty and brains explode with inspiration, and manages severe weather, high speeds, squat toilets and creepy-crawly foods. Rachel has had countless global adventures, ranging from TV hosting for Travel Channel's Epic Lists and HLN's Vacation Chasers, to digital hosting for TIME, Inc. and Tastemade, and from brand influencing for BMW and Chase Bank, to producing shows like Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men. Beyond the screen, Rachel writes articles and shoots photography for magazines like AFAR and Forbes, and shares further global inspiration through speaking, keynote addresses, and conference workshops. You can find out more about Rachel on her website, RachelRoams.com, and follow her on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Resources Mentioned Robdechi 1080 Elite Black Hybrid Scarf Squeeze Water Filtration System Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette.  
  Meet financially savvy traveler Danielle Desir. She is the force behind the Thought Card, an award winning travel finance blog and podcast. She is also founder of the WOC Podcasters Facebook community, which supports over 2100 women of color from 50+ countries. Danielle shares how she started traveling internationally (26 countries and counting), how she kept travel a financial priority while paying off student loans and buying a house, and her favorite travel resources and budget strategies. She also shares about becoming a podcaster, and most recently, a book author. What You’ll Learn What sparked Danielle’s desire to travel What initially felt like her biggest travel barrier How she made her first solo international trip happen in 2015 How traveled to 25 more countries – while paying off student loans and saving to buy a house Some of her favorite resources for cheap flights The story behind her travel finance blog and podcast Why it’s important to have an established travel fund Her approach to budgeting What led her to start the WOC Podcasters community (and her own podcast) Info about her travel book on Iceland Her suggestions for building a travel mindset and overcoming perceived and/or real obstacles About Danielle Desir Danielle Desir is the editor-in-chief of The Thought Card and host of The Thought Card Podcast, empowering people to make more informed financial decisions - travel more, pay off debt and build wealth. She recently released her first book, Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure which shares how to plan an affordable, adventurous and culturally enriching trip. Danielle is also the founder of ‘WOC Podcasters’ (Women of Color) an inclusive community of over 2,100 women of color from 50 countries dedicated to amplifying diverse voices, sharing resources, learning and collaborating. You can find out more about Danielle on her website, The Thought Card and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  And don't forget to check out her two Facebook communities: Financially Savvy Travelers and WOC Podcasters. Resources Mentioned The Flight Deal Secret Flying: Cheap Flights & Error Fares Thrifty Traveler Dollar Flight Club Fly4free This episode was generously sponsored by Wanderful. If you love to travel, head over to community.sheswanderful.com where you can connect with travelers from around the world. For only $5/month you'll get access to great webinars about travel (including one I recently recorded about travel hacking), hear about other resources and upcoming events, and get tips from over 2000 members. And don't forget the 2020 Women in Travel Summit - would love to see you there! Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette.
Meet Caitlin Blythe, an entrepreneur who turned her passion for travel into a thriving business. In 2017 she launched Waypoint Goods, selling her signature travel scarf, and eventually left her full-time architecture job to create a completely new lifestyle. Caitlin shares her early experiences with international and solo travel, what led her to start her business and how being an entrepreneur has brought more travel into her life. She and her husband have also created a fun way to travel more domestically. What You’ll Learn How travel was a part of her childhood What sparked her love of international travel How she traveled during her architecture studies Why she left her career as an architect What inspired her business idea What it took to launch Waypoint Goods How she designs her scarves How becoming an entrepreneur has impacted her travel life What some of the challenges have been What some of the “highs’” of entrepreneurship have been How her architecture background informs her travel experiences and product design How solo travel has changed her life Why her travel scarf is actually quite useful at home What her next big adventure is How she regularly road trips with her husband Her tips for women wanting to travel more About Caitlin Blythe Caitlin is the founder of Waypoint Goods, which creates unique, fashion-forward travel (and lifestyle) accessories for women that are passionate about discovering the world around them. The Infinity Travel Scarf keeps your phone, passport wallet, keys and other essentials safely concealed in a hidden pocket. She takes inspiration for her scarf designs from her travels, and the result is beautiful, stylish and functional. Caitlin loves the unexpected moments and spontaneous solutions that make life such an adventure. Say hi to Caitlin on Instagram or Facebook. Resources This episode was generously sponsored by Waypoint Goods. Caitlin is offering Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners a 15% discount when purchasing one of her fabulous travel scarves! Simply visit waypointgoods.com and enter the code JETSET at checkout. Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette.
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. What You’ll Learn What sparked her love of travel How she was able to study in Spain during college What her first international experience was like Where her travels have taken her over the last four years How she became a Fulbright scholar What it was like to teach English abroad What International Social Work is The importance of cultural humility and community-based approaches Why she started her blog Sojournies What the response to her travel writing has been Her experiences traveling as a Black woman What her greatest travel experience has been How travel has changed her life What her next adventures will be Her tips for getting started with travel About Sojourner White Sojourner is an academic and experience enthusiast whose adventures abroad led her to become an International Social Worker. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, her travel journey started in the U.S. with family vacations, however studying Spanish opened her eyes to the world of international travel. Two stints in Spain later, including one as a Fulbright Fellow, Sojourner has traveled from Mexico to Morocco and many European countries in between. Sojourner is living up to her name all while pursuing her Master’s degree and blogging her way through the world, growing both inside and outside the classroom as a student of life. With her blog “Sojournies,” she is offering tips and resources to other students, professionals, or anyone interested in making travel part of their lives too. Say hi to Sojourner on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and visit her blog at sojournies.com. Resources Mentioned Using FAFSA (Federal Student Financial Aid) to study internationally Semester at Sea Fulbright Scholar Program AmeriCorps Program - Public Allies Las Morenas De España To Be Black, a Woman, and a Fulbright Scholar “What Part of Africa Are You From?” Experiences Traveling While Black Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette.
Meet Samantha Nelson – mom, wife, traveler and writer. In 2014, she and her husband embarked on a year of spontaneous travel with their two young children, a journey that ultimately 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 for almost a decade, and how she finally created a life centered around family and travel. She also shares what some of the challenges were, and why they were completely worth it. What You’ll Learn What sparked her love of travel How she ended up living abroad as a young adult Why she later was unhappy in her career What ultimately pushed her to quit her job Where the idea to travel for a year came from What traveling without a major plan was like What the biggest challenge was along the way Where they went during their year on the road What her favorite travel moment was How her family adventure has positively impacted her life What they are doing now in Nashville Her tips for others wanting to take the leap and travel more About Those Crazy Nelsons Those Crazy Nelsons inspire busy families to travel. They can be found around Nashville, TN, chatting about the benefits of family travel and encouraging families to avoid waiting for retirement before living an engaged life. In 2014, they traded their mortgage for memories, selling their home and reducing their belongings to one carry-on each. With one child in college and the other two being homeschooled, they hit the road for a year, moving every 30 days to a new location. Now, they write travel stories for families, highlighting destinations for their audience and inspiring families to reconnect one road trip at a time. You can find their travel articles at thosecrazynelsons.com and weekendtripsfromnashville.com. You can also say hi to Samantha on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Resources Mentioned Tourism Worx This episode was generously sponsored by Wanderful. I think you all already know how much I love all that they do for women travelers. If you want to become part of an INCREDIBLE travel community, be sure to pop over to community.sheswanderful.com. They provide everything from home sharing and organized trips, to events and social gatherings. And there's of course the 2020 Women in Travel Summit - would love to see you there! Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette.
Meet Phoebe Howlett, a solo traveler from the U.K. who at age 21 was diagnosed with two chronic autoimmune disorders, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). She also struggled with significant anxiety and depression. After thinking she could never easily travel or work again, Phoebe managed to find her way back to wellness. She is now on a mission to travel to every country in the world, and is currently at 66 countries and counting. Phoebe shares details about her journey into chronic illness, how travel has become a part of her recovery, and the importance of self care while on the road. What You’ll Learn Where her travel bug came from Her journey into chronic illness Her experience with anxiety and depression How she began to find balance and recovery after initial failed attempts What led to her decision to start traveling Some of the challenges of traveling with chronic illness How travel has improved her health Her thoughts on being a solo traveler How she maintains her self care routines while on the road Tips for introvert travelers What traveling while managing illnesses has brought to her life Her tips for traveling after a diagnosis About Phoebe Howlett Phoebe Howlett is a digital marketing freelancer and solo traveler. She regularly blogs about travel and her journey back to wellness, offering useful tips for others traveling with chronic illness. She has sailed across the Pacific Ocean, traveled 3,000 miles on buses in the Americas, spoken about her journey to children in Samoa, Panama and Ireland, and seen wonders of the world on four continents. She loves speaking to young audiences about personal strength, health and travel. Her mission is to become the first person with chronic illness to travel to every country in the world, while looking after her health to make sure she reaches her goal. Say hi to Phoebe on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or visit her website at thechanceofchoice.com.  Freebie 7 Steps to Free Travel  Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette.
In this episode I talk with Cris Soady, a linguist who was born in El Salvador but grew up in the United States. In 2014, she and her husband left the US to start a life in Latin America, driving across 13 borders before finally settling in Argentina. They opened a successful restaurant in Buenos Aires, and Cris has found a creative way to bring in additional income. She shares why her family came to the US, why she and her husband decided to live abroad, how they made their travel dreams a reality, and many more inspiring adventures and insights.             What You'll Learn Why Cris' family migrated to the US from El Salvador When she fell in love with travel and why How she met her husband David and why they made the decision to make living abroad a priority Cris’s approach to travel and desire to learn from locals  How David’s decision to attend culinary school inspired them to open a restaurant abroad Cris and David’s road trip from DC to El Salvador, and then to Argentina The opportunity that helped turn Cris and David’s dream into reality  Cris’s advice for dreaming big and going for what you really want in life Why Cris spends her time pursuing hobbies and jobs that support a flexible lifestyle   How living abroad pushed Cris to try new things and realize the connection we all share                                                                                                          About Cristabel Soady Cristabel Soady is a linguist who provides services for translation, transcription, subtitling and voice-over projects. She has worked for Netflix, Amazon, Marriott and other global companies. She has worked on projects in the United States, Canada, Spain, India, Ireland, England and China. She’s loved being involved with amazing projects and learning so much about what is going on in the world; both good and bad. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing Flamenco, dabbling in design, and getting involved in her local community. Cristabel lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband. You can connect with Cris on Linkedin, and find out more about the work she does at cristabelsoady.com. And check out David and Cris’s restaurant at 13fronteras.com. If you are headed to Buenos Aires, be sure to stop in and try his amazing cuisine! Resources Mentioned  American Translators Association  Washington City Paper Article about Cris & David My earlier blog post – Dave Soady: An American Chef in Buenos Aires Freebie 7 Steps to Free Travel  Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette.
I sit down with Summer Slevin who is traveling and living in a van for two years, visiting every national park in the United States. She’s also the creator and host of the Nat Park Stories podcast. I met Summer at the 2018 Women in Travel Summit in Quebec City - when she was starting her quest to fall back in love with America. She shares how she embarked on her journey, what life in a van is like, great stories about the parks and people she’s met along the way and so much more. And there’s a guest appearance from her dog Rocky Road Trip! What You'll Learn What inspired Summer to start traveling What life in a van is like Why she started her National Parks journey How she launched her adventures despite challenges Where she started and how many parks she has hit so far Some of the people she’s met along the way Her travel buddy: Rocky Road Trip Fun details about some of the parks she’s visited Her favorite parks in the Southwest The continued lack of diversity among park visitors Why she loves being in the parks, and in nature The importance of being fully present while traveling How travel has transformed her life About Summer Slevin Since hitting the road in July 2018, Summer Slevin has made her way from Illinois to Alaska, Texas to Florida, and Maine to Wyoming. Summer’s superpowers are connecting with others and telling stories of the people she meets around the world. She spends her time on the road making a podcast about the strangers she meets in the National Parks, virtually assisting amazing clients, and teaching entrepreneurs how to find, hire and onboard the perfect virtual assistant (thetimerich.com). When Summer isn’t talking to strangers, you can probably find her eating delicious food, taking a nap, or playing in the grass with her puppy. You can say hi to Summer on Instagram or Facebook, and don't forget to listen to the Nat Park Stories Podcast, which you can support via Patreon. Resources Mentioned United States National Parks Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette. Freebie:  7 Steps to Free Travel 
In this episode I talk with Nadeen White, creator of The Sophisticated Life blog. A blogger by day and physician by night, she manages to throw travel into the mix. She's also found time to author two travel guide ebooks, and is about to release a third. Nadeen shares how she makes travel a priority, where she finds great deals for local and international adventures, and offers tips for anyone interested in adding more travel to their life. What You'll Learn Nadeen’s background and why she became interested in traveling  Why she decided she wanted to visit one new place every year  How she is able to balance travel with her career  How being a hospitalist allows her the flexibility and finances to travel How often she travels (with and without her husband) How she prioritizes and budgets for travel  Why she started a “Travel Guide” section on her blog     How travel has expanded her tolerance and compassion for others Encouragement for those who want to travel more                                                                                                          About Nadeen White Nadeen considers herself a "Blogger by Day, Physician by Night". She has over 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician and over 6 years of experience as a content creator. Her award-winning travel blog The Sophisticated Life is dedicated to affordable luxury travel and culinary travel (food and wine). Nadeen’s eBooks Travel Guides to Your Favorite Destinations and USA Wine Guide for Travelers are both available on Amazon. Her third eBook, Culinary Travel Guides: Food & WIne, will be released this summer. She hopes to inspire others to follow their passion and start traveling around the world. Say hi to Nadeen on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or visit her website at TheSophisticatedLife.com.  Resources Mentioned Secret Flying   Scott’s Cheap Flights   Travel Zoo   Freebie 7 Steps to Free Travel  This episode is sponsored by Waypoint Goods, maker of the Infinity Travel Scarf – a fashionable accessory that keeps your phone, passport wallet, keys and other essentials safely concealed in a hidden pocket.  Don’t miss the limited edition scarf, Havana, which is inspired by the bright hues of Cuba’s classic cars, vibrant buildings and colorful cuisine! Enjoyed this episode?  If so, please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps more people find the show...I would so appreciate it. If you'd like to know more about me, you can find me via my website or on social media: @jetsetlisette.
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