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.
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.
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