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XX, Will Travel: A Podcast for Independent Women Travelers

19
Apr

S2E16: How to Plan a Trip from Scratch: Packing Tips

Packing may sound simple but can prove challenging to even the most seasoned travelers. As part of their series "How to Plan a Trip from Scratch", Kathy and Ines share their favorite packing trips and strategies for any kind of trip. They discuss the essentials they keep in their carry on, mistakes that have kept them from being their best packing selves, moments of triumph in the world of luggage, and the emotional issues that come up when opening or closing that suitcase. 

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5
Apr

S2E15: Traveling with Parents

Traveling with parents may be scary, but Ines and Kathy are here to help! Kathy recently returned from a successful trip to Iceland and England with her parents in tow, while parental travel has always been a part of life for Ines. Together the ladies give tips and and insights for a successful trip with the people who love you the most (or at least they did before the trip). In addition to offering overall survival strategies, they talk about the importance of picking a place (and a pace) that you can all enjoy, ways to include your folks in the trip planning process and how your parents will surprise you in the most unlikely ways. They also share listener stories and advice for surviving and thriving when traveling with your elders.

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22
Mar

S2E14: Travel Entrepreneurship with Beth Santos of Wanderful

Beth Santos is the founder and CEO of Wanderful, a global membership community of over 15,000 independent, adventurous women travelers. She is also the creator of the Women in Travel Summit, an annual summit for female travel influencers and industry members. Beth joins us to discuss how she became a travel entrepreneur, why she created a women-centered network of travelers, and offers tips on making your own travel-centric business come true. Find out how Wanderful can help you in your own travel journey and discover exciting details on this year's Women in Travel Summit in Milwaukee taking place on April 21-23. 

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8
Mar

S2E13: Vulnerable Travel with Char Stoever, LGBT Diversity Trainer and Peace Corps Alum

Char Stoever is an LGBT diversity trainer and Peace Corps alum assigned to Nicaragua who coined the term "vulnerable traveler." She joins us to talk about how to view vulnerability as a learning tool and relationship builder instead of as a weakness. Opening up is never easy and does require care, particularly for members of marginalized groups. But, as Char discusses, the rewards often outweigh the risks and can lead to a more authentic travel experience. We also touch on self care while traveling and avoiding the "1000 Things to See Before You Die" trap. 

 

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22
Feb

S2E12: Making a Film in Ghana with Samantha Bailey of Brown Girls

Creator of the Brown Girls web series Samantha Bailey joins us to talk about her experience shooting her short film, Raina's Not Here, in Ghana. We discuss the logistics of making a movie in a foreign country, why Accra should be on your bucket list, the economic barriers of traveling and the personal freedom she found in the African continent, among other fascinating topics. We left the interview wanting to be Samantha Bailey when we grew up and we're sure you will too. 

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8
Feb

S2E11: Women’s Health While Traveling with Christina Tanner of Chicago NOW

Certified nurse midwife and Chicago NOW board member Christina Tanner joins us to talk women's health while traveling. We cover menstruation options for long-term travel, yeast infections, UTIs, birth control and reproductive health around the world, traveling while pregnant, scary bathrooms and squat toilets, managing meds and so much more! So join us for a special V-day celebration (where V stands for vagina) by learning more about your lady bits and all the responsibilities that go with taking care of them, especially while traveling.

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25
Jan

S2E10: NY Times List of 52 Places to Go in 2017

Kathy and Ines take on the New York Times List once again. They discuss where they've been, where they'd like to go and where people should go. They also talk about the list's missteps, overlooked destinations, and whether this edition has a sneaky political agenda. 

Check out our episodes that cover destinations mentioned on the list:

S2E2: Detroit

S1E26: Australia and New Zealand with Rachel Grandi

S1E6: Oh, Canada: A Tribute to Our Neighbor to the North

And of course, last year's review:

S1E16: NY Times List of 52 Places to Go in 2016

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11
Jan

S2E9: Girls’ Trips - Yay or Nay?

From a bachelorette party full of judgy alpacas to a friends' weekend of post-election healing, girls' getaways take many shapes and forms. Kathy and Ines expose the good, the bad and the ugly about girls' trips, along with a little help from their listeners. Need help planning your next girls' vacation? They have tips for that, too!

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28
Dec

S2E8: 2017 Travel Goals and Listener Questions

Ines and Kathy invited listeners to submit their 2017 travel goals, along with questions on how to achieve them, and they delivered! From space travel to visiting Cuba, dealing with language barriers to logistics of around-the-world trips, the ladies of XX, Will Travel dispense advice gleaned from their years of travel experience, as well as copious research. They also share their own travel plans for the year ahead.

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14
Dec

S2E7: How to Road Trip with Meryl Williams of The Sleeper Hit

Writer, podcaster and road trip expert Meryl Williams has crossed the USA by car three times! This intrepid traveler shares her tips for how to make the most of your time on the road. After all, it's about the journey, not the destination, right? For more Meryl, visit her @merylwilliams, and subscribe to her podcast and newsletter, both called The Sleeper Hit.

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