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Lisette Austin

Lisette Austin is also known as "Jet Set Lisette" – an award travel expert and coach. She is the host of the award-winning Globetrotter Lounge Podcast, interviewing inspiring women who have found creative ways to travel more. She is also the creator of the online course "Jet Set 101: Becoming a Travel Hacker". She also co-hosts The Podcast. She has visited 22 countries – next up: Bali, Singapore and Hong Kong. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and son.
Recent episodes featuring Lisette Austin
Ep 34 | Samantha Nelson: Freedom through a Year of Family Travel
The Globetrotter Lounge Podcast
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 and 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 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.
Ep 33 | Phoebe Howlett: From Chronic Illness to World Travel
The Globetrotter Lounge Podcast
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  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.
Ep 32 | Cristabel Soady: Crossing 13 Borders to Start a Life Abroad
The Globetrotter Lounge Podcast
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 And check out David and Cris’s restaurant at 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.
Financial Planning and Socially Responsible Investing: Amy Barnes
The Podcast
In our last episode of the season, we talk to Amy Barnes, a financial advisor with 20 years of experience and founder of Firebrand Wealth Management. Amy is especially passionate about helping women navigate change such as retirement and divorce, women entrepreneurs, and women working in the technology sector. She shares with us why women are typically underserved financially, what socially responsible investing is, and how financial planners can help. What You'll Learn Why women are typically underserved financially and under-invested What some specific financial challenges are for women Financial planning strategies for women consider What financial planners do Why women tend to be smart investors  What socially responsible investing is What exchange traded funds (ETFs) are How mutual funds are different from ETFs Why it's important to understand fees The different types of financial advisors  How to invest in socially responsible funds What a standard global stock index is  What the best part of her career has been Her advice for getting started with investing and financial planning Where to Find Amy Firebrand Wealth Management On Facebook   *This episode is not intended as a recommendation of any investment or security, nor a solicitation of business by Amy Barnes or by Firebrand Wealth Management, LLC.  The discussion is for educational and informational purposes only. If you are enjoying the podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
Ep 31 | Summer Slevin: Traveling the United States National Parks
The Globetrotter Lounge Podcast
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 ( 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 
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