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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 Nav.it 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 43 | Lola Akinmade Åkerström: Exploring Cultures through Travel Photography & Writing
Meet Lola Akinmade Åkerström, Nigerian-born travel photographer and writer whose award-winning work regularly appears in National Geographic, BBC, Travel + Leisure, Forbes, The Guardian and more. She is the author of the award-winning book Due North and bestselling book LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well. She is editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm and founder of NordicTB Collective, which brings together the top professional travel bloggers and digital storytellers from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland.  She is also a sought-after and inspiring keynote speaker. Lola shares what ignited her passion for exploring cultures, what brought her from Nigeria to the U.S. and Sweden, and her journey from computer programmer to photographer and writer. She also explains the role of travel in her life, how she balances work and family, and her thoughts on traveling as a Black woman.    What You’ll Learn What sparked her love of exploring other cultures What brought her from Nigeria to the U.S., and then to SwedenHer journey from computer programmer to full-time travel photographer and writer  Her favorite form of photography and why Her various work projects How her relationship with travel has changed What allows her to travel for work while parenting two young children The importance of finding balance in your life Advice for those wanting to find ways to travel more The beauty of traveling your backyard Her passion for connecting with cultures and people Her approach to diversity How travel has impacted her life Her insights on traveling as a Black woman About Lola Akinmade Lola is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author whose work explores culture through food, tradition, and lifestyle for high profile publications such as National Geographic Traveler, BBC, The Guardian, and Lonely Planet, amongst others.  She is the editor in chief of  Slow Travel Stockholm and has collaborated with many well-known brands – from Mercedes Benz and Dove to Intrepid Travel and National Geographic Channel.  Åkerström has received the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Bill Muster Award and was honored with a MIPAD 100 (Most Influential People of African Descent) Award within media and culture. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Creative. She is based in Stockholm, Sweden.  You can find out more about lola on her blog lolaakinmade.com, and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. This episode was generously sponsored by Waypoint Goods, which is offering Globetrotter Lounge podcast listeners a 15% discount when purchasing one of their fabulous travel scarves! It's the perfect holiday gift for the travelers in your life. 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.
Ep 42 | Women in Travel Summit Europe: Part 2
Bonus episode! This is part 2 of my interviews with women I met at the Women in Travel Summit in Riga, Latvia earlier this month. I talk with Carly Hulls (Austrian Adaptation, Coffee with Carly), Tayo Jaiyesimi (The Five to Nine Traveller), Stefanie Bielekova (Postcards from Stef), and Michelle Olorunda (Pearls of Bay). They share what brought them to WITS Europe, recent adventures and projects, and how travel has changed their lives. They also share some of their favorite tips and travel tools. If you haven’t heard part 1, listen to episode 41 where I explain about WITS and why I’m passionate about the Wanderful community. What You’ll Learn Where they are currently based What brought them to the Women in Travel Summit How travel has transformed their lives. Tips for women wanting to travel more Their favorite travel tools and resources And more… About Carly Hulls Carly is a blogger, podcast host & startup survivor, who focuses on slow travel & life in Vienna, Austria via her blog, Austrian Adaptation. As former Head of Global Sales at TourRadar and self-confessed brunch addict and coffee snob, she has amassed 10 years experience within the travel industry, winning a Stevie Award for women in business in 2019. Carly contributes regularly to Lonely Planet & Forbes Travel about her adopted hometown and is also host of the Coffee with Carly Podcast, chatting with small business owners and creative entrepreneurs over coffee in Vienna. Say hi to Carly on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. About Tayo Jaiyesimi Tayo is just a regular gal with a job (as a pharmacist) who exhibits off-the-scale delight when she travels and explores! Tayo loves travelling as it appeals to her inner childhood of being an explorer and finding something new in her surroundings, be it in the city where she lives or a new destination. She hopes to inspire others with full-time jobs to travel through her blog, The Five to Nine Traveller. She also develops customised itinerary plans for busy folks. You can say hi to Tayo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. About Stefanie Bielekova “Home is where the pajamas is!” That’s Stef’s motto. And these days her pajamas are tucked snugly in Seattle, USA. That’s where Stefanie Bielekova is based as a travel advisor, speaker, and tour guide for Rick Steves’ Europe. In previous life chapters, Stef spent seven years working aboard cruise ships and four studying abroad in Germany. She’s lived in five countries on three continents, traveled to 80+ countries, and has sailed around the world five times. You could say she is travel obsessed, but the underlying motive is a desire to connect across cultures. Find out more on her blog, Postcards from Steph, and say hi on Instagram.  About Michelle Olorunda Michelle Olorunda's UK based travel and lifestyle blog, Pearls of Bay, aims to inspire, inform and share travel tips. Michelle also works as a senior neurological physiotherapist and feels lucky to have a job she loves. Some of her articles touch upon the physical and health aspect of travel as this is important to her. She also has a passion for headwraps, which are not only excellent protective head wear in hot or cold climates, but also add a touch of style to any travel outfit. Say hi to Michelle on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and view her videos on YouTube. Resources Mentioned Hey Dip Your Toes In Baggalini 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 41 | Women in Travel Summit Europe: Part 1
Bonus episode! I recently went to Wanderful’s first Women in Travel Summit Europe in Riga, Latvia where I had the opportunity to capture the diverse experiences and insights (and accents) of multiple travelers. In this episode I talk with Jennifer Fein (You Live to Travel), Lavina DeSousa (Continent Hop), Jamie-Lee Abtar (The Travel Marketer) and Tegan Wylie (The Travel Curve). They share what brought them to WITS Europe, recent adventures and projects, and how travel has changed their lives. They also share some favorite tips and travel tools. Episode 42 features the remaining four interviews so be sure to check that out as well. What You’ll Learn Where they are currently based What brought them to the Women in Travel Summit How travel has transformed their lives. Tips for women wanting to travel more Favorite travel tools or resources And more... About Jennifer Fein After years of building digital products as an engineer and product manager for others, Jennifer Fein is now determined to make software that empowers passionate people to create unique group travel businesses. She met her You Live to Travel co-founder Bron at a shehacks event in Melbourne. Together they are building YouLi, the platform for group leaders that want to change the way travellers see the world. Jennifer is also the co-author of Ready to Launch? Becoming an Entrepreneur in Australia. You can find out more about the You Live to Travel (YouLi) software on their website, and say hi to Jennifer on Facebook or Instagram. About Lavina DeSousa Lavina did not quit her job to travel! She’s an Engineer who works 9-5 and loves travelling, writing, design and photography. A work opportunity came calling, so she packed her belongings and moved to Britain with husband in tow in 2014. Being perpetually fascinated by other cultures, places and people, they have channeled their earnings and holidays into tripping around Europe and wherever else their hearts take them. Over 46 countries later, Lavina show others through her blog Continent Hop that you can be passionate about travel and have all the adventures you wish, even if you work full-time. You can learn more at ContinentHop.com and say to Lavina on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. About Jamie-Lee Abtar One of TTG’s 30 under 30 Travel Leaders for 2016/17, Jamie-Lee Abtar is a travel marketer, brand builder and creative innovator. A regular speaker on topical travel issues, Jamie-Lee has a history of helping travel brands to build strong profitable relationships, conceptualising and executing innovative ideas to drive their business. With a proud Caribbean heritage and as a determined advocate for the Caribbean region, Jamie-Lee has spearheaded research into the Diaspora travel market in partnership with The Voice newspaper, challenging misconceptions about Afro/Caribbean travellers. Through Jamie-Lee's work as the Business Development Manager for the Caribbean Tourism Organisation–UK Chapter, Jamie-Lee strives to develop greater awareness of the Caribbean and maximise marketing and PR opportunities for its members. You can connect with Jamie-Lee on LinkedIn and Instagram. About Tegan Wylie Tegan Aileen Wylie is a Canadian style and travel influencer living in France. She is a vocal advocate for body positivity, on a mission to empower curvy women of all ages to travel the world whilst feeling and looking their best. Tegan founded The Travel Curve in 2016 after finding a disappointing lack of travel + travel fashion advice for full figured women. She is an in-demand stylist for full-figured women, a brand ambassador for fashion designer Diane Kroe and has collaborated with Travel Fashion Girl on various projects. She was recently featured by Matador as one of the top 10 female travellers who don’t let their curves get in the way of adventure. You can find out more about Tegan on her blog, The Travel Curve, and say hi to her on Facebook or Instagram. Resources Mentioned Wanderful Community Rome 2 Rio Google Flights 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 40 | Olga Maria: Latina Travel Writer in Heels
Meet Olga Maria, an award-winning solo female traveler whose blog, Dreams in Heels, features adventure and luxury travel, food and wine, and budget tips. She hopes to inspire women to pursue their travel and lifestyle dreams. She is also the creator of Latinas Who Travel, a bilingual travel community that empowers Latinas to travel more. Olga shares about her journey from bullied small town girl in Puerto Rico to full time writer and world traveler, why she travels in heels, and many of her favorite destinations. She also talks about why she started Latinas Who Travel, and what she loves about solo travel. What You’ll Learn What sparked Olga’s travel dreams Why she left Puerto Rico and moved to New York How she started traveling as young adult Her initial career path and how it led to travel writing Why she created Latinas who Travel Her advice for those wanting to travel more Why she thinks solo travel is particularly transformative Where she is currently living and her upcoming projects Her thoughts on traveling as a woman of color Why she usually feels safe as a solo woman traveler What she loves about Ukraine Some of her favorite destinations (and book) Her travel essentials About Olga Maria Dreams in Heels is the story of a small town girl raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico who is living her dreams in heels around the world. Olga Maria went from working in an office full-time, to working the red carpet at fashion week, and then becoming a full-time travel writer/digital nomad and a citizen of the world. She shares her experiences living in different locations around the world as a solo female traveler, finding style in every culture. Her goal is to motivate you to go and experience the world for yourself. Where to next?! Find out more about Olga on her website, Dreams in Heels, and say hi to her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can also explore the Latinas Who Travel website, and join their Facebook community. Resources Mentioned The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 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 travel-related webinars, hear about other resources and upcoming events, and get tips from over 2000 members. And don’t forget the two 2020 Women in Travel Summits in Kansas City and in Gdansk, Poland! Would love to see at one of those. 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 39 | Debbie Arcangeles: Living a Nomad Podcaster Life
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.
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Seattle, WA, USA
Episode Count
68
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
1 day, 19 hours