Do you want to diversify your perspective on road travel?
Host Noami Grevemberg and co-host Anaïs Monique dive deep into the stories and weave through the challenges, journeys and inspirations of the diverse voices who, often unheard, make the nomadic community great. Noami is a Black woman and a nomad who has been living in her campervan since 2016. She started Diversify Vanlife in 2019 in response to the lack of representation of BIPOC in the road travel community. In this show, you’ll hear from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and other underrepresented travelers at the many crossroads of the modern nomadic movement.
Bonus Catch-up with Giddi Oteo
Catch-up with Giddi Oteo, a former full-time road traveler turned incredible businesswoman. Giddi was last on the podcast in its previous format just as the world shut down. Giddi and Anaïs catch up on what it's been like as a restaurant owner during the pandemic, how she made money on the road, and how our BIPOC communities can support each other in the face of hate.
Bonus Catch-up with Maggie Lam
Catch-up with Maggie Lam. It’s been a little over one year since Maggie was on this show in its previous format. A lot has changed since then, navigating two pandemics, a rise in racial violence against AAPI, and major changes in the road travel landscape. Maggie & Noami chat about where she is now and what she’s been up to since we last heard from her on this feed.
Home vs. Homeostasis
Raena Rice is a U.S. based flight attendant and the creator of stationary brand IAL365. Her high vibrational rituals and intentions are fused in with her creative work as well as cabin crew work. Raena and Anaïs discuss the trials of attending the airways, protecting safe & inclusive spaces, and finding a homelife balance within a nomadic profession. Noami leads us into the episode with some important notes on getting back on the road during a pandemic and our shared responsibilities as road travelers.
Bonus Catch-up with Brittany Newson
Catch-up with Brittany Newson. It’s been over a year since Brittany was last on the show in its previous format, and while a lot has changed, it didn’t slow her down. Co-host Anaïs chatted with Brittany on Instagram Live about how, even through loss and challenges, Brittany has covered thousands of miles in her 4-window bus, Domino, in the pursuit of joy and finding herself again after the military.
Creative Black Resistance
What was it like to travel in an era where there were little “Black Wall Streets'' all over the U.S. in the midst of dangerous Jim Crow laws? Alvin Hall, award-winning television and radio broadcaster, best-selling author, and renowned financial educator, transports us into that historic realm. His podcast, Driving the Green Book, guides listeners along his road trip with Janee Wood Weber to the historically Black towns and destinations featured in the Negro Motorist’s Green Book, published from 1936-1967. Hosts Noami and Anaïs explore the nuances of navigating life on the road during a pandemic, holding solidarity with the Asian-American community and how the Green Book paved the way for Diversify Vanlife to become a living resource for nomads of color.
Bonus Catch-up and Journaling with Denise Meeker
Catch-up with Denise Meeker of Wayfare to Wellness. It’s been a year since Denise was on the pod, and a lot has changed since then! Noami chatted with Denise on Instagram Live about what life’s brought her since the last time, how she’s coped through 2020 as a Black woman and vanlifer, and more. They also journal around this prompt: What does acknowledging the Indigenous people of this land look for you going forward on your travels?
Love this podcast! Her narrative & interview style are great, this podcast is so refreshing to hear, keep up the good work!
Why the change?
I’m a bit disappointed women on the road is gone and now I’m subscribed to this new podcast. I didn’t like the pilot and I think the tone of this new podcast is totally different. Lame.
Inspirng and Helpful
I'm loving this podcast! I'm prepparing to drive across Canada next spring to teach art classes and create paintings based on the Canadian landscape, so I've been listening to this podcast for any helpful tips and notes. I particulary enjoyed a recent episode with Madison Hampton who creates her jewelry line out of a truck. It's really great to hear first hand experiences of women working on the road!