16 episodes

The RISE Traveler podcast features eco-minded and socially conscious travelers, diversity and inclusion specialists, wildlife conservationists, environmental activists and anyone using travel as a way to uplift and inspire. In each episode, we will go a step beyond the “Instagram ready” world of travel, and take a look at how travel can be a source of growth and development for all people and all communities. This podcast is an extension of the RISE Travel Institute. A 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to empowering young travelers through educational programs, research, study tours and scholarships. Visit RISETravelInstitute.org to learn more.

The RISE Traveler: Unpacking Conversations of Sustainable Travel The RISE Travel Institute

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The RISE Traveler podcast features eco-minded and socially conscious travelers, diversity and inclusion specialists, wildlife conservationists, environmental activists and anyone using travel as a way to uplift and inspire. In each episode, we will go a step beyond the “Instagram ready” world of travel, and take a look at how travel can be a source of growth and development for all people and all communities. This podcast is an extension of the RISE Travel Institute. A 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to empowering young travelers through educational programs, research, study tours and scholarships. Visit RISETravelInstitute.org to learn more.

    Amplifying Afro-Latino Voices

    Amplifying Afro-Latino Voices

     Kim Hass is the President and Founder of Haas Media and the Executive Director of the public television series “Afro-Latinos with Kim Haas.” Her travel show explores the tremendous impact that Afro-Latinos have had and continue to have on the culture and history of Latin America. She shares some of her experiences creating a public television series and how she hopes the show will amplify the contributions and powerful voices of the Afro-Latino community.

    • 27 min
    Reconnecting with Nature: Sustainable Safari

    Reconnecting with Nature: Sustainable Safari

    James Mwenda, Founder of James Mwenda Expeditions, shares his expertise in sustainable safari adventures and provides some tips on how to make a safari more than just an Instagram photo opportunity. He shares how to be a responsible wildlife tourist and truly reconnect with the natural world.

    Host: Host (Amy) Hager - Social Media Manager at The RISE Travel Institute 
    Video and Audio Editing: Kara King
    Graphic Design: Shirley Wong - Freelance Art Director

    Music: On My Way by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses

    • 25 min
    Booking with Purpose: The Hotel That Helps Refugees

    Booking with Purpose: The Hotel That Helps Refugees

    Gabriela Sonnleitner is the General Manager of the Magdas Hotel in Vienna, Austria. Austria's first hotel run as a social business, the Magdas provides job training to refugees and asylum seekers, offering support to those struggling to find employment in the city. Listen to Gabriela explain the joys and difficulties of running a social business and elaborate on her hotel’s commitment to sustainability. 

    Host: Host (Amy) Hager - Social Media Manager at The RISE Travel Institute 
    Video and Audio Editing: Kara King
    Graphic Design: Shirley Wong - Freelance Art Director

    Music: On My Way by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses

    • 24 min
    Education as Activism

    Education as Activism

    Mary Pat Champeau, Director of Graduate Programs at The Institute for Humane Education and Board Secretary at RISE Travel Institute, discusses the importance of learning how one’s everyday choices in their lives can impact their surroundings. She explores how activism is sometimes as simple as educating oneself about how the environment, human, and animal welfare are all interconnected.

    Host: Host (Amy) Hager - Social Media Manager at The RISE Travel Institute 
    Video and Audio Editing: Kaelyn Sanders
    Graphic Design: Shirley Wong - Freelance Art Director

    Music: On My Way by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4163-on-my-way
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


     

    • 24 min
    Building the Bridge to a More Equal World

    Building the Bridge to a More Equal World

    This week, Amy sits down with Dr. Anu Taranath, Author of “Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World.” Dr. Taranath is also co-teaching a course entitled Locating Ourselves in the Spectrum of Power for RISE Travel Institute. Through a discussion of her book and her work with RISE Travel Institute, she details how to approach difficult conversations about worldwide inequities with grace, encouraging building community and the space to work through these tough questions together.

    Host: Host (Amy) Hager - Social Media Manager at The RISE Travel Institute 
    Video and Audio Editing: Kara King
    Graphic Design: Shirley Wong - Freelance Art Director

    Music: On My Way by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses

    • 21 min
    Giving Tuesday Special with Tuition Grant Recipient Taylor Ruoff

    Giving Tuesday Special with Tuition Grant Recipient Taylor Ruoff

    Today on GivingTuesday 2021, we are raising funds for RISE Travel Institute. All donations made today will go toward tuition grants and travel scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of the year. We have raised just over $6,500 so far and so we need your help to reach our goal.
    Our guest is Taylor Ruoff, a tuition grant recipient and graduate of our Pilot Program. Hear about Taylor's experience as a RISE student, why the grant she received helped her in a time of need, and what she'll be doing next.

    Please donate here: https://www.risetravelinstitute.org/ways-to-give

    Host: Host (Amy) Hager - Social Media Manager at The RISE Travel Institute Video and Audio Editing: Kaelyn Sanders
    Graphic Design: Shirley Wong - Freelance Art Director

    Music: On My Way by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4163-on-my-way
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 17 min

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