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Join Christine Winebrenner Irick for soulful conversations with her community of fellow travelers exploring the heart, the mind, and the globe. These conversations highlight what tourism really means for the world. Soul of Travel honors the passion and dedication of the people making a positive impact in tourism. In each episode, you’ll hear the story of women who are industry professionals and seasoned travelers and community leaders who know travel is more than a vacation. It is an opportunity for personal awareness and it is a vehicle for change. We are thought leaders, action takers, and heart-centered change makers. My guests work in all sectors of the tourism industry. You'll hear from adventure-based community organizations, social impact businesses, travel photographers and videographers, tourism boards and destination marketing organizations, and transformational travel experts. They all honor the idea that travel is more than a vacation and focus on sustainable travel, eco-travel, community-based tourism, and intentional travel. These conversations are meant to educate, inspire and create community. They are directed to new travelers and seasoned travelers, as well as industry professionals and those who are curious about a career in travel. If you want to learn about new destinations, types of travel, or how to be more intentional or live life on purpose, you will find something inside these soulful conversations.

Soul of Travel Christine Winebrenner Irick, hosted by Lotus Sojourns

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Join Christine Winebrenner Irick for soulful conversations with her community of fellow travelers exploring the heart, the mind, and the globe. These conversations highlight what tourism really means for the world. Soul of Travel honors the passion and dedication of the people making a positive impact in tourism. In each episode, you’ll hear the story of women who are industry professionals and seasoned travelers and community leaders who know travel is more than a vacation. It is an opportunity for personal awareness and it is a vehicle for change. We are thought leaders, action takers, and heart-centered change makers. My guests work in all sectors of the tourism industry. You'll hear from adventure-based community organizations, social impact businesses, travel photographers and videographers, tourism boards and destination marketing organizations, and transformational travel experts. They all honor the idea that travel is more than a vacation and focus on sustainable travel, eco-travel, community-based tourism, and intentional travel. These conversations are meant to educate, inspire and create community. They are directed to new travelers and seasoned travelers, as well as industry professionals and those who are curious about a career in travel. If you want to learn about new destinations, types of travel, or how to be more intentional or live life on purpose, you will find something inside these soulful conversations.

    The Role of Women In Leadership with Iris Serbanescu

    The Role of Women In Leadership with Iris Serbanescu

    The world is awakening to what women can bring and being a successful woman in business means taking on this mantle and sharing it to encourage others, and using your position as a role model to those looking to be successful. After all, each woman gets to determine what success means to her, what she believes makes her life satisfying and fulfilling.
    Women define success, especially success in business, by the rules that others set. Sometimes women are stuck with a single goal and define their lives around that one goal, when there are actually several stages to success over the course of a lifetime. Keep in mind that you will have different definitions of success at different times of your life.

    Christine guest today is a change maker, personal development enthusiast, yogi and is passionate about creating spaces for women to fully express themselves in business and in life.
    Iris Serbanescu is an adventure travel enthusiast and champion for gender equity in the tourism industry, as proud founder of wmnsWORK, the tourism industry’s first 12-week business accelerator for early-stage women/non-binary entrepreneurs. 

    She is also founder of B2B sales agency By Iris, established to help experiential tour operators and hotels develop meaningful industry partnerships. By Iris’ portfolio of clients include companies in Asia, Central America, Mexico, and Canada. 

    For full show notes and to access resources mentioned in this episode, head to https://www.lotussojourns.com/podcast-episodes/episode95


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    Credits. Christine Winebrenner Irick (Host, creator, editor.) Iris Serbanescu
    (Guest). Original music by Clark Adams. Editing and production by Rayna Booth
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    • 59 min
    Women Influencing Change: Season 4 Begins!

    Women Influencing Change: Season 4 Begins!

    Welcome to Season Four!
    Christine is so excited for season four, she’s already began to record a few of the conversations and she’s feeling something different happening here.

    In this season, you're still going to hear inspirational stories about travel, how it changes our lives, and how it has led our guests to create the businesses that are changing the world. You'll also hear how these women are changing the status quo across the board.

    Looking for ways to be a part of the community, learn more here.


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    • 17 min
    Season 3 In Review, Shaping Our Future!

    Season 3 In Review, Shaping Our Future!

    Christine Winebrenner Irick, Host of Soul of Travel reflects on season 3 and some unexpected topics the came up with many of the guests.
    As Christine wraps up season three, she looks back on her favorite parts from this season and talks about how far we've come in this community. From the beginning of this season, fall 2021, when we were all still very much in the midst of a global pandemic to the women she has spoken to that have been a constant source of inspiration as she sees the work they are doing to create change in countries all over the world.

    Throughout this season, Christine has found out that this podcast has become a very important part of her personal and professional journey. And she will be ever grateful for this experience and the time and the space she’s been given to connect with women she admires from around the world.

    For full show notes and to access resources mentioned in this episode, head to https://www.lotussojourns.com/podcast-episodes/episode93


    Learn more about Lotus Sojourns and ways to be a part of the community here.


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    Credits. Christine Winebrenner Irick (Host, creator, editor.) Original music by Clark Adams. Editing and production by Rayna Booth
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    • 14 min
    PODSWAP: Slumber Party For Your Soul with Christine Winebrenner Irick

    PODSWAP: Slumber Party For Your Soul with Christine Winebrenner Irick

    In this pod swap,  Christine got to sit on the other side of the mic from her friend and colleague, Jackie Roby.

    This time she's asking the questions, and I was able to fully express the intention behind each experience with Lotus sojourns, the magic I see and travel and the importance of community in a way that I haven't before.

    In this conversation, Christine shares a bit about the messages she received from the universe, and how she decided to honor the guidance, listen closely and create change in my business.

    We explore Christine’s mission to create a global sisterhood of cultural empathy to honor each other, embrace our voices, and celebrate ourselves.

    Christine shares how travel can be a big part of our personal growth journey and what it is like to take a trip with a foundation in education community and an inner journey.


    For full show notes and to access resources mentioned in this episode, head to https://www.lotussojourns.com/podcast-episodes/episode92


    Learn more about Lotus Sojourns and ways to be a part of the community here.


    Find Lotus Sojourns on Facebook, or join the Lotus Sojourns Collective, our FB community for like-hearted women.


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    Credits. Christine Winebrenner Irick (Host, creator, editor.) Jackie Roby
    (Guest). Original music by Clark Adams. Editing and production by Rayna Booth



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    • 40 min
    PODSWAP: Adventure is Calling with Christine Winebrenner Irick

    PODSWAP: Adventure is Calling with Christine Winebrenner Irick

    This episode originally aired on June 14, 2022 on the Lunar Inspired: The Flow Mamas Podcast and starts with a celebration of the Full Moon in Sagittarius and honors the fun loving, adventurous part of yourself.

    In this pod swap, Christine had the joyous experience of being interviewed by Monica de Vitry on her Lunar Inspired: The Flow Mamas Podcast. Monica, the Flow Mamas Founder, is an Artist, Teacher and Lunar Coach. 
    Christine love getting to share a bit more about who she is and why she’s so passionate about building community and designing spiritual adventures for women.

    Christine Winebrenner Irick has worked in the tourism industry for 20 years, concentrating on community-based tourism and sustainable tourism development. She brings these passions into the journeys she creates and guides for Lotus Sojourns, founded in 2019. 

    She is a natural connector and is dedicated to creating space for women to authentically connect around the world.  She also wants each woman to connect to their purpose and know themselves as valuable and equal members of this global community.

    In the spring of 2020, Christine launched her award-winning Soul of Travel interview series to celebrate the impactful work of her colleagues as they navigated the challenges and loss associated with the shut-down of tourism during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Join Christine for her soulful conversation with Monica de Vitry.

    For full show notes and to access resources mentioned in this episode, head to https://www.lotussojourns.com/podcast-episodes/episode91


    Learn more about Lotus Sojourns and ways to be a part of the community here.


    Find Lotus Sojourns on Facebook, or join the Lotus Sojourns Collective, our FB community for like-hearted women.


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    Credits. Christine Winebrenner Irick (Host, creator, editor.) Monica de Vitry
    (Guest). Original music by Clark Adams. Editing and production by Rayna Booth
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mindful Travel in an Unequal World with Dr. Anu Taranath

    Mindful Travel in an Unequal World with Dr. Anu Taranath

    When Christine picked it up the book, Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World, for the first time, she read the prologue, which is about four pages long, and immediately got on LinkedIn and messaged today’s guest. 

    This book had already shifted so much or created so many awarenesses that Christine was really excited to bring this book the conversation.  
    This book and this conversation have helped Christine find the language she needed to bring this conversation to the surface and shaped to the feelings she felt in the past but couldn't find a way to put into words.
    Dr. Anu is a speaker, facilitator, consultant, author and educator specializing in issues of racial equity, diversity, and social change. She believe in pushing the conversation without pushing folks away. One of her core beliefs is all of us want to feel a deep sense of belonging and worthiness.
    Tune in as Christine and Dr. Anu dive in her book, Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World

    For full show notes and to access resources mentioned in this episode, head to https://www.lotussojourns.com/podcast-episodes/episode90


    Learn more about Lotus Sojourns and ways to be a part of the community here.


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    Credits. Christine Winebrenner Irick (Host, creator, editor.) Dr. Anu Taranath
    (Guest). Original music by Clark Adams. Editing and production by Rayna Booth
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

lizgoldenhour ,

Love love love!

This podcast is amazing! I am so glad I discovered it! The episode with the author of Beyond Guilt Trips was fantastic. It really got me excited about travel again.

ooh lah 43566 ,

Amazing concept!

As a mom, I’m limited on my ability to travel these days. Listening to this podcast has reminded me about the importance of traveling to my spirit. Thank you for such a reviving resource!

Flash?43 ,

Dynamic show

I really enjoy the fresh perspective of this show The conversations are always interesting . This is a much needed show, the topics are right on point. Thank you so much for the great work you are doing !!

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