Whether you are a seasoned traveler or just starting out, this award-winning podcast will inspire and motivate you - while providing helpful travel tips and resources. Join savvy miles & points traveler Jet Set Lisette as she has conversations with diverse women who have found creative ways to travel more. Their stories offer insight and practical advice on how to make dream travel a reality.
About Jet Set Lisette: In 2012, web designer Lisette Austin learned how to “travel hack,” earning millions of airline miles and hotel points and saving (so far) over $100K in travel costs. She now helps others do the same through her online course, Jet Set 101: Becoming a Travel Hacker. She loves to help others find ways to travel more.
Ep 56 | Deesha Dyer: From the White House to Empowering Black Girls to Travel
Meet Deesha Dyer, former White House Social Secretary and co-founder of beGirl.world, which empowers Black teen girls through global education and travel. She is also Founder of Hook & Fasten, a social impact agency that builds partnerships between communities and corporations. Deesha shares what sparked her love of travel, how she ended up in the White House, and about traveling with the Obamas. She also talks about beGirl.world, how she's navigating the pandemic, and her important social impact work.
Ep 55 | Robin Little Wing Sigo: Indigenous Political Traveler
Meet traveler, friend and colleague Robin Little Wing Sigo, a member of the Suquamish Tribe (which is near Seattle). Robin is Director of the Suquamish Foundation, sits on Tribal Council, and travels frequently to represent her community. Robin talks about her childhood influences, what led her into political work and travel, about the annual Tribal Canoe Journeys and more. She also shares about her international trips, that time she hugged President Obama, and why home is still her favorite place on Earth.
Ep 54 | Kim Haas: Afro-Latino Travel
Meet Kim Haas, host and creator of the PBS travel series Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. The series celebrates the historical and cultural contributions of Latin America’s African descendants, and premieres September 12 with a two-part special featuring Costa Rica. Kim talks about what sparked her love of travel, her work in Spanish media, and what led her to create the show. She also shares about funding challenges, how she’s navigating the pandemic, and how travel has changed her.
Ep 53 | Sierra Redmond: Military Family Travel
Meet Sierra Redmond, military spouse and creator of the Daily Impressions Lifestyle blog which encourages military families to travel and explore from where they are stationed. She also hopes to inspire families in general - providing information about accessible travel. Sierra shares what sparked her wanderlust, what military family life is like, and why the military can offer unique travel opportunities. She also talks about traveling during the pandemic, including road trips, flying and hotel stays.
Ep 52 | Alison Van Dusen: Nomadic Park Ranger & World Traveler
Meet nomadic traveler Alison Van Dusen. A backcountry park ranger, Alison has worked in 20 U.S. National Parks over the last 28 years. In between seasonal work, she lives as a nomad and travels the world – often doing service work. She has been to 30 countries on six continents. Alison shares what sparked her love of travel, how she became a park ranger, and why she started traveling internationally. She also shares amazing stories, tips for volunteering abroad, and how she’s navigating the pandemic.
Ep 51 | Petronella Lugemwa: International Wedding Photography
Meet Petronella Lugemwa, founder of Petronella Photography, an award-winning international wedding photography studio that specializes in multicultural and interracial couples. Based in New York, her work has taken her around the world and has been featured in Essence magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and more. Petronella shares what sparked her wanderlust, how she got into photography, and some favorite travel adventures. She also talks about navigating the pandemic and the current focus on anti-racism.
Enjoyed Episode 54 with Kim Haas
I’m excited about the new PBS show, “Afro-Latino Travel with Kim Haas,” and glad to hear your interview with her. It was informative and uplifting. I wanted the conversation to keep going.
Great inspiration for those who love traveling
Lisette always has something fun to say about interesting destinations and features a lot of the best writers in the travel blogging industry.
Many of your episodes have given me great advice. I have loved loved loved the last 5 deeply! I got a credit card charged a trip for next summer and paid it off all but about $300! Which is doable. I have loved your photos on Instagram. I really enjoy listening. Thank you so much for the wonderful/wanderful content! I’m going to Barcelona and Malaga any thing you can recommend Is love it! Thank you again Denise M