In this interview show, host Lisette Austin talks to diverse women who have found creative ways to travel more. Their inspiring stories and experiences provide helpful tips and resources, and practical advice for making dream travel a reality.
Ep 66 | Gina Paige: African Ancestry Reunion Trips
I talk with Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder of African Ancestry, a DNA company that traces African lineages using genetics. Gina shares what sparked her love of travel, what led her to co-found African Ancestry, and how their company is different. She also talks about their curated "family reunion" heritage trips, and how one African country is now offering citizenship based on DNA results.
Ep 65 | Antoinette Harrell: Genealogy Research Travel
I talk with Dr. Antoinette Harrell, renowned community activist, genealogist and historian specializing in African American History in Louisiana. Antoinette shares what led her to genealogy, how travel became intertwined with her family history research, and how she began helping others uncover their roots.
Ep 64 | Kelly McCoy: Cultural Heritage & Adventure Travel
I talk with Kelly McCoy, a Seattle-based travel product developer and consultant specializing in cultural heritage and adventure tourism. She shares what sparked her love of travel, about upcoming travel projects highlighting Black history, tips for planning heritage travel - and much more.
Ep 63 | Joy Barnett: Solo Black History Road Trips
I talk with Joy Barnett, copywriter and solo road tripper based in Austin, Texas. So far she has driven over 6000 miles, primarily going to U.S. destinations that are important to Black history.
Ep 62 | Nikki Vargas: Celebrating Travel & Women's Stories
I talk with Nikki Vargas, a travel editor, author, producer and public speaker. Nikki is Co-Founder of Unearth Women, a unique publication that celebrates travel and women’s stories. Nikki shares what sparked her love of travel, what led her to become a travel writer and editor, why her family left Colombia and what drew her back. She also talks about the Unearth Women magazine and what it offers to travelers.
Ep 61 | Mickela Mallozzi: Dance & DNA Travel
In this episode I talk to returning guest Mickela Mallozzi, Emmy award-winning host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet, a PBS travel series highlighting the diversity of dance. Mickela shares why she devoted an entire season of her show to DNA travel, what it was like to travel to the places her ancestors are from, and much more.
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