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Unearth Women is a publication founded by women with a mission to celebrate travel and report on women's stories. Join us as we interview female changemakers, journalists, activists, and leaders from around the globe with a story to tell. Learn more at unearthwomen.com.

The Unearth Women Podcast Unearth Women Media, LLC

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Unearth Women is a publication founded by women with a mission to celebrate travel and report on women's stories. Join us as we interview female changemakers, journalists, activists, and leaders from around the globe with a story to tell. Learn more at unearthwomen.com.

    1st Black Woman to Visit Every Country, Jessica Nabongo : Passport Privilege and Racial Diversity in Travel

    1st Black Woman to Visit Every Country, Jessica Nabongo : Passport Privilege and Racial Diversity in Travel

    The Unearth Women podcast celebrates travel through the stories of women. Nikki Vargas, Editor of Unearth Women, catches up with Jessica Nabongo, the first black woman to visit every country on earth, all before the age of 35. They discuss racial diversity in the travel space, passport privilege, and lessons learned from Jessica's record-breaking trip. 

    Today’s episode is adapted from an Instagram Live interview first aired on the Unearth Women @ Home series. Unearth Women is a publication founded by women, for women with a mission to celebrate travel and report on women's stories. Learn more at unearthwomen.com. Liked today's episode? Please make sure to like, share, and subscribe.



    Social Media:

    Unearth Women: @unearthwomen

    Guest, Jessica Nabongo: @thecatchmeifyoucan

    Host, Nikki Vargas: @niknakvargas

    IG Live to Podcast Producer, Elise Fitzsimmons: @elise_fitz



    In this episode we discuss:


    Jessica discusses living in Detroit, spending an unprecedented amount of time in one place, and the way she is coping with quarantine during COVID  (1:46)

    Inspired to see every country around the world before the age of 35, Jessica touches on where she found the spark, and how she balanced unique experiences with seeing over 135 countries in just over 2 years. (4:10)

    Hear the most surprising country during her travels (6:34)

    How Jessica forms genuine connections and makes an impact when she is traveling (8:20)

    Looking back on the trip, Jessica discusses the challenges that she faced and how she approached funding the trip as well as burnout (11:40)

    Jessica discusses passport privilege and why she travels on both her American and Ugandan passports (13:49)

    Jessica talks about the concerns and challenges of traveling while black and as a woman, offering anecdotes and stresses the importance of staying positive  (19:50)

    The recent push for diversity in every industry, including travel, often feels performative. A cautiously optimistic Jessica discusses ways in which she thinks brands can be anti-racist and allies without pandering (29:29)

    Jessica discusses the importance of marketing in the travel space and how, despite the massive purchasing potential of black travelers, campaigns remain whitewashed (35:20).

    • 42 min
    Travel Channel Host, Oneika Raymond: Navigating Motherhood During Coronavirus

    Travel Channel Host, Oneika Raymond: Navigating Motherhood During Coronavirus

    The Unearth Women podcast celebrates travel through the stories of women. Nikki Vargas, Editor of Unearth Women, catches up with with Travel Channel host and journalist, Oneika Raymond. They discuss the changing landscape of travel content, how Oneika is navigating new motherhood amidst a pandemic, and the process of growing with your brand. 

    Today’s episode is adapted from an Instagram Live interview first aired on the Unearth Women @ Home series. Unearth Women is a publication founded by women, for women with a mission to celebrate travel and report on women's stories. Learn more at unearthwomen.com. Liked today's episode? Please make sure to like, share, and subscribe.



    Social Media:

    Unearth Women: @unearthwomen

    Guest, Jessica Nabongo: @thecatchmeifyoucan

    Host, Nikki Vargas: @niknakvargas

    IG Live to Podcast Producer, Elise Fitzsimmons: @elise_fitz

    • 30 min
    VICE Correspondent, Isobel Yeung: On the Frontlines of Coronavirus in Italy

    VICE Correspondent, Isobel Yeung: On the Frontlines of Coronavirus in Italy

    The Unearth Women podcast celebrates travel through the stories of women. Nikki Vargas, Editor of Unearth Women, catches up with award-winning VICE Correspondent, Isobel Yeung. Recently, Isobel reported from Italy for VICE News, taking viewers to the frontlines of the pandemic in the epicenter of the Italy outbreak. During her reporting, Isobel visited an ICU to speak with healthcare workers, a funeral home to report on the human toll of the pandemic, as well as connects with local Italians about the realities of quarantine. 

    Today’s episode is adapted from an Instagram Live interview first aired on the Unearth Women @ Home series. Unearth Women is a publication founded by women, for women with a mission to celebrate travel and report on women's stories. Learn more at unearthwomen.com. Liked today's episode? Please make sure to like, share, and subscribe.



    Social Media:

    Unearth Women: @unearthwomen

    Guest, Isobel Yeung: @izyeung

    Host, Nikki Vargas: @niknakvargas

    IG Live to Podcast Producer, Elise Fitzsimmons: @elise_fitz

    • 34 min
    Travel Writer, Imani Bashir: Navigating a Pandemic When You Can't Return Home

    Travel Writer, Imani Bashir: Navigating a Pandemic When You Can't Return Home

    The Unearth Women podcast celebrates travel through the stories of women. Nikki Vargas, Editor of Unearth Women, catches up with Imani Bashir, a travel writer, author, and ex-pat who was living in Wuhan right before the Coronavirus began. What was meant to be a simple family vacation from her home in Wuhan, quickly turned into a multi-month journey of navigating a global pandemic, reuniting with her family, and figuring out what to do when you can't return home.

    Today’s episode is adapted from an Instagram Live interview first aired on the Unearth Women @ Home series. Unearth Women is a publication founded by women, for women with a mission to celebrate travel and report on women's stories. Learn more at unearthwomen.com. Liked today's episode? Please make sure to like, share, and subscribe.



    Social Media:

    Unearth Women: @unearthwomen

    Guest, Imani Bashir: @sheisimanib

    Host, Nikki Vargas: @niknakvargas

    IG Live to Podcast Producer, Elise Fitzsimmons: @elise_fitz

    • 44 min
    EMMY-Nominated Producer, Rachel Rudwall: Finding Joy in Quarantine & the Future of Travel

    EMMY-Nominated Producer, Rachel Rudwall: Finding Joy in Quarantine & the Future of Travel

    The Unearth Women podcast celebrates travel through the stories of women. Nikki Vargas, Editor of Unearth Women, catches up with Rachel Rudwall, an Emmy-Nominated producer, host, and writer in the travel space. Together, the two discuss testing positive for COVID-19, the current state of the travel industry, and finding joy at home amidst quarantine.

    Today’s episode is adapted from an Instagram Live interview first aired on the Unearth Women @ Home series. Unearth Women is a publication founded by women, for women with a mission to celebrate travel and report on women's stories. Learn more at unearthwomen.com. Liked today's episode? Please make sure to like, share, and subscribe.

    Social Media:

    Unearth Women: @unearthwomen

    Guest, Rachel Rudwall: @rachelroams

    Host, Nikki Vargas: @niknakvargas

    IG Live to Podcast Producer, Elise Fitzsimmons: @elise_fitz

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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