25 episodes

Welcome to There She Goes: travel stories told by the women who wrote them.
There She Goes is a place to hear travel essays by women--their words and experiences, told in their own voices. No interviews, no conversation, just great storytelling by women travelers.
Each week, escape to a different elsewhere with a new travel companion. Trek through a Thai jungle with a guide of dubious intentions. Take a road trip with your family along the Boudin Trail in Southern Louisiana. Lean out a window in Bangalore, India, and learn about the politics of desire. Fear for your life while navigating the switchbacks of Sicily. Head to Suriname, Paraguay, Guyana and French Guiana on a personal quest. Find comfort in a silent twilight ritual in Iran. Flirt with a stranger on the cliffs of Santorini.
There She Goes reminds us of the power and importance of women’s travel narratives. Proves they are nothing short of essential.
*Our theme music is a selection from the song “City of Refuge” created and performed by Abigail Washburn.

There She Goes Kelly & Lavinia

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

Welcome to There She Goes: travel stories told by the women who wrote them.
There She Goes is a place to hear travel essays by women--their words and experiences, told in their own voices. No interviews, no conversation, just great storytelling by women travelers.
Each week, escape to a different elsewhere with a new travel companion. Trek through a Thai jungle with a guide of dubious intentions. Take a road trip with your family along the Boudin Trail in Southern Louisiana. Lean out a window in Bangalore, India, and learn about the politics of desire. Fear for your life while navigating the switchbacks of Sicily. Head to Suriname, Paraguay, Guyana and French Guiana on a personal quest. Find comfort in a silent twilight ritual in Iran. Flirt with a stranger on the cliffs of Santorini.
There She Goes reminds us of the power and importance of women’s travel narratives. Proves they are nothing short of essential.
*Our theme music is a selection from the song “City of Refuge” created and performed by Abigail Washburn.

    S2E7: There She Goes: Alison Singh Gee, Half Dome

    S2E7: There She Goes: Alison Singh Gee, Half Dome

    This week, in honor of Father’s Day, we travel with Alison Singh Gee to Yosemite National park in California, where she revisits memories of her father and finally musters the strength to stand up to an old nemesis.


    Alison, a former Time Inc. journalist, wrote Where the Peacocks Sing, a Hong Kong-India memoir about her discovery that her Indian-journalist fiancé grew up in a 19th-century palace. She is a professor of creative nonfiction at Scripps College, and her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Poets & Writers, and Westways. She is working on a new memoir, about LA’s Chinatown.

    • 16 min
    S2E6: There She Goes: Sandra Gail Lambert, I Am Here in this Morning Light

    S2E6: There She Goes: Sandra Gail Lambert, I Am Here in this Morning Light

    This week we travel with Sandra Gail Lambert to the Florida Everglades, where she finds out if her complex solo kayaking plan will be worth the effort –or even possible.


    Sandra Gail Lambert writes fiction and memoir that is often about the body and its relationship to the natural world. She is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-nominated memoir A Certain Loneliness and The River's Memory, a novel. Her writing has been widely anthologized and published by The New York Times, The Sun Magazine, Orion, and The Paris Review. Lambert is an NEA Creative Writing Fellow.

    • 37 min
    S2E5 There She Goes:Jenna Scatena, A Walk with a Caveman

    S2E5 There She Goes:Jenna Scatena, A Walk with a Caveman

    Today we travel with Jenna Scatena to a jungle in Northern Thailand where she impetuously entrusts her life to a mysterious, notorious--and potentially dangerous--trekking guide.


    Jenna is an independent journalist based in Istanbul and San Francisco. She has been an editor for Sunset and San Francisco Magazines and has reported for American and British media from 21 countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, where her work explores the intersection of place and culture. She’s an international correspondent for Conde Nast Traveler and her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, BBC, San Francisco Chronicle, AFAR, O the Oprah magazine, Marie Claire, and Vogue, among others.

    • 25 min
    S2E4: There She Goes: Angela Long, Good Is Coming

    S2E4: There She Goes: Angela Long, Good Is Coming

    Today we travel with Angela Long to India, where she meets a holy man with an important message for her.


    Angela Long is a freelance journalist and multi-genre writer. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Globe and Mail, Utne Reader, and Poetry Ireland Review. She's the author of two books, Observations from Off the Grid (2010), and Every Day We Disappear (2018). While she calls Canada home, she lives part-time in Galicia, Spain where she cares for a growing number of abandoned cats.

    • 15 min
    S2E3: There She Goes: Jacqueline Luckett, Traveling with Ghosts

    S2E3: There She Goes: Jacqueline Luckett, Traveling with Ghosts

    Jacqueline is the author of the novels, Passing Love and Searching for Tina Turner . Her essays have been published in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011 and 2020, and the Huffington Post. She received her MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California Riverside. The Bay Area native lives in Oakland, and continues her travels to nurture her passion for photography and exotic foods.

    • 28 min
    S2E2: There She Goes: Pam Mandel, Exodus in the Ozarks

    S2E2: There She Goes: Pam Mandel, Exodus in the Ozarks

    Today we travel with Pam Mandel to Branson, Missouri, where she finds a state of confusion and an unexpected plot twist in the familiar Passover story.


    Pam’s work has appeared in Seattle Met, Lonely Planet, the San Francisco Chronicle, DK Eyewitness, Afar, AAA’s Via Magazine, G Adventures, and the Best Women’s Travel Writing. She co-founded The Statesider, an award-winning publication that curates the most interesting stories about US travel and culture. She's at work on a screenplay based on her gritty coming of age travel memoir, The Same River Twice, A Memoir of Dirtbag Backpackers, Bomb Shelters, and Bad Travel.


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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Nineblueone ,

Super Nice Club APPROVED!

It’s COVID right now and oh boy so many of us are just dying to be out in the world, traveling ... even just a short way to visit family and friends. During this time of restriction, these travel tales ignite and excite. Absolutely Super Nice Club approved!

JFL-Petaluma ,

Amazing

Omg- I’m speechless.

LaurenMochi ,

The perfect little companion

Enjoying so much the dip into a new travel experience every now again - not all are places I’ll likely visit, but invariably the stories make me imagine I might. And I love having a new set of authors to explore.

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