Wondering how the pandemic is affecting people around the globe? Has it made you rethink priorities? Are you seeking a new adventure? A new life? Sometimes we have to get lost for awhile to live found and free. Here we talk about essential journeys that lead us home to the people we were created to be. My guests, masters of reinvention and growth, will share their travel go-to places and give insider tips on where and how to take timeouts in their backyards. They’ll inspire and empower you to take the next step to planning YOUR new adventure, to living YOUR best life. I’m Cindy McCain, travel writer and blogger at Southern Girl Gone Global where I share my journey as an empty nest survivor and former expat. After living 3 years in Morocco and the Caribbean, I’m back in Nashville teaching university English, telling travel tales from 27 countries, and coaching others as they write theirs. I’m so excited to introduce you to some of the colorful cohorts I’ve met from around the world whose heads and hearts push me to press on in growth, live by core values, never settle. Hear how they followed their bliss using Joseph Campbell's stages of the hero's journey and how their lives have changed since. Music Credits: Carole Edwards, "Come and Run Away with Me," Chris Haugen, "Casablanca Caravan," Dan Lebowitz, "Mysteries" Photo Credits: Cindy McCain and Guests
Episode 6: Talking School and Snowbirds with Morgan Henderson, Award-winning Florida Vacation Host
“Winter is coming,” a truth more ominous than it was on Game of Thrones. Those of us in areas too cold to be outdoors wonder how, where, and when to gather safely with extended family. Schools are going remote (again). Whether you’re a seasoned snowbird...
Episode 5 Part 2:Talking Exploring 100 Countries in 2 Years with David and Kendra Lucas
Kendra and David Lucas, friends from my salsa dancing community in Nashville, Tennessee, are living Phase One of their dream. In February they left 3 jobs to travel 100 countries in 2 years in search of a new place to settle. From Thailand they tell us ...
Episode 5 Part 1:Talking Exploring 100 Countries in 2 Years with David and Kendra Lucas
Do you dream of travel again one day? Of starting over somewhere else or just getting lost for awhile? Meet my friends Kendra and David Lucas who left Nashville, TN in February to travel to 100 countries in 2 years. I caught up with them in Thailand where they've been stranded for months. Find out why they went there when borders began closing, where they'd been before, and where they are headed next. See their video explaining how they are doing this extended world tour and why. If you're interested, they'll tell you how you can make travel happen, too.
Episode 4: Talking Oregon, Coping with Covid, Old Times and New Lives with Dr. Kim Roberts
Meet Dr. Kim Roberts, PsyD, LPC, who moved to Jacksonville, Oregon with her husband, Andy, as did miners in the 1850s because they believed they’d found gold. After vacationing--hiking, biking-- in wine country in California and Oregon, they chose Jacksonville, dubbed by Frommer's as “One of America’s Top 10 Coolest Small Towns,” as #1 for a new home.
Episode 3: Talking France with Travel Writer and Blogger Janice Chung
How is the world coping with changes caused by the pandemic? Are you needing an escape? Have you ever dreamed of vacationing in Paris, Provence, the French Riviera? Or have you already fallen in love with France and want to return for some unique, new experiences? Join my conversation with an old friend, Janice Chung, Canadian award-winning writer and blogger at FranceTravelTips. She shares with us her favorite experiences after 34 pilgrimages to the country she calls her "heart's home." Hear secrets on where and how to run races, bike, kayak, eat, play, relax, study at a French Immersion school or Le Cordon Bleu. Whatever your heart desires, this lady born on Bastille Day can get you there! You'll be inspired by her travels in Bhutan, Kenya and Canada, too.
Episode 2: Talking Morocco with Kate Woods, Australian Expat/Tour Operator at MoroccoBespoke
How are you coping with changes caused by the pandemic? Are you needing a new job, career, adventure, life? Meet Kate Woods of MoroccoBespoke.com. In 2014 each of us flew from empty nests--hers in Melbourne, Australia, mine in Nashville, Tennessee-- and landed in Marrakech, Morocco. She’s still there. Learn how she and other expats are coping with lockdown, a curfew, and closed borders since March 16. If you’ve fallen under Morocco’s spell, relive the magic. If you haven’t been yet, learn why it has such allure and meet us there Summer 2021. Whatever your dream is, Kate will inspire you to chase it!