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Travelistas Ines & Kathy share interviews, stories & tips on independent women's travel. Designed for every travel experience level, from first timers to solo travelers.

XX, Will Travel: A Podcast for Independent Women Travelers Ines Bellina and Kathy Pulkrabek

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

Travelistas Ines & Kathy share interviews, stories & tips on independent women's travel. Designed for every travel experience level, from first timers to solo travelers.

    A Special Message From Kathy & Ines

    A Special Message From Kathy & Ines

    Change is afoot for the ladies of XX, Will Travel, dear listeners! Tune in to find out more!

    • 11 min
    Traveling in Belize with Career Expert Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich

    Traveling in Belize with Career Expert Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich

    Back in 2014, career expert and content strategist Julie Hocheiser Ilkovich packed her bags and moved to Belize for 6 weeks with her husband. How ddid she do it? We ask her about her decision to become a digital nomad, how she prepared for the trip, and what she learned about the Central American country of Belize and herself during her stay. Julie and Ines--fresh from her trip to San Ignacio and Cay Caulker--also share their best Belize travel tips including must-see excursions and ruins in the Cayo District, the surprising cosmopolitan food scene in tiny Cay Caulker, all the not-to-be-missed water sports and tours, and more! 
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    • 56 min
    Traveling While Sober with Storyteller Eileen Tull

    Traveling While Sober with Storyteller Eileen Tull

    Arts educator and storyteller Eileen Tull recently returned from her first trip to Europe, which was also her first trip abroad as a sober traveler. Eileen traveled solo through Paris, a unique situation given France's deep-rooted wine culture. She not only shares the story of her unpexpectedly extended journey (thanks, airlines!), but also reveals her strategies for traveling as a person in recovery. We also discuss ways to support and be an ally to travel partners who are in recovery and the importance of setting boundaries. And we can't forget Eileen's adventures on French Tinder (oh la la!) and how Harrison Ford is quite possibly the best coping mechanism for the travel weary. 
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    • 57 min
    Traveling in Brussels, Bruges and Ghent, Belgium

    Traveling in Brussels, Bruges and Ghent, Belgium

    Kathy and Ines discuss Kathy's most recent trip, which included an extended stay in the tiny but mighty country of Belgium. Kathy tells us why she was charmed by Ghent's quaintness, why Bruges is the "look at me!" middle child, and why Brussels is so underrated. She also names some of her favorite sites in all three cities, including churches, plazas, churches, museums, churches, swans, churches, and also some more churches. Find out how Maximilian of Austria's hatred of Bruges shaped the city, what Ghent does to welcome new babies, and why Brussel's Museum of Musical Instrument should be on every traveler's list. Plus, tips on Belgium beer, waffles, and frites! 
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    • 35 min
    Traveling as a Comedian with Stand-Up Comic Mona Aburmishan

    Traveling as a Comedian with Stand-Up Comic Mona Aburmishan

    Chicago-based comedian Mona Aburmishan has lived and toured all over the world. Mona tells us about how she came to travel the globe as a comic and how she uses comedy as an instrument for unity and peace. Mona's Palestinian-American background and her work in international development give her observational humor a global spin that is often missing from mainstream comedy. Her fresh and unique voice definitely makes her someone to watch.
    Mona was the first Arab and Muslim woman to perform stand up comedy in the most prestigious institutions in the United States. She was featured at Carnegie Hall in New York City as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Similarly, Mona was featured in the first ever US Consulate-sponsored Comedy Festival in the West Bank. In addition to these performances, Mona recently returned from Dubai where she headlined Comedy Central Presents for Comedy Central Arabia.
     
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    • 59 min
    Traveling in Cuzco and Lima, Peru

    Traveling in Cuzco and Lima, Peru

    We're finally taking on Ines's home country--Peru! We're here to answer all your pressing questions abou the land of the Incas from both a local and a tourist perspective. Find out how to get to Machu Picchu either via trekking or the "lazy way", discover what other sights and ruins there are to see in Cuzco, get recommendations on some of our favorite eats, and learn the different ways that the altitude can effect you and what to do about it. Then we take on Peru's capital city, Lima, which happens to be Ines's hometown. We discuss how Lima went from "la horrible" to booming, wax poetic on its world-renowned food scene, talk about the many things to see and do, and guide you the best neighborhoods for accomodations. Plus, Ines tells you why you should never take a cab off the street, discusses little known facts on Peruvian history, and shares how the city has changed in recent years. Want more Peru? Kathy also tells us about her side trip to Puno and Ines lists all the other places that are worth visiting but don't get nearly as much attentions as they should. 
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

dinopine ,

Love these ladies!!

I love this podcast - they are entertaining, they choose interesting topics and their advice is incredibly practical. This isn’t just people talking about travel or name-dropping hotels. Instead, they talk about things that really help make travel more enjoyable and provide tips/tricks that come in handy. Great travel podcast!

tariq.discoverer ,

Catch the travel bug

This podcast will make you itch to get out and travel the city, the country, the world! The hosts are fun and friendly, and the guests are well curated.

Ryssaann ,

I love this podcast

I love this podcast Inez and Kathy are funny together. I find myself laughing out loud in the car. In addition they have great travel info. I just want to join in and be a part of their podcast. Definitely worth a listen over and over again.

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