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Join Christine Winebrenner Irick for soulful conversations with her community of fellow travelers exploring the heart, the mind, and the globe. These conversations highlight what tourism really means for the world. Soul of Travel honors the passion and dedication of the people making a positive impact in tourism. In each episode, you’ll hear the story of women who are industry professionals and seasoned travelers and community leaders who know travel is more than a vacation. It is an opportunity for personal awareness and it is a vehicle for change. We are thought leaders, action takers, and heart-centered change makers. My guests work in all sectors of the tourism industry. You'll hear from adventure-based community organizations, social impact businesses, travel photographers and videographers, tourism boards and destination marketing organizations, and transformational travel experts. They all honor the idea that travel is more than a vacation and focus on sustainable travel, eco-travel, community-based tourism, and intentional travel. These conversations are meant to educate, inspire and create community. They are directed to new travelers and seasoned travelers, as well as industry professionals and those who are curious about a career in travel. If you want to learn about new destinations, types of travel, or how to be more intentional or live life on purpose, you will find something inside these soulful conversations.

Join Christine Winebrenner Irick for soulful conversations with her community of fellow travelers exploring the heart, the mind, and the globe. These conversations highlight what tourism really means for the world. Soul of Travel honors the passion and dedication of the people making a positive impact in tourism. In each episode, you’ll hear the story of women who are industry professionals and seasoned travelers and community leaders who know travel is more than a vacation. It is an opportunity for personal awareness and it is a vehicle for change. We are thought leaders, action takers, and heart-centered change makers. My guests work in all sectors of the tourism industry. You'll hear from adventure-based community organizations, social impact businesses, travel photographers and videographers, tourism boards and destination marketing organizations, and transformational travel experts. They all honor the idea that travel is more than a vacation and focus on sustainable travel, eco-travel, community-based tourism, and intentional travel. These conversations are meant to educate, inspire and create community. They are directed to new travelers and seasoned travelers, as well as industry professionals and those who are curious about a career in travel. If you want to learn about new destinations, types of travel, or how to be more intentional or live life on purpose, you will find something inside these soulful conversations.

Location:

United States

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Join Christine Winebrenner Irick for soulful conversations with her community of fellow travelers exploring the heart, the mind, and the globe. These conversations highlight what tourism really means for the world. Soul of Travel honors the passion and dedication of the people making a positive impact in tourism. In each episode, you’ll hear the story of women who are industry professionals and seasoned travelers and community leaders who know travel is more than a vacation. It is an opportunity for personal awareness and it is a vehicle for change. We are thought leaders, action takers, and heart-centered change makers. My guests work in all sectors of the tourism industry. You'll hear from adventure-based community organizations, social impact businesses, travel photographers and videographers, tourism boards and destination marketing organizations, and transformational travel experts. They all honor the idea that travel is more than a vacation and focus on sustainable travel, eco-travel, community-based tourism, and intentional travel. These conversations are meant to educate, inspire and create community. They are directed to new travelers and seasoned travelers, as well as industry professionals and those who are curious about a career in travel. If you want to learn about new destinations, types of travel, or how to be more intentional or live life on purpose, you will find something inside these soulful conversations.

Language:

English


Episodes

Wanderess with Nikki Vargas

5/25/2022
Originally from Colombia, Nikki Vargas is a travel editor published author and writer now living in New York City. Her first book Wanderess was published in February of 2022. It is an exhaustive women's travel resource combining the wisdom, expertise and experience of leading women in the travel industry. She is currently writing her second book which is a personal travel memoir. Currently, Nikki is an editor for photos travel where she commission's writes and edits and produces daily...

Duration:01:04:00

The Value of Women Working In Travel with Komal Darira

5/18/2022
The value of women in tourism has been progressively increasing. Studies have proven that women play a significant role in tourism, economics, culture and society. This episode aims to show how important women are specifically when it comes to traveling and exploring the globe. Women are the future of travel. Komal Darira is the Founder of Women for World, a travel organization that aims at creating safer, sustainable, and memorable experiences for all. Komal became the first female tour...

Duration:00:58:13

Eco-Friendly Travel with Alice Ford

5/11/2022
At some point traveling became more than just a pleasure. It’s now an adventure, and you might be surprised at who, besides the backpackers and the adventurers, are on the road. Traveling awakens your senses: through scents of exotic foods, sounds of waves crashing against sand, and sight of the rolling hillsides of vineyards…and best of all, experiencing cultures and people from around the world. Christine’s guest today is Alice Ford. Alice Ford is an award winning host, stunt woman and...

Duration:00:59:42

The Safety Of Women Who Travel with Prachi Thakur

5/4/2022
When women travel don't just visit the places they travel to. They also take home with them the people they met, the questions they asked, and most importantly the answers they sought. Traveling is transformative. It shapes us into alert, open-minded people who see the world in its true colors – not just as a physical place full of diverse cultures and people, but something much more subtle. Every traveler is changed by the experiences he or she has during the trip. Prachi Thakur is a TEDx...

Duration:01:05:26

The Importance Of Education Within Travel with Liz Tuck

4/27/2022
What do you think when you hear the words “travel” and “ethics”? If you have traveled a lot you are probably nodding your head saying yes, these two words are important. I am sure you have come across many different experiences of culture, behavior, and environment during your travels. Not all of us travel because we want charter or luxury vacations. Some of us travel to gain wisdom or to experience nature or both. Travel is something we all participate in, no matter how extreme or...

Duration:01:03:00

How To Create An Ethical & Sustainable Lifestyle As A Digital Nomad with Keri Pfeiffer

4/20/2022
You've heard the phrase "digital nomad", and you've wondered what it means. Today, Christine and her guest, Keri Pfeiffer, are talking about all aspects of traveling, from visiting places, living abroad and what we can do to make it easier and more sustainable. Christine and Keri also take a look at life as a digital nomad and how people can transition to this way of life. Keri shares her own experiences living the digital nomad lifestyle, the pros, and some of the cons. In today’s...

Duration:00:57:25

REWIND: Understanding Why We Travel with Maria Pacheco

4/13/2022
This is a special conversation between Christine and her mentor, Maria Pacheco. Maria's story is fascinating; she is a Biologist, Entrepreneur, Mother, and firm believer in the idea that collective dreams are unstoppable. Maria was born in Guatemala, and is a Biologist and Entrepreneur. She is a firm believer in the idea that collective dreams are unstoppable. She is also one of the people I look up to most and cherish as a mentor and friend. Maria is a Fulbright Scholar with her Master's...

Duration:00:51:27

The Safety Of Women Who Travel

4/6/2022
When women travel don't just visit the places they travel to. They also take home with them the people they met, the questions they asked, and most importantly the answers they sought. Traveling is transformative. It shapes us into alert, open-minded people who see the world in its true colors – not just as a physical place full of diverse cultures and people, but something much more subtle. Every traveler is changed by the experiences he or she has during the trip. Tens of millions of...

Duration:01:05:20

REWIND: Building Bridges with Malia Asfour

4/6/2022
REWIND: DESTINATION HIGHTLIGHT This episode was previously aired during season 1 of the podcast. We are sharing it again to highlight Jordan and what is important to Christine as she designs her Sojourns. Malia Asfour is the Director of the Jordan Tourism Board in North America (JTBNA) and has worked for the Jordanian government since 1995. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Tourism Association Services, Inc.(NTASI). She is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade...

Duration:00:47:49

Mindfulness Travel with Sophia Hyder Hock

3/30/2022
Ever wonder how travel can correlate with mindfulness? Is there a link between travel and the development of emotional intelligence? When we travel, mindful practice strengthens our skill to make decisions with emotional intelligence, not emotional reaction. With increased experience, we broaden our worldview and develop more empathy towards others. Over time we become more flexible within our own perspective and can manage a greater level of compassion, patience and...

Duration:00:56:45

When Your Life Is An Adventure with Kinga Philipps

3/23/2022
This episode is one that will warm your heart and spark your imagination. Christine’s guest today is no stranger to new experiences and adventures. She is inspiring, awesome, travel oriented. Christine's guest today is Kinga Philipps. She is never one to sit still and has tested herself for the past 20 plus years by traveling the globe scuba diving, free diving, spearfishing surfing, jumping out of airplanes, spelunking, and swimming with sharks, as a writer, producer and on-camera...

Duration:00:59:27

Learn, Grow, and Transform Through Travel with Kristina Liu

3/16/2022
Kristina is a Professional Certified Coach and a Mental Fitness Coach who helps entrepreneurs and corporate leaders maximize their potential at work while experiencing more happiness and fulfillment in life. Kristina is also the owner and director of Selva Vida Lodge & Retreat Center, where she conducts her life transformation programs and hosts travelers who want to explore the Peruvian Amazon. Her holistic retreats address one’s body, mind, heart, and spirit, and use a combination of...

Duration:00:58:03

Aligning Your Life With Your Values with Mollie Busby

3/9/2022
On this episode of Soul of Travel, Christine welcomes a woman who is a writer, yoga teacher, dog mom, backcountry skier, world traveler, & lover of all things business. She also has been empowering leaders & coaching others through experiential education & yoga since 2004. Mollie Busby is a driven entrepreneur with the spirit of a summer camp counselor and a kind, midwestern smile. Mollie is also a seasoned yoga and meditation teacher and off-grid home builder with her husband, Sean....

Duration:01:07:30

Developing Communities Through Entrepreneurship with Sarah Ray

3/2/2022
Today's guest is Sarah Ray. Sarah is the Principal Consultant at Neema Development. Sarah has worked in social enterprise and international development since 2008 when she co-founded Yobel Market as a means of promoting global artisans. ​Recognizing a pervasive need for in-depth entrepreneurial training in developing communities, Sarah created the first of several low-barrier business training curricula in 2012, and has since offered her programs to thousands of emerging business owners...

Duration:00:55:31

Reimagining Travel with Kathleen Rellihan

2/23/2022
Travel is so much more than a destination and education. It is something that truly connects us to ourselves and others. Christine wanted to shape this season of Soul of Travel and examine who women in the travel industry are and how they're shaping our future. Today’s guest is Kathleen Rellihan. Kathleen is an ideas woman, writer and adventurer who has written many articles about the achievements of women in the tourism industry. As a travel journalist, she's written about adventure,...

Duration:01:02:55

The Future of Responsible Travel with Norie Quintos

2/16/2022
Old travel was to escape the world and new travel should be to engage in the world. In this pandemic, we're really seeing the issues facing the planet, people and travel is one way that we can use to address this. Looking at the future of travel, since the beginning of the pandemic, a lot of focus on the way that travel creates a negative impact, with carbon emissions, over-tourism, bucket list travel. We've seen all of these things floating around. And we've also been fortunate enough to...

Duration:01:07:06

Supporting Women In Travel Through Mentorship with Alessandra Alonso

2/9/2022
The future of travel is women because they are the ones often engaging in their communities and are engaged in networks that are critical for success in the travel space today. Support from other women in the industry is something Christine values, especially in a world where gender bias is still a frequent experience for many female travelers. Travel company CEOs are pushing the boundaries to locals calling the shots in the field. Christine’s guest is a trailblazer in the travel sector...

Duration:00:55:21

Traveling Within Our Values with Kristen Sargent

2/2/2022
Travel gives people a sense of understanding their place in the world. There is this desire for people to understand the beauty of all people, places and species and once you’ve traveled and you see that magic for yourself, you want to share it with others. You want every single person to sit beside you and have that sense of awe and wonder. Christine’s guest today is Kristen Sargent. Kristen is a nomad, entrepreneur, and Life Coach. Kristen is living her wildest dreams. She owns Legit...

Duration:01:08:54

Exploring Destinations Sustainably with Dayana Brooke

1/26/2022
When Christine first heard her guest share the story of her path in the tourism industry and how that led her to be a sustainable travel advocate, Christine was inspired. It was something that really resonated with her so much that she reached out to ask if she would share this inspirational journey and guide other businesses and travelers who are navigating the travel industry. Christine’s guest today is one of the most compassionate, driven people you’ll ever meet. Dayana Brooke is not...

Duration:00:52:29

Living Fully & Finding The Magic In Travel With Jennine Cohen

1/19/2022
Jennine Cohen is a longtime trip planner, leader, and advisor in the adventure travel industry. Frequently called upon as a media source, she has been quoted in Travel & Leisure, AFAR, National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, YahooTravel, Fortune, Forbes, Fox News, and others and was named a Forbes Changemaker. This passion has fueled a lifetime of her own adventuring to the farthest corners of the earth and two decades of guiding, scouting, cultivating relationships, and planning...

Duration:01:00:19