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Life on the road from the feminine perspective. In partnership with She Explores, Laura Hughes will bring you closer to some of the honest experiences that life on the road has to offer from the perspective of women who've lived it firsthand, all while learning the ropes herself in a Ford Transit Van. Find out what life is like when the road becomes your home.

Life on the road from the feminine perspective. In partnership with She Explores, Laura Hughes will bring you closer to some of the honest experiences that life on the road has to offer from the perspective of women who've lived it firsthand, all while learning the ropes herself in a Ford Transit Van. Find out what life is like when the road becomes your home.
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Life on the road from the feminine perspective. In partnership with She Explores, Laura Hughes will bring you closer to some of the honest experiences that life on the road has to offer from the perspective of women who've lived it firsthand, all while learning the ropes herself in a Ford Transit Van. Find out what life is like when the road becomes your home.

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Episodes

Small Gestures: Maggie Lam

10/17/2019
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When we first connected with part-time van traveler Maggie Lam, it was about a post she had written and we reshared on social media. And it was about small gestures Maggie has experienced during her travels, why they you might not know that they are in fact microaggressions, and why representation of people of color within the road travel community matters. So we wanted to have a conversation with her about those small gestures, which you’ll hear in this episode. Through it all, you’ll also...

Duration:00:40:32

Solo Travel on 4 Wheels: Sylvia Longmire

9/26/2019
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Sylvia Longmire is a writer, Air Force Veteran, mother of two boys, longtime world adventurer, and recently became a wheelchair user. To date, Sylvia has visited 54 countries, 43 of those as a wheelchair user and 34 of those by herself. Sylvia uses her talent for writing to share resources with wheelchair user communities and encourage others to get out there, too. Whether you currently use a wheelchair, know someone who does, or might some day (which is something everyone has in common!),...

Duration:00:39:20

Lead From Behind: Summer Michaud-Skog

9/20/2019
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Summer Michaud-Skog, founder of Fat Girls Hiking and full-time road traveler, knows firsthand about what it takes to support a community where inclusion is the priority. And in a time where conversations around DEI are breaking open on the road and in the outdoors, her voice and thoughts about leading by following is incredibly valuable. In this episode, you’ll hear: Other resources mentioned in this episode: @fatgirlshiking@vanlifeonthemarginsFat Girls HikingRegister for our WOTR...

Duration:00:38:56

Her Own Commander: Jessy Muller

9/13/2019
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It won’t take long for you to realize that Jessy Muller likes to do things on her own terms. That’s why, when she was ready to adopt a more mobile lifestyle in October of 2017, she found a vintage 1978 Commander motorhome and moved her and her two cats right in, which kicked off not only an adventure on the road, but also an adventure in learning how to work on the 24-foot-long camper she just purchased. Since moving into her RV, Jessy has been a growing voice for taking charge of your own...

Duration:00:42:45

Where the Road Forks: Kristin Holden

9/6/2019
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There will always be reasons not to hit the road, but if you ask solo traveler Kristin Holden, she’d tell you that wanting to travel is enough, and there’s no reason to stop yourself from living your dreams-- even if nobody else is ready to go with you. From self love talk to long distance relationships to the learning curve involved in getting out there on the road, this episode is for anyone looking for a little extra support in hitting the road. In this episode, you’ll hear: Other...

Duration:00:38:13

To Feel Everything: Sloane Thomas

8/30/2019
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You’ll hear this from the start, but Sloane Thomas is full of purpose when it comes to this chapter of her life. A sober solo traveler, long-distance runner, and lover of the outdoors, Sloane took off in her van earlier this year after a challenging life chapter gave her every reason to fully embrace life: the ups, downs, and everything in-between. In this episode, you’ll hear: Other resources mentioned in this episode: @searchingforsloane Solo SobrietyRegister for our WOTR...

Duration:00:42:12

Ovaries Off-Road: Ally Coucke

8/22/2019
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Ally Coucke is an all-hands-on-deck kind of adventurer: taking weekend trips offroading and motorcycle riding out of her home base in Denver, Colorado with her boyfriend Kelly and their two dogs, Loki and Bailey. A lot can evolve over the course of just a couple years. For Ally, this recent chapter of her life has been a full one, and it’s spurred some big change. From moving home bases and traveling on the road, to helping her dog Bailey to fight cancer, to learning to ride a motorcycle,...

Duration:00:34:02

That Forward Momentum: Gina Danza

8/15/2019
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It’s not easy to create momentum, but when you finally do it can carry you far. From a cross-country move to a career development to the healing nature of road trips, photographer Gina Danza leans into her self-created forward momentum in all aspects of her life. As you’ll hear, it’s taken a lot of energy, personal strength, and attention to self care and mental well being to keep that forward momentum going, but you’ll also hear that there’s no sign of Gina stopping anytime soon. Because...

Duration:00:38:09

Overlanding Costa Rica... Then the World

8/9/2019
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It’s possible that after hearing this episode, you’ll want to overland more, or for the first time. In fact, maybe you’ll realize that overlanding is what you’ve been doing all along! Host Laura Hughes shares her experience overlanding for the first time in Costa Rica while asking questions of experts-- the 4 women who run Women Overlanding the World: Sunny Eaton, Taylor Pawley, Karin Balsley, and Ashley Giordano. Like the Women on the Road community, these women have created space for...

Duration:00:35:05

On Fake Freedom & Relentless Self-Honesty: Nicole Antoinette

8/2/2019
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Nicole Antoinette started living on the road solo this past spring, but as you’ll hear, she has her sights set on a lot more than road travel alone. Because when a big life transition became the catalyst for living in a camper, Nicole wanted to take stock of everything in her life and experiment with what it looks like when you intentionally start from scratch. In this episode, you’ll hear: Other resources mentioned in this episode: @nic.antoinetteReal Talk Radio@makedaisychainsSign up...

Duration:00:42:29

How to Hit the Road

7/31/2019
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In partnership with Otterbox, we had a conversation with some experienced female travelers around getting started in road travel while at the Outdoor Retailer conference in Denver, CO-- then brought our learnings straight to you in a fun and informative bonus podcast episode! In this episode, you’ll hear: What different factors can contribute to choosing a vehicle, and what you still might change about them How to convert the car you have now into a DIY camper How to balance work and...

Duration:00:37:13

Wellness, RVs, and Earning Degrees: Faith Austin

7/25/2019
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Faith Austin is following her gut, even when it defies the norm. From her views on body positivity and mental health to her decision to move into a trailer after earning her college degree, Faith decided to embrace a life of trusting herself and seeing where it takes her-- including the open road. In this episode, you’ll hear: Other resources mentioned in this episode: @faithsnotsoaveragelifeFaith’s Not So Average LifeGrit by Angela DuckworthSign up for our newsletter to receive...

Duration:00:41:06

From Honeymoon to Home on Wheels: Anna McNaught

7/19/2019
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It’s smart advice to consider renting a camper van before you buy one-- just ask photographer and digital artist Anna McNaught, who had lots of experience in road travel but little in the world of camper vans until she rented one for the first time recently with her husband, James. For Anna, renting a camper van turned out to be the catalyst for moving their dreams of long-term road travel forward. This special episode with Escape Campervans covers everything from practical tips in renting...

Duration:00:34:20

Finding Her Words: Ira Wolf

7/12/2019
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We meet with traveling musician Ira Wolf at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado when she unexpectedly made the journey down from Alaska to play at a singing/songwriting competition. For Ira, making the trip was more than about striving for first place. It was about challenging herself to find her words. Tune in for travel stories, artist insight, and more. We also share a brand new song of Ira’s, which she played live in Telluride at the competition! In this episode, you’ll...

Duration:00:39:38

Not Broken: LaRae Lobdell

7/5/2019
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Road travel is not always a vacation, or a luxury. In fact, many times women hit the road, it’s out of necessity or to find healing. For single mom LaRae Lobdell, healing couldn’t begin until she felt safe from her experiences with domestic violence-- and the best way she was able to reclaim control of her life was to get in the car and go. In this episode, you’ll hear: Other Resources: @laraelobdellShades of RaeLaRae LobdellPhoto SisterNational Domestic Violence HotlineDomestic Violence...

Duration:00:49:58

Why #VanLife is Here to Stay: Bre Acio & Lacey Mayer

6/28/2019
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Van life: what started as a trend has only grown, evolving into a full-fledged movement in the US and beyond. And despite the multitude of vacation-style photos online showcasing this mobile living arrangement, there are many practical reasons people choose to live on the road for more than a couple weeks-- and no, it typically has nothing to do with Instagram. While the roots of living in your vehicle are several decades old-- it’s not a novel concept whatsoever-- there are more tools now...

Duration:00:41:25

Getting Real with Miscarriage: Jayme Serbell

6/21/2019
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Full-time travelers Jayme and her partner John recently went through a miscarriage. But in the face of the social norm to not talk about it, they’ve been sharing their sharing about the experience and their grieving process openly with their online community because this topic just isn’t talked about enough, especially for how common it is. In this episode, we catch up with Jayme to hold an important discussion around miscarriage-- because getting real about what’s not being said is the...

Duration:00:33:29

Advice II

6/14/2019
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In this 2nd annual “Advice” episode, we ask our 9 most recent interviewees the 5 most commonly-asked questions we’ve been hearing online and in person from female road travelers. Because anything can-- and often does-- happen on the road, more perspectives usually help so that you can learn, reflect, and ultimately decide for yourself what feels right. And when we as female travelers share advice with one another, it does some important things: it normalizes that we are competent and can be...

Duration:00:37:12

From Country to Country: Margaret Miller

6/7/2019
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Crossing international borders on your own road adventure can seem expensive, challenging, and honestly: rather intimidating. But after hearing the unparalleled excitement in Margaret Miller’s voice for all things international road travel, we’re finding less excuses to not try it more often because Margaret has quite the list of countries under her belt when it comes to road trips-- from guiding overlanding adventures in Africa to taking a DIY campervan around Europe-- and she’s taking time...

Duration:00:44:06

The Heartbreak Road Trip: Ali Powell

5/31/2019
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Breaking up with a partner on the road is-- to say the least-- a unique way to leave a relationship. But for all the turmoil that breakups can bring, there are also amazing opportunities for growth tucked within such a transitional and often painful chapter. Solo traveler and photographer Ali Powell took the pain she felt from ending her last relationship and decided to do something with that energy, and she calls it The Heartbreak Road Trip. In this episode, you’ll hear: Other...

Duration:00:40:11