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Welcome to the Wanderlusters Mind Podcast. I'm your host Abby Lewtas and in this podcast my guests share their travel stories, returning home and stepping into their inspired adventurous life. In this podcast I share with you a little about my introduction and my story as well as who this podcast is for. Please enjoy the show.

Welcome to the Wanderlusters Mind Podcast. I'm your host Abby Lewtas and in this podcast my guests share their travel stories, returning home and stepping into their inspired adventurous life. In this podcast I share with you a little about my introduction and my story as well as who this podcast is for. Please enjoy the show.
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Welcome to the Wanderlusters Mind Podcast. I'm your host Abby Lewtas and in this podcast my guests share their travel stories, returning home and stepping into their inspired adventurous life. In this podcast I share with you a little about my introduction and my story as well as who this podcast is for. Please enjoy the show.




An intuitive journey to Finland for soul purpose with Tahlee Rouillon. TWM050

About Tahlee Tahlee Rouillon is music composer extraordinaire at Sonesence. She helps people become the calmest person they know, through her transformational meditones music. Meditones help produce relaxed brainwaves with a simple pair of headphones, making deep meditation effortless. Tahlee has been described as 'a musical genius', and 'the voice of an angel’. Tahlee went to Finland, travelling solo for the first time to write her meditones album True North. It was based on the...


Understanding identity after travelling the world with Jema Patterson. TWM049

About Jema Jema spent 8 years as a full-time international travel writer. This year - 2018 - she's experimenting with part-time travel life and having a home base. She spends her time writing about transformational travel at and co-hosting a podcast about how to be a content creator without losing your mind or selling your soul. She blames all her failures AND all her successes on being struck by lightning at the age of 18. Connect with and follow Jema on Instagram...


Life changing education in the Solomon Islands with Mellita Jones. TWM048

About Mellita Mellita is a lecturer in Science Education. Her involvement in overseas teaching and learning experiences began in 2010 when she led a small group of six pre-service teachers on a 4-week teaching practicum in the Solomon Islands. Ten years later the program, which runs for the month of November every year, has grown to 20 pre-service teachers, three university staff members and two schools in the Solomon Islands. It is a program close to Mellita's heart, and her work in the...


The 'third space.' Growing up in Germany to a life in Australia with Kati Craythorn. TWM047

About Kati From teenage years, Kati wanted to explore Australia but never quite envisaged getting "stuck" here. Kati grew up behind the Berlin Wall, in East Berlin. Travel always had a bit of an exotic allure to Kati. She now has lived almost half her life in Australia, and sometimes she wonders whether her "extended period abroad" will ever come to an end. Whilst still German at heart, Australia has changed her in so many ways that now find parts of the German psyche and mentality alien....


Paralympic gold medal, 60 countries and a never give up mentality with Richard Colman. TWM046

About Richard Richard was born in 1984 with Spina Bifida. Richard took to sport at a young age he was involved in many sports before the love of athletics took his full attention. In 2006 Richard won a Bronze medal in the T53 800m at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Assen, The Netherlands. In 2008 Richard won a Silver medal in the T53 200m and a Bronze in the T53 400m at the Beijing Paralympic Games. In early 2009 Richard spent six months travelling Europe competing in a number...


Fostering resilience, gratitude and independence during travels with Rowena Mabbott. TWM045

About Rowena Rowena is a Life Coach and writer and was bitten by the travel bug early with her first round-the-world trip at age eleven. Since then she has travelled to attend school in the US, lived and worked in the UK, travelled through Europe and Africa. Rowena loves planning family travel and is now committed to ensuring her two boys are also bitten by the travel bug. As a 16-year-old, Rowena attended school in the midwest of the US over Thanksgiving & Christmas. Then, as an 18-year...


The one thing you can do if you're feeling in a funk. TWM044

What do you do if you feel in a funk? There are many things you can do if your struggling with the transitions, that in itself can be overwhelming. But undeniably the most important area of focus is your mindset. You must go to work on levelling up your mindset To create a conscious awareness around your thoughts and start to take control and own what you are thinking about so, if need be you can start to change it. Links and show notes for this episode For links and show notes from...


Finding adventure and adrenaline in the extreme with Kirsten Alexis. TWM043

ABOUT KIRSTEN Kirsten Alexis is an outdoor adventure and travel enthusiast who strives to explore the world and document her travels through content creation and media. She is the Founder of This Adventure Life, an online adventure community that strives to inspire people to get out and live their dreams. She is an avid traveller, high-altitude hiker, skydiver, paddleboarder and photographer. Kirsten has been travelling extensively since she graduated from UCLA back in 2010. She spent...


Travelling the US in their RV with Sarah and Zach. TWM042

ABOUT SARAH AND ZACH Sarah and Zach work from anywhere (remote information security consultants) with their 2-year-old Yorkie. They love all things travel. Their podcast Thinking Liberty seeks ways to encourage others to get out there and explore. Sarah and Zach lived in an RV travelling the US for 2 years. They spent two months in South America, with their dog, working remotely and then vacationing in Patagonia. Exploring new cities and state parks was a highlight. They believe there is...


Stop pursuing happiness and start living it now. TWM041

Are you PURSUING happiness or are you actually LIVING it? So many people lead themselves to believe that happiness (success, joy, love) is in the future and they become addicted to chasing that feeling. "Beware of destination addiction, a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job or with the next partner. Until you give yo the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are." ~Robert Holden Links and show notes for this...


Trust, focus, an adventure to London and owning her unique magic with Ellie Swift. TWM040

ABOUT ELLIE Ellie Swift is a Mindset & Marketing Coach, Social Media Strategist, writer and speaker for ambitious women who are ready to share their unique blend of magic with the world and TRULY be seen, so that they can connect authentically with their customers online (and grow their heart-centred businesses!) Ellie spent the last decade working in marketing in London, Sydney and Perth, achieving her goal of Head of Marketing Strategy for a private agency in Perth, Western Australia...


The richness of travel, art and culture with Olympian Peter Van Miltenburg. TWM039

About Pete My very special guest on TWM Podcast today is one of my Coaches mentor and life long friend, Peter Van Miltenburg. Peter is a former Australian sprinter who specialised in the 200 metres. In 1984 he was the Australian 200 metre champion. He also went to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where he competed in the 100/200 metres. Peter is a life member of the Anglesea SLSC where he still competes and coaches one of Australia's most successful beach sprinting teams. More recently he...


Why you should never stop travelling. TWM038

THE WORLD HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER... Travel continually teaches us to grow and evolve. I say continually because sometimes we don't learn the lessons the first time round, or we don't fully pick them up and adopt them, or we lose them. Common lessons and learnings that people say they have gained from travel are to have an open perspective on life, how to be flexible, adaptable and capable of doing things you thought you couldn't do, how to be resourceful and look within rather than outside...


Fiona Peters - Following her dreams as a luxury lifestyle photographer. TWM037

ABOUT FIONA Fiona is a Luxury Lifestyle Photographer who travels the globe to exotic, tropical island destinations capturing the beauty through her eyes. She is an, adventure seeker, ocean lover, yogi and keen surfer. Influenced by her upbringing on a beautiful coastal town of New South Wales, Fiona began surfing at the age of 13. Her interest is in capturing Mother Nature at her best. When she's not riding a wave, you'll find her shooting the many beautiful stories that she feels so...


Cate Brubaker - An obsession for Germany to leading and helping others live a global life. TWM036

About Cate Cate is an author, teacher, and part-time nomad based in North Carolina, USA. For over 20 years she has helped all kinds of global souls successfully navigate international and intercultural transitions. She has lived, studied, worked and traveled in 36 countries on four continents and never says no to gelato. Cate moved to Germany at 16 to live with a German family and attend a German school for her senior year of high school, then returned for a year of college, then to...


Are you glorifying your travel memories? TWM035

How do you look back on your travel memories? The common thread is that you remember the good times. Most of the time, you forget the rest. The seemingly ‘bad’ and ‘challenging’ times turn into moments of ‘overcoming challenges’ and you look upon these with a positive outlook. On occasions I believe you glorify these memories. Making these memories seem even more amazing than they actually were, attaching the strongest and most amazing emotions to them. Links and show notes for this...


Kate Williams - Inspired by the world to a thriving wellness business. TWM034

About Kate Kate left New Zealand at 20 years old to study the world instead of going to university. What she learned was something that school could never teach, travel opened her eyes to a whole new way of seeing life. At 25 years old, Kate found herself (on the Gold Coast) booking a last minute, one way ticket to Melbourne, triggered by what she claims to be a 'quarter life crisis' on the search to find a "good" job. After a year or so in the corporate world, feeling like a square peg in...


Gabrielle Nancarrow - Bringing women together as a birth doula after living in the fast paced New York. 033

About Gabrielle Gabrielle is a mum of two little girls and a birth doula. She grew up in Anglesea on Victoria’s Surf Coast and has lived in New York, Paris and Buenos Aires. She is currently back in Melbourne with her family and is close to launching a women’s space in the inner-west called Gather. Gather will be a place for women to come together and connect through the sharing of stories, thoughts and experiences. Gabrielle’s intention for the space is to bring connection back to a...


Habits to keep after your travels. TWM032

9 habits to keep after your Links and show notes for this episode For links and show notes from this episode click here or visit Connect with me on Instagram @abbylewtas and on Facebook @The Wanderlusters Mind - Abby Lewtas


Margot Andersen - 7 years in London and returning home to help others in repatriation. TWM031

About Margot Margot spent 7 years living in London before returning 'home' to Australia approx. 12 years ago. Whilst she loves being back and firmly believes she made the right decision to do so, the return journey was not quite as straightforward as she had anticipated. However it is these experiences that led her to start a network group called Insync aimed at helping repatriates reconnect as they return; as well as develop several career management and leadership programs in her...