Women on the Road
By She Explores
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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.
||Clean13 - Success, My Son, and Escaping the Boxed Life||Bionca Smith was living a comfortable life that most people would define as successful-- a business where she created her own schedule and could work from home, a comfortable place to live, a new car, and a 9-year-old son she adores. But in her success,||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Conscious Conserving: Caroline Winslow||It's a common assumption that living in a camper is better for the environment-- but is it really? Caroline Winslow, a college student and environmentalist, had the same question when she moved into a van for the start of her senior year. Her knowledge||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - Big Car, Very Small Office: Johnie Gall||Creating a sustainable lifestyle on the road is more than just figuring out where to sleep-- it’s also about creating meaningful, lucrative work. Johnie Gall is someone whose career has blossomed through her commitment to saying “yes” when travel||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 - Just Try: Emily Pelland||It’s fun to travel with a kitted out camper van, but what if you don’t have one? According to Emily Pelland, if you want to go-- you just try.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 - Death Dialogue: Morgan Brown||Morgan Brown currently lives in a vintage VW van, and she has a lot to say about death, dying, and loss. At the age of 22, her mom was killed in a car accident, and since then she’s been looking for ways to give people permission to share their hard s||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 - Every Small Step: Mikaela Hamilton||When full-time solo van traveler Mikaela Hamilton took a 15-foot fall while rock climbing, she found an inner strength to rise, recover, and wind up stronger for it in the end. She also found that every challenge we face in life can be overcome through||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 - The Right Fit: Kathleen Morton||Whether it’s your vehicle, where you take it, or who’s in it-- being on the road sometimes means finding the right fit. Fortunately, Kathleen Morton of Tiny House Tiny Footprint knows all about the way community can play a crucial role of support, f||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 - Navigating Romance||There’s a lot to traveling on the road with a romantic partner that is hard to explain -- like navigating tight living quarters, the special type of intimacy that comes with keeping a similar sleep schedule and buying all of the same groceries, and th||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 - Space to Create: Musician Savannah King||Musician Savannah King finds inspiration on the road. Hear Savannah in words and music on this episode as she tells her story of growth, creativity, and creating a space for the life she most wanted.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 - How We Built Our Adventuremobiles||Whether it's an RV, van, trailer, bus, truck, or something else entirely, everyone who takes on the unique challenge of turning a vehicle into a home on wheels has their own journey. Creating a camper is a custom experience for each woman traveler so in||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 - A Girl and Her Van (Plus One)||Roads are full of twists and turns. So is the life you live on it. What happens when you come up against the inevitable challenges of living from one place to the next? And how do you come out better for it? Laura talks to Alex Ulmke of A Girl And Her V||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 - Weekend Warrior: An Integrated Life||What if living on the road full time doesn't work for your lifestyle? What if you love your day job? Laura talks with Noel Russell about striking the right balance for home in Oakland and away in her Sprinter Van.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 - What We Wish We Knew Before Hitting the Road||Laura Hughes, our host, asks experienced 'women on the road' what they wish they knew before hitting the road. Their advice is key as she sets off on her own travels in a Ford Transit Van.||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0 - About "Women on the Road"||Host Laura Hughes shares what you can expect from "Women on the Road": conversations with women living in vans, trailers, RV's, (the list goes on!); insights from her own experiences since setting off; and more. Life on the road from the feminine perspe||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Rad and inspiring
Finally I found tales from real women on the road. It's equally helpful and inspiring. I'm immediately transported somewhere new every time I listen
Empowering women in the outdoors
I feel so empowered listening to this podcast. My dad didn't raise me in the outdoors. My love for nature is something that has come slowly later in life as I travel with my husband. I sometimes struggle with feeling like I'm not being authentic when I get out and explore so it's reassuring to hear stories from other women who haven't had the most direct path! A great reminder that we're all on different journeys. Love this addition to the She Explores lineup.
The inspiration I've been seeking
I came across this podcast from a friend's timeline. A year ago, I fell in love with the idea of traveling the US in a van but admittedly, I didn't really know where to start, if I could even do anything like that, etc. I've only listened to this first episode but I am in love with it! The narrator is fantastic and the interviews were so inspiring! I hope to listen to this as I dream about my future van life journey and maybe, just maybe, I'll make it a reality. Until then, I'll settle for listening to stories of other rad women and learn from their struggles and triumphs.
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