IN THIS EPISODE: The most dangerous moment in any overseas trip. The digital nomad scene in the Canary Islands. WarChild. Remote Reiki.
Lisa Imogen Eldridge is a forty-something divorcee who has changed her life and left everything for a life back on the road. She is freelance travel journalist and runs a website called, Girl about the Globe, a travel resource site for the conscious solo female traveller. Her aim is to change the way that people travel and to show that solo travel isn’t as scary as people think.
Lisa is from a small seaside town in the south of England and has been travelling and living in different places since she was 21 years old. She has travelled to 113 countries and 73 of these solo. She makes her living as a travel blogger which helps to sustain her never-ending wanderlust.
“Travel is in my blood so I guess I can call myself a travel addict, I’m drawn to emerging destinations which I don’t know much about and love learning about the different cultures. I’m a bit of an introvert and sometimes experience social anxiety so if I can travel the world solo then anyone can."
"I created Girl about the Globe to show women what it is really like to travel alone, beyond the pretty Instagram pictures. We show the local issues in each country, recommend tours and accommodation which have been used by other solo travellers and show organisations which are helping.”
Lisa Eldridge visits War Child's projects and donates 10% of all her sales to War Child. You can find out more here:
You can read Lisa's articles on her visit to the Lebanon Refugee Camp here:
Want more? Click here for Lisa's Travel Budget Planner
Want even more? Click here for Solo Girl's Survival Kit
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Jetlag, stress from travel, different time zones, excitement - there are all sorts of reasons why it can be hard to relax when traveling. We have recorded a simple Yoga Nidra for you to download and keep on your phone to listen to whenever you need some help to let go and let down.
This beautiful version of Yoga Nidra is adapted from the teachings of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.
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Ute’s world fell apart when her fiancé died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 50. Inspired by her own healing journey Ute gave up her career in management consultancy to set up luxury retreat holidays in beautiful locations in Scotland and France for widows and widowers creating safe spaces for widows to just be, take care and learn to enjoy life again. Originally from Germany, Ute has been living in Scotland for over 20 years -
“I fell in love with Scotland instantly the very first time I visited - the scenery, the people, the creative buzz. Scotland is home for me, it’s where my heart is.”
“When I lost the person most close to me, my soulmate and traveling companion, I turned from being a confident traveler into an anxious scaredy-cat. I’ve learned that being in the company of people who really understand – who are in the same situation or have been there - really helped me. When I took time to just be it was scary as I didn't know what would well up inside me. But I eventually learnt how to to just go with the flow and observe how it feels. That was the key to my healing.”
“My journey inspired me to help others in my situation. Widowed people often forget to look after themselves properly so I set out to create breaks as reminders that life is still worth living to the full!”
Ute has kindly created a special offer for Love Everything Travel listeners. Use code LOVETRAVEL18 to receive £100 off the Soul Spa package price. For more information on Ute's beautiful Soul Spas go to https://fireandrain.scot/www.wildatartscotland.com Ute's bereavement retreats are held in places like the Hebridean Wildscapes on the Isle of Mull, Scotland Isle of Arran, Scotland and even in Saint-Lizier, Ariége, France
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Ute has kindly provided some tips for new widows to help you care for yourself in the wake of a loss. Click here for Ute's advice for new widows.
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Go Anywhere Travel Nursing - Rachel Sullivan, a Canadian trained nurse working and traveling in Australia talks about how to be a travel nurse, what to look for, why she does it and how she met Sam. Rachel grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada and had never done much overseas traveling, but she had always had the dream of being able to travel as part of her job. Rachel is now only three years into her nursing career and has already worked in three different countries (Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) and she is starting to check some amazing travel destinations off her bucket list:
"I love the Australian climate and find it a great place for someone who enjoys the outdoors like myself. Surfing, hiking, swimming, snorkeling are some of the daily activities I get to enjoy because I travel nurse in Australia. Another thing that draws me to Australia is the incredible job opportunities as well!
My boyfriend, Sam Martin, and I have developed Go Anywhere Nursing (www.goanywheretravelnursing.com), a travel nursing blog assisting other nurses to take their career travelling, and a platform for us to share our travelling experiences with others. We aim to inspire other nurses to travel and help facilitate them through the process of being a travel nurse (gaining registration internationally, figuring out immigration, to finding a job etc.)."
Finding a job: https://www.goanywheretravelnursing.com/travel-nursing-blog/picking-a-travel-nursing-agency/
"Sam is Australian and shares my passion for travel and adventure. We met in Hervey Bay, Australia in February 2016, where we were both fresh to the travel nursing scene and completing our first remote and rural contracts. We have since worked in several locations on the east coast of Australia and in New Zealand. We are taking a trip to North America over the holidays and planning to head to the west coast of Australia on our return, to explore the remote and vast state of Western Australia as travel nurses. We’re excited for everything to come and looking forward to sharing our adventures with you!"
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Want more? Click here for Rachel's 5 Top Tips for Aspiring Travel Nurses.
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