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Women on the Road

She Explores

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 whi...Show More
When Travel is Your Full-Time Job: Rachel Hill

31:54 | May 17th

Rachel Hill travels the world like it’s her job-- because it is. For the past 5 years, she’s been building her business as a marketing consultant and influencer, traveling solo to wherever the glitch fare takes her and sharing her experiences along t...Show More
On Fake Freedom & Relentless Self-Honesty: Nicole Antoinette

42:30 | Aug 2nd

Nicole Antoinette, podcast creator, community builder, retreat leader, writer, thru-hiker, and now camper-dweller 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.
How to Hit the Road

37:14 | Jul 31st

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 informat...Show More
Wellness, RVs, and Earning Degrees: Faith Austin

41:06 | Jul 26th

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 seei...Show More
From Honeymoon to Home on Wheels: Anna McNaught

34:21 | Jul 19th

It’s smart advice to consider renting a camper van before you buy one-- just ask 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 on her honeymoon. For Anna, renti...Show More
Finding Her Words: Ira Wolf

39:38 | Jul 12th

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 f...Show More
Not Broken: LaRae Lobdell

49:58 | Jul 5th

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-...Show More
Why #VanLife is Here to Stay: Bre Acio & Lacey Mayer

41:25 | Jun 28th

#VanLife: 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...Show More
Getting Real with Miscarriage: Jayme Serbell

33:30 | Jun 21st

We catch up with full-time road traveler Jayme Serbell to hold an important discussion around miscarriage-- because getting real about what’s not being said is the only way to move toward a future where we all give ourselves permission to do the sam...Show More
Advice II

37:13 | Jun 14th

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.
From Country to Country: Margaret Miller

44:07 | Jun 7th

Margaret Miller is giving us less excuses to not try international road travel, even if it seems intimidating. From guiding overlanding adventures in Africa to taking a DIY campervan around Europe, she’s taking time to share her well-traveled experie...Show More
The Heartbreak Road Trip: Ali Powell

40:11 | May 31st

Breaking up with a partner on the road is-- to say the least-- a unique way to leave a relationship. 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 ...Show More
Give & Take: Katie Boué

38:12 | May 24th

Katie Boué, part-time road traveler and full-time public lands advocate, has a lot to say about the give and take we engage in as travelers: both in the outdoors as well as in local communities. Because the reality is that no matter how often we relo...Show More
Three Kids and One Big Adventure: Marlene Mali Mish

41:39 | May 10th

Marlene credits her kids for the reason she and her family live on the road. But the adventures of the Mali Mish family wouldn’t be possible without the hands-on approach Marlene takes to building a tight-knit adventure family as they travel the worl...Show More
I Haven't Shaved in Six Weeks: Lindsey Hall

33:04 | May 3rd

Travel is often looked at as a way to find healing. But that’s a version of recovery that’s tied up neatly with a bow. The reality is that, in the face of grief, trauma (or in Lindsey Hall’s case, an eating disorder) there is usually a lot of healing...Show More
Puppies, Pinterest, and Putting Down Your Phone: Solo Traveler Sydney Ferbrache

37:20 | Apr 26th

There’s no doubt that Sydney Ferbrache is busy. As a solo van traveler, successful online business owner, and dog mom to a small puppy, there’s always something to be focused on. In this episode, Sydney shares her best insights around how she makes t...Show More
After the Road

42:40 | Apr 19th

What happens when the road trip ends? Just like there are so many things that get us to say “yes” to a road trip, there’s also a wide range of reasons we say “yes” to staying put for a bit, which is why we enlisted the help of all you listeners out t...Show More
All the Right Moves: Kate Ortiz

35:37 | Mar 15th

Kate Ortiz is making all the right moves-- mostly because she’s turned her last two cross-country moves into epic multi-state road trips.
When it’s Time to Break the Rules: Lisa Jacobs

39:53 | Mar 8th

Personally, breaking the rules gives us the sweats. But after hearing from solo road traveler Lisa Jacobs, we might be convinced that there’s a time and a place for it: whether it’s personally, professionally, creatively, or romantically.
Listen to This: Creatives on the Road

42:46 | Feb 8th

Photographer Alison Turner and mixed media artist Amanda Sandlin share about their creative practices on the road. This week, we're sharing an early episode of our sister podcast, "She Explores."
Boundaries: Dani Reyes-Acosta

32:53 | Feb 1st

If you have a desire to travel, boundaries can sound like a drag. But not to a road traveler like Dani Reyes-Acosta, who’s learned to set boundaries as a way of creating more opportunities and moments of personal growth.
What We’re Moving Toward: Kieren Britton

40:49 | Dec 21st, 2018

Kieren Britton, solo camper traveler and founder of The Lady Alliance, and our host Laura Hughes spend our final episode of 2018 talking about what it takes to follow your own direction... and how the promise of we're moving toward will always outshi...Show More
Walking Into Wellness: Nicole Rothschild

31:41 | Dec 14th, 2018

Nicole Rothschild is not your ordinary van traveler for many reasons, but most notably because less than a year ago, Nicole was battling chronic illness and couldn’t get around without a wheelchair-- which means that these past few months have not on...Show More
Care is a Two-Way (City) Street: Rachel Fairchild

34:03 | Dec 7th, 2018

As a nurse, Rachel has studied and practiced the art of giving care for quite a while. But it wasn’t until she moved into a van that she started to appreciate what it takes to receive it from others.
Love, Understanding, & Eco Travels: Noami Grevemberg

39:59 | Nov 30th, 2018

While reducing your carbon footprint is certainly important, the way we relate to one another is something else that environmentalist and road traveler Noami Grevemberg sees room for positive change in.
On Letting Go & Surfing Rivers: Brittany Parker

33:44 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Brittany Parker’s river-related accident teaches us that the key to moving forward is all in how well we can let go of the expectations that were, to make room for what comes next.
Home for the Holidays

31:55 | Nov 16th, 2018

There’s no one answer to navigating the holidays-- which is why we asked three women with different traveling lifestyles to share how their constant movement interacts with this particular season, and what it means to them to be home for the holidays...Show More
Road Travel Q&A: WOTR Gathering Live Recording

41:42 | Nov 9th, 2018

In this live recording from the Women On The Road Gathering in Taos, New Mexico, join us as we ask questions to 6 women with experience in road travel of all kinds.
In the Wake of Grief: Lauren Walker

31:00 | Oct 19th, 2018

After losing her husband suddenly just 2 months into their marriage, Lauren Walker hit the road in the campervan he loved in search of her own form of healing.
Starting Off Solo: Emily Hart

34:20 | Oct 12th, 2018

Emily Hart is no stranger to solo travel. In fact, she’s on a quest to visit every National Park in the US, and she has some insightful thoughts on what it’s like to start traveling alone.
Reset: Lianna Lee

33:56 | Sep 21st, 2018

Every so often, we need a mental and emotional reset. And Lianna Lee knew she needed one this summer, which is why she quit her job, changed her apartment, and hit the road for a month all at the same time.
The Jewelry Shop in the Truck: Madison Hampton

28:29 | Sep 14th, 2018

Madison Hampton of Vancrafted Studio creates silver jewelry from the back of her 4x4 truck camper, and she has an abundance of tips for fellow makers who have a case of wanderlust.
On Her Homeland: Chantal Wadsworth

35:56 | Sep 7th, 2018

Chantel Wadsworth is traveling around the Navajo Nation and 4 Corners area by campervan to reconnect with her roots-- the land she loves so much and grew up in, and the family who live there.
#FakeVanLife: Karen Ramos

37:18 | Aug 24th, 2018

Karen Ramos recently went on a road trip to show that you don’t need to have the newest or most comfortable gear to make your travels happen. And she called it #fakevanlife.
Cancer’s Landscape: Jennifer Langille

30:08 | Aug 17th, 2018

Jennifer Langille has been living and offroading in a Jeep, photographing and interviewing those impacted by cancer and finding parallels between the landscape she experiences on the road and the landscape navigated by those impacted by cancer.
My Dog is my Co-Pilot: Laura DeMaio Roy

36:58 | Aug 10th, 2018

Getting a dog is a big decision, and so is bringing one on the road with you. So we asked professional dog trainer and part-time road traveler Laura DeMaio Roy all of the questions we could think of to help you feel more prepared.

39:52 | Aug 3rd, 2018

We all like a little advice sometimes, so we asked 10 women on the road to answer your most common questions about road travel.
Bus Life, Bikinis, Body Positivity: Martha Hudson

34:53 | Jul 27th, 2018

Martha Hudson lives solo in a bus, and her mission is more self love through creating custom bikinis for bodies of every size.
When Best Friends Travel: Macy Pate and Emily Breedlove

30:23 | Jul 20th, 2018

It takes a special kind of friendship to road trip together. So when we heard that Macy Pate and Emily Breedlove were taking a 6-month BFF road trip post-college, we wanted to hear their stories.
Following Through on Healthier Traveling: Jayme Serbell

37:08 | Jul 13th, 2018

How challenging is it to live your healthiest life while traveling? For Jayme Serbell, the size of the challenge is no match for taking it one small step at a time.
The Solo Travel Practices of Laura Austin

32:11 | Jul 6th, 2018

Nobody ever said that solo travel was easy. But someone like Laura Austin would probably say that it’s worth it.
When Public Lands Meet Instagram

32:14 | Jun 29th, 2018

When Nicole Brown, founder of Women Who Hike, and professional photographer and writer Elisabeth Brentano, joined forces for an epic caravan through the Southwest, it was in the name of learning more about public lands as the locals know them-- inclu...Show More
24 - Financing Your Road Travel, Part 2

29:46 | Jun 22nd, 2018

In part 2 of our series on financing your road travel, we’re continuing to dive into financial management tips that address your time on the road. Saving up money is one aspect, but managing your savings smartly while traveling can be quite another!
23 - Financing Your Road Travel, Part 1

34:12 | Jun 15th, 2018

We all know that money is a common (and sometimes large) barrier to travel. That’s why we decided to talk to women about their experiences managing money to create their on-the-road lifestyles. After all, hearing their stories helps us feel more empo...Show More
22 - Keep Driving South: Shruthi Lapp

33:30 | Jun 8th, 2018

You can find home in the most unexpected places. And if you're Shruthi Lapp, you find it in South America.
21 - Doing it Anyway

36:23 | Jun 1st, 2018

How do you overcome challenges to get on the road? We wanted to know. Because when it comes to road travel, there’s always a reason not to go, even if you want to. It could be chores, money, a job or other obligations-- even things that seem intrinsi...Show More
20 - In Which I am Hit by a Truck: Dani Bradford

23:42 | May 25th, 2018

Dani Bradford tells a powerful story chronicling her motorcycle accident in Honduras while traveling to Patagonia.
Leaving it Better - Rachel Wood & Liz Snyder

31:35 | May 11th, 2018

Liz and Rachel hit the road earlier this year to do as much good as possible along the way, because leaving things better than you found them helps you feel a connection to the place you’re in.
The Girl and the Getaway Vehicle: Brianna Madia

37:36 | Apr 27th, 2018

From her life outdoors, to the dogs she loves, to the breakdowns and online criticism she faces-- this episode is full of Brianna Madia’s beautiful stories of adventure and understanding.
For the Love of the Destination: Abbi Hearne

32:22 | Apr 13th, 2018

As an adventure wedding photographer, Abbi eats, sleeps, and breathes destinations. It’s not just a part of her livelihood-- it’s a passion of hers to find these special places. From business tips to the challenges she’s overcome in building her drea...Show More
Orange is Optimism: Kit Whistler

33:11 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Kit Whistler of "Idle Theory Bus" is probably the sweetest rebel you’ll ever meet. She's been on the road full time since 2012. Her journey as a writer, a philosopher, and an optimist are all wrapped up in her travels on the road, and in this episod...Show More
Anatomy of a Roadtrip

27:17 | Mar 9th, 2018

What makes a road trip? We wanted to know. So when five women departed for Marfa, Texas from various parts of the States, we sent out a couple of field recorders and asked these creatively-driven women to record their experiences along the way. Becau...Show More
Driving Miss Norma: Ramie Liddle

28:01 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Ramie Liddle has lived on the road on and off since her mid-twenties, but never did she have an adventure like her 14-month journey with Miss Norma, her 90-year-old mother-in-law.
Success, My Son, and Escaping the Boxed Life

27:00 | Feb 2nd, 2018

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 succe...Show More
Conscious Conserving: Caroline Winslow

28:59 | Jan 19th, 2018

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 knowle...Show More
Big Car, Very Small Office: Johnie Gall

33:45 | Jan 5th, 2018

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 and...Show More
Just Try: Emily Pelland

32:03 | Dec 8th, 2017

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.
Death Dialogue: Morgan Brown

36:40 | Nov 24th, 2017

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 ...Show More
Every Small Step: Mikaela Hamilton

27:09 | Oct 19th, 2017

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 throu...Show More
The Right Fit: Kathleen Morton

26:59 | Oct 6th, 2017

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, fr...Show More
Navigating Romance

35:04 | Sep 22nd, 2017

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 t...Show More
Space to Create: Musician Savannah King

27:26 | Sep 8th, 2017

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.
How We Built Our Adventuremobiles

36:50 | Aug 25th, 2017

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...Show More
A Girl and Her Van (Plus One)

29:57 | Aug 11th, 2017

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 He...Show More
An Integrated Life: Noel Russell

29:37 | Jul 28th, 2017

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.
What We Wish We Knew Before Hitting the Road

32:53 | Jul 14th, 2017

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.
Introducing: Women on the Road

02:02 | Jun 28th, 2017

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 per...Show More