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The Globetrotter Lounge Podcast


Whether you are a seasoned traveler or just starting out, The Globetrotter Lounge Podcast will inspire and motivate you. Join travel hacker and online course creator Jet Set Lisette as she interviews diverse women who have found ways to travel more. Their stories offer valuable insights, resources and practical advice on how to make dream travel a reality.

Apr 22, 2018

Episode 6: Today I’m interviewing Rita Golden Gelman - an extraordinary and delightful world traveler. Now 80 years old, she spent 30 years of her later life without a permanent residence. Author of the New York Times bestseller: Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World, she has endless travel stories and lessons to share. A prolific children's book author who wrote while on the road, Rita was a working nomad well before the current "digital nomad" trend.  She also edited and published a collection of stories from women travelers: Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World.

Rita has literally traveled around the world – living in often rural places in Mexico, Indonesia, Africa, Laos, Thailand, Guatemala, Colombia, India, Tanzania and more. Trained in Anthropology at UCLA, Rita mostly lived with families, immersing herself in local culture as much as possible. Join our conversation as we explore the importance of connecting authentically with people wherever you travel, trusting your unfolding experiences, and going with the flow. I absolutely loved Rita's adventurous spirit, her wisdom, and her fascinating stories.  I hope that this episode leaves you as deeply inspired as I am. 

Resources and links mentioned in the episode can be viewed at jetsetlisette.com/rita-golden-gelman

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