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The Globetrotter Lounge Podcast

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or just starting out, this podcast will inspire and motivate you - while providing helpful travel tips and resources. Join award travel expert Jet Set Lisette as she has conversations with diverse women who have found creative ways to travel more. Their stories offer insight and practical advice on how to make dream travel a reality.

Aug 18, 2018

Episode 13: Tina Neville's desire to travel started with wanting to reconnect to the country where she was born. Her family came to the United States as refugees from Vietnam when Tina was a child. Her life journey led her from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to graduate school at Yale, and then serving in Vietnam (and other countries) as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer.

Just when she thought her life abroad was over,  she met her husband, who was just starting his Foreign Service career. Together they lived abroad for 8 years, stationed in places like Thailand, Mexico and Honduras.  They also found that being a part of the Foreign Service community allowed them to travel extensively at minimal cost. As a result, Tina has traveled to over 50 countries. At the same time, Tina successfully founded Transcend Academy, an online business that helps students prepare for college – and allowed her to work remotely. Currently back in the States, Tina sits down with me to discuss her travel-filled life, and how she is raising her children to also be travelers and global citizens.

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