STORIES OF LIFE ON THE ROAD FROM WOMEN WHO’VE LIVED THEM FIRSTHAND.
NEWEST EPISODES OF THE WOMEN ON THE ROAD PODCAST
Sylvia Longmire is a writer, Air Force Veteran, mother of two boys, longtime world adventurer, and recently became a wheelchair user. To date, Sylvia has visited 54 countries, 43 of those as a wheelchair user and 34 of those by herself. Sylvia uses her talent for writing to share resources with wheelchair user communities and encourage others to get out there, too.
Summer Michaud-Skog knows firsthand about what it takes to support a community where inclusion is the priority. And in a time where conversations around DEI are breaking open on the road, her voice and thoughts about leading by following is incredibly valuable.
As the solo traveler behind the wheel of a vintage Commander RV, Jessy Muller has been a growing voice for taking charge of your own direction, especially when having an older vehicle means that sometimes things break down and in order to get yourself back out there, you have to learn to do things yourself.
There will always be reasons not to hit the road, but if you ask solo traveler Kristin Holden, she’d tell you that wanting to travel is enough, and there’s no reason to stop yourself from living your dreams-- even if nobody else is ready to go with you.
Sloane Thomas is full of purpose when it comes to this chapter of her life. A sober solo traveler, long-distance runner, and lover of the outdoors, Sloane took off in her van earlier this year after a challenging life chapter gave her every reason to fully embrace life: the ups, downs, and everything in-between.
A lot can evolve over the course of just a couple years-- just ask Ally Coucke. From moving home bases and traveling on the road, to helping her dog Bailey to fight cancer, to learning to ride a motorcycle, you’ll hear that Ally has not only found growth in these moments-- but a sense of freedom.
It’s not easy to create momentum, but when you finally do it can carry you far. From a cross-country move to a career development to the healing nature of road trips, photographer Gina Danza leans into her self-created forward momentum in all aspects of her life.
What is overlanding exactly? And why do it in Costa Rica? Tune in for stories from the well-traveled Women Overlanding the World team, in-the-field recordings from host Laura Hughes’s first Costa Rican overlanding trip, and practical tips on how to show up prepared.
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.
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.
If you like to go on road trips, you’re a woman on the road.
No matter what vehicle.
No matter the gear you pack.
No matter who you do or don’t go with.
No matter where you sleep.
No matter if you’re the one driving.
No matter where you go.
No matter how long you’re out there.
You’re here, you’re a traveler, and we’re so glad you’ve found this community.
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.
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.
Martha Hudson lives solo in a bus, and her mission is more self love through creating custom bikinis for bodies of every size.
Brianna Madia’s beautiful stories of adventure and understanding: from her life outdoors, to the dogs she loves, to the breakdowns and online criticism she faces.
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.
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.
What happens when the road trip ends? It can be difficult to talk about what makes us step away from long-term travel, which is why we enlisted the help of listeners to share your thoughts and stories.
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.