Episode 39: Road Travel Q&A

WOTR Gathering Live Recording

This episode sponsored by Otterbox

In this live recording from the Women On The Road Gathering in Taos, New Mexico, join us as we ask questions from the Women On The Road community to 6 women with experience in road travel of all kinds-- from school bus living, to van conversions, to weekend warrior lifestyles.

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In this episode you'll hear answers to the following questions:

  • How did you choose the vehicle you currently travel in?

  • What have been your biggest challenges to getting on the road, and how did you overcome them?

  • What advice do you have when it comes to vehicle maintenance?

  • What’s your favorite meal cooked on the road?

  • Do you ever feel bored while traveling?

  • How do you find remote camping locations?

  • Who inspires you?

  • Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled to, and why?

  • What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made as a woman on the road?

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In addition to the sponsorship by Otterbox that helped us gather in New Mexico & bring you this episode, we'd also like to thank Escape CampervansUnion Wine Co.GT's Living FoodsDouble GoodRXBAR, and many others for their support that allowed us to host over 150 women-identifying and non-binary road travelers at our first Women on the Road Gathering in Taos, New Mexico.

Friday night at the gathering consisted of a potluck dinner before live music by Ira Wolf — photo by Gale Straub

Friday night at the gathering consisted of a potluck dinner before live music by Ira Wolf — photo by Gale Straub

Some of the many vans that gathered in Taos — photo by Hailey Hirst

Some of the many vans that gathered in Taos — photo by Hailey Hirst

Live recording the Q&A — photo by Nicole Rothschild

Live recording the Q&A — photo by Nicole Rothschild

One of Latasha' Dunston’s van portraits — photo by Megan Cable

One of Latasha' Dunston’s van portraits — photo by Megan Cable

The welcoming crew at Hotel Luna Mystica — photo by Hailey Hirst

The welcoming crew at Hotel Luna Mystica — photo by Hailey Hirst

Van doors & hearts wide open — photo by Megan Cable

Van doors & hearts wide open — photo by Megan Cable

Laura Hughes laughs next o her van — photo by Gale Straub

Laura Hughes laughs next o her van — photo by Gale Straub

An Otterbox CVenture 45 cooler full of Union Wine’s Underwood Pinot Gris and Riesling Radler — photo by Hailey Hirst

An Otterbox CVenture 45 cooler full of Union Wine’s Underwood Pinot Gris and Riesling Radler — photo by Hailey Hirst

Kit Whistler and Kathleen Morton — photo by Gale Straub

Kit Whistler and Kathleen Morton — photo by Gale Straub

A night time scene at Hotel Luna Mystica — photo by Megan Cable

A night time scene at Hotel Luna Mystica — photo by Megan Cable

A quiet moment between the Otterbox Q&A and Union Wine Happy Hour — photo by Hailey Hirst

A quiet moment between the Otterbox Q&A and Union Wine Happy Hour — photo by Hailey Hirst

Photos courtesy of Gale Straub, Megan Cable, Hailey Hirst, and Nicole Rothschild


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