Join World Footprints as we interview a friend and Knight Wallace Journalism Fellow about the challenges facing LGBTQ+ travelers and hear from a digital nomad about her life on the road.
First, travel journalist, Michael Luongo, has researched and written about the role travel journalism plays in tourism development in conflict zones and urban areas under stress. Michael also has his pulse on travel issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community including the considerations that go into travelling around the world for Gay travelers.
Then, if you’ve ever dreamed of a life full of travel but have never taken the plunge, you can vicariously experience the digital nomadic life through our interview with Kellie Paxian. Kellie joined us from South Africa where she’d been for the previous three months. At the time of our call she was planning to explore more of South Africa before moving on Bali. Hear how she does this.
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It is important to note that we spoke to both Michael and Kellie before the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world. Michael is based in New York City, the U.S. epicenter of COVID-19. The movement of coronavirus through the African nations prompted Kellie to return to her home in Vancouver, Canada where she will remain until the pandemic is lifted.