What do Women think about Exotic Travels?


Women in Travel Talk: Wanderlust SeriesI enjoyed the Wanderlust Series by Hayo Magazine at One Roof Women in Culver City. The speakers shared their hopes, dreams, travels and experiences. I filmed most of the answers from the panel  but not all of the questions. I hope Joanna Riquett, founder and Editor In Chief of Hayo Magazine, will return again soon for another event.

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Wanderlust Series by Hayo Magazine:

Video: What do Women think about Exotic Travels?

Traveling is the most rewarding action we can take in order to develop our own personalities. Traveling solo is an experience that you should have at least once in your lifetime, however, it can be as exciting as it can be terrifying.

Women are exposed to different levels of precautions and many times the fear of traveling alone prevents them from going on solo adventures. This Wanderlust event is focused on courageous women that have dared to get out of their comfort zone to go on solo trips, debunk social stereotypes, open their minds to new adventures and build careers and businesses out of it.

The Wanderlust Series is created by Hayo Magazine to open a space to talk about how travel and other cultures positively impact our lives and businesses, to inspire people to open their minds to new adventures into the unknown and to forge a community of fearless explorers.

In partnership with One Roof Women, a community for nurturing and inspiring women that are making in happen, Wanderlust is coming to Los Angeles with a stellar group of speakers. Kellee Edwards, Aida Mollenkamp, Shauna Nep and Heather Lilleston come from very different backgrounds and interests that will make this an interesting and rich conversation.

Men: please join us as well. You should be as much part of the conversation as any other woman!

The Speakers

Kellee Edwards is a pilot, travel writer, scuba diver, vlogger at Kellee Set Go, and overall adventure lover. She began her travels as a child, taking road trips with her parents. This definitely ignited her passion and curiosity for the next step, traveling internationally. Exploring  33 countries thus far, including parts of North and West Africa, Asia, South and Central America, Europe and the UAE, her love for travel has allowed Kellee to also take her enthusiasm for outdoor adventure globally.

Aida Mollenkamp is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author and founder of the food and travel site Salt & Wind. She studied at the Cornell Hotel School and Le Cordon Bleu Paris before joining CHOW Magazine where she worked as Food Editor. From there she moved into television, hosting Ask Aida on the Food Network, Foodcrafters on the Cooking Channel, and In The Pantry on Yahoo! She published the book Key To The Kitchen and hosts the TasteMade series, Off Menu, where she travels in search of the best food a city has to offer.

Shauna Nep is currently the Senior Philanthropic Advisor at Fundamental, a boutique philanthropic investment firm which has helped clients invest more than $150 million to create systemic change in the issues they care about most. Shauna was previously the Director of the Goldhirsh Foundation, where she designed and launched LA2050, an initiative which has deployed more than $3 million of philanthropic investments into creative ideas impacting LA’s future. Shauna is currently based in Los Angeles but it’s originally from Canada.

Heather Lilleston is a yoga instructor that lived in NYC and recently returned to California. She co-founded Yoga for Bad People, a yoga-based company focused on leading retreats around the world and through that she has had the opportunity to experience and integrate other cultures into her practice.

Joanna Riquett is the founder and Editor In Chief of Hayo Magazine. Originally from Colombia, Joanna is currently based in Vancouver, Canada. She has been in the journalism and writing industry for 11 years. After working for newspapers, TV channels, production houses, corporations, and technology companies in different countries. She created The Wanderlust Series in Vancouver in partnership with The Juice Truck with the hope to inspire people to be less afraid of getting out of their comfort zone and she will be moderating the evening.

This event took place at One Roof Women 8850 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232

Women, Wanderlust and Travel

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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