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Let’s Go Together, a new podcast from Travel + Leisure, features diverse voices sharing their unique travel experiences and inspiring others to explore the world. Each week host Kellee Edwards, award-winning travel expert, speaks to guests about inclusivity, including episodes that introduce an adventurer who climbed Machu Picchu in his wheelchair and the first documented black woman to visit every country in the world. Come back every Wednesday for a new episode!
 
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On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Kellee sits down with hospitality executive Diana Plazas-Trowbridge, the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Caribbean and Latin America at Marriott. Diana shares her experiences working in the hospitality industry, her thoughts on travel to Central and Latin America, and her childhood dreams of travel. Learn m…
 
On this episode, we head to New Orleans… New Orleans East to be exact, to the Vietnamese American neighborhood of Versailles, where Linh Garza’s family opened Dong Phuoung Banh Mi & Baked Goods in 1982 after arriving in New Orleans as refugees. We talk to Linh about how her family’s bakery became one of the hottest bakeshops in the city, and ask ho…
 
On this episode, we join guest host Nina Ruggiero as she sits down with winemaker Denise Adams, co-owner of ADAMVS in Napa, CA and Château Fonplégade in Saint-Émilion, France, to talk about the joys and challenges of making wine in two of the most well-known winemaking regions in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
Fencing has taken Ibtihaj Muhammad all over the world — including Rio, where she won a bronze medal representing Team USA in 2016. She talks about her path to the Olympics, her pilgrimage to Mecca, being profiled at the airport, and where she wants to go next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
On this episode, Kellee chats with Damien McDuffie, the the Director of Brand Strategy & Archives at the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation in Oakland, CA. Damien shares his favorite spots in Oakland, his experiences preserving the legacy of the Black Panther Party, as well as his work supporting Black art and culture in Oakland through the use of augme…
 
This week, we are sharing an episode from THE WILD with Chris Morgan, a podcast that explores stories of wildlife and our connection to nature. In this episode Chris Morgan, a wildlife researcher, award-winning TV host and filmmaker meets with a local forest bathing therapist named Julie Hepp to understand how nature that connects us all. You can h…
 
On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Travel + Leisure’s Editor in Chief Jacqueline Gifford returns as a guest host. She sits down with fellow travel writer Jeff Chu, editor-at-large at Travel + Leisure, to talk about his recent coverage of Travel+Leisure’s Global Vision Awards, his fond memories of covering food and art while traveling, and his th…
 
On this episode, we head to the oak tree-lined roads of Savannah, Georgia to visit The Grey, a formerly segregated Greyhound bus terminal turned award winning restaurant. Host Kellee Edwards chats with its co-owners, James Beard Award-winning chef Mashama Bailey and her business partner John O. Morisano. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
On this episode, we head to San Francisco’s Historic Castro District, home to one of the nation’s most well-know LGBTQIA enclaves, to talk with Terry Beswick, the Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society. We chat with Terry about his personal history of advocating for the LGBTQIA community, his current work preserving LGBTQIA history, and …
 
Travel bloggers Christina Guan (Happy to Wander) and Juno Kim (Runaway Juno) talk about their experiences as Asian travelers, increased anti-Asian racism around COVID-19, and why we need more diverse representation in the travel space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Travel + Leisure
 
On this episode, we head to New Orleans… New Orleans East to be exact, to the Vietnamese American neighborhood of Versailles, where Linh Garza’s family opened Dong Phuoung Banh Mi & Baked Goods in 1982 after arriving in New Orleans as refugees. We talk to Linh about how her family’s bakery became one of the hottest bakeshops in the city, and ask ho…
 
On this episode of Let’s Go Together, guest host Jacqueline Gifford, Travel+Leisure’s Editor in Chief, sits down with Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses Resorts and Spas (a 2021 Global Vision Award winner), to discuss how Six Senses approaches responsible travel and sustainable living. Neil shares his beliefs in how resorts can better engage with their…
 
Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Science Communications Specialist Jessica Malaty Rivera has made a career breaking down the complexities of pandemics in ways that everyone can understand. In this episode, she sits down with Kellee to talk about all-things COVID-19, including what’s up with the vaccines and when it’ll be safe to travel again. …
 
Deanna Wallace is an ICU travel nurse who journeys from hospital to hospital to help fill gaps in areas where there are nursing shortages. She joins the podcast to share her experiences of working as a travel nurse and what it’s been like over the past year working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
Annise Parker, former councilwoman, controller, and mayor of Houston, sits down with Kellee to talk about the city she loves. Annise shares the story of how she became the first openly LGBTQIA person to be elected mayor of a major U.S. city, and why she thinks Houston became one of the most diverse cities in the nation. Learn more about your ad cho…
 
Author Morgan Jerkins speaks six languages and has traveled all over the world. Most recently, she went on a journey to explore her own roots as a Black woman in America. She discusses encountering racism while traveling and how travel has helped inform her sense of identity as a Black woman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc…
 
Season two of Let’s Go Together from Travel + Leisure is coming soon! Host and award-winning travel expert Kellee Edwards speaks to guests about their favorite destinations and the stories that shaped the people and cultures in those places. This season, the openly gay former mayor of Houston talks about building one of the most diverse cities in t…
 
Stopping Asian Hate with Rachel Matsuoka: Why Are Hate Crime Charges So Rare? For more resources on stopping AAPI hate crimes, please visit https://stopaapihate.org/ Hate crimes against Asian American increased over 150% in the past year, but it is only a fraction of the racism and discrimination esperienced by the Asian communities. Joining us tod…
 
This week, we are sharing an episode from Passport. A podcast that helps you understand the world, one place at a time. It’s hosted by best friends Neil Innes and Andres Bartos, every week they take you somewhere new and tell you an amazing story about it. In this episode, Passport is taking a journey on the Indian Railway. These train cars are a m…
 
Writers Martinique Lewis and Lawrence Ross discuss the precautions they must take as African Americans in a country with a violent history towards Black motorists. Despite their heightened awareness, Martinique and Lawrence take us on a journey on how they discovered their love of the American landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
Why do some people think depression is a choice? How can therapists support a client living with persistent depression? How does depression serve us? National Suicide Prevention: 800-273-8255Asian LifeNet Hotline: 1-877-990-8585. wavesofchangepodcast #sanfrancisco #america #mentalhealth #asianmentalhealth #therapy #depression #choice #hormone #bioc…
 
Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala (a podcast from TED) is a journey across the globe in search of the world's most surprising and imaginative ideas. In this episode, Saleem Reshamwala explores AfroBubbleGum, an art movement from Nairobi, Kenya, that challenges the narratives often seen about Africa as limited to war, poverty and devastation. But sha…
 
Jessica Nabongo, the first documented black woman to visit every country in the world, and cross-cultural communication, diversity, equity, and inclusion expert Tayo Rockson talk with host Kellee Edwards about their experiences as Black travelers and why destinations across Africa should be on your bucket list. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
Building mindfulness has been one of the buzzwords in modern therapy and in the world of self-help. Are there times when mindfulness is not helpful? Are there hidden downsides to mindfulness? Available on Apple Podcast, Spotify and Google Waves of Change - a conversation with Diana Chu and Dr. Mankit Li. wavesofchangepodcast #sanfrancisco #america …
 
Aren't we supposed to forgive and forget? In today’s episode, we tackle the psychology of forgiveness and how it applies to the current world. As president Biden took office, there is a counting pressure to forgive the wrong-doings that occurred in the past 4 years, in favor of “unity and healing.” Should we forgive everything that had happened? Sh…
 
While we're busy recording new episodes of Let's Go Together, check out this episode of Allrecipes' Homemade. Chef, restaurateur, author, and philanthropist, Marcus Samuelsson, reminisces on his grandmother’s kitchen and shares how she made fish dumplings and apple jam. In this episode of Homemade, Samuelsson talks with host Martie Duncan about gro…
 
Waves of Change Podcast: Are there Asian extremists? Come join us as we discuss the tragic and shocking cases of two Asians who openly support Nazism, as well as a group of students in Taiwan that marched around campus in full Nazi regalia. How could this have happened!? Note from the podcasters: We stand firmly with the Jewish people. Available on…
 
In the wake of a traumatic news event, how do we go about our day? Do we pretend that nothing has happened? Do we spend the day worrying? Join us this week as we explore different ways we can deal with what happened in the Capitol on January 6, 2021. “In the dark times will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing, about the dark time…
 
Nearly one in five Americans has a mental illness, and these conditions can be unwelcome stowaways on vacation. Doug Leddin, a mental health advocate from Dublin, Ireland, hasn’t let depression and anxiety keep him from exploring the globe. He shares stories about his travels to Indonesia, Morocco, and more — and tips for how to manage your mental …
 
Elena Nikolova and Rabbi Daniel Bortz are two travel influencers who are deeply devoted to their faith. As a Muslim traveler, Elena helps travelers find the Halal travel destinations and interesting Islamic landmarks and Rabbi Daniel has extensive experience finding Jewish communities around the world. Elena and Rabbi Daniel talk to Kellee about th…
 
Nyle DiMarco is a model, actor, activist, and the Executive Producer of the hit Netflix series, Deaf U, which takes viewers inside life at the U.S.’s only liberal arts university for the deaf. In this episode, Nyle talks to Kellee about his world travels—and how his deafness is an asset, not a limitation, when connecting with new people and culture…
 
Bob Halicky is a commercial airline pilot who made history when he became the first Type 1 diabetic to ever fly for a major airline. In this episode Bob talks to Kellee about receiving his diagnosis, fighting to return to the cockpit, and his love of logging miles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
How come my parents never told me they are proud of me? What do I need to do to gain their approval? Am I not good enough? Will I ever be good enough in their eyes? This week, we have guest speaker Kirsten Wong MFT joining us to share her life experiences on this very important topic. Also, please check out Kristen’s art!https://www.instagram.com/w…
 
Have you had any heated political arguments with family members during family gatherings? How has that impacted you? Are there ways to resolve these conflicts, or are you forever stuck with having frustrated family dinners? wavesofchangepodcast #sanfrancisco #america #mentalhealth #asianmentalhealth #therapy #asianparenting #political #politics #po…
 
Writers Martinique Lewis and Lawrence Ross discuss the precautions they must take as African Americans in a country with a violent history towards Black motorists. Despite their heightened awareness, Martinique and Lawrence take us on a journey on how they discovered their love of the American landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
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