Away She Goes: The Girls Who Travel Podcast

Away She Goes: The Girls Who Travel Podcast

Visit us at or join our community of over 85,000 members on Facebook at Away She Goes, a travel podcast for women from the Girls Who Travel network, brings you tips, interviews, stories, guides, and more to help you explore beyond your boundaries and be a more responsible traveler. Girls Who Travel is a community dedicated to redefining travel to be inclusive, sustainable, and empowering. Visit us at girlswhotravel and join our vibrant and growing community.


November 28, 2023 33 mins

Join hosts Carli and Sophia as they dive into the exhilarating world of travel. In this episode, Sophia shares her personal experience as au pairs and divulges insider tips on finding the perfect host family. From the challenges of living abroad to the incredible cultural insights Sophia has gained, this episode is a must-listen for any wanderlust-filled traveller. Whether you're dreaming of becoming an au pair or simp...

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Let’s talk about travelling for free, yes, as in without having funds. Meet Alexa West, best-selling travel author and founder of the Solo Girl's Travel Guide. She’ll share her stories about leaving America with $200 to her name, tips about travelling for free, the best ways to get into work and travel and more! You won’t want to miss it! 

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October 31, 2023 33 mins

The scary background music is royalty free and all by Dmitri Taras from pixaby.

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If you’re looking to spend Halloween on the road, this episode is for you! Join Carli and Sophia as they highlight different destinations around the world that are ideal for celebrating Halloween, including Transylvania, Ireland, Salem, and Mexico. For those who prefer to stay closer to home, our hosts also highlight their favorite Halloween movies and books so that you can travel anywhere while still enjoying a night in. Stay tune...

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Happy October, listeners! To celebrate the start of Carli’s favorite month of the year, we are learning all about Halloween and its origin in Ireland! Joining Carli and Sophia is the wonderful Stuart Mackey, a prominent Irish social media influencer. With enthusiasm, he'll unravel intriguing facts and Halloween tidbits deeply intertwined with his homeland. Prepare to uncover the origins of Halloween and its modern-day ...

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September 19, 2023 32 mins

Join hosts Carli and Sophia as they dive into the world of Burning Man. In this episode, GWT and Burning Man volunteer Jacobina shares her personal experience as an 8 year Burning Man attendee and shares insider tips on finding your place in this incredible community. From the unique challenges faced this year to the incredible stories and people, this episode is a must-listen for anyone who’s ever considered attending...

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Join hosts Carli and Sophia as they chat with special guest Julia D'Albert in this exciting episode of their travel podcast! Get ready to set sail as Julia spills the tea on her incredible experience working on luxurious yachts in the breathtaking Mediterranean. From glamorous destinations to thrilling adventures, she shares unforgettable stories that will ignite your wanderlust! And that's not all - Julia also spills exclusive det...

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August 22, 2023 26 mins

Many travelers do not think about the relative ease with which they can walk to certain places or navigate the world. For those who are wheelchair users, traveling can introduce a whole new and different set of challenges. This week, Carli and Sophia are joined by Renee Bruns, who describes to us her experiences traveling to almost 120 countries as a wheelchair user. Renee shares stories, tips, tricks, and things she’s...

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August 8, 2023 38 mins

Join hosts Carli and Sophia as they dive into the world of travel with special guest, Arden. In this episode, they explore the exciting topic of teaching English abroad, with a focus on Japan. Arden shares her personal experiences, challenges, and the incredible moments she's encountered while living and working in this vibrant country. Whether you're an aspiring teacher or just curious about life in Japan, this episode will inspir...

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July 25, 2023 26 mins

For many people, a delayed flight or a crowded airport is no more than an inconvenience. For others, a deviation from the plan may have a profound impact on the entire trip. Join us this week as we sit down with Cheryl, who travels the world as an autistic person. Cheryl shares their lived experience traveling as an autistic person and what that means for them, as well as sharing some of their funniest travel stories, ...

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July 11, 2023 35 mins

Many of us wonder how we can be more eco-friendly when we travel. What is the environmental impact of flying? What about taking a cruise? In this episode, Sophia and Carli discuss how to be more eco-friendly with your travels, from incorporating a more plant-based diet to traveling close to home, and so much more. Stay tuned for the upcoming release of our Eco/Ethical Travel workbook where we will take a deeper dive into all things...

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June 27, 2023 33 mins

As you may know, Carli has just returned from our first ever Girls Who Travel trip to Portugal! Carli spent a week in sunny Portugal with other Girls Who Travel members and is here today to talk with Sophia about the highlights of the trip including beaches, sights, port wine, and more! 

This is of course paired off with some Portugal advice for all kinds of Portugal itineraries be it a city trip, island h...

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June 13, 2023 24 mins

Happy Pride Month, listeners! Today, Carli and Sophia sit down with Maartje Hensen, author of The Pride Atlas. We discuss how the idea for the book came to be and a bit of what the creative process looked like. Maartje also discusses tips for LGBT+ travelers including how to identify safe destinations and what allies can do to help, as well as some of her own personal favorite destinations. 


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May 30, 2023 33 mins

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by having to create an itinerary that you simply didn’t know where to start? Away She Goes is here to help! This week, Carli and Sophia sit down with Cherish Tours Founder and Lead Memory Creator Megan. Megan gives us an in-depth analysis and insight into her itinerary-planning process and how to create the perfect itinerary for yourself!

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Many of us have had dreams of being famous and getting to travel the world. But what is it really like? In this episode, Sophia is joined by Jess Bowen and Bowie Jane. Jess is a drummer who toured with her own band the summer set and various other musicians. Bowie is a DJ who gigs all over the US, Australia and the UK. Both share their stories and give an insight into what it’s really like to travel for work as a music...

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This week, Carli and Sophia sit down with Mama Doctor Jones, aka Dr. Danielle Jones. Dr. Jones is a board-certified ObGyn and online educator who has amassed a following of over 2 million across platforms. She is an expert in periods, pregnancy, and gynecologic health and is passionate about science education, autonomy, and patient-centered care. She is here with us to discuss traveling while navigating periods, pregna...

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April 18, 2023 21 mins

Welcome back travelers! Carli and Sophia are back and ready for season 2 of Away She Goes. In our first episode back, our co-hosts will fill you in on all of their travel and life updates since October and let you know what’s ahead for this season of your favorite podcast.

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March 21, 2023 29 mins

In this special bonus episode before the official launch of Season 2, join Carli as she sits down with Alex from G Adventures. G Adventures has been a leader in small group adventure travel for more than 30 years. Like Girls Who Travel, G Adventures is also on a mission to redefine the way travelers see the world. Carli and Alex will discuss our partnership, including our upcoming trip to Portugal and an exciting givea...

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November 15, 2022 4 mins

In this short clip, Carli and Sophia announce that they will be taking a few months break from podcasting to hibernate properly! Feel free to listen to our library of episodes in the meantime, and we will be back in Spring of 2023 with plenty of new and exciting content for you! Thank you all so much for your support so far!

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Happy November, Away She Goes! November is Native American Heritage Month, a time for us to recognize and celebrate Native American heritage, culture, and history. This week, Carli and Sophia are joined by Paul Gowder of to discuss what to expect if you visit a powwow and how to support Native Americans th...

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