Let's Go Together

Let's Go Together

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!

Episodes

January 19, 2022 40 min

On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Kellee heads to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina to chat with Ahmad Ward, the Executive Director of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, the site of the first self-governed town of formerly enslaved people in the United States.

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On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Kellee sits down with actor Emily Hampshire to talk about small town travel, including Emily’s experiences working in a small town as a cast member on the hit television series Schitt’s Creek.

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On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Genealogist Nicka Sewell-Smith answers Kellee’s questions about tracing family histories through DNA testing and heritage travel.

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We’re wrapping up another amazing season of Let’s Go Together, but before we go, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite moments from this past season.

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On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Genealogist Nicka Sewell-Smith answers Kellee’s questions about tracing family histories through DNA testing and heritage travel.

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On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Kellee sits down with Corinne Rice-Grey Cloud, an educator and journalist, to talk about her work in diversity and inclusion for indigenous voices as well as what to keep in mind when traveling to indigenous spaces.

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October 27, 2021 37 min

On this episode, Kellee sits down with travel journalists and influencers Danielle PointDuJour and Travis Levius to talk about Black luxury travel and what it means to travel while Black.

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On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Kellee heads to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina to chat with Ahmad Ward, the Executive Director of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, the site of the first self-governed town of formerly enslaved people in the United States.

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On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Kellee sits down with actor Emily Hampshire to talk about small town travel, including Emily’s experiences working in a small town as a cast member on the hit television series Schitt’s Creek.

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On this week's episode of Let’s Go Together, Kellee sits down with Captain Kate McCue, the first American woman to captain a commercial cruise liner, to ask about her experiences as a female maritime officer.

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September 29, 2021 28 min

Jin Prugsawan, chief of interpretation, education, and volunteers at Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii, shares her experiences as a female Park Ranger in the National Parks Service, including walking on day old land and reuniting with long lost family members.

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On this episode of Let’s Go Together, Kellee sits down with Cliona O’Flaherty, part of the Marine Biologist team at Kokomo Private Island Resort in Fiji. 

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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.

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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 how it felt when it was named an “American Classic” by the prestigious James Beard ...

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On this episode, guest host Tanner Saunders sits down with newly engaged celebrity couple Jaymes Vaughan and Jonathan Bennett to chat about LGBTQ+ travel with their new travel company OUTbound Travel.

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On this episode, Kellee sits down with writer Jordan Kisner to talk about her recent trip to Provincetown, MA, a seaside town on the tip of Cape Cod — the site of the Mayflower’s landing that has become better known as a haven for the LGBTQIA community.

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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.

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On this episode, Kellee chats with the Gamble Family who decided to sell their house, buy an RV, and spend the pandemic living on the road as a family of nomads.

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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.

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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 augmented reality technology.

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