Many of us crave travel with purpose but often what's written about travel and dream destinations is bland + cookie cutter.
When I discovered the platform How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch (with over 150K readers) I knew I had found a kindred spirit + jumped at the chance to sit down with Founder, Kiona about her anti-cookie cutter travel blog, diversity, what we can learn from local and native perspectives about the places they call home + how not to travel.
Travel is the greatest teacher and powerful tool for breaking down barriers and helping humans connect to themselves and one another, however - so often the essence, deeper meaning and authentic experience is lost.
This chat is refreshing, controversial, straight up honest and non- sugar coated goodness about why we need to think about the ways we travel.
We sit down to get real about:
- What it means to travel like a basic b*tch + how to avoid it
- How we can enhance our travel experience
- the importance of local and native insights about the destinations we visit
- Making mistakes + what to do when we mess up
- Travel research + packing tips
- Easy ways to meet people while travelling Solo
- Managing fear of the unknown
- The personal growth + Soul benefits of travel
Kiona is a female entrepreneur that full-time manages the digital media site How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch. This site is unique in that all of the contributors are primary-source journalist; meaning the database is full of diverse perspectives that aren’t told via interviews, quotations, or journalists, but by the authority themselves.
In just over a year, the platform has grown to 100,000 readers from over 100 different countries. Not only does she do this, she has a doctorate and three other degrees and is a freelance consultant and woman in tech involved in start-ups and business development.