Lisa Eldridge is much more than your typical backpacker. With 84 countries under her belt (45 of which she tackled solo), she dedicates her experiences to inspiring and educating women on how they can travel alone and be prepared to break out of the 9-5 schedule.
Her first stint abroad lasted a week. The second? Three months. Now she says that six months in one place is her tipping point before wanting to experience a new country. Lisa is a great example of how anyone can become a world traveler, even those of us who might be intimidated by homesickness or being pushed out of our comfort zone.
Check out the video interview below, or download the audio-only file here.
Lisa Imogen Eldridge is an author and freelance journalist with work published within Insight Guides, Sunday Times Travel and Real Travel magazine. Her background in the travel industry fueled her passion to see the world and since the age of twenty one, she has dived into solo female travel, living and working in numerous countries. It was during her trip to Eastern Asia that she realized the need for an ethical resource site for the solo woman traveler, and the idea for her website, Girl About the Globe was born. With a journalism degree and an MA in Creative Writing, Lisa writes compelling, informative pieces that educate and entertain, and give people a better understanding of the world.
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