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Ep. 153 - Defying Travel Stereotypes with Nomadness Founder Evita Robinson
Episode 1532nd October 2018 • Almost 30 • Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik
00:00:00 01:11:31

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#Almost30nation! Hello friends! Excited to introduce you to this week’s guest. Evita Robinson founded the NOMADNESS Travel Tribe, a first-of-its-kind movement bringing together and representing the underrepresented in mainstream travel. Their mission is to show the world that travel has no racial, gender, religious, economic, or interest limitations through community representation and relevancy (like the $50,000,000 being injected into the travel industry every year).


In today’s political climate, it’s more important than ever to get out and travel, meet different people, and immerse yourself in diverse cultures. It allows us to gain perspective and see ourselves as just a part of humanity; something to keep you modest, keep you grounded, and keep you connected to what’s REAL! We love the way Evita embodies this, and we know you are all going to love her.


We discuss…


  • A stark view of how people of color are underrepresented in the travel industry

  • The highs and lows of NOMADNESS’ group travel events (but mostly highs)

  • How NOMADNESS came to be

  • Reverse culture shock: when home feels like a foreign country

  • How Evita approaches building a community

  • Navigating a new challenge + stepping into your light

  • How social media changed travel

  • Evita’s relationship with spirituality

  • The Airbnb experience for people of color + partnering with Airbnb

  • Why you need people of color in your marketing teams + HR

  • Creating safe + sacred spaces

  • What’s next for NOMADNESS: the first U.S. festival for travelers of color!


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