Go Solo Live
About This Show
Go Solo LIVE! is a podcast for and about midlife solo women travelers. Host Jennifer Buchholz of Transform via Travel, talks to women about their solo travel experiences. It's more than just "how to" or "where've you been". It's about their personal stories of where they were in life before solo travel, what inspired them to go, what they found on their travels, and possibly even how they found more of themselves. The stories are meant to inspire, enlighten and encourage women who are at any stage of going solo!
Most Recent Episode
Questioning ‘What’s Right for Me’ After Hitting All the Career Milestones
Ivana Ventic grew up hitting every goal she set for herself and became a lawyer. But once she passed the bar and got a high-paying job, she realized that the lifestyle she chose for herself didn’t quite fit with her heart. As she could only get 10 days of vacation time, Ivana decided to quit her job in Chicago and travel for an undisclosed amount of time. Although her friends were highly supportive of her decision, her mother was skeptical and nervous for Ivana’s future. How did Ivana handle her mother’s fears, quit a successful career, and face the reality that she may never return to Chicago again? Find out on this week’s episode. Key Takeaways: *Jennifer and Ivana met at an expo — How did Ivana find out about the expo? *What does Ivana do for a living? She is an attorney, but Ivana quit her full-time job to travel. *What was Ivana’s big ‘aha’ moment, when she felt she had to leave her job and travel the world? *From the outside, it looked like Ivana made a split decision to quit her job, but it had always been in the back of her mind. *Ivana felt like she was at a ‘now or never’ turning point in her life and decided she had to travel NOW! *When Ivana started traveling alone, she found other women who were traveling with their children. She didn’t even think that was an option before. *How did Ivana’s family and friends react when they heard she quit her job? *How did Ivana reassure her concerned mother? *Ivana is not scared to go to a country where she doesn’t know the language. This is one of the powerful attributes she gained from growing up as a refugee. *English can sometimes be a very difficult language to understand, so when Ivana is in a foreign country she tries to speak slower and uses simpler sentences. *Where did Ivana travel to after she left her job in Chicago? *FYI, Italy does not have the same infrastructure as other European countries. WIFI was very poor there, which made things a little difficult for Ivana. *Remember to trust your gut while traveling. As a lawyer, Ivana is not naive to the dangers that are out there. *Do not feel bad for lying to someone, especially if it’s the easiest way to