63 minutes | Aug 3, 2020

Episode 075 - Sanne Meijboom | Founder of I Like Local, & Impact Nomads

Sanne Meijboom is the founder of I Like Local and Impact Nomads. As an entrepreneur in the travel industry, she's an inspiration for organisations to invest in socially conscious business models. Listen to her story from growing up in The Netherlands and travelling to over 60 countries, to now creating income opportunities and facilitating positive impact for communities in developing regions. I Like Local is a travel marketplace that offers authentic experiences with locals in developing countries. See their website Follow them on Instagram Like their Facebook page Chat with them on Twitter Browse their Pinterest From farm stays, cooking classes, workshops and staying with monks, find hundreds of activities and tours that will benefit the local communities. Impact Nomads is a remote working program that connects digital nomads with local businesses and initiatives. See their website Follow them on Instagram Like their Facebook page Aimed at exchange of ideas and creative vibes, you can sign up for programs to make a positive impact in the particular destination. Currently available in Kenya and Bali. Also mentioned in this episode Action Aid - Airbnb - Bali - Bhutan - Boracay - Chiang Mai - Co-working spaces - Google - Kenya - Lisbon - Loikaw - Maya Bay - Mexico - Oldenzaal - Oxfam - Padaung - Paro Taktsang - Remote working - Skute - Stellenbosch - The Netherlands - Uma Paro - United Nations - World Bank Timestamps06:20 How did Impact Nomads start?12:40 What is I Like Local?19:59 Four pillars of Impact Nomads24:36 What to expect on an I Like Local experience?29:02 How much are you willing to pay for a curated experience?33:20 Challenges in curated experiences40:25 Expansion plans of I Like Local45:48 Beginning of I Like Local47:15 Sanne's childhood & growing up52:03 Tips on travelling with family/kids57:47 Future Projects of I Like Local ******* Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8 Music by Nordgroove from Fugue Episode background tunes courtesy of YouTube Audio LibraryAfter the Soft Rains by South London HiFi Cast of Pods by Doug Maxwell Downtime In My Soul by RAGE All photographs by I Like Local, Impact Nomads, and Sanne Meijboom, unless otherwise stated
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