Are you taking advantage of your membership!? From chatting to women who love travel just as much as you do, to learning about travel hacking and joining Wanderful’s reading club, there is so much happening this November to keep you busy and connected with women across the world!

As we have so many insightful events going on this month, it’s a great time to invite friends and family to experience all of this with you. Don’t forget, our events are free for Wanderful members and some are open to the public!

Here are our top virtual events for travelers and creators in November 2021.

Wanderful November Rundown

Virtual Events for Travel Lovers

November 3: Wanderful Women Wednesday: Our Cornerstone Travel Chat!

Free for all Wanderful members, open to the public

Wanderful Women Wednesday is our signature monthly event, connecting our travel loving community together in cities around the world. We’ll host themed conversations over our shared love of travel and gain forever friendships in the process.

This event is great for:

  • Anyone who loves to travel
  • Travel creators + small business owners
  • Members of the travel industry
  • And more!

How to participate:

Bring a snack, beverage of your choice, and find a comfortable, relaxing spot. Turn your video on (or leave it off if you feel more comfortable that way). We welcome all Wanderful members for a fun time together!

November 6: How To Host Guests in Your Home While You Travel The World

Free for members and public

From the French Riviera to South Africa and the islands of Mozambique, Pam shares how she hosts the home she and her daughters live in and how her hosting career has taken them all over the world. Discover how hosting your home can finance your next travel adventures. 

You will learn:

  1. How to travel the world while guests pay your expenses 
  2. What it takes to host guests while you’re lounging at the beach 
  3. How to be a boss and host whenever and however you want

About Your Host: Pam Holt is a proud, lifelong Chicagoan. Pam helps her clients buy and sell luxury properties in some of the city’s most dynamic neighbourhoods.

As a short term rental host, she discovered an entirely new facet of successful real estate investments. Being a host has allowed Pam to share her love for Chicago in a more profound and satisfying way. She discovered that she has a knack for short term rental hosting, and it quickly became a passion.

November 13: Conscious Traveler Reading Club: In Every Mirror She’s Black (+ Special Presence from Author!)

For Wanderful members only

Wanderful’s Conscious Traveler reading club is a community-led reading and discussion circle for our Wanderful members to be better informed and educated on how to be a better traveler. 

Each month we’ll read and discuss a fiction or non-fiction book or reading centered around any number of topics that make us more conscious travelers, including: ethical travel, social impact, anti-racism, racial justice, and the experiences and worldviews of other marginalized communities.

We are so excited to be joined by the book’s author, Lola Akinmade Åkerström, for our discussion! Feel free to come with questions you may have for Lola. Thrilled to have her with us!

November 16: Travel Hacking Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Free to all Wanderful members and open to the public

Learn how to maximize your savings during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with tips on what deals can be found, where to look, and apps to use.

About Your Facilitator: Jen Ruiz is a lawyer turned full-time travel blogger and author. She is a 5-time #1 Amazon bestseller and 2-time Readers’ Favorite Award winner. Jen is a 3-time TEDx speaker and has been featured by The Washington Post, Forbes, and ABC News. 

November 18: Why the Travel Industry is Essential in the Fight for Vaccine Equity

Free for members and the public

While vaccines for COVID-19 have become more widely available, vaccinations are significantly lagging at a global level, particularly in low to middle-income nations.

According to the World Health Organization’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, of the 4.8 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered around the world to date, roughly 75% have gone to just 10 countries. While high-income countries across the globe have administered around 100 doses for every 100 citizens, low-income countries have administered only 1.5 for every 100 citizens.

This deep inequity in access to vaccines will inevitably mean more loss of life and the continued upending of our daily lives. According to the World Health Organization and the United Nations Development Programme, global vaccine inequity will have a lasting and profound impact on the global economic recovery.

What exactly does that mean for the travel and tourism industry? How does this affect the communities we live in and destinations we travel to? And how can we, as everyday travelers and citizens, make an impact?

Join Wanderful for a conversation with journalists, health experts, and travel brands to answer some of these complex and heavy questions and move towards actionable solutions.

Virtual Events for Travel Content Creators

November 5: Tiered Approach to Building Your Travel Journalism Portfolio

Free for all creator members and open to the public

Working with Conde Nast Traveler or National Geographic can seem like an unattainable dream when you’re first getting started. It’s true: getting through to those publications is difficult at first. But there is a way. In this workshop, award-winning travel photographer and writer Yulia Denisyuk will share her practical, attainable approach to building your travel journalism portfolio. She developed it herself when she quit her brand management job to pursue her storytelling dream. Fast forward to today and Yulia is working with her dream publications like BBC Travel, National Geographic, and more and is going on assignments all over the world.

About Your Facilitator: Yulia Denisyuk is an award-winning travel photographer and writer who turned to travel journalism after working as a US Navy Sailor and a Fortune 500 brand manager. Yulia’s work appears in National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, and more. For past assignments, she’s shared a roof with nomads in Mongolia, traced the origins of Iznik tiles with artisans in Turkey, and learned the art of imigongo with artist collectives in Rwanda. Yulia is a founder of NOMⴷD + JULES, a small-group travel company with trips to the Middle East and North Africa. She also runs Genius Womxn, a platform for womxn in travel media. 

November 17: Launch Your Writing Career With Confidence

Free for creator members and open to the public

In this session, Natasha will offer tips and advice on finally launching that writing career you’ve always wanted- with clear answers to all the questions in your head, and even those you didn’t know to ask. She’ll explain how to clearly identify what motivates you and the writing and publishing paths that are most relevant to your goals. She’ll tell you what types of stories sell, where to find them, how to pitch them, and how to approach writing them, even if you’ve never done this before. From tools that help you improve your craft to understanding what it means to get fair pay for your writing, she’ll share advice that offers clarity about becoming a professional writer. 

About Your Facilitator: Natasha Amar is a freelance writer, content creator, and travel blogger behind TheBohoChica. She works with destinations from around the world to tell stories of adventure travel, food & culture. Her writing and photography have appeared in Marriott Bonvoy Traveler, National Geographic UK, Whetstone Magazine, SilverKris, Departures, Forbes Travel Guide, Waldorf Astoria Magazine, and more. As a third-culture kid, Natasha found her sense of purpose in the world through solo travel, & encourages all women to try it.

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