With autumn upon us and the chill settling in, now is the perfect time to grab a hot drink and connect with travel lovers and travel content creators from all over the globe, VIRTUALLY! Here are five exciting events happening this October that you cannot miss.

How can I attend these events, you ask? Easy! Join our amazing global community to make sure you don’t miss out and you’ll also attend for free! There are also public events that are open to all, whether you’re a traveler or a travel content creator.

Here are the top upcoming virtual events for travelers and creators in October 2021.

Wanderful’s October Rundown

Virtual Events for Travel Lovers

October 6: Wanderful Women Wednesday: Our Cornerstone Travel Chat!

Free for all Wanderful members, open to the public

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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!

October 18: October Mindfulness Masterclass: The Power of Breath

For Wanderful members only

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Our breath is an integral part of our lives from the moment we are born, yet we often take it for granted. This session will provide guidance on how to harness the power of our breath through various techniques and postures. Sophia will also provide participants with information on how to calm the mind or amplify energy through the breath in addition to allowing space for questions to be asked.

About Your Facilitator: Sophia Hyder Hock is the Founder and CEO of Papilia, a company committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices for destinations, travel organizations, and content creators. She integrates human-centered design methodologies to empower her clients to be sustainable thinkers and travelers through a greater understanding of diverse perspectives, mindful leadership principles, and communication styles.

As an international yoga instructor and yoga life coach, Sophia incorporates wellness ideologies into all her projects as a holistic way to inspire people to be their best self through life’s many challenges. Her love for travel started at the age of 10 when she moved from California to Sri Lanka. Since then, Sophia has been to 35+ countries and plans to inspire her toddler to be a citizen of the world through mindful travel and learning about his Bengali-American heritage.

October 22: Solo Travelers Virtual Meetup!

Free to all Wanderful members

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Want to meet and connect with other Wanderful women who are traveling solo? Join us for our solo travelers meetup!

This is a casual monthly virtual event to meet one another and talk about our favorite topic: travel! Whether you are an experienced solo traveler or just interested in becoming one, join us as we discuss tips and advice for traveling independently.

Virtual Events for Travel Content Creators

October 1: Getting Started in Travel Journalism with Award-Winning Travel Photographer and Writer Yulia Denisyuk

Free for all creator members and open to the public

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Dreaming about seeing your travel stories in top travel magazines? Wish you could travel around the world on assignments seeking out stories you love to tell? 

Becoming a travel journalist doesn’t have to be shrouded in mystery. Join award-winning travel photographer and writer Yulia Denisyuk in this workshop where she’ll cover the foundational steps you need to take to get started in this field. Learn from Yulia’s 5 years of experience working with top brands like National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, and more, on assignments in places like Austria, Rwanda, Mongolia, and Turkey.

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. 

October 21: October Accountability Circle: Creating Equitable Content

For Wanderful Creator Members Only

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As travel creators, we all have a role and responsibility to create content that is inclusive and equitable for all intersections of identity. Don’t know what that means or where to start on this journey? Join our Creator Expert and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist, Justine Abigail Yu, for our monthly mastermind circle unpacking our Anti-Oppression Toolkit and the many elements of creating inclusive and equitable content.

Our mastermind circles are intimate groups of members of the Wanderful Creator Collective that convene to share tips, ask questions, and offer support to one another in a judgment-free zone each month.

The circles are open enrollment, so you can come to one or come to all of them. Enrollment is limited to 8 attendees + facilitator. We allow more than 8 registrations to account for no-shows, so if registration is still open then consider yourself in!

Please note that all information shared in the mastermind circle is confidential and should never leave the circle. We are all at different stages of our learning and unlearning journey when it comes to dismantling systems of oppression and want to hold space for each other to grow.

About Your Facilitator: Justine Abigail Yu is the Communications Director at Wanderful, as well as the Senior Advisor for RISE Travel Institute. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Hyphen, a community and multimedia platform that explores the experiences of living in between cultures as a hyphenated Canadian – that is, an individual who calls Canada home but who has roots elsewhere. 

Her work has been featured on national and local media outlets including Yahoo! News, NextShark, CTV National News, and the CBC. Justine Abigail is a fierce advocate for equity and anti-oppression.

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