What does travel have to teach us? How does travel change us? Join host Becky Gillespie as she dives into these questions and shares travel stories from the road. The School of Travels is not just a podcast but a community where listeners can share their travel stories and get tips from fellow listeners in “The School of Travels” Facebook community.

Lesson 22: Turning Your Childhood Passions into a Life of Travel with Translator and Proofreader Martine Jellema

This week’s episode features Martine Jellema, a traveler just starting out on her digital nomad journey. We discuss how an early passion for gymnastics inspired her love for language. This eventually enabled her to make a living as a translator and proofreader while traveling. Not only does Martine speak six different languages, but she’ also a photographer. She even travels with her drone to help with create travel videos. During the interview, Martine and I discuss adjusting to the location independent lifestyle. Including what it’s like to travel alone as a woman in the Middle East, and her favorite places to visit.

Covered in this episode:

  • How Martine’s early passion for gymnastics led her to becoming super passionate at speaking languages (and getting a job as a gymnastics journalist at age 17)
  • Martine’s tips for solo female travelers traveling in the Middle East
  • Martine’s top picks for most photogenic countries
  • Adjusting to life as a digital nomad

Meet Martine

The School of Travels Podcast

The School of Travels podcast interviews people in many different stages of their travel experience from taking their first trips outside of their hometowns to digital nomads who travel continuously. The series asks questions like: What inspires us to travel in the first place? Have a travel story that you’d like to share? Share it in the Facebook community or submit your story to The School of Travels!

Every week, Coworkaholic will be sharing an episode from The School of Travels. The post The School of Travels: Turning Your Childhood Passions into a Life of Travel was published on Coworkaholic, in partnership with The School of Travels podcast.

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