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Women & Travel: Part II, Chasing Joy Through Travel

Women & Travel: Part II, Chasing Joy Through Travel

Res Ipsa wanted to hear from women who love to travel. Why? We want to share these amazing stories, inspire others - especially women - to travel more, and feature some enjoyable content worth reading. In our interview series, we hear from some of the most successful young women in the travel, art & photography, and health & wellness industries about why they love to travel, who inspires them to travel, some of their best and most recent travel memories, and how their personal lives and perspectives on life intersect and take shape from their travel experiences. 

Georgie Morley

In part II, we interviewed Georgie Morley, creator of the In it 4 The Long Run blog, host of the Chasing Joy Podcast, and an extremely successful social media Queen. Georgie's blog has been read by thousands, her podcast ranks 35th on iTunes, and her Instagram has accumulated over 60K followers. Focused on educating, entertaining and inspiring others to live a more joyful and energized life, she is perhaps the most successful young women in her industry. Georgie, another year round Nantucket resident, enjoys traveling in the cold seasons. 

What inspires you to travel? What have you learned from travel? 
Traveling is one of the most powerful ways I’ve found to get out of my own head. It’s a beautiful reminder of how small we are in the best way. I’ve learned so much from travel. It’s opened my eyes and awareness around how powerfully our culture influences us.

What advice would you have for other women interested in traveling? 
Go for it! My biggest piece of advice to really trust your gut. It’s served me so well in new places. 

What’s one thing you can’t travel without?
My camera!

Georgie Morley

Have you experienced any inequalities traveling? If so, how do you manage them?
Oh man, definitely. I’m very mindful about where I travel and what companies I support. There are huge industries that can take over a local economy in a really negative way.
I try to combat that with research and taking a mindful approach. It’s so important to respect the people who’s homes you are visiting. Not everywhere is Disney Land.

Would you recommend solo traveling to others, especially women
Absolutely. Start with where you’re comfortable. Maybe that’s a weekend trip to a new city in your own country. I’ve learned so much and met so many amazing people from my solo traveling experiences. It gives you so much time to learn about yourself.

What’s your favorite trip you took last year? 
At the beginning of 2017 I was in London for 3 months, which was a total dream trip. I lived by myself and spent my days exploring all around the city. I love England and London has a really special place in my heart.

What trip are you looking forward to this year?
I don’t have much planned, so hopefully something really cool with come together. I’ve really been loving domestic travel around the US. There are so many states and cities I haven’t seen that I can’t wait to explore.

Georgie Morley

What brands do you think of when you travel? 
Besides Res Ipsa, to be totally honest I’m not super brand loyal in the travel space. I’m a really light and last minute packer. So I take what I have with what I have and really just focus on where I’m going.

Georgie Morley and Res Ipsa

What do you read or watch for travel news, inspiration, or updates? 
I mean, Instagram gives me so many ideas for travel, but my favorite thing is to hear from friends about their adventures.

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