Oneika Raymond on The Art of Storytelling, Nomad Life, How To Choose A Home Base, And What It’s Like Behind The Scenes As A Travel TV Personality

Have you ever wished you could improve your storytelling skills surrounding travel? 

This week I am joined by travel journalist and friend to the show, Oneika Raymond to talk about the art of storytelling, what it’s like to be a travel journalist, and how her nomadic life has changed over the years. 

Oneika has visited 120 Countries over 6 continents and is on a mission to educate, empower and encourage exploration. She started her career as a secondary school teacher, eventually becoming an award-winning journalist, speaker, podcast host, and Emmy-winning television host.

If you love the spirit of wanderlust, then you don’t want to miss this episode. We talk about why you should take an adult gap year, advice on what it takes to tell a great story, the top 3 cities you must visit, why completion is more important than perfection, factors to consider if you’re considering settling down, and so much more.

What are your favorite stories from traveling? I’d love to hear a few and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why Oneika has slowed down her pace of travel and which countries she keeps revisiting
  • What motivated Oneika and her husband to settle in Miami after an adult gap year
  • The difference between being nomadic and being an ex-pat
  • The key factors to consider when looking for a place to settle down
  • Why the U.S. inspires Oneika as an entrepreneur
  • The elements required to tell a good story
  • How to understand and connect with your audience as a storyteller
  • Why its necessary to be adaptable when telling a story
  • The importance of having humility when storytelling
  • Similarities between entrepreneurship and traveling
  • Advice about being a successful entrepreneur
  • Why completion is more important than perfection
  • How to fake it till you make it and overcome imposter syndrome
  • The hack that will help you use people as inspiration rather than intimidation
  • Travel advice from a long-time nomad
  • The best and worst parts about being  a TV personality
  • Which 3 cities Oneika says everyone should visit
  • 3 Books everyone needs to read
  • Oneika’s most treasured travel memories
  • And so much more


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