LifeChangingPlaces - a Travel Podcast

LifeChangingPlaces - a Travel Podcast

Latest Episodes

Maira Nolte: On discovering the joy of helping others in Ethiopia
October 04, 2019

Maira Nolte from Nürnberg, Germany originally chose her job as a flight attendant so she could travel all over the world. She loved that a large part of her job was about working with people and helping others. One day, her work took her to Addis Abeba, t

Charlotte Orba - On falling in love with the ocean while volunteering in Seychelles
May 12, 2019

Originally a musician, Charlotte Orba from Southampton, England was running the pop music and music production degree at Leeds College of Music until a midlife-crisis made her reconsider what she was doing with her time. Desperate for a change in her life

Jeffrey Parks - On finding inspiration for his Pennsylvanian hometown’s SteelStacks in the Ruhr Valley, Germany
April 28, 2019

Jeffrey Parks, an attorney turned social entrepreneur, was shocked to see the devastating effects of de-industrialisation on his community after the closure of the famous Bethlehem Steel works in Pennsylvania, USA. While looking for a solution to revive t

Irene Rouwenhorst - On taking her family on sabbatical and finding her dream career in the Philippines
April 14, 2019

Irene Rouwenhorst was worried that having children might mean the end of traveling for her and her husband, but then the Dutch couple took the leap and embarked on a year-long journey through Asia with their two young children, loving every minute of it.

Benjamin Adrion - How an FC St. Pauli player gave up soccer for clean drinking water in Cuba
March 31, 2019

Benjamin Adrion, the son of a German soccer coach, started pursuing a professional career in soccer at an early age and ended up playing in midfield for FC St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany, a club that is famous for its die-hard supporters and social conscie

Lotti Meier - On trading catwalks for dogsleds in Swedish Lapland
March 17, 2019

Lotti Meier was a fashion designer in Switzerland and enjoyed the glamour that came with it until she "caught the dogsledding bug“ on holiday in Lapland and decided to move to Sweden. Today, she runs the Snowtrail Dogcamp near Gällivare in Lapland. Host S

Somnath Halder - On discovering the power of music in New York
March 03, 2019

Somnath Halder’s life as an IT consultant was turned upside down when he travelled to New York City and walked into a music workshop run by jazz legend Barry Harris. He realized that jazz to him meant freedom, and that playing music was the thing he loved

Gesa Neitzel - On changing careers to be one with nature in South Africa
February 17, 2019

Gesa Neitzel, writer and safari-guide, discusses her life-changing travels through South Africa with host Shelby Stanger. Originally a TV producer from Berlin, she became fed up with her work and went on a soul-searching trip around the world. When she fi

Cici Li – On discovering joie de vivre in France
February 03, 2019

Cici Li, founder of Wine Weekend in China, tells host Shelby Stanger how the first taste of Burgundy wine inspired her to study wine-making in France rather than pursuing a career in the cosmetics industry. In Lufthansa’s first ever podcast series, guests

Thomasina Miers - On changing careers to bring Mexican cuisine to London
February 03, 2019

Thomasina Miers, founder of the Wahaca restaurant chain and Guardian food columnist, talks to host Shelby Stanger about her life-changing travels through Mexico. She fell in love with Mexican food and was shocked to find that it simply didn’t exist in 199