BONUS EPISODE: The Feast Of Saint Pizza Lancaster Edition!

It's the most wonderful tiiiiiime of the year! That's right. At this point, our annual Feast Of Saint Pizza is basically my favorite holiday. The idea is simple. Choose a city (large or small!), eat at ten of their best pizzerias, indulge in ample amounts of carbs unabashedly, compare our favorites and have a BLAST while doing so. It's basically a day filled with pizza... and what's not to love about that? This year, we hosted our day of pizza feasting in our very own favorite city of Lancaster! Hear the details of our favorite slices on the podcast as well as our accompanying blog post! 

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Minisode: WHERE WE'RE OFF TO THIS SUMMER & What I've Learned This Season Of The Podcast

To wrap up our last episode of Season 2 (oh man, say it ain't so), I'm sharing exactly where Luke and I are galavanting off to this summer, as well as what I've learned in the last six months making the podcast. As many of you guys know, I've been teasing the idea of sharing our upcoming adventures with you for FAR too long. Well now it's time! Any guesses? Listen in and find out! Hear why and how we determined to go to our destinations and what we're looking forward to most, as well as how we're getting ourselves prepped for our upcoming trips by researching their cultural histories, watching movies and reading books. I'm also sharing what's next with the podcast and what exactly I'll be up to between now and Season 3!

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ROAM + GOLIGHLTY | Minisode: WHERE WE'RE OFF TO THIS SUMMER & What I've Learned This Season Of The Podcast

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

ROAM + GOLIGHLTY | Minisode: WHERE WE'RE OFF TO THIS SUMMER & What I've Learned This Season Of The Podcast
  • Wrapping up Season 2 and the accomplishments we've had since starting in August!
  • What I've personally learned this season, including connecting with YOU, our awesome listeners and deepening my roots with creatives here in Lancaster
  • Drum roll please... WHERE WE'RE OFF TO THIS SUMMER! (You'll just have to listen to find out)
  • Why and how we determined to go to our destinations and what we're looking forward to most
  • Getting excited for our upcoming trips by researching their cultural histories, watching movies and reading books 
  • What's next with the podcast (including our Feast Of St. Pizza podcasts, and on the road episodes while we're abroad) 
  • Exactly what I'll be up to creatively in between seasons and why I enjoy stepping away from the microphone for a bit 
  • How we can stay connected between now and Season 3

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Keep Exploring On "Adventure: Large & Small"

Keep Exploring is your new reason to break your routine, to skip class, to see the world, to take a hike, to sleep outside, to take the long way, to stay up late... and so, so much more. What started as a Facebook message sent between two friends before a road trip out west is now one of our favorite brands hellbent on encouraging adventure large and small around the globe. Keep Exploring's creators Brett and Alex are here on the podcast today to talk about their company's beginnings, the meaning behind their iconic big, red flag, and their insight on what it means to be adventurous. Get ready guys, because these two are about to dose up some serious inspo for anyone needing a little mix up in their daily life or hungry for an adventure. Join us!

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Keep Exploring On "Adventure: Large & Small"

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Keep Exploring On "Adventure: Large & Small"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Keep Exploring On "Adventure: Large & Small"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Keep Exploring On "Adventure: Large & Small"
  • Introducing Brett & Alex, the creators of Keep Exploring and their specific jobs with their small business
  • The learning curves involved in running a business when both business owners tend to be "right brained"
  • The origins of Keep Exploring and the concept that came to fruition with their iconic flag design (and deciding not to spray pain their tagline)
  • Sewing together the first flag by hand on the floor of their apartment and the hilarity that ensued
  • How bringing their first flag on the road motivated the two of them to stop and seek sights more regularly to capture their adventures with the red flag in tow
  • The heart of Keep Exploring's mission: encouraging adventure everywhere, no matter how picturesque or ordinary... there's always something to explore
  • Adventure as a perspective, not as a destination 
  • Their most meaningful explorations and the lessons they've learned from them
  • Celebrating the flag's touching down on all seven continents (including Antarctica!)
  • The fun of seeing the community explore all around the world, using it as a tool to capture adventures large and small 
  • Alex & Brett's advice for something looking for more adventure and exploration in their life
  • What's next for Keep Exploring, including some exciting collaborations with other brands

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Sara & Robert Cornelius On "Love & Marriage (& Comparing Creative Processes)"

You guys, come meet your two new favorite people! Today, you get to meet my friends Sara & Robert Cornelius. These two used to live right down the block from Luke and I, and let me tell you, they're two of my favorite people I've met in my adult life. As a married couple pursuing two different creative passions; Robert, a photographer and "Photoshop wizard" (no, but seriously) and Sara, creator of Cake Over Steak, an illustrated food blog... these two know what it's like to support each other through the highs and lows in life and in creativity too. Come hang out with us as we gab about their very opposing methods of creating content, what's inspiring them lately (including a ton of fun cookbook shoutouts), and hear us talk about all things fun, creative and adventurous. You've just met your new best friends. You're welcome!

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Sara & Robert Cornelius On "Love & Marriage (& Comparing Creative Processes)"

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Sara & Robert Cornelius On "Love & Marriage (& Comparing Creative Processes)"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Sara & Robert Cornelius On "Love & Marriage (& Comparing Creative Processes)"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Sara & Robert Cornelius On "Love & Marriage (& Comparing Creative Processes)"
  • A brief introduction to the Corneliuses:  Robert, a photographer and Photoshop Wizard, and Sara, a gravestone etcher by day and food blogger and illustrator by night
  • How they met and fell in love... hooray for online dating and friendly stalking each other!
  • Supporting each other in their side-hussles
  • The perks of dating another creative, including having each other to use as a soundboard, tapping into each other's artistic strengths when needed, and having a mutual understanding of when it's time to work 
  • What they identify as each other's creative strength: Sara's organization and systematic, big picture planning and Robert's excitement for his projects and ability to dive-deep into his creative ideas
  • Robert's experience planning and attending photography meet-ups around the country, and his process when creating his images
  • Sara's strategic method for leaving space open in her editorial calendar for what sparks her imagination, while maintaining a fully booked 2017 blog plan
  • Explaining The Feast Of Saint Pizza (see our posts here, and Sara's here)
  • What's inspiring Sara & Robert lately, including their favorite photographers, cookbook season, Molly Yeh, Flickr
  • Connecting with other creatives online and their tips on finding inspiring makers on the vast world wide web
  • Sara's thoughts on the blogging industry's future
  • Their go-to activities when in need of inspiration

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Sara & Robert Cornelius On "Love & Marriage (& Comparing Creative Processes)"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Sara & Robert Cornelius On "Love & Marriage (& Comparing Creative Processes)"

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Belong Magazine's Brooke Saxon-Spencer On "Making A Life-Giving Creative Community"

Friends, happy Monday! The internet can be a crazy, vast place for a creative to find a home... and that's why I'm so pleased to have Brooke Saxon-Spencer, the creator of Belong Magazine on the podcast today. Belong Magazine is all about celebrating the art and the community of social media, entrepreneurship and blogging while helping women navigate the web in life-giving ways. I mean... talk about a Godsend! The encouraging and empowering community that Brooke has created with Belong is one of my favorite things this year and I'm so excited to chat with her about the magazine's beginnings, the community she's created and the ins and outs of being an editor of a independently run magazine. Get ready... this one's a goodie! 

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Belong Magazine's Brooke Saxon-Spencer On "Making A Life-Giving Creative Community"

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Belong Magazine's Brooke Saxon-Spencer On "Making A Life-Giving Creative Community"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Belong Magazine's Brooke Saxon-Spencer On "Making A Life-Giving Creative Community"
  • Brooke's previous experience working in the health care world before diving headfirst into magazine editorial
  • How reflecting on her desire to find an online space to thrive, encourage and support lead her to landing on the idea of Belong Magazine
  • Belong's origins in creating content for blogging (including the surprising twist on it's name I'd never realized before!)
  • Utilizing Belong's Facebook group as a sound board to share anything from the "stupid questions" to the small victories and everything in between
  • The tips and resource she'd give for anyone hunting for their own creative support system
  • What's next for Belong Magazine
  • Brooke's tips for anyone pursuing a creative passion outside of their 9-5 job, and why staying in touch with your needs, schedule and creative desires is key
  • The ins and outs of what Brooke's reality of organizing an editorial magazine, with an in-depth look at her process behind each issue

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Worries On "Beginnings & Songwriting"

Today I'm sitting down to talk face to face with one of my favorite bands, Worries! After meeting John and Billy in college and spending many late nights at their gigs and playing their albums endlessly on road trips, I knew that I wanted to feature these guys in one of our Local Minisodes. Worries' music is so incredible; it's punchy yet simple and plays with silence and man, do they guys play with heart... and selfishly I'm so excited that could finally have the chance to hear about their process when songwriting. Together we talk about their eighth year long friendship in bands and out, what they've learned from touring and playing so many shows, what it's like to collaborate on song making and what's next for them. If you're in a band or a music lover you'll love this one!

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Worries On "Beginnings & Songwriting"

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Worries On "Beginnings & Songwriting"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Worries On "Beginnings & Songwriting"
  • https://themellowells.bandcamp.com/Introducing Worries band members John Paul Decker and Billy Gartrell
  • Worries' beginnings and its shocking original name (and what inspired them to change it!)
  • Playing music together for 8 years and how they've managed to adapt and change to suit their taste 
  • John and Billy's friendship, how they both landed at the same college and decided to begin playing together again
  • What inspired the content for their first album
  • The process of collaborating on writing music and how John, Billy and Luke structure their practice time
  • Discussing the ephemeral nature of songwriting
  • The song they are most proud of and the song they have the most fun performing
  • How they keep it fresh when touring and performing multiple gigs
  • The bands that inspired them early on
  • John's video production company Old Bear and how his love for his music community in Lancaster inspired him to record personal, intimate sessions with artists

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Dame Traveler's Nastasia Yakoub On "Wanderlust & Empowering Female Explorers"

Hey hey hey! Today on the podcast, I'm BEYOND thrilled to have a true girl boss and adventure queen. Nastasia Yakoub is the creator of the empowering female travel community Dame Traveler. If you aren't following Dame Traveler on Instagram, you're missing out on some of the dreamiest, wanderlusty feeds out there... and also a ton of great travel tips, food and hotel recommendations sourced specifically from female travelers exploring our beautiful globe! Hear Nastasia and I wax poetic about our love for adventures (large and small), her favorite places she's explored, and what inspired her to create the incredible Dame Traveler community. 

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Dame Traveler's Nastasia Yakoub On "Wanderlust & Empowering Female Explorers"

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Dame Traveler's Nastasia Yakoub On "Wanderlust & Empowering Female Explorers"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Dame Traveler's Nastasia Yakoub On "Wanderlust & Empowering Female Explorers"
  • Dame Traveler's origins and how Nastasia manages the ever-rapidly growing Dame Traveler community while traveling part time
  • Nastasia's background and how a severe back injury (resulting in a lot of bed rest) inspired her to create a female travel community
  • How she settled on the word "Dame" and its meaning to empower female community members who love to get swept away in wanderlust
  • Why Nastasia chose to separate and curate her Instagram channels by wanderlust, food and hotels
  • Her process in determining what content to share online and Nastasia's desire to celebrate courageous women exploring the world
  • Nastasia's tips for women wanting to travel solo and anyone about to take a long flight
  • The 45 countries Nastasia's explored and where she's wanderlusting after next
  • Her highest highs and lowest lows experienced abroad
  • Why connecting with locals can create a fuller, richer experience while traveling and her tips for connecting with people overseas
  • Nastasia's tips for finding the best of the best (food, cultural finds, shopping) around the world
  • Why "pace yourself" and "remember to remember" is Nastasia's biggest piece of advice for any woman hungry to see the world
  • How being "mindful and present of the magic of where you are" is the greatest lesson she's learned being a social media influencer
  • How being an influencer has changed Nastasia's style of travel, and the small things she does to disconnect from her need to share content online while exploring
  • Nastasia's dream 24 hours around the world
  • What her last meal would be if she could have any dish she's had from her travels
  • Her local adventure ideas for anyone who's craving some exploring but can't hop on a plane right now
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Megan Auman On "Craving Beauty & Bringing The World Into Your Home"

It's a small world, after all! Today I'm chatting it up with jewelry designer, metalsmith, educator and entrepreneur Megan Auman. After discovering Megan's strikingly gorgeous jewelry on Instagram, I just knew we'd be a match made in heaven on the podcast. Turns out, she also happens to live right in my own neck of the woods in Pennsylvania! Crazy right? We discuss her love for all things India, challenging herself finding the world in our own neck of the woods, and her desire to surround herself with gorgeous things for the sake her own sake of being a super visual learner. This episode is great for anyone needing a quick pick me up in a midwinter, hibernation slump!

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Megan Auman On "Craving Beauty & Bringing The World Into Your Home"
ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Megan Auman On "Craving Beauty & Bringing The World Into Your Home"

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ROAM + GOLIGHTLY | Megan Auman On "Craving Beauty & Bringing The World Into Your Home"
  • Why Megan designs jewelry that is "bold enough to make a statement but easy enough to wear everyday"
  • Her interest in educating entrepreneurs through her experience teaching in higher education and being a professor of metal smithing
  • The importance of pursuing curiosities through education and the endless online possibilities to learn through courses online, and Megan's recommendations
  • Megan's history in the arts through her mother's painting and her father's machine shop, and how metal smithing and jewelry making is the perfect blend between her two parent's passions
  • Her creative process and the realities of needing to be fiercely protective of her studio time
  • Focusing on her newest collection using opals from India and how her discovery of these stones immediately inspired her
  • Falling in love with Indian culture through attending a workshop in Jaipur, the world's leading gem stone market
  • Craving beautiful things and how being a visual learner and surrounding herself with visually stimulating and inspiring textiles, images and museums keeps her creatively on her toes
  • Challenging herself to find India in her own neck of the woods through shopping for tastes, fabric, colors and Pinterest boards that influence her designs
  • How allowing herself to live life like she did in India through absorbing experiences without screens when traveling around the US keeps her observant and fresh in her daily life
  • Where Megan is wanderlusting to go next and her favorite local hidden gem

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