10 Podcasts to Inspire Artists and Creatives Lusting for Travel


Podcasts are life savers. They're intimate, inspirational, informative and sometimes funny. They were my actual (mental) lifesaver's as I was trudging through the last months of my 9-to-5 job feeling completely drained and uninspired. Podcasts helped the days pass quicker while being educational and motivating.

While podcasts are great, they are in absolute abundance and finding the right podcast to soothe your specific woes can be intimidating and frustrating. Sometimes the perfect episode can be hidden in a Podcast that you’ll never think to look into!  If today you’re an Artist or Creative with the specific woe of wanting to travel but not knowing how or where to start, I got your back.

Below are a collection of podcast interviews with Artists and Creatives who do what they love while exploring the world. Gone are the days of ‘starving artists’. Thanks to the Internet there are so many tools, resources and information to help us not only get work in their industry, but also be paid well while traveling. These episodes touch on topics such as how to get started, the realities of balancing work and fun, saving to prolong your journey, and avenues to make income while traveling, plus more.

These episodes provided much value for me and I hope they will do the same for you. Leave a comment on which touched or inspired you most! x

P.S They are in no particular order so start on which calls out to you first.

1. An Artist Without Location

Podcast: The Travelers
Episode: 95 - An Artist Without Location with Candace Rose Pardon
Creative: Candace Rose Pardon
Field: Sketching, Illustrating and Writing


2. Passive Income for Artists and Designers

Podcast: Travel Like a Boss
Episode: 147 - Passive Income for Artists and Designers
Creative: Cat Coquillette
Field: Illustration


3.Art, Design, Travel

Podcast: Travel Like a Boss
Episode: 142 - Art, Design, Travel with Lauren Hom
Creative: Lauren Hom
Field: Illustration and Lettering


4. How We pay for travel with a camera and an etsy store

Podcast: The Travelers
Episode: 32- How We Pay for Travel with a Camera and an Etsy Store; Jenna and Micah Kvidt
Creative: Jenna and Micah Kvidt
Field: Photography and Filmmaking


5. Growing a Calligraphy Biz While Traveling the world

Podcast: Passion Design Project
Episode: 99 - Growing a Calligraphy Biz While Traveling the World
Creative: Becca Courtice
Field: Calligraphy 


6. show the world to itself

Podcast: The Expat Chat
Episode: 215 - Show the World to Itself with Kasha Slavnar
Creative: Kasha Slavnar
Field: Photography and Filmmaking



Podcast: Pencil Kings
Episode: 175 - Travel and Living Creatively - Interview with Freelance Illustrator
Creative: Ladislas Chachignot
Field: Illustrating



Podcast: No Permission Needed
Episode: 30 - Building a Business While Traveling the World
Creative: Gabby Wallace
Field: Youtube



Podcast: The Travelers
Episode: 213 - Keeping a Career While Traveling with Edna Zhou
Creative: Edna Zhou
Field: Journalism


10.travel the world & make a living doing it

Podcast: Sexy Soul Radio
Episode: 66- Travel the World & Make a Living Doing It with Anita Wing Lee
Creative: Anita Wing Lee
Field: Video Producing and Writing


Welcome, Fight for your Goals & Free Wallpaper

Hello! Thanks for being here. In an age where it seems even 140 words is too many, I really appreciate your time.

I’m excited to announce that in less than two week's time I will have quit my day job, sold all my belongings, packed a backpack and gone traveling for an entire year (or two)! Ahhhhhh!


My backpack is filled with many brushes and pens so I’m taking my work with me. This is really also an opportunity to fully dedicate my time in pursuit of my goals to be a freelance letterer/calligrapher. It’s not the first time I’ve taken this freelance road but very early on I was tempted by the stability of a full-time design job which I spent two years of my time doing. It was a good learning experience for sure but it also served as a daily affirmation of my love for typography and lettering. I’m appreciative of the jobs because it pushed me hard (like, damn hard) and geared me with some skills and determination to pursue my passion. I already knew what I wanted but lacked the courage. 

There are so many projects I want to pursue this new chapter and I am so keen. One of which is reviving my love for writing so that’s where this blog comes in. My focus here will primarily be on lettering, the experience of being a traveling freelancer and all things creative but I’ll be experimenting beyond that so please share if you have an idea you think I should write about! :) This is not my first blog (remember the Blogspot and Tumblr days ha) but I’m definitely far from an expert writer. But that's where time and practice comes in, right? 

Not going to lie, ya'll. It’s scary. Leaving a job to pursue your passion is so against the grain of what society wants us to do. Sure, there seem to be more people doing it and thanks to social media those stories and ‘goal-getter’ videos tend to circulate more than ever but it’s still peculiar to many people.


I have read so many articles, watched countless videos and listened to hours of podcasts to build in convincing myself that this is the right decision. The sayings or lessons that have really stuck and helped push past the doubts and fears are “you can always earn more money but you can never earn back time” and "you'll do yourself a massive injustice if you don't at least try to chase your dreams.”. Doing this is scary but nothing is scarier than thinking about being on the deathbed riddled with regrets and literally not being able to do anything about it. Grim, sorry..

So to mark this moment in my life and to thank you for being part of it, I’d like to gift these free downloadables. May you find the courage to pursue your goals, whatever they may be. Maybe the courage will build a little bit more every time you see this see it on your devices. Fight for your dreams, mates. 

Thanks again for your time and I hope you enjoy these wallpapers.

Angelina x