Good People, Cool Things
Good People, Cool Things

Episode 29 · 2 years ago

29: Traveling on a Budget and Virtual Fashion Tips with Lindsay Myers

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Get Lost with Lindsay founder Lindsay Myers joins the podcast to get her best tips for traveling on a budget, how to have a great date night at home, and why you should step up your virtual fashion game.

Welcome to good people, cool things, the podcast featuring conversations with entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and other creatives. I'm your host, Joey held, and today's guest is Lindsay Meyer, a budget travel and lifestyle expert and the founder of get lost with Lindsay and, if I may say so, just a absolute delight. Lindsay has traveled all over the world has lots of great tips for traveling on a budget, seeing new places that you thought, hey, maybe more impossible to see, and providing great recommendations on what to do wherever you're going, which right now might just be sticking around at home, but she's got lots of great ideas for making the most of that too, whether it's putting a spin on date night, have a nice little staycation while at home, or something that we get into here, zoom virtual fashion. All apologies to Microsoft teams and skype and those other ones. You're fine to Google hangouts, why not, but let's be real, we're all mostly using zoom. In any case, Lindsay has great virtual fashion ideas for making sure that your popping on the screen and you're feeling great so that you can get your work done. If you'd like to reach out to good people cool things, you can do so in a couple of different ways. Send an email joey at good people cool thingscom or follow the show on facebook or twitter at GPCT podcast. On both I really emphasized or they're like you only have to do one, you can do both. You can follow the show on both of them. That's always fantastic. I'm also doing all kinds of fun discounts and giveaways on my mailing list because it's my birth month here in August, and if you're signed up for the mailing list you'll get all of that. But check out the shop. There's lots of good stuff too. It the good people cool thing shop at good people cool thingscom shop. We're not reinventing the wheel here, as you'll find with my conversation with Lindsay, keeping it simple works out more often than not. We love it. I love it, you love it. Let's get into our conversation. I guess we can. We can discuss cookies, since today is apparently a national chocolate chip cookie day. Didn't even know that that was one of those fictional holidays. It's so rare. I know about it like on the day. It's usually like a week after. Yeah, me too. Some was like, Oh yeah, remember this holiday and I'm like no, it's not a real thing. Think a're so bored. I feel like someone wakes up and is just like if I, if I could just started, it's going to go viral or it's going to be something. So I'm going to say it's, you know, love my I don't know anything day. I mean it's like anyone could make up anything at this point. Oh yeah, this is where I guess we're getting off on the tangent right away, at least on my end, but I have another podcast called parks and wrecked and we watch the show parks and wreck while we're getting parks and wrecked with someone who works in the parks and reck department. The only reason I'm bringing this up you probably didn't need all of that back stray, but we we do a top five every episode and recently we did a top five fake food holidays because there was some sort of fake holiday in the show and so I was just looking up all these. I guess they weren't all food holidays, but there was. I don't even remember a couple of the I know one of them was like national like leave a leave a Zucchini on your neighbor's Porch Day, which I believe is coming up now that I think about I think a few of these were in August, so apparently I don't know how many people it's celebrated. I have never had a Zucchini left on my porch, but maybe that's just me not knowing my neighbors well enough. I mean, the part of you is like, oh, that's kind, but a part of you like, I don't know, because I feel about I don't know. It's just like a vegetable sitting in the sun baking. We we did get a huge thing of sugar, ...

...of like granulated sugar, dropped off at our door that was partially opened and I was like surely this isn't for me, and thank goodness for next door, because I just posted on them like Hey, here's my address and someone just left a big old thing of sugar. I assume you meant it for someone else and they it was gone the next morning and next door is so funny, I guess. So it's a crack out of it. Oh my gosh. Some people use it as just like a like a it's like a dialog. It's like I love how to like wake up and be like I don't really understand how to work my TV today, or they're like, you know, I'm confused. I mean some of it is great and some of the it's a fantastic it's genius. Like I you know, Lost Dogs and animals and all of that. But then it's just that the person's board and also just kind of like I really needs a friend or something, and they just like it's just their daily dialog, like it's just kind of like hey, what's to come over and like have snacks with me, like it's so funny look at some of them. And then a bunch of people are like yeah, I'm just down the street, let's do it. It's a good yeah, it's like a community just kind of like, I mean, I don't see that's what it was built for, but I kind of love those becomes just kind of like community get together. I also enjoy seeing what people are giving away and yeare in for sale section. Oh it's everything. Yeah, it really is everything. And I mean I got a TV, I got a nice TV stand for our basement TV. Here, basement TV just ground level. We don't have basements in Texas I left. You got it off next door. Yeah, Oh wow. Yeah, there was a guy who was just like, Hey, we don't I think they had gotten a larger TV and he's like it doesn't fit on this small stand. But yeah, why not? Like I wanted to go to somebody that uses it. I mean, Hey, still hurt, otherwise I've still got it. Yeah, yeah, look of that Bab magical next door. Changing lives, truly changing lives. Good deal. Well, I guess we should probably talk about you and your business, just, you know, just a little bit, just a little bit, a little I kind of want to go back to something that you had said how you've essentially had to recreate your your business during all of this, because obviously the travel industry having a tough two thousand and twenty and Oh my God. Yeah, so, like how have you how to borrow the I hate saying this because it just reminds me of Ross on friends, but how have you pivoted to yea, this new it's new sort of area of focus for you. I mean that episode is one of the best episodes of all time. It's just that as true. Thanks for that. I can't hear the word pivot, without thinking about it, like pivot in it has been a real I mean I feel like a lot of people have felt this, but my entire brand was built on travel, basically. You know, I do a lot of lifestyle things as well, but the core of it is traveling, and I remember basically the beginning of March when it became it wasn't I was in California, was northern California, working with some hotel hells and kind of like promoting road trips. I was seeing this whole series about how to like get back on the road this summer and experiencing the US and parts. It's ironic because I've turned. I've turned the whole that whole thing actually kind of came true, influential, but like in a different way because of covid but that I was working on road trips and like national parks and how I because I always said I felt was a lot internationally in the past and I wanted to do more here domestically. So, but I'll never forget the moment when it kind of all came down and I took...

...a beat, like I took a couple days and I was just kind of stuck. I feel stuck. I was like, what do I do? I do love the word pivot and that's how I took it. I was like I none of this has to stop. Hit like we all have to re value it, but also just like reinvent how we how we move forward. At that time I thought maybe a month. I'M NOT gonna lie, I think none of us knew what was going to how this is going to play out, and we were still I think that's would that it's in this long. It feels like just kind of a mush of time. But I really really didn't go to get this long. But I also knew I had something in me that was just like I gotta figure this out. So, you know, I of course never wanted to promote anything. I'm safe. So I was was never going to tell someone to like have a travel adventure and do all this crazy stuff. But I took a minute and I was just like look, you know, I have a message and a lot of it is basically, you know, my brand is a basically like get creative, be inventive, think outside the box about everything in your life. Does it just have to be about travel? But I all I try to preach to people is that money is not necessarily the only factor. You know, you can have all these crazy amazing experiences, all these things that you desire, want or your bucket list, you know, by, you know, just being a little bit creative and doing it your own way, and you can still have them. So I said that can still exist amongst all of this. So I took that and I basically like explode in virtual life and was just like I'm going to find all these crazy, cool things that people can do from the safety of their own home, you know, virtual trips, adventures, classes, you know, I I was selling everyone had to like take, you know, cooking classes with a tie and grandma. You know, I was you know, I had to learn the guitar, how to learn a lot of language, just resources, right. I was like honing in on resources that we can also stay staying through this, and I think it was but it was hard. I mean it took it took a minute, but I think it was good for me. It was a learning experience. I'm still learning. Obviously we're still going through this, but it's made me expand. So I think that, if anything, I'm better for it, just because I had to kind of open up my scope. So that's kind of how I transitioned or pivoted the coronavirus. has there been a activity or something that you tried? I know when things were first kind of everyone was staying from home. It seemed like baking bread became the new like everyone needs to do this. Did you find something where you were like, I never would have expected to do this and here I am. I I. I hate to say this, but I preached so many activities. I didn't necessarily do any else. I like made it my job to find them, but I feel like a hypocrite right but like I tried it. I tried to work on my Duelingo. I'M NOT gonna lie. I still try, you know. I tried to do a puzzle. I mean I'm just not a vocal person, like I just comes down to it. It's just not for me, you know. And it's like I took classes, I joined, still share and still share of just like platform, an APP that you could take all these school classes from people and it's like nineteen dollars a month. You get like a free trial whatever, but it's super inexpensive and you can learn how to look and they can move you on your phone and I took those causes and like guitar rope classes and I'm taking I mean I never I you know, realistically, we all don't. We say we don't...

...have time for these things, you know. And I never did these kind of online classes before and I was doing them, which I was. I was it was exciting, you know, and you know I'm not doing the girlly but but I mean, I tried it and it's something I didn't do before and but it's you know, it was something that I that people actually enjoyed. I mean, I was you know, I just did a recently, a story about kind of reinventing or elevating. I like the word elevate because I think we're all kind of stuck in different things right now. You know, it feels like you're stuck, not that you're necessarily stuff, but I love the word elevate because it's like ever loves the new normal word, right, or all these different terminologies that were using for this time period of coronavirus, because it's just weird, you know, to be honest, it's just weird and crazy and it feels like it's never ending. So I love the word elevate and I didn't elevate date night and it blew up. Like I was doing. I do TV segments for new channels across the United States and I was doing so many TV segments about elevating date night and it sounds so simple, but I think people generally want ideas and help because they are stuck in this mundane daily grinds. Is groundhog's day that we keep saying. So it's like kind of just I become that. I became this idea person, like I was. I'm had joking. I spit like these pitches ideas every other day of these kind of things out in the world on my website, to press, like whatever, because I just really wanted to help people with ideas, because I didn't want people to lose hope or give up or you know. I think relationships took a toll. I think as a parent it's taken a toll. So if I could do any and every idea possible, I was going to do that. So, like that's where my mind went the last probably three months. So my kind of taking classes and all of that took a backseat, but I hope I gave something to other people in the meantime. I guess absolutely, and I think it's interesting to see how something like a date night or like, you know, like a thing that you're doing regularly in our quote unquote, normal times, which welcome to the new normal everyone, but you can still have like great, great nights like that and and, like you're saying, it doesn't have to be anything crazy outrageous, like you don't have to go ziplining the rainforest. I don't know where I'm envisioning a rainforest. You're near me, at least. There's I'm sure there's plenty throughout the country. People. Is the rainforest Texas? No, there is ziplining in Texas, though. Yeah, sure, but not. Yeah, I'd have to just maybe print out some rainforests and can hold this credit on Youtube and like create your own other living room exactly. I do have a green screen, so I could go from from years ago, back in my my making videos days, which I still really never knew how to properly use a green screen. So it's just a lot of shoddy looking stuff. It's great for people that are looking for date night. I don't want you to spoil all of these things because I want people to go check out the post but it is there like one favorite element that you suggested. Yeah, I think this one like blue people's minds. But what I say it, you're going to be like that's so simple. But you're like, I never thought about it. So I told people, recreate your first date. And people are like, like what you know? And people are like, oh my gosh, it's I'm saying. I'm like this is so full right. Most of our first dage or simple because you're getting to know...

...somebody or you know, it could have been a movie, you could have been a ball game, it could have been I've heard everything at this point. You know, people would see titanic, people went to a baseball game, people went to a pub, you know, but that's what I was saying. But I was like, but the whole point is the efforts behind it. So you know what I mean. Titanus a no brainer, but maybe take that outside. You know, like I love the idea of an outside movie. So like create a drive in in your own backyard. You know, have you need a projector for super in expensive on Amazon and hanging sheet. You know, make your life easy and make it coffy and cute and cozy and like have sort of like driving movie in your backyard and maybe you have like the same order take out from the same kind of the kind of food that you had your first date. Obviously we can't recreate the exact same thing, but it's the effort, it's romantic, it's it would mean it's like a crowd pleaser, like everyone's like that is so cute and amazing. You know, I had an interview with the radio show. This guy was like I went too, like a I think it's a boss of Aston Celtics. WHAT'S THE BOSTON? That's yes, that's not I it's Celtic start. That's red sox. He was I went to the game. I'm like can you can literally find anything online. You could find that exact game that you went to in one thousand nine hundred and ninety whatever you know, and like you can find that. You eat hot dogs, you know, have pretzels, drink giant beers, like it's just the effort, it's cute and it's just it's so fun. In the whole point is for us to escape. The whole point is to step outside this weird world right now and be seen, you know, and it's a special so I think that's why that's just like wanted. I was just blown away. It was just really it actually became comical how popular this one can was bit but it was just because I think people were just the wanting something special and something different and unique. But yeah, I mean I have so many have lots of ideas in that department. But it's all about taking an effort, though, like it's all about whether it's your partner, and I said to it doesn't have to be just your loved one, like we're talking about your best friend, like safely, whoever you can do it with, right, your kids maybe, like include them in, you know, your favorite movie that you've ever seen, like the goonies or something right, like show them some classic, show them something that means something to you. That's a date, I to you know. So, yeah, it's all about getting creative and crafty, thinking outside the box. Then all aspects of your life. I think it effort goes along way. Yeah, and it's kind of funny you mentioned those two things because within the last year I have done both of them. I mean within the last month I was watching the cubs two thousand and Sixteen World Series Victory One night. I was just like you know what, this makes me happy. I want to do this. And then a friend of mine hosted, this was last summer, hosted a movie night at her house, like almost exactly how you just described it, like projector on a sheet in the backyard, like nice little pillowed and like, you know, cushion bean bag areas for like everyone to sit in, which I'm pretty sure we were actually all socially distant anyway. Like now, this was before that was a requirement. And she did a make your own hot dog bar. So like got a little chalk board with like all the different options you could make. Like had a couple suggestions, but you could throw whatever you want it on there and it fit if it the theme of the movie, which was Moonrise Kingdom. So that's a nice little element you can do to I don't know what titanic's them food would be. I don't know either. I feel how you could go down a dark path or it's true, just like real fancy, like...

...yeah, we are on everything exactly. You could do like this, like regal, like if I what I envision of like a stance. I have a why I always think a cruise ship. To think it's like buffets, but that's not food. They had buffets, no chocolate wonder falls. They're like yeah, golden corral, yeah, I mean Hate Gold Crow has the best bread, those roles. I'm sorry, it's just let's a side note the great rolls. I've only been to a golden corral once. I used to live across the street from one and I had heard about it and I'm like, I gotta go check it out one day, and so I went with a friend and I think I'd liked the rolls. All I remember is, as is often the case at a buffet, is like vastly over estimating how much you can eat. So just like really regretting it an hour later and then just being freaked out by the chocolate. Wonderful because it's just I mean it's a fountain of Chocolate, which is great in theory, but like just so many, mostly kids. But I did see one adult do this to of just like bare handing like a piece of pound cake and like dipping it in and I'm like there's tongues right here, like the little little fun do prongs right, is it like? Is it like a fountains, like it's recycled, like is it once it goes down as it go back up, like so is that derms is like head like hanging out? It's a great question. Probably I don't know the intricacies of chocolate fountains, but I haven't been to go to crowds. It's like my basketball, like high school basketball days, like a we went a game, we would like after the game stop at a gold crowl. I've been to high school, but I remember the roles. For some reason, what a post game treat. We didn't do anything like that on our team. We just sat in silence on the bus ride home and then did a seat left? I don't think so. I mean we didn't pay for our food, but that's where we stopped. Trying to think now. I know for Home Games, no, we were like on our own. Oh yeah, like away games. I think away games. I don't think we stopped anywhere unless it was like maybe maybe for a tournament, if we were like going to be there for a long time, they were like Oh, maybe we'll stop at this place, but no, normally it was just yeah, it was just sadness. We were in a very good team, so it was a lot of we were very goot ei there. We always have been loved to stop a burging. I was I was like, Oh, like, give me that golden corral instead. I know who is Berkey? Like, give me some options. Well, okay, we were talking about getting into a tangent and I think, I mean I think this is already kind of one, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on this, since this was a heated discussion among some friends over the weekend. Amongst national fast food chains, who has the top French fries? Wolf? I mean, I guess it depends who you are, but I personally grew up loving Arby's. Probably price excellent choice. That was a that was a high on the list for most people. People are giving their top fives. I don't know if I have enough for that. I was just thinking five guys. I think that's my favorite fry. Five times good. But I feel like I've had five guys like twice in my life, but I didn't where I grew up. I've lived in New York, in La since adulthood, but like I never had that growing up and then so I've had it a couple times since living in New York, I guess, but I automatically go because also to chick filling waffle fries. I'm a fan of YS. Same love a waffle FRY. Yeah, I don't know. That's interesting. I mean I feel like super people are super passionate about their French fries, though. Oh, absolutely, that could be. Maybe that's a blog post ideas. Just be very divisive. Say My favorites are Cold Burger King Frides. Yeah, burging fries look like that's the big to...

...write. It's like if you have the fries, you know them, remember them, you love them, and then the other ones. Forget it. I don't know what they are. No, I don't. I don't either. I can't even. I might only Burger King fries. Memory is they had like redone their recipe when I was I don't know, eleven or twelve, and we were like so amped. Our family was like yeah, we're gonna try these new Burger King fries, it's going to be great. And we got them and we were like, I don't know, five minutes away from a Burger King so like drove pick them up, went back home eight they were already like ice cult by the time we got it's like these fries aren't good at all. What a good close fries. I'M NOT gonna lie. I mean all you, but yeah, it's not ideal. Idelet stop either. Not served to you. Call Mu let's figured it out. It's not so bad again. It's not like cold pizza. Hopei's delicious. Cold Pizza's very good goodness. Why do I record these podcasts around dinner? It's always a so is it y, I might our crime. Time for dinner, living the life out here. It's great. Well, one of the the effects of your pivot here is that you've kind of taken on, whether this was your plan or not, but you've kind of taken on a mantle of like did like d rest for Success Guru here, of how you can like essentially utilize virtual fashion and still show up. I know, I know personally. For me, like the week after everyone's working from home, even like putting on a even like a Tshirt, seemed like a lot to ask. Like I would still have my if I didn't have like an on screen meeting. I'm just like you know what I can. I can stay in this like you know, two thousand and three like National League Championship series shirt that I got for free, that someone like gave away at some of it. I don't actually own a shirt like this, but you know those random ones you pick up it like a K or something. Yeah, multiple of those things. And College I got like a free credit card with a Teasher at why? Why did I do that? Oh, the amount of free things in college really spoils you for life, I think. Yes, I kind up for anything for free. SASER. Now, it's true. I mean I think that, like with everything right, we've had to mat how do we communicate now? Right, because we safely. We have to still do our distancing and be smart about everything. So we're still I think I made zoom such a for businesses. I think that a lot of people are going to stay virtual for a very long time, or at least have the option. And I mean classrooms are virtual now, you know, a lot of kids are going back to school. So there is this whole world. Like I was, I kept joking around through all this. My entire life is a square now, like I feel like I exist on people screening at this as a square, you know. And but that is our new power for training ourselves. So like that is our new you know, like that's that's how we're coming across, whether it's for impressions, whether it's interviews, whether it's our daily life, anything like that. So, just like everything, I think there is a way that we can do it. And but it's new. I mean we've never had to exist in the square. You know, it's been an option. Like you said, you've been using zeal for a while, but a lot of us have never even heard of it. And the fact that I'm, you know, talking to my friends this way now, you know, it's just mind blowing. But it's adjustment and that's what it is. So, you know, I took that and was like, I've done my own kind of like trial and error, because doing TV segments on your computer or in this square, I've had to figure out what works and what doesn't. You know, half of them at the beginning...

...were horrible in my eyes. Whether it's light, but that's what I'm wearing, whether it's you know, it's just there's different ways you can flatter yourself or not. I mean that's that's how television in the general but now I have control over so that's like the whole thing. So we have control and it's not just about how you're appearing on screen, it's also about how you're showing up. So you know, I'm really behind we kind of person I mean, dress for yourself, like I'm all about that. The like show up. You know, I think that it's very easy. Hey, I'm with you, like the whole first part. Never took my slippers off. Most of the time I was in the Jama Bottoms, like I feel like everyone was that way. I got only dressed the top up, but it really kind of I think that it affects you after a while. I really do, and I think that the longer it went on, I started finally like getting full addressed. And sometimes I mean as a woman, I can cheat, I can throw a dress on. It's one fabric, but it's like it changes my mood. You know, color change our mood. How we present ourself change our mood to ourselves. You know, I think there's a whole aspect of that for success, and it really really makes a difference, and I think that we have to show a little effort each day or showing up to our computer or whatever it is, however you're working right now, more for ourselves to anyone else. So like, yeah, of course lighting makes a difference. In color makes a difference and all of that, but just the attempt behind it mentally can change our day productive lies. I'm so much for that productive when I kind of show up when I'm not, I become like I'm half at it if I'm half dressed. I'm not joking, like. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it's like I'm kind of kind of showing up the kind of not you know, I if I've been if I look like I'm go straight back to bed. I mean, I might as well go back to read. So that's how my mentality kind of shifted through this as I was with you, I was with everyone, not really doing much, but I really think that it affects and shifts everything for success and productivity and all of that. When we we get dressed for work, why not? I'm not saying we're a suit, but I'm saying just maybe put some clothes on. I think that's a fair, fair rule. I mean, Hey, I feel like everyone start everything. Who knows what people are showing up past, you know, on the bottom half of those? Who knows? But I mean do you? But I feel like it really makes a difference, though, with our mental state through all of this time period, to really show up. Yeah, I think my I had heard some horror stories and fortunately have never encountered anything like this of like someone, you know, maybe not wearing anything. Or the one story that I heard from I will a former client actually said that they were on, like I all like a thousand person like all staff meeting call and I one of her friends was just kind of like on her phone and I guess her husband and come out of the shower. It's just like walking around no towel, no clothes, and I guess someone texted her, because she said she just looked up all of a suddn't like slammed her computer shut, and I'm just like that that's like a reality and I think, I mean we saw that famous BBC interview, I think, as another good reminder, with like the kids coming in and the the men's trying to do his interview still and he's like stiff arming them while the bombs like flailing behind it's and it's just like I think people have grown a little more accepting of that, but I think you're right, like the way that you approach it is going to have an effect for you more so, I think, than for the other people which...

...like yes, you still want to, you know, show up for them, but the with like how much of our work life is now at home, like it's so good for for you, and I agree, I think if you have ever, like if you show up half halfway, you're only going to work halfway. And I have certainly done that and had that resolved before. Yeah, and I mean I've I've been a remote kind of nomad digital person for two years now, and so, like I've been working from home for a long time. This is not been any different for me. Obviously, the online things like doing all that is different, but like it takes a learning from. It's not easy to work from home. Like you have to be sciplines in a sense. You have to structure and a sense like if your pouch is right there, your bed is right there, you know, if you're still in your pajamas, I mean who's going to be productive? You know? It's like you have to kind of trick your mind or just kind of create this like how your days going to run. That same be crazy. I'm not a type A person at all, but like I set little goals and a little bit of structure through my day, and you also have to also do on the other side, you have to you have to create. That has to be balanced, where you create like a breaks and you have to walk away at times, because that's also the other side of it, and you never stop working, which I'm bad at, like I'll just be, you know, whatever is happening, still working on my phone or doing something. I have to walk away at times because there's no like checking in and checking out. You're not clocking in and clocking out from an office. You're not going in and out of the office. Office is all around us. But we have to, you have to really be a somewhat discipline with ourselves how we're doing it. So the treating like a job, treated like you're clocking in and clocking out. You know, create lunch breaks, walk away to take a walk, do something for yourself. But it's tricky. It's not. It sounds like a dream, might think to most people, and I think they did it right. They're all doing it and you're like, Oh wow, this is not as some of those parents what I go back to work. You know. Yeah, it's tricky. It's a hard thing for a lot of people. Yeah, I was always a big proponent of taking walking breaks, even even back in the day and being out here in Austin in the summer, sometimes that's like just a terrible idea because take a ten minute walking break and then you look like you've jumped in the pool and walk back in and everyone's like what happened to you? And I was I got just took a walk around the building. It was simple, it's fine, but it is like so nice to just get up and reset your mind, even if it is just for a few minutes, just to kind of have that break. And I'm right there with you. I'm like on my bed, like pillow head on my pillow, eyes about to close and I'm like wait, what other thing for work like that? I just remembered to do right now. And it's yeah, it's not great, not great, no, I mean it's like how we are now, I think, though, but it's it takes more effort for me to turn it off and made for me to do work. It really does, like it's just hard for me to put it down or say tomorrow. It's like now, right, because that's like how our tell everything works for us right now. It's like right now, right now, you know, and so like I think that, yeah, that's the most challenging for me. It's just all walk away. I have to. I have to, I have to like actively do it. I have to say, all right, you know, I need a break, I need to walk away, I need to take a moment for myself, and I think selfcare, on top of everything that's going on right now, is so important and people aren't. Are doing it enough and I hope they will more. But that's a selfcare thing, is just walking away and taking a walk, like you said, that's huge, that's that's great. Absolutely. Okay, I have never done this on this podcast before, but for whatever reason I'm getting a rapid fire...

...urge right here for travel. If do it, okay, okay, I'll start you off with an easy one. Where's your favorite place that you've traveled? Ponza, island off the coast of Italy. It's off of like an hourish from Naples, but in the middle of nowhere, founded by the great's colorful, vibrant, beautiful. This is not fire, because I'm happy and once to go no America like I'm I love when it's just literally it's where the Italian vacation. That's like my dream come true, as my locals, vacations, that everyone. Check it out. Ponza. It's amazing, sounds magical. I do like the wait. No, I'm not being rapid fire now. It's fine, it's just saying I do like going, like where the locals. Yes, okay, like vacation and go and everything, like. I think that's you get such a different sense of everything. Yeah, okay, we're someplace. You haven't gone that. You want to go. South Africa, Safari, Nice. I'd like to be thinking noises. Well, I know, sorry, that's great. It's great, like it's so many. What's the worst experience you've had had while abroad? I've had a lot, but I'm better because of all of them. Let's just get the out of the way. But I was on a I love to save money whatever. Yeah, and I kind of make it this like game if I could actually save money, like it's kind of a challenge, and I show the look one of best friends. We were going from Italy to Croatia and we took the overnight ferry and when I say I thought we were going down like titanic, like we were, we were basically Jack so it was we were in the bottom of the boat and we so we were below obviously the water. So when you look out the window you're staring at water and we were hitting such highways that the waves were so crazy that by the time we were coming down from hitting the wave, we're hey, the next one. So we were I mean, everyone's getting sick. So then everyone's been sick and then it was just a spiraling down. I mean the beginning of it was magical. It was just like I say, there's people playing music on the front of the boat and we were all like cheersing and having beers together, and then it just all with us. But survived, as obviously survived. It was one of the scariest things. I thought we were going to die. That wasn't fun. That sounds like most boat rides I've been on where the first ten minutes I'm like this is great and then see sickness hits and that's not I mean you it sounds like you were in like real rough wrought waters, right open ocean. Yeah, that's yeah, not great, not great besides. Well, actually, no, let's do since you're you are very savvy with budgeting. What is a top budget tip that a lot of people don't know about? HMM, my Gosh, I had a lot. You can do more than one if you want. Okay, thank you. I'm bad about there. I think about it twenty seven. But I have a kitchen everywhere I go because I cook. So that's sounds like an obvious one. But I don't travel like a tourist, a child, like a local. So like I'm emerging myself immediately in culture. I have a house or apartment or whatever you want to call it, everywhere I go. So that means I can cook my own food. I chop out local markets. You say before ton if you're not eating out, if your vacationing, you're eating out breakfast, lunchend dinner for fortune. I never ever look at days and times or locations for flights. Ever, I leave it open. I'm up some insane but I use Google flights only and I look at the...

...amazing thing with Google flights, which I, like a lot of people, know about Google flights, and I you open it up. So like if I look at Austin as my departure and I just want to go to maybe southern France, I don't look at southern France, I say Europe and then I keep the calendar open. So, like I just searched Europe in general. It opens up every single location and all of Europe, and then it drops down the calendar and it shows me every single option of crisis. So if I see that flying into Madrid is the cheapest option, then I look at the calendar and it shows me every date. So like if you have flexible tiny bits with a location or or your date, you can say thousands of dollars. You know, I flew back from Madrid to New York for ninety nine dollars, I mean and people are like that'sn't heard of them, but I mean I just wasn't stuck to things and what you're in Europe. You can fight a train to anywhere, like anywhere. Also two flights on like you know, Ryan Air or wow air or there's a million of them now the they're all these discounted airlines. I mean we're talking about I flew from Scotland to Ireland for nine euros, ten bucks, basically two dollars. It's a thank you can find so cheap it's insane. But it's all about listening up your restrictions on what you're looking for. Open it up, you know, I my sister was recently looking for a flight and she was looking at specifically just delta. Okay, Delta's has a partners because the USA, okay, just out to act. You want to go abroad, and was just looking for like a Sunday to a Sunday or whatever it was, and I was like it, she has like a take a thousand dollars, and I said drop that down, like let go of the date, like Oh, why are we looking at US Delta, like she didn't care about the air line. And then we opened it up and you guys, flight for like a hundred fifty dollars compared like a thousand. So the whole point is just relax, be a little bit more flexible. You know, you could say a fortune and stop at the all inclusive resorts. Stop with that. It drives me crazy. Don't do all inclusive resorts. I don't know why people do this. The three brands, those are my three rants with money saving. Fantastic. I do want to specify, at least with Ryanair, to print out your ticket beforehand, which I learned the hard way, that if you come to the airport without your ticket, because again, this is just me traveling like usually with my ticket on my phone, or like, if I have to, I'll just print it out at the airport rather than printing it out at home. But Ryanair will gouge you tremendously if you do that. But they're digital now, though. They're digital. Are they okay? Thank you. Ten years ago there were not and I was so sad because, yeah, we had. It was I think it was twenty seven dollars from thirty. I'm going to get thirty. Yeah, right around there for that. Well, that was the the flight and then each like to print out two tickets was a hundred ten stop. I thought it was like thirty a print. That's so. Yeah, it was pay to print, but oh my gosh, yeah, it was. They know everyone's like backpackers, right. They know everyone wants to say that. They want to say money, so they don't have access for a printer. That's why they got you with that. Oh, yeah, it was. I was very mad. That is super annoying. It was crazy, though, because I I flew right are not too long ago, probably less than a year ago, and I remember going to the airport and I had it on my phone and I was talking about with the person I was with and they were like, we're going to get charged. I'm we're literally staring at a barcoat. It's a bargoat so they now have the access to that. So that's good. But yeah, it's they're crazy teeth, but I mean they're not fancy flight. Everyone will get it. It's not. No, no, yeah, you're standing up. No seats. Yeah, but it's good. I think...

...it's like the Greyhound, like it's like a it's really a bus in the sky. Bus is also a fantastic like I bust from Seattle to Portland last year and I mean that's like a I mean maybe you can find a cheap flight for it, but it seems like it's still around a hundred bucks for that. It's like or spend, I don't know, twelve dollars. I think it was maybe a little more like fifteen for a very scenic bus ride. It was great. Yeah, I guess it was a train. Yeah, it was a train, yeah, not a bus. That's okay, non flight. Yeah, yeah, you can take it. I think that people don't. I mean I our buses and trains aren't as great as Europe in other places. I wish they were, because I really love taking buses and mostly trade, but I really love that transportation because you can really see the sites. You can take that in, as you know, more than obviously you would flying, and I really inexpensive. Like I I was blown away. I was. I took a bus from London to Belgium. Think about that. I was like, where do we go? There's water, is happening. Everyone's like they put you on a on the trade I'm like, excuse me, our bus was on a tree. So I mean, I my mind was blown. But there's literally a different way to get anywhere. So, like the whole point is just a think outside the box when it comes to travel. There's not one way to do anything. Ever. So if budgets factors, you know, I totally understand, you know, and that's how I have longevity with my travel, is because I keep a budget mind set. But like there's a different way and I actually like the vind room or like I always have more stories and they're crazy. All these different ways. I never take the easy room usually, but it's more fun, you know, and I like it that way. But there's different ways to do everything. Yeah, yeah, I agree. I do feel like the more like the more you travel, the road less traveled, or like the more difficult road, I guess, the better. Yeah, the better stories you have, and it's like, sure, it might suck in the moment every once in a while, but I mean even even that, it's like you're, like you were saying, you're better for it. You come out the other side better, stronger. Oh, absolutely, and I really think that travel is the greatest education you could ever have and I grow and learn every single trip I ever do, and I still do and if and, and that's why I started my brand the first place, because I really, I mean I backpacked when I graduated from college and I did not grow up traveling at all and I saved every single dime that I had and for graduation I asked for money just for my flight and that was it and my best friend and I hit the road for about five months and, you know, we were all over the place. We used a company called, I'm not sure if it's around anymore, but it's called around the WorldCom and it basically only does flights for around the world. Like it's around the world travel, and you have the option to take places you want to go and then you can say make it, you fer yea, and since they take out of your ideas, but then shift into she replaces and like we want to go somewhere in Asia, and obviously being called Stupa's option. And then, you know, we want to go somewhere and near Australia, and they put us into Fiji, like it was just Ra and dumb. But but it built our trip, like it took that away from us and a good way, like it helped create that where we were going. But there was flexibility. We were in a different place every month and then we could go from wherever we needed from there and as long as we're back at the airport the end of the month, and we were good. And it changed my life...

...like that is the whole shift in my entire existence was that trip. And you know, it took me a really long time to get to where I am now, but I just knew in the back of my head that I always wanted to have this part of my life and I grew up that whole trip. I mean we're talking about independence. I mean we're broke and lost half the time and confused and like everything, but it was beautiful and amazing. It's just a girl and I and you know, we overstayed our visas entire lands. I thought we were me broke up palace, like, I'm not gonna lie, I thought want to be thrown a Shail, like we could have. I love about it now, but I really that is not funny, like Oh, I mean, we ever said our visas. You know, you can pay your way out of anything. I'm sorry to say that, but you can pay your way to anything. And you know, but like every single part of the way, you like I just learned so much about myself and everything, and you know, but I was doing this trip and then I worked in fashion for a fashion stylist in La for a while and then I got to travel in a very glamorous way, like I got to travel the totally opposite way with brands and all these fashion companies and which is awesome and fun. But you know, the whole time I was like this is great, but I can never do this on my own. You know, it's just like it's just not realistic. And so I came out of all of that in one if the combined the two, like I'm grown out of back packing like that. That's not exactly how I want to travel anymore. But I am definitely not traveling in fancy way. So I want to have this common ground and speak to so many. I want to include people, I want to show people, encourage people, how they can kind of had this adventures for themselves, and you don't have to be a millionaire or an influencer or some celebrity to do so. So that's kind of like how the whole brand was formed. But yeah, I don't know, it fun. Why? Do have one more rapid fire question? So this is our greatest rapid fire yet. This is why. This is why it's a current rapit. I'll have slow like Oregon trail, music playing in the background. Love Door and trail. Did you ever play or this is not part of the rapid fire, but did you ever play Oregon trail to know? I don't think I am. I am convinced I'm the only person, like my family is the only one that had a copy of Oran trail to but it was all of the same greatness of Oregon trail, of the original, with slightly better graphics, actually no significantly better graphics, like they look dated by today's standards, but this was also what twenty five years ago, so not like pretty pretty impressive for the time being. And what I liked as you could go into the towns that you traveled through and talk to people and like, in some cases it's like, I think it's supposed to be other people of your like wagon train who you're talking to, and occasionally it's someone that like lives there. But I always liked when it was like a smaller town that you would really have no reason to stop in, like there's not a shop or anything, but you can just ask people for advice and their advice is always something like yeah, let's keep going, like what are we doing? Why are we stopped here? Look White, like keep going and I hilarious, wonderful are a dance or yeah, and they had like their face with their mouth would move. Well, their face was stagnant but their mouth would move. It was real kind of weird looking, but always a good time and you learned like backstory. Some of them would get real intuitive, like yeah, you know, my mom died, so I came out, came out west to try and start a new land, but then my son died. I'm like, oh no, this is, oh no, rastic. Some people that happier stories, but I seemingly only remember the next it's not. Was Not glimmer. I mean that was hard, like...

...that was a rough trail. That was a rough journey for them. Yeah, it's not. It's not easy. I'm like, let me the first sign of like, Utah, I'll plant my flag here. That's that's I said. I was like I'm stop. Yeah, like the here's fine. Okay. My last actual question for this rapid fire segment that is so rapid. I not counting like passport, visa chargers, like the the essentials that you would bring a trap. What are three things that you bring with you on every trip, or do you not have like your goto items? How a lot of goat? Two items, my goats. Who are we talking about? Like my goato items are different, because what I do now I literally travel with the Ring Light. Look at my life. That's on a tripod. No, I travel, I'm not joking. There's a company called Nice seats and I travel with it's awesome. It's a comes in a cute pouch and it actually the seat cover. It covers airplane seats, left seats, train seats, all the above, and you wash it, take it with you and like all the stuff. So it's like, I mean, obviously we're more aware of everything right now, but it's a lot of bus seats and all our kind of gross. I don't think they clean them necessarily. So don't ever touched the seats. It's like your own fabric, I actually. But what else do I travel with? I travel with I have a lot of technology stuff. So we're talking about always with you speakers. I got to Bluetooth headphones. I got to plug in headphones. Can never go down. I got, I mean, nothing exciting at this point. I got like two tripods, a camera, a Gimble. I mean a lot of my stuff now is like for selling. Besides that, I never pack anything that can't be used on many different ways, whether it's clothing, whether it's I had this like travel blanket now and I use it on the beach, I use it on the plane, I use it. I mean it's so thin, it packs tiny, but like it has to be use in the ways if I'm going to bring it. Otherwise it's just it's just, you know, it's I don't want to, you know, waste the space. So Yeah, multipurpose only. And I got like ten maths. So perfect, perfect will lends you're almost off the hook and I almost feel like you've even said a lot of this throughout this chat. But to summarize nicely, we'll go back to our virtual discussion here, and you're always like to end with the top three, and so I'd love to hear your top three real, clear, concise, actionable tips for dressing for success via zoom or Microsoft teams or okay, whatever you use, but zoom is the catch all term for all of them. Yes, I think it was a catch all term. Virtual, fashionable, virtual passion. Yes, yes, all right. Color is number one. I'm not talking about just with your wearing, I'm talk about your background. So unlize color. We're just like in television with you were talking about the grades Greek earlier. We usually don't love white on on screen, on TV, on all of the above, so we're color bright colors. Also play off your background. So, like if you're back on Jollie busy, don't try to compete with it, or vice versa. Try not to wear something really confusing that could mess up the eyes. With your shirts, patterns aren't great, so try to do is if it's minimalistic as you can, but just a good bright and bold. That's why I was at if all fils go to Solids, bright the bold just...

...don't you know. You know what. I like your background to be blue and blue. So like blue, short blue background. So it's like, obviously most likely you won't have a blue background. Your Wall might not be blue, but I mean neutral walls is a thing, but when people start wearing white, neutral colors like you just get washed out. That's the whole point. So play up to your colors. You want to really highlight, you know, and the in bounce off your background nicely. That is my one. My second is what I was staying with. Dress for success. Like you get dressed for work, when I get dressed for your day, a little effort into it. You don't have to go all out and not think. Well, the suits. You can even pull off a night's t shirt right now. The whole point is the effort behind it, the mindset that goes along with it. You're showing up for your day, even if it's at your house. And then last is lighting. You do not have to be like me and be crazy and travel with a ring light. Use Your Future Natural Light. It is your best friend. But you have to be facing it. So no matter where you are, if you're doing zoom or anything like that, the light is to be on your face. If it's behind you at all, you cast it back late, so you're going to be a shadow. So utilize your light. It's your best friends. You can buy a clip on light, a selfy light, clip it on your phone or your computer or Super Cheep and talking about under ten bucks. But if not, natural light is free. Just face it and you'll be good to go. Just face it, you'll be good to get. I like that basic facing light. So look at the light. Fantastic I recently bought. I was I was running into this issue of my my main setup has light kind of on the side. I can get some natural light, but it's not great. So I was like, you know what, it's time. I've been here long enough to like where. I don't want to have to like turn on you know another room light that'll like flash some light over. I'm like, I can just get a little little light. Thought I was getting a clip on ring light and said got a desktop ring light. So it's circumference wise is probably larger than my laptop and it but it cast very good light. So they're amazing. Yeah, and they're they're not expensive. But it also like once you get it, you're like Whoa. I mean it makes a huge difference because you don't have to also, if you are if everything is based on natural light, like, let's be honest, it's not always going to be right, but if you have light meetings, I mean have know, so it's also just makes your life easy. You don't want to stress about that part. Yeah, we're trying to keep it simple here. Then the like easy life, but it should all be a house. Yes, I love it. Well, Lindsay, thank you so much for hopping on. This was great. I think we did. We had a fair number of tangents. We reached our goal, but also lots of wonderful tips. And if people want to check out more of your work, they want more tips, they want more date night travel, virtual fashion. You've got like so many things, like all great stuff over there. Where can I find you? Thank you. I'm all over the place right. I promise it all comes back together. So my brand is cauld get lost with Lindsay. Imagine that, and it's across the board. So get lots of weasycom on my website and also all of my social media. So come get lost with me, love it. Have you ever told someone to get lost in the sense of like they're annoying you and you say get lost like a twelve year old would tell it nine year old? I don't think I have. I've had to defend why I say get lost quite a bit. My sister always is like, I like to get lost. I'm like, that's not what I mean at all, but I hadn't find it. Some people are some people get kind of confused. I don't mean if there's a whole other meeting. It's like hey, let's be free, let's go travel and adventure and like you never know what's going to happen. That's the whole point, right. Yeah, I get it. I thank you. I just like the idea of you, like Tellos, want to kill...

...lost. I know, maybe I should try it out now. I've I haven't help to. Yeah, we'll see. Yeah, just do one like no real negative past for everyone. Yeah, YOU'RE gonna be the first, that knows. If I if I ever say that, excellent, excellent, maybe I'll even be the recipient. Oh Never Lindsay, this has been wonderful. Thank you again. Thank you for having me and I do want to stick around for the Corny joke, and you are absolutely fantastic. I just heard this one and I think it's very funny. Why is Abbe's hair always so sticky? No, because they use honey combs today people. That's amazing.

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