Nicole Brewer is racing against the clock.
But the Founder of I Luv 2 Globe Trot isn’t in a marathon – not in the traditional sense.
Nicole is on a mission to inspire the next generation of travelers to get out and explore our world.
I got the chance to chat with Nicole about her goal to transform travel. Here’s what she had to say:
Michaela: You are creating an organization that inspires young people to travel and learn more about the world. Tell me your vision for this organization.
Nicole: Our main goal is to inspire youth to step outside of their everyday lives and to want to learn from experiences abroad, by connecting to Globe-trotters all over the world.
We’ve started a pen pal program connecting youth with globe-trotters in our community. We have plans to expand this in various capacities, especially working with urban youth in places like my hometown Detroit and Renee’s (I Luv 2 Globetrot Partner) in Charlotte as well.
It’ll be a global program in the future.
Michaela: Speaking of the future, Skyscanner released a report about travel as seen from 2024. How will the I Luv 2 Globe Trot app change the way we travel in the future?
Nicole: It will help move [I Luv 2 Globetrot] to the online social media movement in app form.
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Michaela: With all the social media apps already on the market, why do we need the I Luv 2 Globe Trot app?
Nicole: The idea of the I Luv 2 Globe Trot app is to connect everyday travelers on the go with instant access to reviews of globe-trotters that have been to various locations using GPS capabilities.
It will be a social network of sorts with traveler reviews.
Michaela: Very cool! In your campaign message you say, “[The app] will also be a great opportunity for businesses to connect with those that are traveling to their destinations as well.” What type of benefit will this have for companies and consumers?
Nicole: It will be a great opportunity for businesses to have instant access to consumers to see what they think of their establishments and to see how others are rating them to fellow globe-trotters.
Michaela: That sounds like a great benefit for businesses. You met your business partner while teaching in South Korea. Living and working in another country can be an intimidating for newbie travelers. Give readers a few tips on how you were successful in this venture.
Nicole: After losing my job and looking for new opportunities abroad, the chance came to live and work abroad in South Korea and I jumped on it.
It was not easy, but it was one of my best decisions and has opened my eyes to a world outside of what I realized.
I had faith that living in a different country would be ok and not scary. It’s important to have a strong support network to talk to as well, which is why the I Luv 2 Globe Trot online travel community is so great because there are a ton of expats helping and giving one another advice about living and traveling abroad.
Michaela: Great advice! Tell us more. If you could advise the Nicole from five years ago, what would you say?
Nicole: Always believe in yourself; and that in the end everything will work out in the time and order that is supposed to. –
Four Ways To Help Nicole
- Visit Nicole’s Go Fund Me page and donate to her campaign.
- Use the Go Fund Me social media buttons to promote the campaign.
- Share this story on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.
- Visit I Luv 2 Globetrot and stay tuned on what Nicole is up to next!
If everyone picks at least two ways to help, Nicole will accomplish her mission.
Let’s make sure she gets there!