Deidre Mathis is an author, travel blogger, and public speaker.
Her personal mantra comes from Ghandi: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” She has traveled to 23 countries over 5 continents.
She has a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Florida A&M University, a M.A. in Corporate Communications from Bowie State University and a Certificate in Tourism Destination Management from George Washington University and is based in the United States.
Her first book, Wanderlust: For the Young, Broke Professional details different budget opportunities many can use to gain global exposure. I recently caught up with Deidre on her new book and travel life, enjoy her interview below:
South Africa, Fiji, and Thailand.
South Africa because it is really beautiful and with so much culture. Fiji because it is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS and relaxing and Thailand because there is so much diversity among the different cities and strong culture, it is also beautiful.
Beach in Thailand
What 3 items could you not travel without?
3) Reading materials
Resort in Fiji – Photo Credit Jide Alakija
What do you dislike the most about travelling?
I don’t have many things I dislike about traveling. I do start to miss my significant other if we aren’t traveling together, but that is about it.
Deidre playing with Kangaroos in Australia
Top travel tip?
Try to experience the the culture in what ever new city, country, continent you are visiting. It is okay to do touristy things for a bit, but try spending a few days living like a local!
Diedre in a Fiji Mud Bath
Abu Dhabi, Chile, China, Ireland, Iceland, Bahamas, and Barbados (In that order)
Her amazing book Wanderlust: For the Young, Broke Professional details different budget opportunities many can use to gain global exposure and travel is out now and available to purchase using the link below!