It's really taken us a long time to decide who to choose because all the ladies who applied to become Sole Sisters are exceptional in their own way. They all have amazing stories to share. Most of them have blogs that attract hundreds of readers. They have accomplished so much in life even while traveling and living in many different countries.

This is definitely one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make.

Before we announce whom we have selected to be part of the sisterhood, let me tell you more about the selection process. On May 21st, we launched the Search for the New Sole Sisters and announced that we were looking for other women travelers who are crazy about travel and documenting their adventures through a blog. The search went on for 2 short weeks and we received about 50 applications from all over the world. I asked the help of the other Sole Sisters and shortlisted it to 10 amazing, inspiring women based on their blogs as well as their answers to our questionnaire. From that list, we picked the bloggers who had the most unique, engaging content. And I interviewed 7 of them via skype. It was amazing to talk to all these women from different walks of life and cultural backgrounds who share the same love for travel. 

I took a few days to really think about who I was most excited to work with. And it was not easy at all. In the end, there were 2  things that mattered:

1 Unique Personality 

Who stood out the most? I really want to work with women who know what they're good at and how they can contribute to this community. I also wanted to work with those who are extremely happy, positive and confident.

2 Hunger

Who really really wanted it badly? Who are the ones who really wanted to make a career out of this, and not just as a plan B?

And to answer those questions, here are the women travelers that we welcome into the Sole Sisterhood:

Emma of Active Travlr

Emma of The Active Travlr is an adventure traveller from Canada, backpacking around the world. With the love for nature, an obsession for rock climbing, and a passion for travelling, she packed her bags and decided to explore the world, with no return date. The travel bug bit, and her year-long travel plan fell through. Two years later, she’s still on the road for the unknown, to a destination off the beaten path. She also just recently raised 11,754 CAD to help rebuild remote villages affected by the quake in Nepal through her independent project The Travelling Movement.

Follow her on facebooktwitter and instagram.

Sarah of Coffee With A Slice Of Life

Sarah of Coffee with A Slice of Life
is a self proclaimed global gypsy, and scuba obsessed travel blogger who has been travelling the globe for the last 4 years, one cup of coffee a time. She is just in love with the open road, and writing about it, and will do almost anything to keep living her dream...

Follow her on facebook, twitter and instagram.

Julienne of Morena Travels

Julienne of Morena Travels is a 26 year old Filipina who's lived in Hong Kong for four years as an editor of a tourism magazine. Her time working in Asia's most competitive city - in addition to being born of a mother stronger and more successful than any other woman she's ever known - has moulded her to into an empowered, ambitious, and moderately feminist thinker. She loves getting lost in nature, trying new things, clean eating, and fitness. Slotting in neatly into the Filipino stereotype, she loves to sing, dance, and present thanks to her dad's musical side of the family. Her passion is discourse with intelligent globe-trotters who have a lot to bring to the table, and loves learning from great minds. Currently based in Spain but soon returning to Asia, Julienne has just turned down a job offer in Tokyo in search of a more meaningful career. She hopes to build a distinct and powerful globally-Asian female voice in the blogosphere challenging archetypes and stigmas while still being a fun read and a visual treat!

Follow her on facebooktwitter and instagram.

What's Next

Both Rica and Stephanie have been working on different projects that need their nurturing, energy and focus. So they have informed me that they can no longer dedicate their time to We Are Sole Sisters. We are very grateful for everything they have shared with us and with you in the last few years and we wish them well on their upcoming projects and future endeavours. 

I've recently been working with Sole Sisters Lauren and Adi on rebranding their blog and getting clear on their story, their topic and audience. 

We're so thrilled to have new sisters on board who definitely have a lot to contribute to this community. We can't wait for you to get to know them more in the coming months as we work together  to create even more inspiring content as well as projects that will help empower you through travel! 

Do you have questions for our new Sole Sisters? Go ask in the comments section!


One Response so far.

  1. Michael says:

    I cant seem to follow Julienne on instagram. Maybe the link is broken? i think? Please help. Thanks!

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