About this week’s episode: A hustler shines on but shining the light on the unknown and undiscovered so that others may learn in the process. Rachel Rudwall shares her story of how her grit, wit, and genuine enthusiasm took her on a magical professional journey that now allows her to shine a light on beautiful cultures worldwide.
About our guest: If you want to know what it’s like to climb Kilimanjaro, paraglide with a hawk (a.k.a. “parahawk”), ice climb while simultaneously shooting a PBS show, or SCUBA dive cage-free with bull sharks, Rachel’s the woman to ask.
As EMMY-Nominated On-Camera Host, Producer, Camera Operator, Speaker, Writer, and Photographer, Rachel has traveled all seven continents, lived in three countries and journeyed through nearly 70 nations. Rachel loves dropping herself into faraway lands to relate their stories to outsiders. She has worked in every stage of TV production, from development and pre-pro to field and post, and is skilled with varied editing systems, digital cameras and gear.
Rachel has had countless global adventures, ranging from TV hosting for Travel Channel’s Epic Lists, HLN’s Vacation Chasers and ABC’s FABLife, to digital hosting for TIME, Inc. and Mashable, and from brand influencing for BMWand Chase Bank, to producing shows like Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men. Beyond the screen, Rachel writes and shoots photography for print magazines like AFAR, and shares further global inspiration through Speaking, Keynote Addresses and Conference Workshops.
As a result of her extensive travel experience, Rachel has been a featured expert for Travel + Leisure, Forbes, Expedia, Marie Claire Magazine, Verizon, and many more. Her audience spans over 325,000 adventurous souls around the world.
Rachel is tough and thinks quickly on her feet. She manages severe weather, high speeds, squat toilets and creepy-crawly foods. Entertaining and authentic, her work connects with a wide variety of demographics.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Google Flights
- Adobe Software
- Adobe Premiere
- Final Cut
- Social Media
- Rachel’s travel recommendation is in the episode!!!!