About Elaine Masters

The Gathering Road podcast – Conversations & stories with nomads, travel experts and authors – sharing their journeys of courage, passion and uncommon adventure. Hosted by dedicated traveler, Elaine J. Masters, an Indie Excellence award-winning author, international scuba diver and sought-after speaker, who grew up taking road trips and has visited over 35 countries.


As a travel writer she found that staying healthy and stress-free on the go improved every trip. Today the pioneering techniques in her Drivetime Yoga book and award-winning audio  are used by police officers, commuters, road trippers, sales people and travelers worldwide. Flytime Yoga was chosen as the hot idea by Meetings & Conventions Magazine. Travel tips and products are available at: TripWellness.com


When she’s not on the road, Elaine gathers travelers together to learn and network at monthly Travel Well gatherings. and more at: GoEasyTravelWell.com She is the co-organizer of the Travel Massive San Diego group,  bringing together travel writers and industry professionals, a part of the global network of those working in the travel industry.


Follow Elaine: @tripwellness,  and Go Easy Travel Well on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram

Mary Barnett – Women’s Travel and SITA world tours

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One of Pan Am’s first guides escorting Americans to China, Mary talks about womens travel and customizing itineraries with SITA World Tours.

Cupid’s Crusade – Irish Match Maker, Annette Counihan

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Annette Counihan of Cupid’s Crusade talks about searching for love,leading tours of Irish sites and a meeting with traditional match maker.

Tiffany Melone – Creating a delicious buzz

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Communications and marketing expert, Tiffany Melone talks about launching PR firm Delicious Buzz, loving travel and representing Gogobot SD.

Tara Jones – Eat This, Shoot That Photo / Food Tours

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Everyone shoots pictures of their food. Tara Jones talks about how to do it well and her culinary photography tours in Santa Barbara.

Heidi Smith – Explore on an international homestay

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Heidi Smith is a program manager at CHI.net and organizes longterm homestays for Americans and International visitors

Travel and sustainable surfing with Dr. Jess Ponting

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Surfer, Dr. Jess Ponting, talks about creating a new generation of travel activists with surfing as the medium and Groundswell Travel.

Drink fine wine, ride fine horses with Tammy Rimes

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Tammy Rimes talks about her passion for horses, running a vineyard with her husband and writing, Drink Fine Wine, Ride Fine Horses.

Expat Family with Marina Kuperman-Villatoro

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Russian born American, Travelexperta Marina, talks about expat life and family travel from her home base in Guatemala.

Sailing San Diego with Captain Dana Parks

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Captaining your own ship and turning it into a business is exciting and challenging says Captain Parks of San Diego Boat Tours.

Frequent flying with Sean Meehan

Sean Meehan, Frequent flie,r Trip Wellness

Earning frequent flier miles quickly can take you across the world often. Sean talks about becoming a points program expert and an expat.