Browse the various podcasts below for guest features by Kiona, founder of How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch.

Podcasts are a snapshot into a human on that very day for that one hour. As How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch the platform grows, so does Kiona. Her ideas and growth are constantly evolving and therefore things said in the past may not be true to who she is today. Therefore, these are listed in chronological order to observe the shift in ideas.

Highlighted in blue are transcripts done by volunteers for the Deaf + Hard of Hearing Population. We apologize for not being experts on transcribing. We hope this at least makes it slightly more accessible than before.


Discussing how to create diversity and inclusion in the tourism industry.

Transcript listed on their website.

Posted July 15, 2019 

Discussing epigenetic, how science affects travel, how travel affects the microbiome, and how slavery and famine affect modern-day health disparities.

Transcript & Fact Check Resources listed on their website.

Posted March 25, 2019.


Discussing generational wealth, the deficit of of financial knowledge of People Of Color, the cost of education and how White People can help.

Posted March 6, 2019

Discussing being of mixed ethnicity, traveling intentionally, and making mistakes.

Read the transcript here.

Posted February 20, 2019

Discussing being in cross-cultural relationships and how to navigate love and conflict.

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Posted January 7, 2019

Discussing activism, grad school and mental health.

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Posted December 26, 2018

Discussing dealing with online backlash, cyber-bullying and call-out culture.

Posted October 15, 2018

Discussing getting a PhD as a Woman of Color in academia.

Posted September 3, 2018

Discussing how the website was created, voluntourism and ethical travel.

Posted May 23, 2018