About Me

Lisette Austin

I’m a travel podcaster, also known as Jet Set Lisette. I was the host of the award-winning Globetrotter Lounge Podcast where I interviewed diverse women who found creative ways to travel more. Their inspiring stories provide helpful tips, resources, and practical advice for making dream travel a reality. (Listen to episodes from the final season that are relevant to Traveling My Roots).

Along with podcasting, I’m also known as a travel miles and points expert. I am the creator of the online course, Jet Set 101: Becoming a Travel Hacker.



Answers to a few more questions…

Where are you planning to travel?

My current DNA travel list: Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ireland, Scotland, Sicily, Albania, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal and Nigeria.

What was your day job before starting this project ?

I worked for many years as a WordPress web designer. I also worked part-time as a research coordinator, supporting collaborative projects with local Native American communities.

What is a surprising fun fact about you?

I was a professional Brazilian Samba dancer (i.e. sequin bikinis and huge feather head & back pieces), and the co-founder of a small Brazilian dance company that performed for over 10 years.

How long have you been in reunion with bio family?

I first contacted my birth mom in 1999, and later entered into reunion with my brothers on that side. I found my birth father using DNA matching in March 2020. I have two more siblings on his side, and large families on both sides. It has all been a blessing.

Where do you call home?

I was born, adopted and raised in Seattle, WA. I still live in the Seattle area – a rare, true Seattleite. 

Daily morning routine?

Meditation, weightlifiting or cardio workout, and a cup of Earl Grey tea. Then I’m usually lost in genealogy or trip planning.

Stay in the loop.

My audio newsletter delivers occasional sound bites from road, sharing some of what I'm experiencing and learning along the way. It's like an informal mini-podcast sent directly to you.