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 a writer, web designer, and creator of the online course, Jet Set 101: Becoming a Travel Hacker.



Answering a few 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 have your day jobs been over the years ?

I have worked for over a decade as a web designer, and am also an accomplished writer and editor. I also worked part-time as a research coordinator for 20+ years, supporting collaborative projects with local Native American communities.

What is a surprising fun fact about you?

I was a professional Brazilian Samba dancer (think 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.

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