Dalene Heck: Surviving Cancer, Travel Blogging & Not Setting Goals

Today on the podcast we’re joined by Dalene Heck of Hecktic Travels, the duo who in 2014 were named National Geographic’s Travelers of the Year.

Dalene shares with us why her and her husband decided to sell all their belongings, essentially becoming minimalists, and travel around the world. For the full story on that, I highly recommend you read the story in full from their blog.

Dalene talks to me about how she doesn’t believe in setting goals, because for her, life has reaped so many more gratifying rewards than the time period in her life when she was goal-oriented.

We talk about how the last eight years of travel has impacted Dalene and Pete’s marriage, and we discuss the creation of their company Hecktic Media.

Finally, Dalene shares the emotional experience of discovering she had leukaemia, treatment for it, and how she is managing life changes in remission.

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Travel Blog Success

Travel Blog Success is the group that both Dalene and I belong to. If you’re considering travel blogging as a career or a passion project, I highly recommend joining. You’ll learn the ins and outs of travel blogging, as well as have access to a network of world-class travel bloggers. It’s also a lifetime membership, so the value goes on and on!

If you want t learn more about house sitting, check out Pete and Dalene’s guide to house sitting.

Or their guide to working with travel bloggers, which I think is beneficial both as a brand or as a blogger.

Books Dalene Loves

The Signature Of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

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Huge thank you to Dalene for joining us on the podcast.

On August 17th, we’re joined by Health Coach, Isabel Foxen Duke. To make sure that you don’t miss an episode, subscribe on iTunes.

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