“Be Bold, Be Brave, Reclaim Your Life” ~ Paula Froelich
Today’s conversation is with Paula Froelich.
When Paula was the Deputy Editor for Page Six of the New York Post, Keith Olbermann named her “Worst Person of the Year.” Keith, for those of you who don’t know, is a sports and political journalist. All you need to do is Google Paula Froelich and Keith Olbermann to find out what went down with their online spat a number of years ago.
Anyway, Paula wears this badge with honor and includes it at the top of the About page on her website which is A Broad Abroad. Along with that distinguished title (worst person of the year), she also lists the fact that Time Magazine named her “Person of the Year” three times (in 1975, 2006 and 2011). And perhaps equally as wonderful (insert snark) her website quotes our current president as saying, “Paula Froelich knows what she is talking about.”
All this is to say that you know from the get go that Paula’s got a good sense of humor, especially when it comes to Paula.
In our conversation today, you’ll hear the story about how Paula and I met which was very memorable for me. That encounter and the story around it pretty much sets the tone of the conversation and also exemplifies what Paula is all about. And when you hear that, you’ll understand why I was so eager to chat with her for the podcast.
Paula and I hit upon a variety of topics including her very early interest in travel which goes back to the third grade.
But she’s also got some keen observations about women and travel and why many of us travel and what she’s learned about herself and how she approaches her trips.
I don’t want to say too much more but in short I think that everyone should have a Paula in their life. She’s a truth teller and she doesn’t hold back, for better or worse (and I fully admit I love it).
I hope you enjoy today’s conversation as much as I enjoyed sitting down with Paula Froelich.
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Mentioned in this Episode
Roads and Kingdoms
Samantha Brown (on the Be Bold Podcast)
Ella Morton from Atlas Obscura (on the Be Bold Podcast)
Teri Waros of Molokai (on the Be Bold Podcast)
Nicolas Berggruen (on Business Insider)
Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich
9 Secrets of the Rich and Famous that Will Take You to the Top by Paula Froelich
Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves
Badlands by Tony Wheeler
Holidays in Hell by P.J. O’Rourke
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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