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Nov 12, 2019

In episode 45, Chris and Jill talk about adventure travels with Denise Wakeman. They discuss her travels, how she trains for adventure, and how she began her business, Globetrotting Adventure Travel.

Denise Wakeman's motto is "Just say yes!" After a life-changing trek in the Peruvian Andes, she embraced her inner Adventurer and ditched the black business suits for a knapsack and hiking boots. As long as there’s wifi, Denise is a happy traveler.

Denise’s love of travel began when she traveled around the world as a child with her family. She has also spent over 20 years as an online marketing business consultant. So, it made sense that in 2018, Denise combined her love of online marketing and travel by starting a second business, Globetrotting Adventure Travel.

Getting Fit and Strong

Denise shares with us how she changed her lifestyle in 2007. Basically, she was a couch potato until her 40’s and then joined Weight Watchers and a gym. She then became a runner.

Now she craves working out and makes sure she's active on a regular basis. Denise combines her physical activity with her social life by meeting her friends regularly for a brisk hike, followed by breakfast.

With her new business, Denise now organizes adventure trips for people looking to do more than standard vacation travel. She takes groups to various parts of the world where they experience great food, wine, and some kind of adventure.

Chris and Jill discuss with Denise:

  • Her love of the Peruvian Andes
  • Her various treks in mountains and other adventures
  • What prompted Denise to start a second business
  • How to train for adventure travel
  • Her advice for women traveling solo
  • Best ways to eat while hanging out in airports and flying
  • Best ways to eat while traveling in different parts of the world
  • How to avoid jet lag

Please share with us any of your adventures in travel. You can post here on the website or on the Becoming Elli Facebook page. Feel free to email us at or

How to Contact Denise Wakeman:

Websites: Denise Wakeman and Globetrotting Adventure Travel

Facebook: Denise Wakeman

Instagram: Denise Wakeman

Twitter: @DeniseWakeman