My first guest this week will be Tania Romanov, author of the new book Mother Tongue, the true-life saga of three generations of Balkan women, one of whom happens to be Tania herself. A writer, traveler, and award-winning photographer, Tania was born in Serbia and spent her early years in a refugee camp in Trieste, Italy, before eventually emigrating to the United States. Tania attended San Francisco public schools, U.C.Berkeley, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and she served as CEO of three IT companies. Tania’s stories have won numerous awards and been featured in The Best Travel Writing series. Tania will share incredible experiences that might seem like abstract events in faraway lands, but that she lived firsthand.
In my second segment, I’ll talk with my first-ever repeat guest! Award-winning author Sabine Bergmann is co-founder and Editorial Director of online travel magazine Hidden Compass. She’s also a freelance writer and editor, as well as a conservation activist. Sabine’s stories have appeared in Sierra Magazine, Bay Nature Magazine, California Magazine, Wired, Geographic Expeditions, and Ethical Traveler, among others. Sabine is currently working on her first book, Jaded Altruism: How Persistence, Not Perfection, Will Create a Better World. We’ll talk about the latest edition of Hidden Compass, Sabine’s recent eight-page feature in Bay Nature magazine, and much more.