Episode 57: Charlotte Simpson- Traveling Solo

Charlotte Simpson joins the podcast today! Charlotte Simpson is a retired guidance counselor and solo traveler from Indianapolis. After losing her husband of 31 years, she decided to begin traveling solo and seeing the world. Charlotte traveled to all 50 states with her husband and since he passed away she has traveled around the world.


Charlotte started her Instagram page The Traveling Black Widow to share her solo travel photos with family and friends. She has now grown to over 13,000 followers and shares messages of positivity, book recommendations, and more along with all of her fun travel photos!

In this episode, Charlotte shares about some of her travel experiences, where she recommends traveling to, why she started traveling solo, what traveling has taught her about herself, her favorite things about her husband, and her work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Charlotte’s joy for life is contagious and you will come away from this episode feeling so much positivity!

This episode is hosted by Emma Benner.

What we talked about:

2:15- Introduction to Charlotte Simpson & how she got the Instagram name “Travelling Black Widow”

4:06- How her and her husband met

5:45- Charlotte’s work as a special education teacher and guidance counselor

8:40- Stories of travelling with her husband

12:30- When and why she started travelling solo

16:20-What drew her to travel to Italy for her first solo travel

22:35- Her favorite things about her husband

25:00- Favorite place that she has visited

26:15- What type of accommodations she likes to utilize when travelling

27:05- Her experiences using travelling companies when travelling solo and planning trips

29:40- Places that she dreams of travelling to

34:45- What she has spent her time doing since she isn’t able to travel due to COVID

36:45- Her volunteer work as a CASA

47:30- How she fits in her volunteer work with her busy travel schedule

53:45- Things that she has learned about herself from her travels

58:30- End of podcast questions

Show Notes:

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Book recommendation: The Rent Collector by Camron Wright


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