Defining yourself through travel, Pt.2 w/ Doree Simon

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Aaron Schlein chats with Doree Simon. Doree is a filmmaker and producer whose passion projects focus on cause-related content — mostly documentaries. Doree also manages a  team of producers and filmmakers within the media house at Matador Network, a travel content company.

Check out Doree’s work, including the film In Her Shoes at

PART 2 HIGHLIGHTS   (0:50) A word from our non-profit partner, FLYTE.   (1:22) Aaron and Doree connected thanks to a previous Dramatic Travels guest.   (2:40) Doree shared her pro-tips and priceless advice about travel photography.   (4:35) Doree shared her recent experience at the Lord of the Rings hobbit houses in New Zealand.   (6:10) Aaron shared the lesson learned from a missed opportunity in China.   (8:40) Doree shared why she will never forget to put the memory card back in her camera (again).   (9:10) Doree shared an extremely heartfelt example of why we should all take the time to capture memories with our loved ones.   (13:25) Talking to strangers on trips has helped Doree be adaptable and overcome fear in everyday life.   (17:00) Doree recommends the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof.   (19:35) Doree never travels without a travel pillow. Invest in a good one!   (20:35) Doree’s advice for parents: “introduce young people to new experiences so they don’t build up a fear of the different.”


Dramatic Travels is an inspirational family travel podcast hosted by Aaron Schlein. Aaron chats with the world’s most passionate and influential travelers who share emotionally-charged memories of the people and places that inspired them to travel and changed their lives forever.

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