Hi I'm Sahara Rose!
Yes, Sahara Rose is my real name. I guess you can say that I was destined to be a world-traveler. (Actually, I’ve heard that from so many people since I became a traveler)
I empower, inspire, and help ambitious women put purpose to their wanderlust and create the travel-focused business that they envision.
I’m just a girl with a mermaid soul, a sense of wanderlust, and a dream of living a life of financial and spiritual freedom.
I travel. I love talking about travel. I love helping people travel. I love sharing my knowledge of travel. I love inspiring people to travel. I love telling my travel stories.
You too? I knew that is why you were here!
I’ve trekked from Cusco to the top of Macchu Picchu. I’ve gone scuba diving in the seas of the Philippines. I’ve had a henna tattoo from a man on the streets of Mumbai, India. I’ve woken up at 5am to watch the rising hot air balloons of Bagan, Myanmar. I’ve sat in a circle and drank handmade kava with the locals in Fiji. I’ve seen whales while sailing on a catamaran in South Africa. I’ve soaked my feet in the salt flat pools of Las Salinas in Argentina. I’ve actually rode a camel and slept in the middle of the Sahara Desert in Morocco (yes, people always ask me if I’ve been there since my name is Sahara) I have more travel photos that I’ll ever know what to do with but so many new friends that I’ll keep for a lifetime.
Does this ignite all of your worldly adventures and memories too?
But my life didn’t begin as one filled with tropical vacations and global getaways. I grew up as an only child to a single mom in a middle class household where we could barely afford that fancy peanut butter and jelly mix in a jar (you know what I’m talking about, right?) My vacations consisted of our entire family packed in my grandpa’s old van and driving from northern US to the border of Mexico to visit my grandma’s family every summer until I was about ten. All of those fancy trips that I saw in movies and in magazines seemed so far out of reach for someone like myself. I loved the idea of travel so much that I studied it in university. In my college years, I was your typical broke student working five jobs at once to pay for my $1000 a month rent for a single room in Chicago.
But I had a vision for my life and an Aquarius vibe. After making money and mental shifts, I took action and my life changed ever since.
I’ve traveled solo to 84+ countries. I turned my most popular blog post into a published travel and mindset book. I started my dream travel business as a Travel Coach and became a pioneer in this remarkably interesting and exciting niche.
I educate, empower, inspire, and help ambitious women travelers from all around the world bring to life their own meaningful travel-focused businesses that align their travel expertise with the impact that they make on the lives of others.
I am the founder of The Travel Coach Network and creator of the ICF internationally recognized Travel Coach Certification Program™. I am also a certified Transformational coach, a published author, a speaker, and have been seen in various media outlets including Thrive Global, Forbes, Skift, Yahoo! Finance, USA Today, Best Company, Travel to Wellness, Corporate Wellness Magazine, Business Insider, and U.S News & World Report for my expertise. I was a 2019 nominee by career-changing women in the travel industry for rising female leader, best female coach, and best innovative trailblazer.
Are you interested in becoming a Travel Coach or grow a thriving travel business yourself?
Excellent! I love working with people who also share a deep passion for experiences, adventures, and year-round tan lines!
I founded The Travel Coach Network to bring together travel-loving women from all around the globe who are travel coaches or travel business owners to connect, engage, and be a part of the travel coaching movement.
And luckily for you, I’ve made becoming a travel coach extremely easy. I created and instructed The Travel Coach Program to help women just like you who relate to someone just like me.
Ready to finally put purpose to your wanderlust and have a career that truly reflects all that you love and know about travel?