Millennial Travel Podcast

Travel Abroad, Start a Business, and Try to Save the World with Bethany Tran

Hannah Pinkerton
January 16, 2024

The Guest

Bethany Tran is the founder of The Root Collective and Weft + Warp Brand Strategy. Bethany is a social entrepreneur who is trying to make the world a better place with a business that matters. The Root Collective is changing the world for the better by offering handmade shoes that provide jobs for people that need them. Bethany is a passionate communicator and believes firmly that business can (and should) be used to change the world. When she's not running her two businesses, she can be found reading fluff fiction, making kombucha, and snuggling with any dog she can get her hands on. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, two resident dogs, 11 chickens, and has a steady stream of foster pups at any given time.

The Episode

Our episode today is all about travel, running a business when you have no idea what you are doing, and figuring things out as you go.

We discuss how essential curiosity is, ways to manage expectations (including your own), and looking at the world’s largest problems as the greatest opportunities.

Bethany leaves listeners with this advice: “There are so many problems that need solving. If you see something that needs solving, and no one else is doing it, it’s on you and that’s a really good thing. Fear is an absolute liar. Tell fear to shut up.”


The Root Collective Website

The Root Collective on Instagram

The Root Collective on Facebook

The Root Collective Insiders Facebook Group

Enneagram Personality Test

Half The Sky documentary

Sky Cafe in Antigua, Guatemala

“Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight

Listen in Now.

You can get this episode directly to your iPhone on iTunes, your Android on Stitcher, or on Soundcloud.

Hannah Pinkerton
Hannah enjoys spreading love in the world through travel, blogging, and teaching Spanish. Her hobbies include exploring in nature, taking naps, and spoiling her two dogs. She is proud to use her organizational and list making skills as an Executive Assistant for U30X.


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