Episode 075 – Sanne Meijboom | Founder of I Like Local, & Impact Nomads
Sanne Meijboom is the founder of I Like Local and Impact Nomads. As an entrepreneur in the travel industry, she’s an inspiration for organisations to invest in socially conscious business models.
Listen to her story from growing up in The Netherlands and travelling to over 60 countries, to now creating income opportunities and facilitating positive impact for communities in developing regions.
I Like Local is a curated travel marketplace that offers authentic and unique experiences with locals in developing countries.
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From farm stays, cooking classes, workshops and staying with monks, you can choose from hundreds of activities and tours that will benefit the local communities.
Find an insider guide in various destinations, know about hidden homestays and farmstays, or immerse yourselves in diverse cultures.
You can also join in as a host if you’re offering a special experience.
Aimed at exchange of ideas and creative vibes, you can sign up for programs to make a positive impact in the particular destination. Currently available in Kenya and Bali.
Also mentioned in this episode
Action Aid – Airbnb – Bali – Bhutan – Boracay – Chiang Mai – Co-working spaces – Google – Hang Son Doong – Kenya – Lisbon – Loikaw – Maya Bay – Mexico – Oldenzaal – Oxfam – Padaung – Paro Taktsang – Remote working – Saigon to Hanoi (Top Gear route) – Skute – Stellenbosch – The Netherlands – Uma Paro – United Nations – Vietnam – World Bank
Timestamps for reference
06:20 How did Impact Nomads start?
12:40 What is I Like Local?
19:59 Four pillars of Impact Nomads
24:36 What to expect on an I Like Local experience?
29:02 How much are you willing to pay for a curated experience?
33:20 Challenges in curated experiences
40:25 Expansion plans of I Like Local
45:48 Beginning of I Like Local
47:15 Sanne’s childhood & growing up
52:03 Tips on travelling with family/kids
57:47 Future Projects of I Like Local
Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8
Music by Nordgroove from Fugue
Episode background tunes courtesy of YouTube Audio Library
After the Soft Rains by South London HiFi
Cast of Pods by Doug Maxwell
Downtime In My Soul by RAGE
All photographs by I Like Local, Impact Nomads, and Sanne Meijboom, unless otherwise stated