About Sound Bites
My audio newsletter delivers sound bites from road, while I’m Traveling My Roots. Through audio snippets, you’ll get a glimpse of what I'm experiencing and discovering along the the way. It's like an informal mini-podcast sent directly to you.
About Traveling My Roots
I am currently slow traveling to the places that my ancestors are from – across North America, over to Europe and finally to Africa. Along the way I am audio recording personal insights and conversations with family members, local historians and genealogy experts. I explore family stories, Black history, the legacy of slavery, the immigrant experience, the complexities of adoption and being multiracial – and ultimately my own identity. In documenting and sharing my experiences, I hope to offer a window into what the DNA travel trend is about – demystifying the process, providing genealogy tips, and inspiring others to uncover hidden family histories and embark on their own heritage travel adventures.
I’m a travel podcaster known as Jet Set Lisette, and host of the award-winning Globetrotter Lounge Podcast and creator of the online course, Jet Set 101: Becoming a Travel Hacker. I am also a Wanderful Resident Expert.
I am a Black biracial adoptee. A few years ago, I took a consumer DNA test to gain insight into where my African ancestors were from. I knew about my White birthmother’s family history, but nothing about my Black side. I eventually embarked on a genetic detective adventure filled with twists and turns and unbelievable surprises. In the end, I successfully identified my Black biological father and family, solving a life long mystery (yes I’m going to have to write a book). Knowing my full heritage, I am now ready to pursue one of my biggest dreams – to travel my roots.