Ep. 78 - How to Get Started with Travel Therapy - Julia Kuhn

March 28, 2023

Travel therapy guru, Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP, joins us on this episode to deep dive into everything travel therapy! We discuss how to decide on a travel company, find housing, meet friends, pros and cons, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (2:37) Julia’s professional journey
  • (9:43) What to look for in a travel therapy company
  • (13:50) Doing your first assignment closer to home
  • (17:36) The most challenging parts of being a travel therapist
  • (21:10) How to find housing
  • (23:25) How to meet people when traveling
  • (29:17) The pros of travel therapy
  • (34:19) The cons of travel therapy
  • (36:20) Starting travel therapy as a new grad
  • (40:00) How travel changed Julia’s professional trajectory
  • (44:20) Advice to someone wanting to do travel therapy


Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who's living her best life of adventure and freedom thanks to travel therapy. Since 2010, she's been gallivanting around the United States for 13-week stretches at a time, giving new meaning to the phrase "work hard, play hard". When she's not busy being an SLP or relaxing at her home base in the paradise of Hawaii, she's teaching others how to live the dream life through her business, The Traveling Traveler.

About the Show

Host - Jennifer Martin

Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay 

Music - Aidan Dykes
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