Passports and Preemies Talks (Season 3)


Passports and Preemies Talks is a podcast about life, travel, nursing, and travel nursing. Kylee candidly talks about the ups and downs of being a nurse, why and how to maximize travel to prevent nurse burnout, and highlights affordable vacations for nurses. Tuning in is guaranteed to be a good time with or without a little bit of wine.


EPISODE 1 – Failing the NCLEX, Abruptly Quitting Bedside Nursing, Making Money Online, & Moving to Germany with Attaliah Strubel

This week I’m joined by Attaliah Strubel, former NICU nurse and business coach.  Attaliah and I discuss failing at things – specifically the time that she failed the NCLEX.  We also discuss what led her to abruptly quit bedside nursing, meeting her German husband in Thailand, moving to Germany to start a life, and transitioning to making money online.  We deep dive into having a money mindset, why nurses should stop posting on Instagram for free, and and why your biggest power as a creative is being able to say “no”.

This episode is for you if you’ve ever failed in life, if you’ve failed the NCLEX, if you’re considering quitting bedside nursing and want to make money online, how to start asking brands for money, and general anecdotes about life.


EPISODE 2 – How Much I Got Paid As a Staff Nurse, Travel Nurse, & International Nurse

This week I’m talking with you about how much I have gotten paid as a a staff nurse, travel, nurse, and international nurse.  Plus I discuss how much every travel nurse should be getting paid and my thoughts on pay working in Saudi Arabia.

This episode was brought to you by Fusion Marketplace.  If you’re interested in becoming a travel nurse – or you’re a travel nurse wanting more transparency – fill out a Traveler Profile today.


EPISODE 3 – Working as an RN in the UK with Melissa Laverty

This week I’m sitting down to talk with Meliss from @meliss.meetsworld where we discuss working as an RN in England!  Meliss is from the US and her and her husband moved to England to pursue a life abroad.  Meliss and I discuss how she got started working as an RN in England, how much she gets paid, and the highs and lows of working for the NHS.

Meliss is so candid and open about her experience.  This episode is for you if you’re a registered nurse looking to pursue international nursing in the UK.

Check out Meliss’s website!


EPISODE 4 – Traveling to All 7 Continents, Travel Nursing with 1 Year of Experience, Family Travel, Traveling on Points, and Being a CRNA with Lindsay

In this episode, Lindsay and I discuss a plethora of topics in both the travel and nursing space.  Lindsay shares her experience on being a travel nurse with only one year of experience, what it’s like being a CRNA and why she works as a 1099 employee.  Lindsay is candid about what it’s like to travel with a baby and tips for other families traveling with littles.  Lindsay and I discuss traveling on points and she gives her pointers on how to use your points when traveling.  Plus Lindsay recalls her trip to Antarctica and gives tips for how to travel to Antarctica on a budget.  I learned so much from Lindsay during this talk and if you’re interested in travel nursing, family travel, traveling with points, or being a CRNA, this episode is for you!

Follow Lindsay on Instagram:  @lindsay_taylor3


EPISODE 5 – Travel Nursing in Canada & Working for a Travel Nurse Agency with Haleigh Todoschuk

This week I sit down with Haleigh, a Canadian based travel nurse who has also worked as a team ambassador for a travel nurse company and is now going back to school to get her MSN.  Haleigh and I discuss the differences in nursing – America vs Canada.  We also talk about the beauty of Canada and some of Haleigh’s favorite destinations in Canada.  This is a great episode for Canadian nurses or those interested in the differences in being a nurse in the US vs Canada.

You can connect with Haleigh on Instagram @thetalesof.hales or on her blog The Tales of Hales.


EPISODE 6 – Travel Nursing with Kids, Living in an RV, & Being Married to a Traveling Physical Therapist with Alex McCoy

This week I sit down with Alex McCoy, a travel nurse who has transitioned her life from living in a house with two young children and a husband, to traveling the US with her family in an RV.  Alex’s husband is a traveling physical therapist, and she discusses how they make life on the road work with children.  Alex gives great tips for travel nurses who want to live in an RV, nurses who dream of traveling despite having a family, having a side hustle, and so much more.  You don’t want to miss this episode!

Connect with Alex on Instagram:  @alexmccoy_rn


EPISODE 7 – Quick Update and Travel NEWS

This week I’m popping in to give a quick update, share some really exciting travel news, and also talk about my three month trip to Europe.


EPISODE 8 – What Every New Nurse & Nursing Student Should Know About Being a Nurse

This week Kylee is interviewed by Mia, a nursing student asking all of the burning questions any new nurse or nursing student would want to know.  Mia and Kylee discuss whether or not nursing school prepares you to be a nurse, what the biggest misconception is about nursing, the best place to be a travel nurse, what the best scrubs are, and so much more!  This is the perfect episode if you’re a nursing student who needs a little bit of motivation, or a new nurse wanting some guidance.