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Meet Trailblazer Juliana Broste

Today we’d like to introduce you to Juliana Broste.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Juliana. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m Jules, aka “TravelingJules,” a 10x Heartland Emmy Award-Winning Travel Video Journalist from Denver, Colorado. I tell stories for a living and get to travel to cool places around the world! I do it all–produce, shoot, write, edit and host on camera–I’m a one-woman show! I’ve made travel films everywhere from Uzbekistan to my own backyard. I’m so grateful to have been able to create a career doing what I love to do.

I got started in the industry at a young age, earning a five-year work/study opportunity interning at KCNC CBS4 in Denver through high school and college. During my time at CU Boulder, I took a big risk to leave the comforts of home to study abroad in Australia, and it changed my life. I got bitten by the travel bug, and I haven’t stopped since! Over the years, I’ve built my career working in all aspects of television production–from news to reality to commercial and now digital, owning my own travel video production company.

As a travel vlogger and TV personality @TravelingJules, I love to share my adventures around the world through video. People say they often see me traveling through the airport on CNN Airport Network. You can also catch me on stage teaching photo & video tips at various industry shows throughout the year. My work has been featured on TV networks like CNN, PBS, Travel Channel and more. I’ve also partnered with cool brands like Viator, the Colorado Tourism Board and beyond. Recently, I landed a dream job with Bumble as one of their first-ever Global Connector Bees–traveling the world meeting people through Bumble and sharing stories along the way (@BumbleGCB).

Follow my adventures @TravelingJules.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’ve always struggled with the idea that I needed to get a “real job”. But, surprisingly, I haven’t had a “real job” since I graduated college. And it’s turned out beautifully, better than I could have ever imagined. It was never my goal to start my own business, but the kind of job I wanted didn’t exist. Compared to those jobs with security and steady paychecks and a clear path of what’s to come, doing my own thing was a risk. Not knowing where my next paycheck would come from and what I’d be doing is not for everyone. But my path has been full of so many unique and interesting opportunities, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. So, little by little, with every opportunity, I’ve been creating my own kind of dream job. I’m really proud of how it’s all turned out. If I could tell myself anything, I would say, “Don’t worry! It will all work out.” And it always does! 😛

As a female filmmaker in a male-dominated field, I hope to inspire fellow females to pickup cameras and to not get overwhelmed by all the techy stuff. My camera is a powerful tool. I use it to express myself and contribute to the world. Having the know-how to share my story is empowering. I notice people who don’t know how to use cameras either can’t share their stories, or they have to rely on someone else to execute their ideas. You have a lot more freedom when you know how to use a camera! Take time to master the craft. Learn storytelling and the technical side too. It will open up a whole world of possibility.

Fun fact, I’ve been teaching snowboarding for sixteen years! One thing I learned while pursuing my full certification for snowboard instruction at Vail Mountain is the power of having dedicated women’s clinics. While ski towns notoriously skew male, we noticed powerful things when we rounded up the girls to ride together in female clinics. We created a safe space where we should share goals and challenges and support each other. We pushed ourselves more–we jumped off cliffs we never would have even attempted while riding with the boys. Seeing a girl do it inspired us and helped us find the confidence to push our own boundaries. We came away with new friends and gained confidence in ourselves. Just like the ski and snowboard industry experienced a movement with women’s skiing and riding–I realize how much other industries can benefit from womens-specific opportunities.

Please tell us about TravelingJules Productions.
I’m a Travel Video Journalist, some may call me a content creator, a filmmaker, on-camera personality, there are a wide range of titles to describe all the things I do! I produce engaging travel videos for travel brands, media outlets and my own TravelingJules vlog. Often times, I work as a one-woman show, seeing my stories from start to finish working as the producer, shooter, writer, editor and on-camera talent. I love getting to do a lot of things and seeing the process come together full circle.

People know me for my high-quality experiential travel films and my energetic and authentic on-camera personality. I’m that girl carrying an armful of camera gear and sporting pink lipstick while wearing a dress. I like to have my cake and eat it too. 😛 I like to produce quality content that is worth watching. I’m grateful to have collected now 10 Heartland Emmy Awards. I like to keep the energy up so it’s fun to watch, and I want you the viewer to feel like you’re coming along on the adventure with me.

Do you recommend any apps, books or podcasts that have been helpful to you?
I’m a creator. I’m not a huge consumer.

I believe in investing in yourself. Take time to learn and grow and follow the things you’re truly interested in and are passionate about.

It’s important to have a network of people who you can trust, who can be your sounding board, who understand you, who can offer advice, who can also benefit from your advice. They who remind you that you’re not alone, that you don’t have to be everything all the time, and they help you remember what you already know and what will help you get to that next level!

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Photos Courtesy of Juliana Broste, TravelingJules; Cover photo by Josh Barrett, Ignite Images,

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