Borders are closed, resorts are deserted and planes are grounded during the global COVID-19 pandemic. But even though you are stuck at home you can still get your travel fix without leaving your house.
Satisfy your wanderlust for new places by listening to top rated travel podcasts that transport you through experiential narratives and uplifting travelogues.
Here are my top picks for travel podcasts that mentally move you and fuel your travel passions for future adventures. Listen and start dreaming!
Women Who Travel
Brought to you by the editors of Conde Naste Traveler, the Women Who Travel podcast, which was developed through the widely popular Facebook group, is hosted by Traveler editors Meredith Carey and Lale Arikoglu.
The hosts and guests inspire curiosity to explore all corners of the globe as well as covering important topics like safety, feminism and travel and of course the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest episode has tips and advice on exploring Greece and the Turquoise coast of Turkey.
The Rough Guide To Everywhere
Rough Guides are a reliable and trustworthy brand that has been producing content and travel guides for years. Their podcast goes deeper to find interesting share-worthy stories that stay with you.
My favorite episodes are from season 3 because the amazing Rebecca Hallett hosts along with Neil McQuillian, and I could listen to her all day!
The DNA travel episode which discusses ancestry journeys is particularly interesting.
Zero To Travel
Jason Moore has been exploring the world for the past 15 years and shares his tips on quitting your job and becoming a full-time traveler in a five-part series.
He also interviews adventurers and includes tips on living abroad in other podcast episodes.
The Travel Genius podcast presented by Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein, is an excellent resource-heavy production that equips travelers with tips and tricks to maximize their travel budget.
The consumer focused tone includes episodes on bringing your pet on vacation, increasing your chances of getting an upgrade to business class, and hacks for getting the best deals from Disney resorts to New York City restaurants.
Interviews on this podcast include guests who are entrepreneurs and travel industry professionals giving their commentary on contemporary issues in the travel world.
They also cover trends and growth industries for those interested in the business of travel.
On She Goes
The On She Goes platform is an inspiring and empowering movement to encourage women of color to travel confidently.
They cover food, wine, and travel as well as heavier topics, such as racism and immigration, with a focus on highlighting and showcasing women of color travelers.
Out of Office
Contiki’s Out of Office audio show has arguably the best name for a travel podcast.
Check out episodes on sustainability, indigenous culture, body positivity and LGBTQ travel perspectives.
So, during this unprecedented slowdown in the travel world, get comfortable, take a seat, pop on your headphones and take a journey in your mind via these informative and fascinating travel podcasts.
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