Whether you’re actively traveling or just hanging out at home, it’s always exciting to find a new travel podcast to binge. There are tons of travel shows to choose from these days, ranging from ones that share travel stories to ones that teach you valuable travel lessons and hacks. These podcasts won’t only inspire you, they’ll inform you, too. Read on to discover 9 travel podcasts to fuel your wanderlust.
This is a guest post from fellow travel blogger, Erin. Be sure to check out her site – Pina Travels and her podcast – Alpaca My Bags!
Erin Hynes from the blog Pina Travels talks with a new guest every episode about topics related to responsible travel and tourism. Every episode introduces unique and underrepresented perspectives, and provides the tools and information travelers need to travel the world in a mindful way. Some of the topics covered include sustainable travel, voluntourism, what it means to have authentic travel experiences, and more.
A notable episode to get started with: Are Tour Groups a Responsible Way to Travel?
Host Amanda Kendle launched The Thoughtful Travel Podcast in March 2016. In every episode she interviews her fellow travel addicts about their travel experiences, and digs up some of their best stories. Episodes touch on interesting (and thoughtful!) topics like using foreign languages, meeting the locals, getting lost and what we learn from our travels.
A notable episode to get started with: What Does Thoughtful Travel Mean?
Aaron Millar hosts this podcast which tells the stories of the world’s greatest adventurers. Each episode is done in a documentary style set to music and cinematic effects which makes for an immersive experience! This is a unique listen because the sound design really transports you to the place being discussed. This show will inspire you to connect deeply with the outdoors, adventure, travel, and culture.
A notable episode to get started with: Rowing Solo Across the Atlantic While Recovering from Brain Surgery
Host Danielle Desir teaches listeners how to make travel a financial priority by sharing tips for paying off debt and building wealth. She shares tips on how to build the confidence to make smart financial decisions. Ultimately, listeners learn not just to save money for travel, but how to accomplish other financial goals, too!
A notable episode to get started with: How I Became a Financially Savvy Traveler
This show’s slogan is “Because a woman’s place is wherever she chooses.” Condé Nast Traveler editors Lale Arikoglu and Meredith Carey talk about the realities of traveling as a woman today. They share their own experiences and ideas, and interview women from around the world who are shaking things up in food, hospitality, adventure, and travel journalism.
A notable episode to get started with: How Travel Taught Me to Love My Body
Let’s Go Together features diverse voices sharing their unique travel experiences and inspiring others to explore the world. Some past guests include a quadriplegic who climbed Machu Picchu, the first documented Black woman to travel every country in the world, a gay couple who gave up city living for a life of exploring national parks, and more. Host Kellee Edwards is an award-winning travel expert, licensed pilot, scuba diver, television host, and world adventurer.
A notable episode to get started with: Globetrotting as a Single Mom
Noami Grevemberg and Anaïs Monique dig into the stories of fellow nomads, road travelers and outdoorists. They highlight the challenges, journeys and inspirations of diverse voices who often go unheard. Episodes cover topics related to diversity in the road travel community, like representation, mental health, allyship, and more. On this show, you’ll hear from underrepresented folks from the outdoor community, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+2S, disabled, and others.
Atlas Obscura co-founder and host Dylan Thuras takes listeners on an audio journey to discover new and hidden places. Some may be on the other side of the world, others are very nearby in their own backyard. He interviews incredible people to hear the stories and history that make places around the world so special.
Start listening: The Village Where Every Person’s Name Is a Song
Host Debbie Arcangeles interviews travelers from around the world about how they ditched their conventional lives to become location independent. Guests are featured in in-depth interviews that cover how that traveler got started and eventually found success in making a living out of travel. Listen in to learn from content creators, digital nomads, and more in every episode. And watch out, this show has a habit of inspiring listeners to quit their location dependent jobs and become digital nomads instead!
Notable episode to get started with: How this personal finance expert uses travel hacking to see the world for next to nothing