Find inspiration, money-saving tips and destination guides in these entertaining travel podcasts.
Long flights, airport delays, pre-trip inspiration, post-trip withdrawal, long layovers, morning commute fodder — whatever your motive may be, travel podcasts can be you best companion.
From staying up-to-date on travel news and discovering what to do and see in a particular destination to traveling by proxy with those who are doing it full time, here are six stellar podcasts worth a listen.
After 15 years of wandering the planet, cutting his teeth as a music and events tour manager as well as an adventure travel tour guide, Jason Moore picked up a thing or two about the best way to travel the world. Lucky for us, he’s chosen to share the wealth in his free podcast. Topics include strategic wallet-friendly ways to travel, tales of folks who ditched their 9-to-5 to see the world, international volunteering and traveling for work.
If the cheeky name of this podcast doesn’t hook you, the content, which focuses on traveling more and spending less (yes, really), surely will. Listen close as Travis Sherry and his wife and co-host, Heather, discuss things like making the most of your frequent flier miles, packing light, traveling on a tight budget, destination guides and more. Travel experts themselves (the duo left everything behind to explore the world), Travis and Heather will ignite just enough wanderlust to have you booking your next adventure.
When you need a break from back-to-back in-flight movies, tune in to this weekly podcast. Fred Perrotta and Jeremy Michael Cohen, the founders of Tortuga Backpacks, veer the conversation to the crossover between travel and entrepreneurship. In other words, you’ll hear the tales behind your favorite travel products, peppered in with crucial information about travel news, carry-on regulations, international data plans and tips for staying in shape while on the road.
Ever fantasize about traveling full time? Live vicariously through Craig and Linda Martin, who have been making that dream a reality since 2006. With a decade of jet-setting experience, the pair not only shares their first-hand travel experience on the podcast, but also throws in tips, tricks and loads of interviews with other experts on how to learn a language while abroad, what to do and see in a particular destination, and how to save money while on-the-go.
The title tells you exactly who this podcast is for. Chris Christensen kicked off this podcast back in 2005 and, ever since, has been helping new travelers decide which destination to cross off their bucket list next. He features interviews with fascinating personalities (expats, experts and more), who spill the beans on their own experiences in various destinations, from Cuba to Croatia. Each week you’ll leave with a new arsenal of travel trivia, like what to put on your Chicago hot dog or where to go swimming with whales in Tonga.
Just when you thought your love for New York couldn’t get any bigger, The Bowery Boys are here to prove you wrong. Greg Young and Tom Meyers, the two dudes behind this NYC-centric podcast, have called the Big Apple home for two decades. Having been around the block for a while, the duo goes beyond the typical touristy hangouts when discussing the city’s history. Topics include the great hoaxes of old New York, the first subway and a culinary tour through the Lower East Side.
Read the original story, 6 Awesome Travel Podcasts to Keep You Occupied Anytime, Anywhere, by Alisha Prakash, on Oyster.com.