Top 10 Travel Podcasts
Top 10 Travel Podcasts
Whether as a means of escapism, of finding inspiration for your next getaway, or for finding valuable insider tips and hints on how to get the best out of your adventures, podcasts are a great resource for travel enthusiasts, and there are some great options to choose from.
We've put together a list of our top 10 travel podcasts, all of which will captivate, inspire and take you on an adventure!
The Travel Now Podcast
If you're looking for inspiration for your next trip, ideas on how to make the most of your time away, and some handy tips and hints on how to save money, then The Travel Now Podcast is a great resource. A fascinating listen, it is hosted by successful author and keen travel-enthusiast Luke Richardson, who is joined by a litany of interesting guests to discuss a diversity of destinations (from Albania to Mexico), and subjects including, farm volunteering in North America and Europe, walking the Camino Frances, and the joys and complexities of solo travel!
The Travel Diaries
The UK's no.1 travel podcast, The Travel Diaries is hosted by Holly Rubenstein who, each week, talks to a renowned guest about their most memorable travel experiences. From world-famous actors like Dev Patel and Sir Ranulph Fiennes to legendary travel writer Michael Palin and renowned chefs, Yotam Ottolenghi and Heston Blumenthal, the series has featured a host of famous figures, whose fascinating travel anecdotes will transport you to an array of exotic locations!
Armchair Explorer is hosted by award-winning travel writer Aaron Millar, who, for each episode, invites one of the world's greatest adventurers to share their experiences with the listeners. The stories are diverse and extraordinary and include such subjects as, diving the Titanic, walking the Amazon and crossing Africa on foot, whilst the documentary-style editing, music and cinematic effects help create a thoroughly immersive and engaging experience!
The Big Travel Podcast
Politicians, Paralympians, famous faces from TV, radio, music, stage and screen, SAS soldiers, adventurers, and ordinary people, The Big Travel Podcast provides a stage where a diverse mix of travel enthusiasts tell their fascinating stories. Hosted by journalist, travel writer and broadcaster, Lisa Francesca Nand, the podcast is truly one of a kind, and never fails to delight, move and inspire in equal measure.
The First Mile
A recent addition to the travel podcast world, The First Mile launched in October last year with the aim of bringing you untold stories from the world of adventure. Hosts Ash Bhardwaj and Pip Stewart are both travel writers and keen adventure enthusiasts, who have an array of super-interesting stories to share along with some useful tips, hints, and advice, whilst their diverse guests include some of the most prolific and adventurous travellers in the world!
Normal to Nomad
Tech wizard Barron and digital artist Elsa are full-time nomads who have spent the last few years travelling the wilds of North America in their home, a 13ft Scamp trailer. Normal to Nomad their 24-episode podcast charts their experiences, offering a fascinating insight into the joys and challenges of their unique way of life, and is perfect for any adventurous souls interested in exploring a nomadic lifestyle.
The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is the brainchild of prolific traveller and podcaster Amanda Kendle, who each week chats to a range of guests about interesting subjects such as using foreign languages, meeting the locals, getting lost, and, what we learn from our travels. An engaging and thought-provoking listen (as the name would suggest), the podcast is unlike any others, and will help open your heart and mind to new ways of travelling.
JUMP with Traveling Jackie
JUMP with Traveling Jackie, blogger Jackie Nourse' monthly podcast focuses on off-the-beaten-track destinations, and features insider tips and hints, along with a range of inspiring stories that will transport you to some of the world's most interesting places. A great way to discover some hidden gems, and perhaps find the destination for your next trip, the podcast is an excellent resource, whilst the 'ask Jackie' sessions give you the chance to ask the host any travel-related questions you may have.
The Rough Guide to Everywhere
For nearly four decades Rough Guides have been providing in-depth information on destinations across the world through their award-winning guidebooks, and their biweekly podcast, which launched in 2017, is no different. In each episode, host and Rough Guides editor Aimee White chats to people from all corners of the world, who share inspiring stories that will undoubtedly have you dreaming of your next adventure!
The Indie Travel Podcast
Founders and hosts of the Indie Travel Podcast, Craig and Linda Martin are full-time travellers whose stories will transport you to all corners of the globe and give you some great info and advice on how to make the most of your trips. From destinations guides, or the best places to drink beer in the world, to useful insights such as 'how to find lesser-known attractions whilst travelling' or 'what to pack in your under-seat carry on' the podcast is both useful and inspiring and previously won Lonely Planet's coveted 'Best Podcast' award.
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