Podcast Perfect: Ear candy for your travels

Published February 20th, 2020

“I was listening to this podcast about…” How many times have you heard your friends (or maybe yourself—guilty!) wax lyrical about the latest podcast they listened to? Is it the cultural equivalent of telling someone about “this weird dream I had…”? Well, maybe. But, not if the podcast brings the goods!

Here’s 7 awesome travel themed podcasts to get you inspired for your next trip during the daily commute, or, keep you in good company in transit on your next holiday! Europe? USA? A staycation or road trip here in Oz? Get ready to press play!

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1. The Bon Appetit Foodcast
Food is culture - if you’re like us and plan your travel around where you’ll be eating and drinking, this podcast gives you advice on “Travel: what to do, what not to do, and what to drink...”



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2. We Travel There with Lee Huffman
From where to have fun times off The Strip in Las Vegas to Exploring Batu Caves in Malaysia, this podcast is all about uncovering the hidden treasures of a city. Lee’s podcast ‘goes beyond’ the basic tourist attractions to discover the best things to do, eat, drink, and see from a local’s point of view.

3. Highly Enthused
“A podcast by two women named Sophie concerning all the cool things you should consume online and IRL”—their recommendations on all matter of topics are on point, in particular, the travel episodes are worth their wavelengths in gold. Check out episodes: Tokyo & LA Travel Spectacular, and the It's a Sicily & Santa Fe Travel Spectacular!



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4. Women Who Travel
It doesn't matter if you have a uterus or not, this is great advice for anyone who travels. Brought to you by Condé Nast Traveler editors Lale Arikoglu and Meredith Carey—listen in as they dissect the realities of traveling as a woman today, and give tips on where the food and adventure is at! #getitgirl

5. Scattered
More of a human story than a travel story. But! You can glimpse into what it means for someone to come to the United States as an immigrant or refugee. “Chris Garcia’s dad had one dying wish: That his family scatter his ashes off the coast of Cuba—the country he was born in, and the country that would break him...” Do yourself a favour, this is quality podcast storytelling at it’s finest.



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6. EcoLust
For tips like how to live the ‘Minimalist Van Life in New Zealand’ check out this sustainable travel duo. As Chris and Hayley say “as Australian millennials, we want full lives and we like nice things. But we don’t want to be part of the problem anymore. We want to live better—for the planet, for others, and for ourselves.”

7. Out of Office
Contiki brings the goods with their own podcast, all about… you guessed it… travel! This Contiki-powered podcast focuses on travelling as an LGBTQ couple, indigenous cultures, men’s mental health and sustainable travel. Nice one!



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Now that you're down the rabbithole of podcasts, you’ll be handing out travel hacks and off-the-beaten-track tips in no time!

What was that… you heard it on a podcast? Tell your friends!

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Rachel Surgeoner

A self-confessed 'food-tourist', I take hunting for the world's greatest sandwich very seriously, my quest has taken me from Berlin to Hoboken. Stopping off only for vintage shopping, craft beers and Mediterranean sunsets.