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5 Travel Podcasts To Add To Your Playlist

With international travel being a distant memory in 2020, tune into some of our top-picked podcasts to help sate your wanderlust. From star-studded, celebrity travels to nifty tips and tricks from the road, there’s something for everyone itching to travel. Headphones, on!

The Travel Diaries

Travel and entertainment journo Holly Rubenstein’s weekly podcast features globetrotting celebrities including the likes of Richard Branson, Dev Patel and Poppy Delevingne. Each episode is structured around ‘chapters’ urging subjects to recall their most remarkable experiences, from their earliest childhood travel memory to their all-time favourite destis.

Average episode length: 45 minutes

Recommended podcast: Wanderlust Magazine’s Lyn Hughes

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Monocle: The Urbanist

Nominated for Smartest Podcast in the 2019 British Podcast Awards, The Urbanist approaches world cities from the unique perspectives of influential urban planners, mayors and architects. Monocle’s sensory guides to cities and their subcultures are a staple of those who love well-spoken stories about lively neighbourhoods in global metropolises, coupled with thoughtful examinations of current trends in city-making.

Average episode length: 5 minutes; 30 minutes

Recommended podcast: Beirut After the Blast

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Extra Pack of Peanuts

Characterised as a ‘fun, knowledgable host with tonnes of practical travel advice,’ and notably dubbed ‘Rick Steves for the new generation,’ Travis Sherry is the serial entrepreneur and world traveler that travel lovers and avid podcast listeners are swearing by. His interview-based episodes with notable travel industry figures offer priceless tips and tricks on the best ways to eat, sleep and fly no matter which corner of the world listeners find themselves in.

Average episode length: 1 hour

Recommended podcast: The Hidden Gem that is Uruguay with Karen Higgs

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Travatical (F.K.A. The Expat Chat)

In this inspirational series where travel and lifestyle intersect, hosts Pamela and Steve lay out the balancing act that is traveling while freelancing through examples from their lived adventures. Nominated for iHeartRadio’s Best Travel Podcast 2021, the Travatical podcast proves, as its listeners can attest, that ‘there is another way to live your life and that anyone can do it’.

Average episode length: 45 minutes

Recommended podcast: Living the Good Life in Bangkok

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Condé Nast Traveler: Women Who Travel

In this escapist’s dream series, Conde Nast’s own Male Arikoglu and Meredith Carey team up to break down the realities of travelling as a woman in the 21st century. The show is comprised of episodes which are less about travel tips and more concerned with travel philosophies, life goals, travel experiences and attitudes. Riddled with sentimental memoirs and daydream-worthy destination stories, the hosts interview a number of prominent individuals currently transforming the landscape of cuisine, hospitality and adventure.

Average episode length: 40 minutes

Recommended podcast: The Not-So-Glamourous Side of Solo Travel

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