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Five Travel Podcasts You Need to Hear

A global pandemic may keep us grounded, but your imagination is cleared to travel still.

Unfortunately, 2020 was not a year of travel. But that doesn’t mean that travel-lovers’ sense of wanderlust disappeared. In fact, it’s probably stronger than ever. So, as we wait for the world to open back up again, indulge that nomadic notion by tuning into a travel-themed podcast. Here are five of the best ones:

Out Travel the System

If you’re starting to plan that 2021 itinerary, you’ll want to take some advice from top travel experts. In this case, it’s the prominent booking site Expedia. In each themed episode, host Nisreene Atassi provides tips and tricks to help make every aspect of travel a bit easier. The data-backed approach gives you confidence in the information, while the guest conversations provide in-depth insight into big-picture trends. Think everything from socially-responsible travel to holiday travel hacks.

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Condé Nast Traveler is known for taking deep dives into the social and economic impact of travel and the transformative nature it can have on an individual’s psyche. And that’s exactly what you’ll get from this podcast hosted by editors Lale Arikoglu and Meredith Carey. In this case, the duo focuses on what it’s like to travel as a woman today. They cover everything from food and hospitality to inspirational stories from globetrotting gals.

The Offbeat Life

After this year, you’re probably ready to give it all up and travel the world. Well, host Debbie Arcangeles encourages just that by interviewing travelers who have given up their 9-to5 and manage to make money while jetsetting. It’s impossible not to catch the travel bug after listening to an episode.

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This Week in Travel

The travel industry is always in a state of flux, whether it’s pushing the boundaries in design or managing pandemic restrictions. Travel industry vets and hosts Chris Christensen, Gary Arndt and Jen Leo keep you up to date on it all, revealing exactly what you need to know in the world of wanderlust. The info is helpful if you’re planning a trip or just for good party fodder.

Extra Pack of Peanuts

Not all of us have an unlimited budget to go on an adventure. Many of us are pinching pennies. Host Travis Sherry speaks directly to those people by sharing tips and interviewing travelers from various backgrounds who have successfully ventured across the globe for cheap. You’ll learn their top hacks for your next trip.