Best Travel Podcasts to Get You Ready for Your Next Adventure

Get Prepared for Your Trip

Traveling has drastically changed in the past few months, but that doesn’t mean you have to shut yourself off from it completely. Whether you’re planning an upcoming road trip or hoping to see different parts of the world when the time is right, travel-based podcasts are a great way to educate yourself on the subject and get you inspired for your next trip. Take a look at our top five best travel podcasts that will surely get you excited for your next adventure, whatever and whenever it may be.

1. Extra Pack of Peanuts – Travis and Heather Sherry

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First on our list is the perfect podcast for tips on how to achieve a budget-friendly trip. Traveling doesn’t have to break the bank to be fun and memorable and hosts Travis and Heather Sherry, who’ve been traveling the world for the past ten years, share that mentality. In this podcast, you’ll get everything from interviews with people who have incredible travel stories to lists of the best places to check out in various parts of the world.

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2. Amateur Traveler – Chris Christensen

If you don’t consider yourself to be a seasoned traveler, have no fear, because there’s a podcast out there for you. Amateur Traveler with host Chris Christensen will get you motivated to travel, and, if you can’t decide where to go next, give this a listen. Christensen offers advice to those working with a one-to-two-week window of vacation time and want to stay in the country. The podcast has been around for 15 years, so there’s no shortage of episodes to choose from. 

3. The Food Chain – BBC

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Missing all of the fantastic food you try while traveling? We have your podcast. In this BBC podcast, you’ll listen to world-renowned chefs talk about how food gets on your plate, what the restaurant business has looked like during the pandemic and more. The Food Chain also features a special segment within their podcast titled “My Life in Five Dishes,” which is just as it sounds; chefs from around the globe describe their life in only five dishes. 

4. Chronicles Abroad – Nubia and Frantzces

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Next on our list is a podcast that inspires you to travel with passion and purpose. Hosted by two friends, Nubia and Frantzces, Chronicles Abroad targets a 35+ audience of professionals interested in traveling. You’ll hear stories about people who left their corporate jobs to house-sit around the world, families who traveled with their children to nearly 100 different countries, travelers who gained introspection from their trips, and much more. If you’re pressed for time, this podcast features mini-episodes that are about ten minutes long, but if you’re looking to dive deeper into these stories, check out the longer episodes. 

5. The Travel Diaries – Holly Rubenstein

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We’re ending our list with this weekly interview series hosted by entertainment and travel journalist Holly Rubenstein. This podcast has something for everyone; it features guests’ stories ranging from the infamous ethologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to supermodel and actress Poppy Delevingne. You’ll hear about the interviewee’s first travel memories, what’s made the top of their bucket lists, and their favorite hidden gem spots, to name a few. Whichever episode you chose, we promise this podcast will ignite your wanderlust.  

Back to Basics

Podcasts can certainly educate and inspire us and are the perfect story on the go. If you prefer the feeling of a book in your hand rather than headphones in your ears, we have you covered; take a look at our Eight Travel Books to Keep You and Your Family Busy at Home and On the Road.