Top 11 Podcasts for Travel Lovers

Posted on August 30, 2019 by Eleanor McKenzie
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Looking for a podcast to listen to that could inspire your next travel adventure?

With so many to choose from, talking about both worldwide and European travel, we’ve done the hard work for you to find the very best of the podcast world.

With that in mind, here are 11 of the best travel podcasts to inspire your next adventure…

1. The Amateur Traveler

The Amateur Traveler is a great source for holiday planning. The podcast gives valuable information about countries, cities and famous road trip drives, such as the Pacific Coast Highway.

2. The Rough Guide to Everywhere

The Rough Guide is a trusted travel brand name, so its podcast is well worth the listen. The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast covers travel stories that the company’s guidebooks don’t include. It has interviews with interesting people from across the world, like travel writers and other inspirational story-tellers.

3. Travel Tales

This is the ideal podcast for anyone who enjoys a good travel story. Hosted by comedian Mike Siegel, Travel Tales includes a new interview with travel lovers in every episode. It’s sure to give interesting travel insight as well as a good laugh.

4. Zero to Travel

Hosted by Jason Moore, the Zero to Travel podcast is packed with inspiration and advice for everyone from travel newbies to nomads. Apart from the vast range of travel topics covered, including the benefits of travel on your wellbeing, it often includes episodes dedicated to listener questions.

5. Wild Ideas Worth Living

Even if you never plan to do anything as strenuous as walk the full length of the Yangtse River, this podcast hosted by Shelby Stranger includes interviews with people who like to travel on the wilder side.

Entertaining and inspirational, you just might find that you do want to sail across the Atlantic after listening to it.

6. The Budget-Minded Traveler

If you enjoy travelling independently, but want to stick to a budget, then The Budget-Minded Traveler is an excellent choice of podcast. Its episodes are filled with practical tips about how to fulfil your travel dreams without breaking the bank, and there are plenty of interviews with experienced travellers.

7. Flight of Fancy

These 30-minute episodes hosted by travel journalist Ben Groundwater cover a myriad of travel experiences. In Flight of Fancy, you’ll hear about the world’s hottest food destinations, the most difficult destinations to travel to and how to survive long-haul travel.

8. Women Who Travel

Hosted by the editors of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, the Women Who Travel podcast shares women’s stories and advice on solo female travel.

9. This Week In Travel

This podcast hosted by travel experts Chris Christensen, Gary Arndt and Jen Leo, includes chats with industry professionals. It will keep you updated about what’s happening in the travel business right now.

10. Extra Packet of Peanuts

Who could resist a podcast with a name like this? Extra Packet of Peanuts is aimed at the budget traveller who would like to travel the world on a budget. Recent topics include how to buy a campervan in New Zealand and includes interviews with those who have the camper-van travel experience.

11. The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

This delightful travel podcast hosted by Amanda Kendle is one for the dedicated lover of travel. Each episode is packed with travel stories from fellow travel addicts on topics like speaking foreign languages, meeting the locals, getting lost and what we can take away from travelling.

by Eleanor McKenzie

Eleanor McKenzie is a Northern Irish writer with a passion for art, literature, and red wine. She's worked at advertising agency JWT, edited a journal for a European social policy think tank and tried to teach teenagers the difference between "there" and "their". Being 50+ has not significantly changed Eleanor's life, although she finds it a handy excuse when she wants to avoid anything too energetic.