8 Travel Podcasts You Should be Listening To

If you’ve noticed that everywhere you turn people can’t seem to stop talking about podcasts, it’s because 40% of Americans over the age of 12 have been listening to them...and have fallen in love.

Are you into crafting? There’s a podcast for that. Or maybe you’re obsessed with tacos...well, there’s a podcast for that too! I was even interviewed on one about my experience with freelancing and being location independent.

Podcast: NOUN
1. a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.

Podcasts have become an easy way for people to share their stories with a worldwide audience. And even though they’ve been around for nearly a decade, they’ve only become more popular in recent years due to advancements in tech; you can now download episodes to your listening device or stream them online, which means episodes are easy to access by people globally. 

But as much as we love being crafty and eating delicious things, we wanted to find the most unique and informative travel podcasts for you to add to your playlist - because as entertaining as they may be, podcasts are also a great tool for learning new things.

8 Travel Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Get Outta Here!

Here you’ll get first-hand accounts of travel destinations from AP staffers who can tell you what a destination is really like because they actually live and work there. Whether you’re an armchair traveler or a frequent flyer, “Get Outta Here!” provides you with a weekly conversation about travel that’s informative, inspiring and fun. 

Traveling in Ireland

The only location-specific ‘cast on our list, “Traveling in Ireland” offers up stories and advice from the people who actually live on The Emerald Isle, as well as insights to traveling as a family. Ireland happens to be my mother’s favorite travel destination, and as I have yet to visit, this is one that I’m tuning into while diligently taking notes.

On She Goes

This podcast fills a much-needed space within the realm of travel as it’s all about the experiences of globe-trotting women of color. The hosts and their guests discuss self-care practices while abroad, and advice on solo travel, among other topics.

Nomad and Spice

"Nomad and Spice" offers insights into the digital nomad world but with a feminist slant. Kit Whelan and Viv Egan discuss issues of inclusivity (or lack thereof), toxic masculinity and how to balance a location independent lifestyle with having a family. While not specific to travel, this podcast is relevant and a must-listen for any existing or aspiring digital nomad.

XX, Will Travel

‘A Podcast for Independent Women Travelers’ is their tagline; tune in for tips, interviews, and stories perfect for every level of travel experience. They even discuss travel as presented within literature and film, so it’s a great listen for all you literary critics and future novelists.

Travel with Rick Steves

I don’t think enough can be said about Rick Steves and the impact he has had in the travel community. His shows on PBS were a staple in my home, and his career is #Goals. Rick hosts a weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. 

Indie Travel Podcast

A straightforward and comprehensive show that covers all of the basics from how to pack, to where to go and what to eat while you’re there. Currently 206 episodes in, this could end up being your one-stop shop for answering all of your travel questions.

Break into Travel Writing

If you’re an aspiring travel writer, “Break into Travel Writing” is chock full of interviews with writers, travelers, and digital nomads and gives you behind the scenes access to travel conferences and events. The host, Alexa Williams-Meiser even does an ‘Ask Alexa’ series where she’ll answer your most pressing questions. But don’t be fooled, even if you’re not a travel writer you’ll want to listen in to pick up on tips and insights from the pros who travel the world for a living.

Do you have a favorite travel podcast that didn’t make this list? Leave us a comment and let us know!