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Low Season Traveller Insider Guides

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The official Low Season Traveller podcast where each week we learn more about what the tourism experience is like during each destination's low season. And who better to learn from than the very people responsible for promoting tourism in each destination and the locals who can advise us of the "hi… read more

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Low Season Barbados: What's it really like?

June 30th, 2022

29:47

Today we’re bringing you to Barbados in this special episode.

Last week myself and Kevin were kindly invited over to Barbados by the wonderful team …

The Best Beaches You Never Heard Of...

June 10th, 2022

30:54

Hidden deep in the Amazon jungle is the little known and laid back destination called Alter do Chao which has some of Brazil’s most amazingly pure, powder white sandy beaches.

One of our listeners, Bec, visited in the …

Israel: "Hummus is life!"

May 31st, 2022

32:14

This week we’re super excited to be talking about Israel in the low season months as we are joined by Sharon Bershadsky who is the Director of the …

Stavros, The Rhodes Restauranteur

May 18th, 2022

15:15

Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides.

And this week we’re bringing you another episode of Low Season Stories  where we speak to locals in destinations around the world to learn their …

Savas, The Rhodes Cobbler

May 11th, 2022

17:30

This week we have a real treat for you as we are launching our first episode of Low Season Stories, where we speak to locals in destinations around the world to learn their stories and their take on tourism in their …

Reflections On Rio

May 3rd, 2022

18:53

Welcome to this week's episode of the Low Season Traveller Insider Guides podcast!

This week we bring you to Rio de Janeiro where our Founder, Ged Brown, reflects on his short stay in Brazil and Rio live from Copacabana …

The Girl From Ipanema

April 26th, 2022

35:51

Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides.

This week we’re in Rio de Janeiro to learn more about the city, the cariocas and the low season experience.

In this episode, I caught up with the …

Slow Travel in Kerala

April 8th, 2022

24:44

This week, we’re following up on last week’s episode to Rajasthan by featuring wonderful Kerala in Southern India.

Once again, we’re joined by the …

Resplendent Rajasthan

April 1st, 2022

38:45

This week we're joined by our local guide, Lovleen Sagar, as we head over to Rajasthan to discover the sights, smells and experiences which await you on our Signature Journey encompassing the very best of this …

The Adventure of a Lifetime!

March 22nd, 2022

29:49

This year, we have launched a small selection of intimate signature low season journeys with our partners which show off each destination in their very best light.

One of the first trips we created was a unique …

Travel Without The Crowds...

March 15th, 2022

20:23
Launching in April, we are delighted to bring you the world’s first travel magazine entirely dedicated to travel during the low season months in each destination. 

And so what better way to start our new podcast season …

Regenerative, Local, Responsible, Sustainable...Tourism

December 21st, 2021

1:30:15

We are talking Regenerative Tourism, Local Tourism, Community Tourism and of course, Low Season Tourism. What are the challenges facing us for 2022 and are we, as an industry adapting quickly enough?

Welcome to this …

Mindfulness in Hvar, Croatia

December 17th, 2021

25:00

Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides.

Today we're delighted to be joined by Denis, the general manager of the …

Iberostar Grand El Mirador - Tenerife

December 9th, 2021

19:54

Today I’m delighted to be joined by the charming Marc Clement who is the General Manager of the Iberostar Grand El Mirador hotel in Adeje in Southern Tenerife.

This podcast was recorded earlier this year when we …

British Scenic Rail Journeys

December 2nd, 2021

35:29

Recently, there has quite rightly been a more focused shift in the travel industry, towards more sustainable forms of tourism and this is something which we really want to help promote at Low Season Traveller. 

We know …

The Pyrenees: Nature's Bridge Between France & Spain

November 12th, 2021

34:05
The Pyrenees form the natural border between France and Spain and stretch from the Atlantic in the West to the Mediterranean in the east.

They're easily accessible by train, with a new night train service now linking …

Tourism Declares Climate Emergency

November 4th, 2021

39:25

Today we're joined by Bob Garner who is the owner of Casal Dei Fichi Sustainable Holiday Apartments in Italy and is also a volunteer at Tourism …

My Low Season Switzerland

October 27th, 2021

36:35

Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides.

Today we are delighted to be joined by Alex Herrman who is the Director UK and …

Low Season Sri Lanka

October 22nd, 2021

47:34

Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides.

Today we're delighted to be joined by Chalana Perera who is the Founder of Retrace Hospitality in Sri Lanka.

Now, Chalana has been a friend of Low …

Tours By Locals

October 13th, 2021

40:41

Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides.

Today we're delighted to be joined by Paul Melhus who is the Canadian Founder …

Toilet Tourism Awards 2021

October 6th, 2021

27:15
Welcome to this week’s episode of Low Season Traveller Insider Guides. Today we’re joined by the always insightful and equally charming, Carolyn …

The Influencer Series: Meet Petrena

September 29th, 2021

51:53

So welcome to this final episode of our special 6 part series where we have been speaking with some of the brightest and most considerate social media content creators around.  And today I’m delighted to be joined by …

The Influencer Series: Meet Tolu

September 27th, 2021

46:58

Tolu is a travel content creator who specialises in affordable luxury travel and providing travel tips to her rapidly growing audience on social …

World Tourism Day Special: Sustainable Travel

September 26th, 2021

49:54

In this special episode for World Tourism Day, we speak to Dayana Brooke who is the Founder of The Sustainable Traveller, about her aim to change the way we travel so that we make a better impact on our environment, our …

The Influencer Series: Meet Dasha

September 22nd, 2021

52:00
Dasha is a travel content creator and tour guide focusing on her adopted city of London.  After spending many days walking through lesser-known parts of London such as Brick Lane on her way to work, Dasha set about …

The Influencer Series: Meet Talia

September 15th, 2021

57:10

Talia is the face behind the hugely popular Talia’s Bucketlist and Travel With Talia.  She is a content creator for travel, fashion and lifestyle and …

Finally! Carbon Neutral UK Coach Holidays

September 10th, 2021

34:33

Here at Low Season Traveller, we've been looking out for some autumnal low season trips in the UK and today’s guest is the perfect man to help us!  I am delighted to be joined by Sean Taggart who’s going to help us get …

The Influencer Series: Meet Bugo

September 8th, 2021

1:00:56
Bugo is a London and travel blogger who travels the world with her husband focusing on the romantic notions associated with travel. 

Like many of us, Bugo has spent a great deal of the lockdowns at home in London but …

The Influencer Series: Meet Emma Gill

September 1st, 2021

36:47

Emma Gill is a travel photographer and videographer.  Uncomfortable with the label of influencer, Emma travels and shares with her audience how she creates the shots and videos that she shoots to inspire her …

Socially Responsible Journeys

August 19th, 2021

35:24
In today’s episode, we're talking about Social Responsible Tourism.  And we have the perfect guest to help us to better understand what we mean by social tourism and how it can make a huge positive difference in the …

Istanbul: Food is Family

August 5th, 2021

26:14

Today, Kate is joined again by Korhan Karakoyun the owner of 'Istanbul on food'.

In this episode, Kate and Korhan do a deep-dive into the surprising …

Istanbul: Where Asia and Europe Collide

August 3rd, 2021

24:56
Today, Kate is joined by Korhan Karakoyun the owner of the foodie tour company 'Istanbul on Food'.

Korhan gives an honest and raw account of what …

Texas & New Mexico: Huge Sky Islands, Peace and Tranquility

July 22nd, 2021

25:09

For today's episode, we are staying in the US as we hear from Susanne Lorenz who owns and runs the AT West Tour Company.
While most of us have been locked up indoors for most of the past year, Susanne and her team have …

Frontierland: Texas and New Mexico

July 19th, 2021

23:55

David Lorenz has guided in this area for most of his life.  In recent months, he has been working with our friends at Adventure Travel West to develop a brand new tour for the low season months in 2021 and 2022.   The …

Clare Valley: Sustainable, Ethical, Wholesome; Welcome to the Watervale

July 15th, 2021

24:52
This is exactly the type of tourism we celebrate!

"Our purpose is to create an epicurean business that can act as a hub for our local community, a …

Clare Valley: Wine lovers unite!

July 12th, 2021

25:29

Today, Kate is joined by Warrick from the Clare Valley in South Australia. The Clare Valley is the little sister to the larger wine region of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, however, it is not one to be missed. …

Malta: Pride, party and feast

July 8th, 2021

20:25

Today, Kate is joined once again by Peter from the Malta Tourism Authority to learn about the cultural heritage which Malta offers low season …

Malta: Find your sense of peace

July 5th, 2021

26:34

Today, Kate is joined by Peter from the Malta Tourism Authority to discuss the beautiful archipelago that is Malta!

Malta is the largest of 3 islands …

Untouched Ep6: Haiti

July 1st, 2021

25:16

In our final episode of the Untouched series with Alex Boylan, Kate and Alex travel to a less typical tourist destination: Haiti.

Disaster has plagued Haiti over the years, making it a potentially dangerous place for …

Untouched Ep5: Punta Mita

June 28th, 2021

24:06

In the 5th episode of the Untouched series with Alex Boylan we travel to Punta Mita, in the Nayarit province of Mexico.

Now, this destination is a little different from our previous episode, as this destination is less …

Untouched Ep4: Exumas

June 24th, 2021

20:41

Get your boat shoes on because in the 4th episode of the Untouched series with Alex Boylan we travel to the Exumas, Bahamas! Kate and Alex discuss …

Untouched Ep3: Dominica

June 21st, 2021

19:20

In today's episode of this 6 part mini-series Kate is joined again by Alex Boylan to chat about the world's less-visited destinations. The third stop: Dominica. Alex and Kate go down a slightly different route to …

Untouched Ep2: Botswana

June 17th, 2021

25:28

Today, in the second episode of this 6 part mini-series Kate is joined again by Alex Boylan to chat about the world's less visited destinations. The second stop: Chobe National Park, Botswana.

The first thing Alex …

Untouched Ep1: Guyana

June 14th, 2021

30:54

Today, in the first episode of this 6 part mini-series Kate interviews Alex Boylan about the world's untouched destinations. The first stop: Guyana. A small English-speaking country on South America's North Atlantic …

Bahia Del Duque: The Perfect Antidote...

June 3rd, 2021

20:08

In this episode, we are joined by Ane Ugarte from the Bahia Del Duque hotel in Adeje, Tenerife.

Ged sat down with Ane for a relaxed chat on the …

Low Season Live: Tenerife

May 31st, 2021

23:03

In this special episode, we come to you live from Tenerife where we have been spending the past week recording video's and photos of all of the attractions on this paradise island. 

Here, Founder of Low Season …

African Safari: Sensitivity and Neutrality.

May 27th, 2021

27:52

Have you really seen the stars? Warren returns with Honor and recounts his stand out safari moments as a tour guide. Think of  fresh air, clean smells, dust, savannah trees, grass & mountains as Warren takes us on a …

South Africa: Come to Cape Town Where The Whales Can Fly

May 24th, 2021

19:26

Honor is joined by Warren Pearson; travel guide, explorer and part of the Low Season Traveller team. From whale watching, to the full moon, to Giant …

Tenerife: Culture, Heritage, Nature and a Biosphere Destination

May 20th, 2021

47:52

In this episode, we are joined once again by Pia Louw from Turismo Tenerife, who helps us to understand more about the unique culture of Tenerife as …

Tenerife Awakens Emotions!

May 17th, 2021

40:07

As many of you may be aware, we are delighted to be promoting Tenerife as a safe, warm, relaxed and stimulating destination to visit as the perfect …

Bologna: The Fat One

May 13th, 2021

18:46

It's no secret that Italy is known for its food, but it is a secret that Bologna has some of the best chocolate in Europe! But where to find it? Join …

Bologna: An easy city to get to love

May 10th, 2021

17:20

Kate is joined again by our Italian expert Andrea from IC Bellagio. They chat about the religious history that influenced the world, the secret art …

The Basque Country: “Once you try it, you will remember it forever”.

May 6th, 2021

21:00

Honor & Gorka return to discuss the Basque Country in more detail. Our chat takes us through their turbulent history, national identity, …

The Basque Country: Where Modern Meets Traditional

May 3rd, 2021

19:40

Honor is joined by Gorka from the Basque Country; a country that is celebrated for its traditions, with a culture and language like no other in the …

'Sea' Syndey in a new light...

April 29th, 2021

19:21

Today Kate and Leisa from Daily Sydney Tours return for this second podcast on low season Sydney where they discuss "Vivid" the Low Season festival of lights during which Sydney's most iconic buildings are bathed in the …

Sydney: Best enjoyed at eye level...

April 26th, 2021

27:06

Today Kate is joined by Leisa Wahlin, the owner and operator of the fabulous Daily Sydney Tours.

If you've been to Australia, the chances are you've …

Northern Thailand and The Tuk Tuk Club

April 22nd, 2021

21:29

Smiles and soul come to mind when Bruce Haxton returns with Honor to talk about his travel business The Tuk Tuk Club. Described by the Sunday Times …

Chiang Mai: Take Your Time and Triple It

April 19th, 2021

20:51

Today Honor is joined by Bruce Haxton, travel entrepreneur and owner of The Tuk Tuk Club in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Bruce talks us through Northern Thailand’s Low Seasons; a period of rejuvenation and growth. A …

Andermatt - Feel the magic, discover the mystery

April 15th, 2021

19:24

This week Kate is joined once more by Lars Werner from Raddison Blue Hotel Andermatt. They discuss the mysterious and intriguing history that surrounds Andermatt. The stories and tales passed on by the locals, talk of …

Andermatt - Come for the adventure, stay for the serenity

April 12th, 2021

23:33

This week Kate is joined by Lars Werner from the Raddison Blue Hotel in Andermatt as they discuss the wonders this famous ski town has to offer when there's no snow on the ground.

Huddled in the Swiss Alps this town of …

Music, food, art, life in Fremantle

April 1st, 2021

23:08

Michael from Fremantle tours is back on today's episode with fellow Aussie, Kate. They discuss Fremantle's low season International Street Art Festival - filled with all types of street performers, free for all to come! …

Fremantle - people come and never leave

March 29th, 2021

21:34

Kate is joined by the passionate Michael from Fremantle Tours. Tucked in the coast of Western Australia Fremantle boasts an exciting and colourful …

Cycling in the Algarve

March 22nd, 2021

21:09

Today Honor Morrison is joined by Anna Leal from Domitur Travel. Join us as we talk through their hand-picked cycling tour of the Algarve. For full …

Naples: it's always about the food and wine

March 18th, 2021

20:28

Naples low season is festival season! Opera, nativity scenes, fireworks and of course fantastic food and wine is what you can expect from Naples from …

Naples: get your walking shoes on

March 15th, 2021

20:59

Today Kate speaks with Andrea from IC Bellagio about the magical town that is Naples. The home of margarita pizza Naples offers the most luxurious …

Walking in The Algarve

March 11th, 2021

31:18

In this episode Ana Leal from Domitur talks us through what we can expect to experience when we take a walking tour in Portugal during the low season. 

Hint: sunshine, warmth, natural beauty, friendly locals, amazing …

Community Based Tourism in The Algarve

March 8th, 2021

21:01

We speak with Ana Leal from Domitur Portugal to learn more about this wonderful region as well as her approach to truly community-based tourism. 

Central Vietnam: You can't have a bad meal in Vietnam

December 17th, 2020

21:02

Get ready because Kate is in her element today talking to Hua about Vietnamese food. From cooking classes to tiny chairs Vietnamese food is more than …

Central Vietnam: it's not about the place, but the people

December 14th, 2020

20:29

In this week's episode, Kate is joined by Hua, a sustainability tourism researcher from Quang Binh Province in Central Vietnam. Hua transports us from the rice fields to the beach. She discusses the untouched mountain …

Scottish Whisky: The Water Of Life

December 10th, 2020

20:38

Vikki, from MacLean and Bruce, returns to talk about whisky! Charles MacLean, Vikki's business partner, is a world-leading whisky expert. Prepare yourself as we tackle everything you need to know about whisky - we cover …

Scotland: Air Like Cold Champagne

December 7th, 2020

20:54

Today's guest is Vikki, Managing Director for MacLean and Bruce, a small luxury travel business in Scotland. Join Honor, as we explore a more …

Indigenous Culture in Far North Queensland

December 3rd, 2020

18:53

Far North Queensland is one of the only areas in Australia where multiple Aboriginal tribes and cultures meet. The Cairns Indigenous Arts Festival …

Far North Queensland - a clash of two UNESCO giants!

November 30th, 2020

29:05

This week Kate is joined by Annette from My Cairns Concierge. Home of the Great Barrier Reef, Annette describes FNQ as so much more. Rainforests, island hopping and a plethora of educational resources for visitors who …

Thankful For Philly - The Cultural & Spiritual Home of the USA

November 26th, 2020

28:45

In the first episode we gained insights into Philadelphia during the low season months and today we go a little deeper into the cultural heritage of …

Philadelphia: The Cool, Hip Birthplace of the USA

November 23rd, 2020

33:21

In this episode, we catch up with Gregg Caren who's the President & CEO of The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, to learn more about what Philly offers during the low season and why anytime is a great …

Portuguese Fado: Melancholy, fate and Longing

November 19th, 2020

11:09

The Portuguese Fado is like nothing else, the Portuguese even use the word 'saudade' to describe it, which has no direct translation in any other language. Melissa Puebla, from Vila Vita Parc Hotel, talks us through …

The Algarve: "The more you know, the more you love life!"

November 16th, 2020

18:02

This week we’re in the Algarve in the South of Portugal with Melissa Puebla, who works at the luxury Vila Vita Parc Hotel & Resort.

Melissa describes the smells of fresh coffee, the sound of waves, and views over …

Northern Norway: salt, cheese & potatoes! What's better?

November 12th, 2020

21:38

Our Northern Norway expert, Karoline, is joining Kate again for today's episode. Salt and cheese is the theme throughout while Kate and Karoline take …

Northern Norway: where everything is extreme!

November 9th, 2020

28:43

Karoline Hol Blomstrand, marketing manager for Skaarugen, talks to us about Northern Norway; full of extremes! Grab a coat and learn about the …

Greece: Music is our identity

November 5th, 2020

13:42

Maria Paravantes returns, this time giving us a snapshot of Greek music history. A student of music herself, we discuss Byzantine chants, Rebetiko …

Greece: Low season isn’t just an idea, it’s a must!

November 2nd, 2020

16:12

Maria Paravantes, accomplished journalist and creator of ‘The Greek Vibe’, talks to us about Greece; the best places to visit, top experiences and insider tips. Turning our attention to the hidden side of Greece, away …

Mae Hong Son, Thailand: Connecting Deeper With Communities

October 30th, 2020

28:06

Founder of the Fair Tourism Foundation Charlotte chats with Kate on the community based tourism (CBT) created in the Mae Hong Son province, specifically the Huay Pu Keng village. We discuss this magical sliver of …

Belfast: There's no such thing as bad weather

October 23rd, 2020

15:11

BBC presenter and voice of TomTom Satnav, Kathy Clugston gives us a personal tour of her home city. Kathy presents a weekly show on BBC Radio Ulster …

Tasmania: The best things come in small packages!

October 16th, 2020

39:24

This week Kate talks to fellow Ozzie, David Cox, the State Manager for Hawthorn Football Club in Tasmania, to learn more about the wide-open spaces …

Ljubljana in the Low Season

October 9th, 2020

28:26

Ljubljana is an incredible hidden gem that continuously gets accolades for its green initiatives and its food and drink which is a mixture of east …

Low Season Maldives

October 2nd, 2020

34:53

In today’s episode, Kate Burgess chats with Naya Ahmed about everyone's dream destination - The Maldives. The Maldives is known for its picturesque beaches, crystal clear waters, and 5* resorts but it offers so much …

World Tourism Day Special Podcast

September 26th, 2020

50:22

In this special episode for World Tourism Day Kate talks to 3 industry experts: Ged Brown from the UK, Warren Pearson from South Africa, and Chris Flynn from Australia on what they think the travel industry is going too …

Greek Cuisine - more than Greek Salad!

September 25th, 2020

51:26

In this episode Kate explores Greek cuisine with Dimitris Palaiogiannis. We explore the rich history of Greek cuisine, dream about seafood to spanakopita and talk about the importance of Greek food in creating …

Low Season Lombok & Gili Islands

September 18th, 2020

25:33

Kate Burgess explores the paradise Gili Islands and Lombok in Indonesia with Fahman Toriki from Wonderful Indonesia. Right next door to Bali these …

Avoiding The Crowds in Yucatan

September 11th, 2020

30:26

In this episode, Kate Burgess explores the Yucatan Peninsula with Jorge Ortiz. We discuss the best route to take by car to find the empty beaches …

Travel To The EXTREMES

September 4th, 2020

1:14:18

We speak to Nick Middleton, the bestselling author of "Going To Extremes", about what life is like in the hottest, coldest, wettest and driest …

Low Season Travel: Zimbabwe

August 28th, 2020

1:19:47

Zimbabwe offers some of the finest wildlife experiences in the whole of Africa.  It's guides are reputed to be the most knowledgeable and most …

Low Season Travel: Namibia

August 21st, 2020

1:15:20

As the world’s second least densely populated country, Namibia has a lot of space. In fact, there aren’t many destinations which can match it’s …

Low Season Travel: Botswana

August 14th, 2020

1:01:57

This week we learn more about the experience of being on Safari in Botswana during the low season months. We hear how Botswana has the largest …

Low Season South Africa

August 8th, 2020

57:57

In this episode, we speak with Warren Pearson, a wildlife expert and guide, who helps us to understand why we should visit during the low season …

Low Season Morocco

July 22nd, 2020

31:33

Hicham Alaoui believes that travel can be more than tourism.  It can be a unifying experience that makes the global feel a bit more local.

Join us as we travel to a land of snow-capped mountains, blue cities, bustling …

Low Season Japan

July 7th, 2020

58:08

We catch up with the enigmatic Avi Lugasi to learn about the low season experience which awaits travellers to this wonderful and varied country of …

The Heart of Japan

July 3rd, 2020

42:45

We look at the fascinating culture of Japan as we discover why you should never be late (or too early for that matter), why the streets are so clean …

Italy; Cuisine, Culture & A Unique Opportunity...

June 25th, 2020

28:52

Summer 2020 brings a unique opportunity to have a low season experience in Italy during the summer months.

We caught up with Andrea Grisedale of IC Bellagio to learn more about the low seasons throughout Italy as well …

Hvar From The Madding Crowds

June 19th, 2020

43:11

Hvar is an island off the Adriatic coast of Croatia and it is the first home of wellness tourism.

With more UNESCO Cultural Heritage than any other …

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