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Though travel and adventure have historically been publicly claimed by men, women have always been part of those narratives, too. Each week, host and Condé Nast Traveler editor Lale Arikoglu shines a light on some of those stories, interviewing female-identifying guests about their most unique trave… read more

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The Romance and Reality of Sleeper Trains

September 28th, 2023


Glamorous, exciting, and often nostalgic—when at its best (and let’s be clear, no two journeys are made equal) seeing the world by train can be all of those things and more, especially if you’re on a sleeper train. …

Morocco, Music, and More With Faouzia

September 21st, 2023


Lale chats with Moroccan-Canadian singer songwriter Faouzia Ouihya—who, at just 23, has already clocked up numerous accolades for her poppy, anthemic …

When You Travel to Eat With Bon Appétit

September 14th, 2023


Planning a trip around food is one of our favorite ways to travel, so Lale turns to a seasoned restaurant scouter for intel. Kate Kassin is the Editorial Operations Manager at Bon Appétit, which means she works on some …

Walking Pompeii With Rebecca Mead

September 7th, 2023


After a summer filled with European travel, Lale catches up with The New Yorker's Rebecca Mead to learn a few surprising facts about one of the continent's most famous—and ancient—sites, Pompeii. Plus, she hears from a …

Listener Dispatch: Gaining Perspective in Oaxaca

August 31st, 2023


As summer comes to a close, Lale catches up with one last listener about her recent trip to Oaxaca, where she found herself sharing a transformative hiking experience with a group of women.

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Listener Dispatch: Traveling In My Mother's Footsteps

August 24th, 2023


In another special mini episode of Women Who Travel, Lale takes a call from listener Margaret, who is so fascinated with an international trip her mother took in the 1950s that she's now working to recreate it for …

On the Road for the FIFA World Cup

August 17th, 2023


As the FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand draws to a close, we share conversations with two women who've had very different experiences with the tournament over the years: Australian Broadcasting Company's …

Listener Dispatch: Camping Gone Awry

August 10th, 2023


In another special mini episode of Women Who Travel, Lale catches up with listener Jamie, who says she loves the idea of camping, but can never quite get it right. Enter, calamitous stories of thunderstorms in the Grand …

Listener Dispatch: Eating Champorado in the Philippines

August 3rd, 2023


In a special mini episode of Women Who Travel, Lale gets on the phone with South Carolina-based listener Cinelle to hear about her recent, …

Climbing Mountains

July 27th, 2023


Treacherous mountain ascents like Everest have long been mythologized by men. But this week, Lale chats with two women who are achieving …

Solo Travel, According to Rachel Cargle

July 20th, 2023


We travel for all sorts of reasons: self-discovery, something new, a chance to break out of our routines. But how often is it truly restorative? Lale …

The Wild Swimming Phenomenon

July 13th, 2023


It’s summer, which means we're grabbing every chance there is to hit the beach or dive into a hotel swimming pool. But some travelers are a little …

Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer on Becoming the Perfect Travel Companions

July 6th, 2023


Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata love being best friends, which means they also love traveling together. Lale catches up with the two comedians, whose …

Do National Dishes Really Exist?

June 29th, 2023


What makes a national dish? And who gets to decide? Lale talks to food writer Anya Von Bremzen about her global quest to find out, which she charts in her new book National Dish: Around the World in Search of Food, …

Gabrielle Union’s Birthday Journey Across Africa

June 22nd, 2023


This week, Lale chats with actor Gabrielle Union about her new docuseries, Gabrielle Union: My Journey to 50, a two-part special on BET+. Listen in as Gabrielle shares how she traveled with her family—and many …

New York's Chinatown Through the Eyes of a Family That's Been There for Generations

June 15th, 2023


New York City's Chinatown is arguably one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world—and perhaps one of the most storied, too. Ava Chin, whose memoir, Mott Street: A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and …

Living Wildly in Patagonia With Conservationist Kris Tompkins

June 8th, 2023


Lale chats with Kris Tompkins, an American conservationist who is the subject of a new National Geographic documentary, Wild Life, about her work restoring the wild beauty of Patagonia by protecting and creating nearly …

Writer Elise Hu on Life in Seoul and the Rise of K Beauty

June 1st, 2023


K Beauty is one of biggest beauty markets in the world—and one that people travel from all over the world for. This week, Lale chats with Elise Hu, a broadcast journalist, author, and host of the podcast TED Talks …

Special Episode: Catalina Island Bison Herd from Atlas Obscura

May 25th, 2023


A special episode from The Atlas Obscura Podcast about the strange story of Catalina Island’s herd of bison, and the harrowing story of producer Sarah Wyman’s encounter with these intimidating residents. Listen to The …

An Episode Dedicated to the Ultimate Travel Companions—Our Mothers

May 11th, 2023


In honor of Mother’s Day, journalist and author Connie Wang calls in to talk about her new book of essays, Oh My Mother!, centered around travels to places like Paris, China, and Las Vegas (one Magic Mike show included) …

Journalist Lyse Doucet Likes to Think of the BBC as Her Passport

May 4th, 2023


Lale chats with Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent. Doucet’s career has taken her to places like Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Brazil—she often leaves for an assignment on a moment’s notice to cover …

Arsema Thomas on Filming the 'Bridgerton' Spin-Off in English Country Homes and Traveling Across Africa

April 27th, 2023


Lale chats with actor Arsema Thomas, who plays a young Lady Danbury in the soon to be released Netflix series Queen Charlotte - A Bridgerton Story, from Shonda Rhimes. Off screen, Arsema has spent large swathes of her …

What It Takes to Become a Free Diver, Caring for Our Oceans, and More

April 20th, 2023


Few of us get to witness the rich and complex ecosystems that live below the oceans' surface—but for Zandile Ndhlovu, venturing deep underwater on a single breath is part of daily life. Lale chats with the South African …

‘Love & Death’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter on Capturing Texas and Travels in Tokyo

April 13th, 2023


Everyday we travel to far-flung places through our television screens, all thanks to the directors, location scouts, camera crews, and more who …

The Weird and Wonderful World of Road Tripping

April 6th, 2023


With summer only a few months away, now is the time to start planning that road trip—especially if you're based in the U.S., where one of the best ways to see the country is by car (there are so many iconic American …

Traveling the World for Its Birds, With Mya-Rose Craig

March 30th, 2023


We travel for all manner of experiences—culinary, adventure, music, and more. Mya-Rose Craig travels to spot birds. Lale chats with the 20-year-old …

Listener Stories From Around the World

March 23rd, 2023


If you subscribe to this podcast, then you're familiar with our listener dispatches: unique, funny, and often deeply personal stories shared with us by the Women Who Travel community. Weaving them into the podcast is …

What It's Like to Visit Every National Park in America

March 16th, 2023


If you’re lucky, you’ve gotten to experience some of the natural beauty found across America’s 63 National Parks, home to places like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Acadia, Maine. But few people have got to see as …

What Chelsea Handler Learned From Her 90-Stop U.S. Tour

March 9th, 2023


Travel is inherently absurd, amusing, chaotic, messy, embarrassing, and deeply nuanced. And sometimes, we go to places with built in prejudices that …

Exploring European Cities On Foot

March 2nd, 2023


We’re re-airing this episode which was first published 10/6/2022.

Lale talks to two of her favorite authors about two cities that she’s most connected …

Telling the Stories of Indigenous Australia Through Dance

February 23rd, 2023


In this week's episode, we travel to Australia to talk to dancer, choreographer, and storyteller Frances Rings, a descendant of the Wirangu and Mirning Tribes from the country's southern west coast, and the artistic …

A Brazilian Journalist on Life in the Amazon

February 16th, 2023


The Amazon lives in our imaginations, in literature, and throughout swathes of travel writing. But what is it like to live there? Lale chats with journalist Eliane Brum who's built a house from recycled wood in …

Is Travel Good for Your Relationship? We Tap Dr. Orna Guralnik for Answers

February 9th, 2023


It can be hard to escape the frenzy of Valentine’s Day and all its forced expectations. But here on this podcast, we’re avoiding the cliches in favor of a conversation with Dr. Orna Guralnik, host of Showtime’s hit …

Author Fariha Roisin Asks: Who Is Wellness For?

February 2nd, 2023


Wellness is an immensely popular—and profitable—industry when it comes to travel, but with a near-endless slew of options for self-care to consider, …

Sophia Roe on Mushrooms, Growing Your Own Food, and Filming ‘Counter Space’ Around the Globe

January 26th, 2023


In the second installment of Women Who Travel's mini series about food, gardening, and wellness, Lale catches up with Sophia Roe, an activist, chef, and host of the travel and food show, Counter Space, is available to …

Tanya Holland's California Soul

January 19th, 2023


Part of a three week series that dives into all things cooking, gardening, and self care in its many forms, Lale sits down with legendary restaurant …

How Other Cultures Care For Their Dead—And What We Can Learn From Them

January 12th, 2023


The start of a new year is often a time of reflection and after the last few challenging pandemic ones, that might also mean dwelling on feelings of loss or grief. This week, Lale chats with the creator of a podcast …

Blair Braverman on Surviving—and Embracing—Life in Extreme Cold

January 5th, 2023


It's the middle of winter, so who better to chat with than Blair Braverman, writer, author, dog musher, and unofficial extreme cold expert about her …

Happiness Expert Gretchen Rubin on Overcoming Travel Stress

December 15th, 2022


With holiday travel approaching, tensions are running high and things can get, well, a little stressful. To help us feel more at ease as we enter …

An Extreme Runner on Tackling Mountain Trails in Bhutan, New Zealand, and More

December 8th, 2022


People travel far and wide to compete in marathons, and for extreme runner Nicki Rehn these feats of endurance are her favorite way to see the world. Lale chats with Rehn to find out about her career high of running the …

What Our Voices Say About Us, With Actor Lake Bell

December 1st, 2022


Our voices are a defining quality of who we are—but often go underappreciated, argues Lake Bell. This week, Lale chats with the writer-actor-director-producer about her new audiobook with Pushkin Industries, ‘Inside …

Reflections on Living Abroad

November 17th, 2022


What do we gain—and leave behind—when we move abroad? Lale chats with Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck, whose third poetry collection, 'O,' was …

What We Learn About Ourselves When We Travel Solo

November 10th, 2022


Solo travel is lauded as one of the most exciting ways to see the world—and for good reason. It's adventurous, eye-opening, unpredictable, …

A Conversation About Iran Through Its Food

November 3rd, 2022


The past six weeks have seen historic demonstrations sweep across Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, with protesters—the majority …

Witches and Rituals Around the Globe

October 27th, 2022


The nights in the northern hemisphere are drawing in, which means whispering stories of witches and spirits are top of mind for many of us. Lale chats with Mexico City-based author Brenda Lozano, whose new novel Witches …

The Kindness of Strangers

October 20th, 2022


The world is a turbulent place in 2022, but it's often traveling—whether for pleasure or out of necessity—that can shine a light on the enduring …

Seeing the World By Train

October 13th, 2022


Having grown up exploring much of Europe by train, Lale takes a look at how rail travel can offer one of the most exciting—and interesting—ways to see a new place, and chats with author and journalist Monisha Rajesh

Exploring European Cities On Foot

October 6th, 2022


Lale talks to two of her favorite authors about two cities that she’s most connected with—Rebecca Mead about London and Elif Batuman on Istanbul—and …

Finding Connections In the Wilderness

September 29th, 2022


It's been a challenging couple of years during the pandemic but we are starting to travel again. Host Lale Arikoglu determines that she needs to challenge herself and goes hiking in Chilean Patagonia in a misty, rainy, …

Women Who Travel: New Season Preview

September 22nd, 2022


Though travel and adventure have historically been publicly claimed by men, women have always been part of those narratives, too. Each week, host and Condé Nast Traveler editor Lale Arikoglu shines a light on some of …

A Women Who Travel Update from Meredith

June 8th, 2022


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Women in Weed Are Breaking the 'Stoner Guy' Stereotype

April 20th, 2022


“If women make 80 percent of the spending decisions in the American household, if we buy the beer and the food and the clothes, we're going to buy …

How to Make Your Wellness Vacation Actually Relaxing

April 15th, 2022


There is little worse than coming home from your vacation feeling like you need an entire additional vacation to destress from your trip. So whether it's prepping at work beforehand to make sure you (and your …

How to Get Yourself Moving After a Winter of Hibernation

April 14th, 2022


If you're anything like us, this past winter has been a season of hunkering down and staying mostly inside—even if it was inside a bar, restaurant, or museum. But if the weather (and our seasonal allergies) are any …

What Does ‘Wellness’ Even Mean These Days?

April 7th, 2022


As we say at the start of this week's podcast, “wellness” is a word that gets thrown around a lot—but defining what it is can be a real feat, and as it turns out, can mean something a little different to everyone. …

The Best Books We've Read Recently

March 30th, 2022


When we started planning this episode, we thought we'd talk about the books we turn to for relaxation—the books that bring us moments of zen and let us find a sense of calm. But when we actually sat down with our …

A Sexual Wellness Expert's Tips for Vacation Flings, Nakedness, and Self Love

March 23rd, 2022


Ever stripped down for a visit to a Japanese onsen or nude hot spring? Or been stopped by the TSA for a sex toy you packed? How about had a

How We're Making Slow Travel a Priority

March 18th, 2022


A special episode of the Women Who Travel podcast, presented by Fort Myers - Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods.

If you're anything like us, your first instinct is to cram as much as possible into a trip—from meals to …

All the Travel Goals We're Setting This Year

March 16th, 2022


We're baaaack! And while we may be well past the official start to the year, talking all about the travel goals we're setting for ourselves in 2022 (and how actually we plan on reaching them) felt like the perfect way …

Where We're Dreaming of Traveling Next Year

December 2nd, 2021


Earlier this week, Traveler launched its list of the best places to go in 2022. Inspired by that list, plus the many destination weddings on our calendars, the design hotels we've been eyeing, and family to see, we …

Susan Sarandon on the Early Acting Jobs She Took Just to Travel

November 20th, 2021


When you think classic road trip movie, usually one ‘90s film comes to mind: Thelma & Louise. And while, as this week’s guest says, “you don't want to end that way on your road trip,” we wanted insight into why the …

Our Favorite Holiday Gifts From Women-Owned Brands

November 12th, 2021


It's that time of year when sales are plentiful and gift buying (and giving) is top of mind. To help you weed through the options, we called up two …

Two Travelers on Exploring Sobriety at Home and On the Road

November 9th, 2021


Over the past few months, we've spoken of how we're reevaluating different parts of our lives—and the role travel plays in them—from prioritizing

Poet Cleo Wade on the Difference Between Being Alone and Being Lonely

October 28th, 2021


Even if you haven't seen her face, you've probably seen poet Cleo Wade's block letter handwriting and warm words on your social media feeds. The activist and author of three books—most recently a children's book called

Answering Your Fall Travel Questions

October 20th, 2021


Leaves are changing, cool weather is upon us, and it's time to start thinking about holiday plans, which means you've got questions on where to go, …

Author Nadia Wassef on Life as a Cairo Bookseller

October 15th, 2021


“Bookstores typically have been a place where I escape myself—and [a place where] I find a new self,” says this week's podcast guest, Nadia Wassef. “I feel like I walk in there and the world is open to me.” The author …

The Good, the Bad, and the Surprising Ways We’re Traveling Now

October 7th, 2021


With travelers around the world taking their first flights in a while—and vacations beyond a drivable radius—we're starting to get back in the swing of things when it comes to travel, albeit very slowly. But as we get …

Laurie Woolever on Life as Anthony Bourdain’s Assistant—And Finding Her Groove as a Traveler

September 29th, 2021


Laurie Woolever didn't step foot on a plane until she was more than halfway through college—but fast forward a decade and she was sitting in business …

We Want to Hear from You!

September 22nd, 2021


While we don’t have a new episode for you this week, we do need your help. Spoiler alert: for an upcoming episode, we’re chatting about the ways that travel and the ways we approach travel have changed over the last 18 …

How Our Relationship With Our Bodies Has Changed

September 15th, 2021


A few weeks ago, we published an advice column, offering advice to a Women Who Travel reader who was feeling self-conscious about stepping out in a …

Author Lauren Groff on the Trips That Have Inspired Her Books

September 8th, 2021


Lauren Groff's name has been thrown around a number of times on this podcast as the author of some of our favorite books to read on vacation. Her latest, Matrix, is out this week—and was one of our most anticipated …

I Deserve This: Searching for Peace and Serenity Underwater

September 1st, 2021


This episode was originally published in September 2020.

A special three-part series of the Women Who Travel podcast, presented by Cloudy Bay

We've long admired Kimi Werner, a Hawaiian freediver and spearfisher, so we …

How Hawa Hassan Built a Cookbook Around East African Grandmothers

August 25th, 2021


This episode was originally published in October 2020. 

This week, we're revisiting our conversation with Hawa Hassan, whose cookbook, In Bibi's …

Beach Reads to Get You Through the Rest of the Summer

August 11th, 2021


Many of us have had complicated reading years, struggling to keep our attention trained on any one book—let alone finish one. So in this week's episode, we've tapped two of our favorite bookworms, Jynne Dilling Martin, …

Meet the Women Advocating for More Diverse Perspectives in Travel Media

August 4th, 2021


“We've all vented to each other with frustration over the years, seeing that there was this resistance to expanding people's world views,” says Sarah Khan, editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler Middle East, in this …

Answering Your Questions About Passport Renewal, Solo Travel, and More

July 28th, 2021


While travel may be the most open that it's been for Americans since the pandemic began, it comes with a lot of complications—from major passport renewal and Global Entry application delays to newly developed travel …

How to Spend All Those Points You’ve Accumulated on Travel

July 21st, 2021


While we haven't been making much headway on airline and hotel loyalty programs in the last year, what we do have are lots and lots of credit cards points, accrued from a year and a half of takeout, groceries, and gas …

Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on Dedicating Her Life to the Ocean

July 15th, 2021


This episode was originally published in September 2020. 

This week, we're revisiting our conversation with Cristina Mittermeier—marine biologist, …

How I Became a Champion for Responsible Travel

July 8th, 2021


We've been thinking a lot about responsible travel here at Women Who Travel. You may have noticed: It's been a theme in a number of our recentepisodes

Sara Nelson Won't Stop Fighting for Flight Attendants

June 30th, 2021


This episode originally ran in July 2020.

You probably first heard Sara Nelson's name in early 2019 when she called for a general strike, leading to …

What It’s Like Traveling With Young Kids Right Now

June 28th, 2021


This special episode of the Women Who Travel podcast is presented by Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key.

Getting back in the swing of traveling comes with its own learning after over a year of staying close to …

Remembering How to Solo Travel Again

June 23rd, 2021


We're starting to travel again. And while family reunions, getaways with friends, and more celebratory trips are already on the docket, we're also …

Planning an Outdoor Adventure This Summer? Start Here

June 18th, 2021


This episode of the Women Who Travel podcast is presented by Travel Wyoming.

Last year, already popular national parks saw a surge of visitors looking …

Remember Fun? We're Having It This Summer

June 16th, 2021


This summer, we're leaning into seeing the world through rose-colored sunglasses; filling our days with roller skating, beach trips, reunions with …

Women's Gear Still Isn't Where We Want It to Be

June 9th, 2021


This episode was originally published in August 2020. 

When it comes to getting outdoors, gear can be a major barrier. Whether it's finding gear that comes in your size (let alone actually fits your body), knowing what …

Why America’s Lesbian Bars Need Our Support More Than Ever

June 2nd, 2021


Throughout the last year and a half, we've watched as beloved bars, restaurants, and gathering places have closed as a result of the COVID-19 …

Musician Tkay Maidza on Carving Space for Herself in Australian Hip-Hop

May 26th, 2021


Try to define 24-year-old Australian-Zimbabwean musician Tkay Maidza's songs by a single genre and you may come up at a loss for words. But then …

Falling in Love with Solo Travel After Retirement

May 19th, 2021


Charlotte Simpson had been traveling for decades before she took her first solo trip. She had visited all 50 states with her late husband throughout …

What It Actually Takes to Become a Van Lifer

May 13th, 2021


If, after over a year at home, you're thinking that the best salve for your sanity this summer is to pack up, get out of your house or apartment, and hit the road in a van to explore America's great outdoors, this …

Your Summer Travel Questions, Answered

May 5th, 2021


In January, our frequently asked questions episode saw us edging back into the world of travel—and with this week's episode, we're actually starting to plan those trips we've been dreaming about for this summer and into …

The Books We Can’t Stop Talking About Right Now

April 28th, 2021


As temperatures begin to warm up and we start picturing the lazy park hangs and beach days in store for us this summer, our minds have already started whirring at the reading possibilities. Over the past year, we've

Musician Michelle Zauner on Childhood Trips to Korea and the Food That Shaped Her

April 21st, 2021


This week on the podcast, we're joined by Michelle Zauner, most known as indie pop musician Japanese Breakfast, and whose memoir, Crying in H Mart, was released April 20. Michelle, who is Korean on her mother's side, …

How to Shop for Meaningful Souvenirs

April 14th, 2021


As travel begins to open up for vaccinated Americans and we start making the trips we’ve been dreaming about a reality, Lale and I wanted to reshare …

How Travel Has Helped Us Process Our Grief

April 7th, 2021


In the past year, we've all dealt with various levels of grief, both personal and collective, centered around the pandemic. For many, it has also …

How Padma Lakshmi Cooked Her Way Through the Pandemic

March 31st, 2021


Padma Lakshmi has had a busy 12 months. She spent the early stages of lockdown alphabetizing her spices—and then reorganizing them by region—and …

How Has the Travel Industry Supported the Black Community Since Last Summer?

March 24th, 2021


This week, Evita Robinson, founder of the Nomadness Travel Tribe and Audacity Fest, and Jessica Nabongo, the first black woman to visit every country in the world, are back on the podcast, joined by Martinique Lewis, …

What We Wish We Knew Before Moving Abroad

March 17th, 2021


As vaccinations increase and the world begins to slowly open up, the idea of becoming a digital nomad—working remotely while traveling every few months to a new destinations—sounds more and more appealing. But what if …

How Ceremonia's Babba Rivera Finds Joy in Challenging Times

March 10th, 2021


Just over a year ago, we launched I Deserve This, a series all about the different ways we should be prioritizing ourselves, whether that's with …

The Outdoors Industry Needs to Elevate Native Women’s Voices

March 3rd, 2021


Despite our announcement at the beginning of this episode, you can listen to our next episode on 3/10.

In 2020, even the most outdoorsy among us developed a newfound appreciation for wide open spaces, as we sought out …

Finding Sisterhood Among Black Female Pilots

February 24th, 2021


According to the FAA, women make up just seven percent of all certified pilots, and of those female pilots, less than one percent are Black women. Captains Kellie Young and Stephanie Hartsfield are among that …

Handbag Designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi on Finding Inspiration in Ghana

February 18th, 2021


If you're sick and tired of winter like we are, sit down, breathe in, and picture yourself in sunny southern Ghana, where temperatures are currently …

Immunity Passports, Free Flights, and Other Travel Questions, Answered

February 10th, 2021


There are tons of questions swirling around travel in our Women Who Travel Instagram DMs and Facebook group these days, especially as we watch …

Where Do Restaurants Go From Here?

February 3rd, 2021


When we talked to Kopitiam's co-owner Moonlynn Tsai on the podcast last June, the reality of the longevity of the pandemic—and what that meant for her restaurant—was just setting in. Now, after nearly a year of pivoting …

Getting Ready for Travel in a Post-Vaccine World

January 27th, 2021


Inspired by the “Women Who Travel Guide to Getting Back Out There” package, which launched earlier this month, we're spending this episode looking to the future—whether that be tackling travel anxieties bought on by the …

Travel Host Samantha Brown on Spending Nearly a Year at Home

January 20th, 2021


When we last spoke to travel host Samantha Brown in 2018, a border-shuttering, flight-grounding pandemic was nowhere on our radar. Flash forward to March 2020, and a season's worth of filming and production planning for …

The Books Helping Us Escape Right Now

November 18th, 2020


There may be no better time than winter to cozy up, ideally by a fire, with a stack of books and a cup of coffee (or something a little stronger). …

Introducing SELF: Checking In

November 16th, 2020


Introducing Checking In, the advice podcast where we answer real health and wellness questions from real people like you. Hosted by SELF’s Editor in …

How I Became a Professional Surfer in Hawaii

November 11th, 2020


Watch surfer Nique Miller tiptoe to the end of her longboard as she rides the waves off the shore of Oahu's Waikiki Beach, and you'll be instantly transported to island time. But for Nique, a professional surfer and …

How to Make Every Day Off Feel Like a Real Vacation

November 6th, 2020


A special episode of the Women Who Travel podcast, presented by Lego.

There are 56 business days between now and December 31, which means you have a little less than two months to use up your remaining vacation days. …

You’ve Got Holiday Travel Questions—We’ve Got Answers

November 4th, 2020


 “There have never been more questions around travel,” says articles director Stephanie Wu in this week's episode—and she's spot on, based on how many were submitted through the Women Who Travel Instagram alone. In our …

Blair Braverman on What it Took to Complete the Iditarod

October 28th, 2020


This week, as the weather starts to turn, we thought we’d give you a reason to look forward to the cold by resharing an episode with dog musher Blair …

How the ‘Green Book’ Shaped a Generation of Black Travelers

October 21st, 2020


It was a different time in the summer of 2019 when Janée Woods Weber, an activist and social justice educator, joined BBC presenter Alvin Hall on a road trip tracing the legacy of the Green Book a travel guide published …

How Hawa Hassan Built a Cookbook Around East African Grandmothers

October 14th, 2020


If you're an avid reader or home chef, you've likely seen In Bibi's Kitchen on many of the year's most anticipated book lists. The cookbook is filled with recipes from eight African countries that border the Indian …

4 Travelers on Life Around the World

October 7th, 2020


Seven months into the pandemic, we wanted to take a look at what life—and travel, for that matter—looks like for those living abroad. In our latest episode, we catch up with four women based in very different cities to …

Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on Dedicating Her Life to the Ocean

September 30th, 2020


This week, we're bringing back our How I Became series to chat with Cristina Mittermeier—marine biologist, conservationist, photographer, and …

How We're Thinking About Money for Future Trips

September 23rd, 2020


When we recorded our “Honest Conversation About Saving and Budgeting for Travel” episode back in February, we had big plans for saving for travel, sure, but even bigger plans for spending those savings. Unfortunately, …

I Deserve This: Searching for Peace and Serenity Underwater

September 18th, 2020


A special three-part series of the Women Who Travel podcast, presented by Cloudy Bay

We've long admired Kimi Werner, a Hawaiian freediver and spearfisher, so we thought there was no better woman to join us this week. A …

Answering Your Travel Questions, Part 6

September 16th, 2020


When we last hosted a frequently asked questions episode back in March—recorded before most of the country began to lock down—we had far-flung adventures on our mind. Now, after a summer staying near home, we're looking …

How Travel Taught Me to Love My Body

September 9th, 2020


This episode was originally published in January 2020.

We'll be back next week with a new Frequently Asked Questions episode, but for now we'll leave you in the hands of Fat Girls Traveling creator Annette Richmond

Author Yaa Gyasi on the Ghana Trip that Inspired ‘Homegoing’

September 2nd, 2020


We have been big fans of author Yaa Gyasi's debut, Homegoing, which traces two branches of a family tree from 18th-century Ghana to present-day America, since it was published in 2016. (It has made an appearance at …

Ruth Reichl on the Future of Restaurants and Traveling for Food

August 26th, 2020


When we want to be transported to Italy, we read Ruth Reichl's piece on a seafood lunch she had in the ancient town of Sperlonga. Her descriptions of "lively langoustines," stuffed squash blossoms, oysters as "lovely as …

I Deserve This: Prioritizing Traveling for Myself

August 21st, 2020


A special three-part series of the Women Who Travel podcast, presented by Cloudy Bay

This is a special Friday episode of the Women Who Travel podcast and the second installment in our three-part I Deserve This series, …

Women's Gear Still Isn't Where We Want It to Be

August 19th, 2020


When it comes to getting outdoors, gear can be a major barrier. Whether it's finding gear that comes in your size (let alone actually fits your body), knowing what gear is a must-have and what you can safely skip, or …

The Reality of Being a Digital Nomad

August 12th, 2020


With major companies extending remote work through next summer because of COVID-19 and countries like Barbados offering year-long visas to U.S. travelers looking to switch their office view to an ocean view, it's …

We’ve Got Even More Book Suggestions

August 5th, 2020


In early April, we were both struggling to focus and looking for an escape from a shut-down world, so we turned to the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas and author and Books Are Magic owner Emma Straub for some …

Sara Nelson Won't Stop Fighting for Flight Attendants

July 29th, 2020


You probably first heard Sara Nelson's name in early 2019 when she called for a general strike, leading to an abrupt end to the extended government shutdown. Now, the international president of the Association of Flight …

I Deserve This: Traveling to Fuel My Creativity

July 24th, 2020


A special three-part series of the Women Who Travel podcast, presented by Cloudy Bay

Over the next few months, we'll be talking with some of our favorite travelers about how they treat themselves in travel, whether by …

A Candid Conversation on What Family Travel Means This Summer

July 22nd, 2020


Being a parent right now is hard. Many are juggling work, childcare, education, their families' health and safety, and so much more. And while a trip …

How One Adventurer Spent 293 Days Alone at Sea

July 15th, 2020


When cabin fever first set in during the early stages of the pandemic, we turned to the experts for help: three women who chose to live in isolation …

The Best Trips We've Taken Recently Are to the Wine Shop

July 8th, 2020


While we truly love to drink wine, we would hardly call ourselves experts. And after downing quite a few delicious bottles over the last few months …

How to Shop for Meaningful Souvenirs

July 1st, 2020


We've been spending a lot of time at home these days, which means more time staring at the art on our walls, the tchotchkes on our shelves, and the souvenirs we've chosen to display. It's also made us think about how to …

A Conversation With Ibeyi, Music's Coolest Sister Act

June 24th, 2020


This episode was originally broadcast in July 2019.

With music festivals on hold this summer, we thought we'd share one of our favorite episodes from …

Summer Travel Is All About Figuring Out Your Comfort Zone

June 17th, 2020


Since this season is sure to be unlike any other high season, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we've been asking a lot of questions about summer travel here at Traveler—from how much we'll be traveling, to …

How the Travel Industry Should Support Black Women

June 10th, 2020


In the wake of ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism across the U.S. and all industries, much has been made of listening and …

What It's Like Running a Restaurant Right Now

June 3rd, 2020


This week, we're joined by Moonlynn Tsai, co-owner of Bon Appetit Hot List winner Kopitiam, and Mei Lin, from the James Beard-nominated Nightshade, who share their stories about everything from how they've found support …

What Rock Climbing Taught Me About Facing My Fears

May 27th, 2020


Nikki Smith is a professional rock climber, boulderer, photographer, writer, and climbing guidebook publisher, with more than 150 first ascents under …

We Answer Your Most Pressing Questions About Coronavirus and Travel

May 19th, 2020


With the near-constant stream of coronavirus news on our feeds these days, we understand if you want to run screaming from another coronavirus-related chat. But we promise this is not all doom and gloom. In fact, we …

Elizabeth Gilbert on Travel After "Eat, Pray, Love"

May 12th, 2020


This episode originally aired in June 2019.

In this wild time, Lale and I have found ourselves going back to the episode we recorded with Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert last year. Our conversation was filled …

Catching Up with Catherine Cohen

May 5th, 2020


Unless you're an essential worker, chances are your work travel has slowed down a lot recently. For comedian and actress Catherine Cohen, the world on pause has meant postponing her upcoming tour in Australia and …

The Books We’re Turning to Right Now

April 28th, 2020


We need the escape that books provide now more than ever. So this week, we're joined by the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas, calling in from Los Angeles, and New York Times-bestselling author and Books Are Magic

All Our Complicated Feelings About Travel Right Now

April 21st, 2020


Earlier this month, we put a call out on our Instagram and asked you to share what travel stories you were interested in hearing more of during this time of uncertainty. There were so many great ideas, some of which …

How I Became a Travel Writer: Sarah Khan on Life on the Road

April 14th, 2020


At the beginning of this year, Sarah Khan decided to settle down—well, at least get an apartment of her own to call a home base after eight years of …

Jenny Slate Says It's Okay to Feel Lonely

April 7th, 2020


We're back—albeit this time from a closet in Dallas and a Brooklyn living room, rather than the podcast studio. This week, we're joined by comedian and actor Jenny Slate, who, despite growing up thinking the only way to …

Samin Nosrat on the Joy of Home Cooking

March 31st, 2020


We sat down with Samin Nosrat just after the premiere of her Netflix show, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, to talk about how she managed to transform a cookbook into a piece of television in such a short amount of time, how …

How to Embrace Slowing Down

March 24th, 2020


This week's episode is a rerun from October 2019. We'll be back with new episodes (recorded from home) soon.

As we all spend more time taking solitary …

We Answer Your Frequently Asked Travel Questions, Part 5

March 17th, 2020


As we mention in the intro to this week's episode, we recorded this installment of Women Who Travel well before the coronavirus has changed the landscape of our day-to-day lives. But in a world where we still dream of … Founder Jen Gotch on Anxiety and the Power of Mini Vacations

March 11th, 2020


At 19, Jen Gotch had a panic attack in the airport, just ahead of boarding a flight back to college. "I, on a cellular level, felt like I was going …

How I Became the First Female CEO of a Major Cruise Line

March 3rd, 2020


In the third installment of our "How I Became" series, we're focusing less about traveling around the world—and more about traveling up the corporate ladder. In conversation with Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises' …

Author Dolly Alderton on Growing Into Solo Travel

February 25th, 2020


When we read a preview of Everything I Know About Love, the debut memoir from Dolly Alderton, we knew we had to bring her on the podcast. The book, …

An Honest Conversation About Saving and Budgeting for Travel

February 19th, 2020


This week, we're having all of the awkward conversations that come with budgeting for travel. How do you even start saving for your next trip? What do you do when you can't afford a group trip? What do you prioritize …

All-Women Group Trips Bring Out the Best Parts of Travel

February 11th, 2020


This episode originally aired in February 2019.

We didn't always feel so gung-ho about traveling the world with a group of strangers or about giving …

How to Balance Traveling for a Long-Distance Relationship

February 4th, 2020


This week, as we kick off February, we're chatting about a major reason why *Traveler* editors have zipped back and forth across the globe: long-distance relationships. Joined by community editor Megan Spurrell and …

How I Visited Every Country in the World: Jessica Nabongo on Setting Records

January 29th, 2020


If you've been following Women Who Travel over the past two years, chances are you're familiar with Jessica Nabongo. The founder of boutique travel …

How Travel Taught Me to Love My Body

January 22nd, 2020


"Plus-size fill-in-the-blank, but especially travel, is often not seen in a glamorous way," says Women Who Travel columnist Laura Delarato on this …

The Best Books We Read Last Year

January 14th, 2020


Being on vacation and flying to get to vacation—whether you're going to laze on the beach for days or zip around Southeast Asia on the back of a moped—are some of the only long, interrupted times we have these days to …

How I Became a Photojournalist: A Chat with Lynsey Addario

January 7th, 2020


w It's a new year, which means more episodes of Women Who Travel are coming your way. In 2020, we're kicking things off with a new monthly series called "HoI Became...," where we'll sit down with master travelers who …

How to Find—And Book—a Spontaneous Flight Deal

November 20th, 2019


It's time to have your credit card and calendar at the ready: the peak time for flight deals is here. With Travel Deal Tuesday—when airlines and hotels drop fares some 40 percent for late 2019 and early 2020 …

Why You Really Need to Take All of Your Vacation Days

November 13th, 2019


We say it a lot over here at Traveler: Americans are really bad at taking vacation. So much so that in 2017, we left 705 million vacation days on the …

How Author Dina Nayeri's Refugee Experience Shaped the Way She Travels

November 5th, 2019


When we caught up with Dina Nayeri over the phone last week, she was, quite aptly, rushing through the streets of Paris. If she had her way, the …

We Answer Your Frequently Asked Travel Questions, Part 4

October 29th, 2019


In the fourth installment of our FAQ series, we're joined by Traveler's community editor (and WWT advice columnist) Megan Spurrell and special …

The Race to Visit Every Country in the World

October 22nd, 2019


A few weeks ago, Jessica Nabongo became the first black woman to visit every country in the world when she stepped foot in the Seychelles. We’ve been …

Why We All Need to Slow Down When We Travel

October 16th, 2019


Do you ever feel so much pressure to eat, see, and do everything on a trip that you end up feeling utterly overwhelmed and exhausted before you've even touched the ground? Same here. In fact, sometimes it feels like we …

How We Make the Most of Family Vacations

October 8th, 2019


Family travel comes in all shapes and sizes these days: Women Who Travel contributor Priya Krishna takes an annual trip with 20 of her extended …

Meet the Women Behind Two of Portland's Buzziest Restaurants

October 1st, 2019


Full warning: a train comes barreling through the live recording of our podcast at the Feast Portland food festival earlier this month. But it hardly …

I Traveled Around the World Because of a DNA Test

September 24th, 2019


There are plenty of ways to see the world: through its food, through nature, or even just by slipping on a pair of sneakers and taking a walk. But for Mickela Mallozzi, a professional dancer and host of the …

What It’s Like Eating at America’s Best New Restaurants for a Living

September 17th, 2019


Ever wonder what it would be like to just travel around the country and eat for a living? If so, you'll want to buddy up to this week's guest, Julia …

How to Actually Enjoy Your Next Work Trip

September 10th, 2019


There are plenty of perks that come with frequent business travel. For one, you can rack up a ton of points and mile just by doing your job. Plus, you get to check out new cities, get to know locals, and explore—even if …

The Travels That Inspire Carla Lalli Music and Priya Krishna’s Cooking

September 3rd, 2019


This week's episode is a repeat from March 2019. Food has never been more tethered to travel. Instagram, Anthony Bourdain, and others have made the …

Maria Sharapova on Tennis, Travel, and Why She Likes to Get Lost on Vacation

August 26th, 2019


Maria Sharapova loves Italy. She just got back from vacation in Italy. If you ask her where she wants to go on vacation next, it's Italy. (Ischia, Venice, Tuscany, and Sicily to be slightly more precise.) For the …

What I Learned From Full-Time Travel—And Why I Stopped

August 20th, 2019


For Jada Yuan, it was the job opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to visit 52 places in 52 weeks as The New York Times's 52 Places traveler. For …

Author E. Jean Carroll on Her Feminist Road Trip Across America

August 13th, 2019


When we heard that E. Jean Carroll—the same E. Jean behind *Elle*'s long-running advice column, Ask E. Jean—had recently embarked on a road trip …

How to Plan a Trip Around Someone Else's Wedding

August 6th, 2019


Here at the *Traveler* office, we love weddings. It's a time to see old friends, make a few new ones on the dance floor, and, if you're lucky, an …

In Conversation With Ibeyi, Music's Coolest Sister Act

July 30th, 2019


Music and travel are inextricable from each other. No matter where you go, and what you see while you're there, the sound of a place can forge an …

We Answer Your Frequently Asked Travel Questions, Part 3

July 23rd, 2019


We're back again—we've pulled burning questions from our Women Who Travel Facebook group (plus one incredible photo of a gnawed-on passport) and …

Blair Braverman on What it Took to Complete the Iditarod

July 16th, 2019


In this week's episode, we sit down with adventurer, dog sledder, and author Blair Braverman to learn about just what it took to complete the legendary Iditarod race—from the rigorous, year-long training program to the …

How to Plan the Ultimate Road Trip

July 9th, 2019


We are out traveling once again—but don’t worry we’ll be back with new episodes very, very soon. This week, in honor of the summer travel spirit, we’re throwing it back with one of our favorite episodes from last …

How Immigrant Parents Shaped Our Travel Experiences

July 2nd, 2019


As the two of us are away traveling this week, we decided to share one of our favorite episodes from last year. Joined by Huffington Post reporter …

The Best Books We've Read So Far This Year

June 25th, 2019


Last summer, we spent an entire episode debating what defines the perfect beach read. Our conclusion? It can be just about anything you want it to be—and it rarely deserves to be dismissed as fluff. Needless to say, we …

Where We're Traveling This Summer

June 12th, 2019


Summer may have already started, but it's still not too late to plan a trip. And considering there are a few national holidays (July 4th and Labor …

Elizabeth Gilbert on Travel After "Eat, Pray, Love"

June 4th, 2019


For this week's episode, we sat down with the best-selling author to talk about how travel has changed for her since that infamous Eat, Pray, Love

How Ace Hotel's Creative Lead Changed the Game

May 29th, 2019


For years, we've been covering what makes the Ace brand's design so innovative and, frankly, unrepeatable (though plenty of big brands try) in its hotels. We decided to go to the source, heading to Los Angeles to chat …

How Evita Robinson Created a Community for Travelers of Color

May 21st, 2019


When Evita Robinson chatted with Traveler contributor, Diana Hubbell, earlier this year, she made one thing clear: The travel industry needs to work …

Packing Tips from a Maximalist and Minimalist

May 14th, 2019


We have a lot of arguments in the Traveler office about packing: roll vs. fold, carry-on vs. checked, hard shell vs. soft... The list goes on. This …

We Learned How to Love Travel From Our Mothers

May 7th, 2019


In this episode, we interview our own mothers, covering everything from Lale's mom's by-the-seat-of-her-pants motorcycle adventure across Europe and Asia to the time Meredith's mom moved abroad to South Africa in the …

Why We Should All Be More Adventurous This Summer

May 1st, 2019


For those of us who don't describe ourselves as "outdoorsy," planning an excursion out into the wilderness can seem like a daunting task. How do you …

Daunted by Points and Miles? We're Here to Help

April 23rd, 2019


If you've listened to this episode with Refinery29's Lindsey Stanberry, then you may have realized that your Women Who Travel hosts aren't great with money, miles, or points. One thing we have learned, however, is that …

We Answer Even More of Your Travel Questions

April 16th, 2019


Earlier this year, we decided to dedicate an entire podcast episode to the most frequently asked questions in our Facebook group. All sorts of topics came up—from how to find cheap flights, to the best ways to travel …

The Not-So-Glamorous Side of Solo Travel

April 9th, 2019


There’s been a lot of talk recently about the pros and cons of female solo travel after the New York Times released its “Adventurous. Alone. …

The Challenges of Captaining a Cruise Ship

April 2nd, 2019


In February, Traveler's Cynthia Drescher wrote about how women are taking the helm in the cruise industry. We now make up between 18 to 20 percent of the industry's entire workforce, and 5 to 22 percent of cruise ship …

Talking Success and Self-Care with Chef Missy Robbins

March 26th, 2019


If you're hungry right now, grab a bowl of pasta and dig in before you start listening, because we talk (a lot) about pasta this week. That's because our guest is the impressive Missy Robbins, the James Beard …

How Liz Lambert Built Her Dream Hotels

March 19th, 2019


Liz Lambert has lived many lives. She started out as a creative writing student, and then ended up in law school before serving in the Manhattan …

How We Chose the Most Powerful Women in Travel

March 13th, 2019


Last week, in honor of International Women's Day, we launched our list of the most powerful women in travel. It features an incredibly impressive …

The Travels That Inspire Our Cooking

March 5th, 2019


Food has never been more tethered to travel. Instagram, Anthony Bourdain, and others have made the two things bound to each other. And so, we pulled …

Secrets of Away Luggage

February 26th, 2019


We sat down with Jen Rubio—who co-founded Away luggage in 2015 with friend Steph Korey—to hear all about how they got their start, what it's like to …

Everything You Need to Know About Solo Safaris

February 19th, 2019


When talking about solo travel, most people don't immediately think of a solo safari. But in talking to some of our coworkers about their own …

Why You Really Need to Take All of Your Vacation Days

February 12th, 2019


We say it a lot over here at Traveler: Americans are really bad at taking vacation. So much so that in 2017, we left 705 million vacation days on the …

The Joy of All-Women Trips

February 5th, 2019


Let's get something straight, right off the bat: we're biased when it comes to organized group trips exclusively for self-identifying women. We love …

We Answer Your Frequently Asked Travel Questions

January 30th, 2019


Every day, women from around the world ask and answer travel questions in our Women Who Travel Facebook group—some of which come up more than others. So, in this week's episode, we brought in some of our editors to add …

The Chefs Transforming the Washington D.C. Food Scene

January 22nd, 2019


Recorded in front of a live audience at the Eaton Hotel—in conjunction with this month’s Women Who Travel meetup—we were joined by Jamie Leeds, chef and owner of Hank’s Oyster Bar (and Pasta Bar and Cocktail Bar); Rose …

The Race to Visit Every Country in the World

January 15th, 2019


It isn't every day that we have someone Skype into the podcast from Lake Malawi—but this week's guest is Jessica Nabongo, who's well on her way to becoming the first black woman to visit every country in the world. This …

What It's Really Like To Move Abroad

January 7th, 2019


This week, we're rerunning an episode from July 2018. About half the female staff at Traveler have lived (or are still living) the expat life, and …

Our Travel Resolutions for 2019

December 31st, 2018


If you haven't quite nailed a travel resolution down yet, we give you full permission to crib from our 2018 plans and our 2019 hopes and dreams. Read …

The Best Books We Traveled With This Year

December 24th, 2018


This week on Women Who Travel, we invited our resident office bookworm, managing editor Paulie Dibner, and Riverhead Books' Associate Publisher Jynne …

In Conversation With the Absolutely Delightful Samin Nosrat

December 17th, 2018


We sat down with the chef, author, and TV host to talk about what it takes to make the biggest food and travel show of 2018.

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Everything We Want for Christmas This Year

December 12th, 2018


This week, we're sharing an episode of Travelogue, the other podcast at Conde Nast Traveler. In it, our editors walk through our gift guides and give a few hints as to what they're giving this year (and what they're …

We Planned Your First Trip to Miami

December 3rd, 2018


From the coolest rooftop bars to our favorite low-key seafood spots.

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This 26-Year-Old Pilot Flew Halfway Around the World

November 26th, 2018


Sure, we love traveling with our parents (we've even talked about it on this podcast), but spending 54 days in a small cockpit, co-piloting a plane with them? Not so appealing. Talk to Georgia Dean, though, and it …

How Samantha Brown Got Her Start

November 19th, 2018


In this week's episode, we talk to travel expert and host of PBS's Places to Love Samantha Brown about her origin story and so much more. Tune in to …

What It Takes to Bike the Silk Road in 10 Months

November 12th, 2018


Here at Traveler, we tend to think that we travel a lot. Like, a lot a lot. But then we meet people who go for the extreme (say, hitting every …

Two Super-Travelers on Everywhere They Went While Pregnant

November 5th, 2018


As long as your doctor says it's fine, there's no reason to stop traveling.

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How to Plan a Last-Minute Trip

October 29th, 2018


We’ve dedicated this week’s episode of Women Who Travel to all things spontaneity, covering the trips we booked in a pinch and the itineraries we put together in less than a week.

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The Not-So-Glamorous Side of Solo Travel

October 15th, 2018


On this week's episode, we have some real talk about the tough moments of solo travel that you don't see on Instagram—and share what we've learned …

How Immigrant Parents Shaped Our Travel Experiences

October 8th, 2018


For our guests this week, childhood vacations meant a cousin's house in Alexandria or New Delhi. Thanks to Huffington Post reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz for joining us in the studio, and to Priya Krishna, author of the …

How to Budget for Your Dream Vacation

October 1st, 2018


We sit down with Lindsey Stanberry, Refinery29's Work and Money Director and author of the new book 'Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's'

Learn more about your …

Everything You’ve Wanted to Ask About Solo Travel

September 25th, 2018


This week, we're throwing it back to our very first episode about all things solo travel. It's a topic that comes up time and time again, so we …

What We Would've Done Differently on Study Abroad

September 17th, 2018


From editors who studied in Spain, Australia, India, and, well, on a ship.

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Our Worst Airport Habits

September 10th, 2018


This week, we hash it out over our worst airport habits, from hovering at the gate to hogging the overhead space.

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Our Most Unexpected Travel Wins

August 27th, 2018


From Paraguay to Lithuania, we compare the places that surprised us the most.

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A Record-Setting Swimmer on Seeing the World by Water

August 20th, 2018


Meet Jaimie Monahan, an ultramarathon and cold-water swimmer who has pitted herself against some of the world’s harshest bodies of water.

Learn more …

How to Never Blow a Family Vacation Again

August 13th, 2018


Originally recorded for Condé Nast Traveler's other podcast, Travelogue, four 'Traveler' moms share how they plan to make every summer with their kids count.

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Secrets of Away Luggage

August 6th, 2018


A chat with Jen Rubio, co-founder of Away and one of the women changing the landscape of travel.

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Traveling with a Fugitive Father

July 23rd, 2018


Tyler Wetherall traveled more than most as a kid, but it wasn't for vacation—it was a necessity.

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So You Want to Book a Cruise

July 16th, 2018


Two editors discover the joy of traveling by ship.

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What It's Really Like to Move Abroad

July 9th, 2018


According to women who have actually done it.

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The Curse of the Beach Read

June 25th, 2018


Joined by Traveler’s managing editor, Paulie Dibner, and associate publisher at Riverhead Books, Jynne Dilling Martin, we’ve dedicated our episode …

The Best Meals We've Ever Eaten

June 11th, 2018


Joined by Anna McGorman, director of culinary operations at Milk Bar, Rachel Karten, senior social media manager at Bon Appetit, and Traveler's very …

How to Plan Your First Trip to Europe

June 4th, 2018


It's okay to skip Paris the first go-round.

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How to Plan the Ultimate Road Trip

May 28th, 2018


This week's podcast is all about grabbing your car keys and hitting the open road, a topic we have tenuously coincided with the 27th anniversary of Thelma and Louise.

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Haven't Planned a Summer Vacation? We'll Do It For You

May 14th, 2018


There's still plenty of time to get out of town for a long weekend over Memorial Day, or even a full two-week vacation, if you start planning right …

What It's Like to Solo-Sail the Pacific Ocean

May 7th, 2018


We chat to Liz Clark, a surfer and environmentalist who's been solo-sailing on her 40-foot ride, 'Swell,' since early 2006, going where the wind, …

Three Women Share Their Tips on Traveling to Antarctica

April 30th, 2018


It helps to start planning early. Like now.

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Journalist Kim Barker on Work Trips to War Zones

April 23rd, 2018


The author of 'The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan' reveals everything she's learned on the road.

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Can You Visit Every Country in the World Without Burning Out?

April 9th, 2018


We sit down with Jessica Nabongo, on a mission to be the first black woman to visit every country in the world. (This episode is a rebroadcast of Travelogue, our other podcast at Condé Nast Traveler.)

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Author Meg Wolitzer On the Travels That Inspire Her Books

April 2nd, 2018


In this week's episode, we talk to author Meg Wolitzer about her new novel, The Female Persuasion, her travels to Manila that inspired parts of it, …

The Women Owning Adventure Travel Right Now

March 26th, 2018


You don't have to jump out of a plane to be an adventure traveler. But you could, you know, if you wanted to.

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The Women Saving Our Oceans

March 19th, 2018


We chat with ocean conservationists Tanya Streeter, Ayana Johnson, and Sheila Bowman about why saving the planet is not just the domain of “white dudes wearing Patagonia fleeces.”

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What We Get Right About Accessible Travel

March 12th, 2018


In the first episode of season two, we chat with Alysia Kezerian and Julia Buckley about their experiences traveling with disabilities. Along the …

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Group Travel

January 29th, 2018


Whether it’s a family road trip or a girls’ weekend to a new city, we’ve all experienced the highs (and lows) of traveling in a group. In an ideal …

A Guide to Planning Your First Trip Abroad

January 22nd, 2018


The do's, don'ts, and oh-hell-no's we wish we had listened to.

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The Travel Industry Needs to Do More for Women of Color

January 15th, 2018


Our three well-traveled guests share their personal experiences about what it means to travel as a woman of color in 2018—from how they first started …

What We've Learned by Traveling as Mothers

January 8th, 2018


We chat with mothers, writers, and travelers about the types of trips they take, how what they prioritize on the ground has changed (spoiler alert: your kids will not care about that quaint French château as much as you …

How Social Media Has Changed the Way We Travel

January 1st, 2018


In a modern society of likes, shares, and constant contact, when do you post that pic and when do you put the phone down?

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The Women Changing How We Eat and Drink

December 18th, 2017


This week’s episode is dedicated to the women who are shaking up the world of food and drink—both abroad and at home. We're joined by Anna McGorman, …

Why Travel Only Gets Better as We Get Older

December 11th, 2017


If you could give your 21-year-old self one piece of travel advice, what would it be? For some of us answering that question on this week's podcast, …

Everything You’ve Wanted to Ask About Solo Travel

December 4th, 2017


While our mantra is to be fearless, adventurous, and borderless, traveling alone can be a legitimate concern for all demographics: Are you treated differently when you travel by yourself? How do you push beyond your …

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