Listen Up: 9 Podcasts for Travel Bugs

These podcasts will spark you inner adventurer.

Podcasts are a great way to stay informed and get inspired, which is exactly what we need as avid travelers.   

Relax and unwind as you listen to, and engage with, other travel enthusiasts across the globe. You never know what ideas may come from indulging in great travel conversations. Whether you're at work, in the car, at the gym or cooking up a meal in the kitchen, you can get excited by these podcasts produced by travelers.    

Podcast host posing outdoors

The Budget Minded Traveler 

As the title suggests, this podcast is for money savers. Podcast host Jackie Nourse is "nomadic" and has mastered the art of traveling on a budget through her own travel experiences. The award-winning podcast is a trusted source for practical international travel, offering tips on purchasing travel insurance, hitchhiking, couch surfing, packing and more.

On She Goes Podcast

On She Goes 

Six women joined together to create a digital travel platform to help women of color travel "more confidently, adventurously and more often;" thus the birth of the "On She Goes" podcast. The hosts cover various topics from transportation, traveling abroad, romance and topics specifically about the travel experience for women of color. 

Host of Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast

Wild Ideas Worth Living

What if you could turn your wildest travel ideas into reality? That's what Shelby Strange did in 2009; she quit her job and became a freelance journalist and traveler. Her podcast, "Wild Ideas Worth Living" provides fun, informative and inspiring conversations that include interviews with travelers. Her podcast also details swimming around islands, sailing to remote locations and using photography around the world to connect communities.  

Unlocking the Magic 

"Unlocking the Magic" is a podcast for Disney lovers with the goal of helping families find a sense of togetherness through the magic they found in Walt Disney World. Hosted by husband and wife Bruce and Connie, episodes include Disney news announcements, guides to various parks and fun episodes interviewing their kids. This family is also not afraid to get real. They recommend things to do, restaurants to avoid and answer listeners' questions. 

Podcast hosts of The World Wanderers

The World Wanderers

"The World Wanders" is a podcast for enthusiasts who want to see the world. Hosts Amanda and Ryan take their listeners on a journey through every continent where they share their experiences, give recommendations and talk to various travelers around the world. They also offer general travel information like finding community when traveling.

Beyond Bourbon Street
Get a dose of New Orleans from a local expert, Mark Bologna. This podcast dives deep into the roots of the Crescent City offering history on Mardi Gras, Preservation Hall, small businesses and more. 

Hosts of the Adventure sports podcast

The Adventure Sports Podcast 

Adventure Sports Podcast is exactly what it sounds like—a show for extreme travelers who like a little athletics with their adventures. Travis and Curtis offer in-depth interviews with adventure sports enthusiasts around the world including outfitters, guides, instructors and authors.

Inspiring Adventurer 

Seeking a little travel motivation? Listen to "Inspiring Adventurer" for personal stories from top travel experts and outdoor sports personalities. Whether it's Surfing Monday, Surprise Sunday or Endurance Thursday, Julian Bittel's podcast will give you the escape you never knew you needed.  

Geekin' on WDW

Over the past four years, the father-daughter duo of the Geekin' on WDW (Walt Disney World) podcast has built a community of Disney "geeks" by bringing their audience weekly, family-friendly shows where they share their experiences, opinions and expertise on the wonderful world of Disney. Episodes often feature live park recordings, roundtable discussions and trip reports.

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