Are you looking to listen to more travel podcasts? Podcasts about travel share inspiring stories, offer insider insights and local perspectives, suggest things to do, and give us a peek into how people explore the world. Travel podcasts encourage us to step out of our comfort zones by sharing lessons learned and debunking myths, melting away the barriers seemingly dividing us. No matter your travel style, there’s a travel podcast that focuses on the topic you’re looking for, be it couples travel, family travel, solo travel, Black travel, or luxury travel.
While dozens of lists feature bing-worthy travel podcasts, the same shows get mentioned repeatedly. As a podcaster myself, this is frustrating because there are so many incredible shows that don’t make the “top travel podcast” or “best travel podcast” lists, so I’m taking matters into my own hands.
So, let’s break away from the usual suspects and get ready to expand your travel podcast playlist with some under-the-radar gems that deserve a spot in your queue. Beyond the commonly recommended shows, there’s a treasure trove of captivating content waiting to be discovered. I’m on a mission to shine a light on the lesser-known but equally fantastic travel podcasts. In this curated list, we’ll venture off the beaten path to find podcasts that offer unique perspectives, untold stories, and a fresh take on the joy of exploration.
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Best Travel Podcasts To Inspire A Travel Filled Lifestyle
Table of Contents
- Best Travel Podcasts To Inspire A Travel Filled Lifestyle
- Travel Hacks and Money
- Road Trips
- Family Travel
- Solo Travel
- Remote Work & Location Independence
- Move Abroad
- Responsible Travel Podcasts
- Destination-Specific Travel
- Luxury Travel
- For Travel Content Creators
- For Couples & Friends
- Outdoor & Adventure Travel Podcast
- General Travel Podcasts
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Travel Hacks and Money
1. The Thought Card
Money can help or hinder us from traveling, pursuing other financial goals, and generally living on our terms.
The Thought Card by yours truly – Danielle Desir Corbett – embraces making smart money decisions so we can travel more, work from anywhere, and pursue financial independence. Half travel and half personal finance, this show will meet you where you’re at, help you build your financial knowledge base, and equip you with actionable steps to make progress on your goals.
Listen to The Thought Card on your favorite podcast player.
2. Geobreeze Travel Podcast
If you want to travel for next to no cost or want to level up your award travel skills and lifestyle, listen to Geobreeze Travel Podcast by Juliana Menez. In each episode, guests from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds share how they got started with points and miles, how they use their awards, and mistakes they’ve made. With insightful strategies for novice and advanced travel hackers, you’ll get introduced to lesser-known travel hacking secrets.
Listen to Geobreeze Travel Podcast on your favorite podcast player.
3. The Travel Hacking Mom Show
Are your finances keeping you from your dream destinations? Learn how you can fulfill that dream of traveling without spending more money by listening to this podcast. These travel hacking moms have earned millions of credit card points to travel all over the world. In each episode you’ll learn how to strategically use credit cards to travel for nearly free!
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4. Bougie in a Backpack
Angel and Mackenzie will teach you all the ways to save while traveling and thriving. Learn how to fly first class for pennies, earn extra points and miles on your next facial, and tips and tricks you can implement into your everyday life.
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5. Ticket 2 Anywhere Podcast
Helping you adventure from anywhere and on any budget, Trizzy and Leah have been friends for over 15 years and share a massive love for travel. They have different ways of traveling. While Leah has a flexible schedule and takes extended vacations since she can work from anywhere, Trizzy has a nine-to-five job with a flexible travel budget. Both are obsessed with widening listeners’ worldview and helping travelers consider destinations near and far. If you’re looking for a budget travel podcast, this is it!
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1. Road Trip Ready
Love road trips? Looking for podcasts about road trips? Look no further!
Join hosts Danielle Desir Corbett and Christopher Rudder, two road enthusiasts, as they take you on a real-deal exploration beyond the usual travel guides. From cute small towns to pretty villages and off-the-radar spots in the U.S. and Canada, find out what makes each place special, why it’s known, and cool insider tips.
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1. Family Money Adventure
For conversations and tips on making money moves that feel right for your family, listen to Family Money Adventure by freelance writer and family travel and budget enthusiast Kevin Payne. Explore ways to improve your finances to do what you love, like travel and spend quality time with your family. Learn how to plan trips with your family while finding everyday adventures you can experience together.
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2. Families Fly Free
If you want to make more travel memories without breaking the bank, Families Fly Free by Lyn Mettler will teach you how to travel the world for less with helpful travel hacks, tips, and tricks. From earning frequent flyer miles to saving on travel and how to fly for free, turn your family travel dreams into a splendid reality by listening to this show.
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3. Vacation Mavens
Co-hosted by Kimberly Tate and Tamara Gruber, Vacation Mavens is a family travel podcast sharing family travel tips, destination guides, and inspiration to jump-start your next family vacation.
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Focused on giving children a broader worldview, 2TravelDads shares travel tips and fun travel stories aimed at helping you get out and explore. Whether national parks or weekend getaways, tune in for interesting destinations, sights, personal thoughts, and family moments.
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1. Travel N Sh!t
Covering the good, the bad, and the unexpected, Travel N Sh!t by dCarrie shares how profoundly travel can impact us as we manage our day-to-day lives. This show reminds us that travel isn’t one-dimensional and travel is more than a vacation.
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2. A Girl’s Guide To Traveling Alone
Solo traveling since 2002, A Girl’s Guide to Travelling Alone by Gemma Thompson, shares practical tips and advice for solo female travelers. From weekend getaways to planning around-the-world trips, learn how to stay safe, how to decide where to go, and plan a worry-free trip.
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Remote Work & Location Independence
1. The Offbeat Life
If remote work and location independence is a priority, add The Offbeat Life as one of your new favorite travel podcasts.
Host Debbie Arcangeles interviews fearless individuals who ditched the norm to become location-independent. Learn how remote workers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs are overcoming setbacks and creating income while working online from anywhere. Leave each episode with new ideas for making a living while traveling the world.
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2. Digital Nomad Stories
From overcoming loneliness to common money mistakes and tips on thriving during your first months as a digital nomad, leave each episode inspired with new ideas and insights you can use to start or improve your digital nomad lifestyle. Every week, Anne Claessen interviews a guest, sharing how they live their life filled with travel, remote work, and personal growth.
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1. Flourish In the Foreign
Celebrating and elevating Black women who live abroad, host Christine Job shares the stories of Black women moving abroad, tips for staying abroad, and how to live intentionally. This podcast explores a different side of expat life and will inspire you to chart your fearless journey to move overseas and thrive. Expect topics like dating abroad, healthcare, financial wellness abroad, becoming a digital nomad, starting a business, and more.
2. Picky Girl Travels
This travel podcast is for Black women who want more out of life. Alongside host Adalia Aborisade, expect to hear discussions about female solo travel, the practical aspects of life abroad, inspiration to break free from the mold, how to remain safe, and ways to live life on your terms.
Responsible Travel Podcasts
1. Alpaca My Bags: Responsible Travel Podcast
Alpaca My Bags is a Canadian travel podcast that explores how to travel responsibly. From voluntourism to sustainable travel and travel privilege, episodes offer how to travel in a mindful and meaningful way.
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1. All Things Iceland
Get the inside scoop on all things Iceland. Discover Iceland’s history, culture, natural wonders, and language through the eyes of an expat, Jewells Chambers. In addition to interviews, you’ll also hear helpful travel advice and what it’s like to live in the Land of Fire and Ice.
2. Wild for Scotland
Hosted by Kathi Kamleitner, Wild for Scotland is for Scotland-lovers around the world who dream of a trip to Scotland or those looking for inspiration for an upcoming trip. Episodes include practical tips for planning a Scotland trip, immersive stories, and interviews with guests from all over Scotland.
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3. Square State
Square State, hosted by Michelle Jackson, focuses on the Colorado experience. Michelle provides an in-depth look at life in Colorado, shedding light on the state’s culture, people, and things to do. This travel show explores not only the positive aspects but also delves into challenges, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for all in the state. If you’re looking for a podcast that shares unique and dynamic aspects of Colorado living start listening to Square State now!
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4. City Breaks Podcast
Prepare for your city break with City Breaks Podcast – your shortcut to essential history and culture. Each episode focuses on key destinations like cathedrals, palaces, or museums, offering well-researched insights with a touch of quirkiness. This podcast about travel destinations will save you time and effort, ensuring you get the most out of your visit.
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1. Adventures in Luxury Travel
If you enjoy splurging on over-the-top experiences, exploring beyond the tourist areas, connecting with people, and creating memories in stunning destinations, Adventures in Luxury Travel explores off-the-beaten-path experiences and how to make your next trip extra special.
Join host Mimi Lichtenstein, the owner of Truvay Travel, a top luxury travel design company working with entrepreneurs and executives, every other week if you want the VIP treatment.
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2. Travel Goals Podcast
Travel Goals Podcast by Portia Jones, a.k.a. “Pip,” shares in-depth discussions on the latest travel trends with some of the biggest names in the travel industry. In addition to destination inspiration and stories of travel adventures from around the world, tune in for practical tips on how to travel better – smarter, cheaper, and more purposefully.
Portia Jones is an intrepid travel UK-based journalist that writes about adventure travel, hiking guides, city break guides, and affordable luxury.
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For Travel Content Creators
1. The Profitable Travel Blogger
Turning your travel blog into a profitable location-independent business is possible, and Jessie Festa is here to ensure you do. This show is for busy content creators who want actionable strategies to grow their blog’s traffic, community, and income, allowing you to be your own boss from anywhere in the world.
For Couples & Friends
1. World Wide Honeymoon Travel Podcast
Navigating the world of couples travel, newlyweds Kat and Chris Butler will inspire you to plan your next romantic getaway with your boo. Tune in for destination guides, travel tips for couples, travel hacks to spend less money, and more.
2. Travel Squad Podcast
With a focus on traveling with friends, Travel Squad Podcast shares travel advice and hacks to save you time and money. Whether you’re listening for new places to visit or while you’re planning, these three friends (Kim, Jamal and Brittanie) share things to do traveling around the world.
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Outdoor & Adventure Travel Podcast
1. Adventure is a Lifestyle
If you are looking for ways to embrace a more adventurous life and enjoy the outdoors, Adventure is a Lifestyle by Lauren Gay should be at the top of your list. Lauren Gay is an outdoor adventure travel blogger and podcaster empowering Black women through travel and outdoor recreation. Listen to this show for firsthand travel adventures, interviews with other adventures, and perspectives that challenge what it means to be “outdoorsy.”
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2. Art of Adventuring
This outdoors podcast features inspiring explorers sharing their stories. They share their hardships, highlights, and how these trips changed their everyday lives. From NYT bestselling authors, X-Games gold medalists, Paralympic medalists, polar explorers, and no-oxygen mountaineers, host Torben Landskrone of World Explorers Collective shares the incredible stories of those who braved the unknown.
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General Travel Podcasts
1. This Latina Travels
Travel through the eyes of a first-generation Latina, Bianca Alba. In each episode of This Latina Travels, Bianca takes you to a destination around the world from Ireland to Ecuador, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and beyond. Hear personal travel stories, travel gems, highlights, and hacks, and learn things to do that may not be easily found online.
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2. Everyday Badassery
Filmed while traveling, Everyday Badassery shares inspirational stories to help you be just 1% more badass than you were yesterday. Host Christine Lozada believes big badass moments in life are made possible by the culmination of our small badass moments.
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3. All the S**t I’ve Learned Abroad
Steph Paige and Andrea Gillis have visited almost every exotic location in the world. With only the most extreme destinations left unexplored, not by choice, the duo have a wealth of firsthand knowledge to share and share lessons learned from decades of traveling. Covering everything from flights, accommodation, and destinations to attire, etiquette and scams, the podcast dives deep on anything and everything you should know when taking a trip.
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4. The Big Travel Podcast
Exploring life stories through travel, The Big Travel Podcast uncovers what about travel inspires us throughout our lives. This relatable yet aspirational podcast is full of great stories and honest experiences about how travel allows us to experience the world. Host Lisa Francesca Nand is a travel journalist, presenter, writer, and filmmaker.
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5. Oh My! Travel Podcast
Do you like to travel, wander or chase adventure? Focusing on off-the-beaten-path destinations and travel planning resources, join Jeanine Romo and Martha Espinoza on Oh My! Travel Podcast for fun travel stories, insightful destination guides, and helpful travel tips.
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6. Travel Mug
For travel planning in a sustainable way, as well as travel tips and tricks, join Meggan and Jenn every week.
We love their shorter ‘Travel Tip Tuesday’ episodes which cover various topics like can you leave the airport during a layover or how to avoid paying too much on car rental insurance.
Don’t forget your travel mug!
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7. Travels With Darley
Experience travel through a local lens, unraveling the history, culture, and hidden treasures. Discover handy travel hacks, explore top-rated restaurants for delicious cuisine and drinks, and uncover must-visit attractions across the globe with travel host Darley Newman.
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What are your favorite travel podcasts? In the comments below, share your recommendations.
Danielle Desir Corbett paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to 27 countries, including her favorites, Iceland, China, and Bermuda. Go here to learn Danielle’s incredible story, from struggling financially and in debt to finding creative ways to earn more and live on her terms. Listen to The Thought Card Podcast, where Danielle shares how you can creatively travel more and build wealth regardless of your current financial situation. Reach out to Danielle by contacting: thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com.