Looking for some travel tips or new stories about adventure? Here are a few great podcasts to download before your next long flight. These podcasts are engaging and discuss a variety of topics including culture, finding the motivation to travel, important places you’re going to want to see, and country specific topics related to the people you will meet and the food you will enjoy.
Meet Jackie. She was a girl who fell in love with travel and culture at the young age of 10 and over time began to lead a nomadic lifestyle. She shares stories of her travel experiences and teaches listeners how to make the most of their adventures (both money wise and experience wise). Her entire goal is to inspire you to get out there and buy your plane ticket today — instead of waiting, take a leap of face and discover what’s out there. If you’re in a rut and are lacking confidence about your travels or you don’t think you have the money to do it, see what she has to say. She may change your mind.
Flight of Fancy with Ben Groundwater explores travel and exploration through a variety of topics. He covers everything from ‘come home blues’ and dealing with the end of your vacation to discussions on why you should take a gap year in your 30’s to travel, if travel can heal a broken heart, and which country has the best beer culture. There’s something for everyone and it may spark some great ideas for your own travels.
Listen to the inspired travel stories of Rick Steve and his guests during this podcast. He dives into topics like trip planning and travel skills for travel abroad, shares inspirational travel stories about how travel can change your life, and explores a variety of countries and cultures during his discussions. Take his tips along the way, they’re helpful!
This podcast is an original podcast created by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines that shares true stories from people whose lives have been changes by their travels. The podcast engages listeners through these stories and shares how each storyteller returned from their voyage a changed person. Whether you’re meeting Ries as he seeks redemption in India or following Linda as she leaves her life behind to discover a life for herself in Alaskan wilderness, there’s a new story to discover in each episode.
This podcast follows couple, Ryan and Amanda, through their travel experiences. They are both in their twenties and have an immense love for travel and seeing what the world has to offer. They gave up their ‘normal’ lives to pursue adventure and have been working on this podcast since 2014. Follow their travels as they live a nomadic lifestyle and travel from place to place discussing how things are going. Some topics that they’ll discuss include traveling as a couple, travel and online business, and maintaining flexibility while roaming the world.G
Listen in on “As Told By Nomads” to hear stories from real people who live nomadic lifestyles and roam the world. They also share stories from “Third Culture Kids, entrepreneurs and multicultural individuals who are leaders in business, culture, travel, and global affairs”. Through each episode, you have the opportunity to hear what cultural identity and personal identity means to these individuals and to learn more about their colorful lifestyles. Traveling the world on a whim may not be for everyone, but these people have found themselves through this lifestyle choice. They have pretty interesting view points on the world as a whole, self, and what culture means to them. The multicultural guests all have unique viewpoints on important topics and we can learn a lot through listening too their thoughts and advice. Look forward to conversations about lowering stress and anxiety while traveling, how travel can change your story and outlook on life and how you can use your story to be successful, and how to make a global impact during your travels.
Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages and her husband, Ashley, travel the world and explore different languages and the people tied to them. Their travels take them to a variety of different countries where they have the opportunity to connect with the people that call that place home. Through their podcasts, they focus on creating a dialogue with multilingual, bilingual, and monolingual people and discuss their cultures and travel in their country. If you’re in the mood to learn something new about a different country and have an interest in language, this one is a great podcast to try. Look forward to episodes that discuss topics like the Mayan language of K’iche and how it is still spoken in Guatemala by over a million individuals or learn about gender differences in Garifuna.