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Travel podcasts

There truly is a podcast genre for everyone. From true crime to philosophy, pop culture to environmental awareness, comedy to health, we’re really spoilt for choice. Podcasts are a fantastic asset for travellers too, whether you want some inspiration for your next travel destination or need to pass the time on a long-haul flight, here are the 5 best travel podcasts as chosen by ROL Cruise:

Amateur Traveler

Amateur Traveler host, Chris Christensen is one of the most knowledgeable travel podcasters around. Each 40 to 60-minute episode focuses on a different travel destination and offers information on what to see and do, what to eat and even why to go. Since the podcast started in 2005, Chris has created over 600 episodes, each rich with knowledge and advice. Amateur Traveler is a must if you’re stuck for a new travel destination or simply need some inspiration. Our favourite episodes include the safari in Botswana and Hawaii’s Big Island.

Extra Pack of Peanuts

The ethos behind Extra Pack of Peanuts is the reason we love couple Trav and Heather Sherry so much. “Fill your heart with wanderlust and your head with knowledge,” is their motto and we couldn’t agree more. This podcast is a great option for travellers that want to stick to a budget, the couple regularly interview nomads, bloggers and entrepreneurs who offer insight and first-hand tips on how to embark on your own affordable adventures. Their enthusiasm is compelling and will inspire you to take the leap.

Indie Travel Podcast

Craig and Linda Martin left New Zealand over ten years ago and haven’t looked back since. They began their podcast after making some “dumb mistakes” (as they call them) while travelling around and wanted other people to learn from them. Each 20 to 30-minute episode offers insightful and entertaining stories from backpackers, expats and digital nomads who share a passion for travel. The Indie Travel Podcast also offers fantastic advice for solo travellers with travel tips, information on new destinations and inspiration.

This Week in Travel

This Week in Travel is a semi-weekly podcast hosted by Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen. Each episode, the highly informed and well-travelled hosts discuss the latest travel news, offering opinions and insights based on their experiences. The podcast isn’t just about news though, the main feature of every episode is an interview with a special guest which is often humorous and eye-opening.

Zero to Travel

The concept behind Zero to Travel is this: anyone can travel, no matter what their means. In his podcast, self-confessed travel junkie Jason Moore covers every possible topic associated with travelling. Using his 15 years of travel experience, Jason speaks openly about the realities of working on the road, long term travel tips, how to travel on a budget, travel hacks and travel jobs. Previously in his weekly hour-long podcast, Jason has interviewed fellow explorers about their epic journeys, from walking across America to visually impaired cyclists embarking on a 16,000 journey from Argentina to Alaska.

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