4 Travel Podcasts You Should Listen To

Serial isn't the only podcast that has us hanging on every word. Fuel your wanderlust with these travel podcasts.

Imagine this: Instead of listening to a radio talk show focused on a subject that barely holds your attention, or the overplayed Billboard Top 100, you get to listen to hosts chat about one of your favorite subjects—travel, of course. Well, you can make that dream a reality when you tune into one of our favorite travel podcasts, either via iTunes or a podcast-streaming app like Stitcher. With hundreds of thousands podcasts available online, it can be tough to determine which ones deserve your attention.

We’ve done the leg work and narrowed down the list to four travel podcasts you should be listening to. From tips about packing and traveling on a budget to the lowdown on unusual destinations and must-do activities, these travel podcasts cover it all.

Extra Pack of Peanuts

Availability: iTunes, Stitcher, extrapackofpeanuts.com

Cost: Free

What to Expect: If you’re interested in learning how to go to more places while spending less, this travel podcast is for you. Travis, the podcast’s host, is obsessed with traveling frugally, and he’s always excited to pass his tricks along to listeners. He shares tips from his own experiences about packing more efficiently, booking cheaper plane tickets, eating exquisitely on a budget and more. Travis also brings other budget travelers in to co-host the podcast and provide even more insider info.

Zero to Travel

Availability: iTunes, zerototravel.com

Cost: Free

What to Expect: Another go-to travel podcast for those on a budget, Zero to Travel not only offers tips for stretching your budget, but also advice on living and landing work abroad. Whether you’re a novice traveler or an expert with miles under your belt, podcast host Jason is sure to teach you something new every episode.

Keep Your Daydream

Availability: iTunes, Stitcher, keepyourdaydream.com

Cost: Free

What to Expect: This podcast is a source of inspiration for listeners looking to finding their passions and pursuing their dreams through travel. Host Tricia, and guest hosts she invites on the show, will give you all the tools you need to travel better and create a more fulfilling life.

Amateur Traveler

Availability: iTunes, amateurtraveler.com

Cost: Free

This travel podcast features great destinations, from the Philippines to Atlanta. Listen along with the host Chris, who brings on guests for each episode and discusses these destinations, why you should visit them and what to expect there. Chris also covers things to do, places to go and tips specific to each destination. Have a destination you’re curious about? Chris has probably covered it—and if he hasn’t, you can shoot him an email.

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Heidi Kazemi, AAA Travel Counselor, Roseville, Calif.

Customization is always my top priority when planning a client's vacation. I ask about their family and where they've been before. Their preferences guide our planning so the vacation is perfectly tailored for them.

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