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If you’re planning your next big getaway or you’re just looking to be regaled with stories of exotic places and sandy beaches, take a look at our list of the top six travel podcasts.

National Geographic Weekend

You grew up reading National Geographic for news around the world, so who better to take travel advice from than this iconic publication? The National Geographic’s fabulous podcast marries destination envy with tidbits of science and sociology to make it one of the most well-rounded travel podcasts out there right now.

Travel with Rick Steves

Rick Steves is the creme-of-the-crop for European vacation guides, so be prepared to delve into every aspect of a locale when listening to these hour-long episodes. Rick regularly invites guests who have a more impressive breadth of knowledge than even he does, so if you’re looking for detail that goes beyond online guides to a destination, give Rick a listen.


Those who like to be ahead of trends will love the Travelogue podcast. Every episode includes multiple panelists, with their own varying perspectives, discussing new trends in travel; so the next time the topic of world travel comes up at a dinner party, you’ll be able to hold your own.

Travel Tales

If you like a dash of humor with your travel, you can’t skip Mike Siegel’s hilarious podcast. It’s the perfect blend of travel diary, stand-up comedy and real-life stories from fellow travelers (which often are the funniest part!)

Our Americana

This beautiful podcast shines a light on some of the oft-ignored sections of our glorious country. Every episode takes place in a different part of the country, and when it ends, you’ll find yourself oddly itching to book a trip there.

Extra Pack of Peanuts

If you’ve always dreamed of quitting your job to travel the world, this is the podcast for you! Chock full of helpful advice and tidbits about living a location-independent life, you’ll be tempted to hand in your two weeks notice after listening to a handful of episodes. And if you like this podcast, you should also check out his collaboration “Location Indie” with fellow founder and podcaster, Jason, who runs his own podcast: “Zero to Travel.”