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Women Who Travel

Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler editors Lale Arikoglu and Meredith Carey dissect the realities of traveling as a woman today, high-fiving all those shaking things up in food, hospitality, adventure, and travel journalism, and celebrating all the reasons why we r...Show More

41:46 | Sep 10th

There are plenty of perks that come with frequent business travel. For one, you can rack up a ton of points and mile just by doing your job. Plus, you get to check out new cities, get to know locals, and explore—even if it's simply during a morning r...Show More

45:11 | Sep 3rd

This week's episode is a repeat from March 2019. Food has never been more tethered to travel. Instagram, Anthony Bourdain, and others have made the two things bound to each other. And so, we pulled in two of our favorite foodies—*Bon Appétit*'s food ...Show More

25:36 | Aug 26th

Maria Sharapova loves Italy. She just got back from vacation in Italy. If you ask her where she wants to go on vacation next, it's Italy. (Ischia, Venice, Tuscany, and Sicily to be slightly more precise.) For the Olympic medalist and five time Grand ...Show More

36:36 | Aug 20th

For Jada Yuan, it was the job opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to visit 52 places in 52 weeks as The New York Times's 52 Places traveler. For Renee Hahnel, known on Instagram as Renee Roaming, full-time travel was a photography gig that meant pi...Show More

26:51 | Aug 13th

When we heard that E. Jean Carroll—the same E. Jean behind *Elle*'s long-running advice column, Ask E. Jean—had recently embarked on a road trip through the midwest, only visiting towns named after women, we knew we had to give her a call. But when w...Show More

32:22 | Aug 6th

Here at the *Traveler* office, we love weddings. It's a time to see old friends, make a few new ones on the dance floor, and, if you're lucky, an excuse see a new city if only for a weekend. But with a finite number of vacation days to spend jetting ...Show More

37:35 | Jul 30th

Music and travel are inextricable from each other. No matter where you go, and what you see while you're there, the sound of a place can forge an instant, lasting connection—fado in Portugal, reggaeton in Colombia, or jazz in New Orleans. So when the...Show More

36:05 | Jul 23rd

We're back again—we've pulled burning questions from our Women Who Travel Facebook group (plus one incredible photo of a gnawed-on passport) and asked our editors to share their expertise. With Traveler's articles director Stephanie Wu, travel news d...Show More

41:28 | Jul 16th

In this week's episode, we sit down with adventurer, dog sledder, and author Blair Braverman to learn about just what it took to complete the legendary Iditarod race—from the rigorous, year-long training program to the discipline required to cross Al...Show More

44:27 | Jul 9th

We are out traveling once again—but don’t worry we’ll be back with new episodes very, very soon. This week, in honor of the summer travel spirit, we’re throwing it back with one of our favorite episodes from last summer: our ultimate guide to road tr...Show More

41:44 | Jul 2nd

As the two of us are away traveling this week, we decided to share one of our favorite episodes from last year. Joined by Huffington Post reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz and Priya Krishna, author of the fabulous cookbook Indian-ish, this episode is about ...Show More

36:40 | Jun 25th

Last summer, we spent an entire episode debating what defines the perfect beach read. Our conclusion? It can be just about anything you want it to be—and it rarely deserves to be dismissed as fluff. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun swapping book ...Show More

25:39 | Jun 12th

Summer may have already started, but it's still not too late to plan a trip. And considering there are a few national holidays (July 4th and Labor Day among them) to plan your vacation around, there's no better time to maximize your travel plans, eit...Show More

40:24 | Jun 4th

For this week's episode, we sat down with the best-selling author to talk about how travel has changed for her since that infamous Eat, Pray, Love adventure, and the role it now continues to play during her grieving process after the loss of her part...Show More

31:32 | May 29th

For years, we've been covering what makes the Ace brand's design so innovative and, frankly, unrepeatable (though plenty of big brands try) in its hotels. We decided to go to the source, heading to Los Angeles to chat with Kelly Sawdon, partner and c...Show More

51:44 | May 21st

When Evita Robinson chatted with Traveler contributor, Diana Hubbell, earlier this year, she made one thing clear: The travel industry needs to work a lot harder when it comes to serving travelers of color. It was that lack of inclusive representatio...Show More

38:51 | May 14th

We have a lot of arguments in the Traveler office about packing: roll vs. fold, carry-on vs. checked, hard shell vs. soft... The list goes on. This week—to add more fuel to the fire—we brought in two expert travelers on opposite ends of the spectrum ...Show More

44:09 | May 7th

In this episode, we interview our own mothers, covering everything from Lale's mom's by-the-seat-of-her-pants motorcycle adventure across Europe and Asia to the time Meredith's mom moved abroad to South Africa in the 1980s. Plus, we're joined by Trav...Show More

38:50 | May 1st

For those of us who don't describe ourselves as "outdoorsy," planning an excursion out into the wilderness can seem like a daunting task. How do you find the best trails? How do you stay safe? How much gear should you buy? And, once you've figured th...Show More

42:00 | Apr 23rd

If you've listened to this episode with Refinery29's Lindsey Stanberry, then you may have realized that your Women Who Travel hosts aren't great with money, miles, or points. One thing we have learned, however, is that it's never too late to hit the ...Show More

47:11 | Apr 16th

Earlier this year, we decided to dedicate an entire podcast episode to the most frequently asked questions in our Facebook group. All sorts of topics came up—from how to find cheap flights, to the best ways to travel alone, to the dilemma of travelin...Show More

50:47 | Apr 9th

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the pros and cons of female solo travel after the New York Times released its “Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.” story late last month. We spoke about the side of solo travel that you don't see on Instagram in O...Show More

35:32 | Apr 2nd

In February, Traveler's Cynthia Drescher wrote about how women are taking the helm in the cruise industry. We now make up between 18 to 20 percent of the industry's entire workforce, and 5 to 22 percent of cruise ship officers (for perspective, women...Show More

42:55 | Mar 26th

If you're hungry right now, grab a bowl of pasta and dig in before you start listening, because we talk (a lot) about pasta this week. That's because our guest is the impressive Missy Robbins, the James Beard Award-winning chef behind Lilia and Misi,...Show More

33:21 | Mar 19th

Liz Lambert has lived many lives. She started out as a creative writing student, and then ended up in law school before serving in the Manhattan District Attorney's office. But she's best known for her design-forward work in the hotel industry as the...Show More

42:19 | Mar 13th

Last week, in honor of International Women's Day, we launched our list of the most powerful women in travel. It features an incredibly impressive line-up that covers every aspect of travel—from the boardroom to Everest, and beyond (like, you know, *s...Show More

44:34 | Mar 5th

Food has never been more tethered to travel. Instagram, Anthony Bourdain, and others have made the two things bound to each other. And so, we pulled in two of our favorite foodies—*Bon Appétit*'s food director Carla Music (of "Back to Back Chef" YouT...Show More

37:09 | Feb 26th

We sat down with Jen Rubio—who co-founded Away luggage in 2015 with friend Steph Korey—to hear all about how they got their start, what it's like to see your luggage in every airport, and how the brand continues to rule at high-profile collabs, from ...Show More

38:24 | Feb 19th

When talking about solo travel, most people don't immediately think of a solo safari. But in talking to some of our coworkers about their own experiences, we wondered: Are safaris kind of the perfect trip to take alone? Consider this: Your days are s...Show More

40:35 | Feb 12th

We say it a lot over here at Traveler: Americans are really bad at taking vacation. So much so that in 2017, we left 705 million vacation days on the table, the U.S. Travel Association reported. Think of all the walking tours, island naps, and life-c...Show More

31:41 | Feb 5th

Let's get something straight, right off the bat: we're biased when it comes to organized group trips exclusively for self-identifying women. We love them so much, that as of today we have not one, not two, but ten Women Who Travel trips heading to Co...Show More

50:25 | Jan 30th

Every day, women from around the world ask and answer travel questions in our Women Who Travel Facebook group—some of which come up more than others. So, in this week's episode, we brought in some of our editors to add in their voices, addressing som...Show More

23:46 | Jan 22nd

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Eaton Hotel—in conjunction with this month’s Women Who Travel meetup—we were joined by Jamie Leeds, chef and owner of Hank’s Oyster Bar (and Pasta Bar and Cocktail Bar); Rose Previte, owner of Compass Rose ...Show More

26:15 | Jan 15th

It isn't every day that we have someone Skype into the podcast from Lake Malawi—but this week's guest is Jessica Nabongo, who's well on her way to becoming the first black woman to visit every country in the world. This episode, we're catching up wit...Show More

37:11 | Jan 7th

This week, we're rerunning an episode from July 2018. About half the female staff at Traveler have lived (or are still living) the expat life, and are brimming with advice on international visa processes, apartment hunting, meet-up groups, and long-d...Show More

37:02 | Dec 31st, 2018

If you haven't quite nailed a travel resolution down yet, we give you full permission to crib from our 2018 plans and our 2019 hopes and dreams. Read more about this episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/our-travel-resolutions-for-2019-women...Show More

40:49 | Dec 24th, 2018

This week on Women Who Travel, we invited our resident office bookworm, managing editor Paulie Dibner, and Riverhead Books' Associate Publisher Jynne Dilling Martin, back to the studio to chat about the books that captured their attention this year—a...Show More

24:25 | Dec 17th, 2018

We sat down with the chef, author, and TV host to talk about what it takes to make the biggest food and travel show of 2018.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41:49 | Dec 12th, 2018

This week, we're sharing an episode of Travelogue, the other podcast at Conde Nast Traveler. In it, our editors walk through our gift guides and give a few hints as to what they're giving this year (and what they're hoping to get). There's a little b...Show More

33:32 | Dec 3rd, 2018

From the coolest rooftop bars to our favorite low-key seafood spots.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34:37 | Nov 26th, 2018

Sure, we love traveling with our parents (we've even talked about it on this podcast), but spending 54 days in a small cockpit, co-piloting a plane with them? Not so appealing. Talk to Georgia Dean, though, and it sounds like a piece of cake. The 26-...Show More

38:06 | Nov 19th, 2018

In this week's episode, we talk to travel expert and host of PBS's Places to Love Samantha Brown about her origin story and so much more. Tune in to hear her talk about her most memorable trips, how her five-year-old twins have changed the way she tr...Show More

40:40 | Nov 12th, 2018

Here at Traveler, we tend to think that we travel a lot. Like, a lot a lot. But then we meet people who go for the extreme (say, hitting every country in the world, or solo-sailing the Pacific Ocean) and put us to absolute shame. Take Kate Harris, wh...Show More

39:57 | Nov 5th, 2018

As long as your doctor says it's fine, there's no reason to stop traveling.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37:00 | Oct 29th, 2018

We’ve dedicated this week’s episode of Women Who Travel to all things spontaneity, covering the trips we booked in a pinch and the itineraries we put together in less than a week.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47:53 | Oct 15th, 2018

On this week's episode, we have some real talk about the tough moments of solo travel that you don't see on Instagram—and share what we've learned about appreciating our own company and the importance of self care.Learn more about your ad choices. Vi...Show More

38:45 | Oct 8th, 2018

For our guests this week, childhood vacations meant a cousin's house in Alexandria or New Delhi. Thanks to Huffington Post reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz for joining us in the studio, and to Priya Krishna, author of the upcoming cookbook Indian-ish, for ...Show More

35:56 | Oct 1st, 2018

We sit down with Lindsey Stanberry, Refinery29's Work and Money Director and author of the new book 'Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's'Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/...Show More

46:48 | Sep 25th, 2018

This week, we're throwing it back to our very first episode about all things solo travel. It's a topic that comes up time and time again, so we turned to our favorite solo travelers, including Jessica Nabongo, Cynthia Drescher, and Traveler's Erin Fl...Show More

46:59 | Sep 17th, 2018

From editors who studied in Spain, Australia, India, and, well, on a ship.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53:42 | Sep 10th, 2018

This week, we hash it out over our worst airport habits, from hovering at the gate to hogging the overhead space.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41:36 | Aug 27th, 2018

From Paraguay to Lithuania, we compare the places that surprised us the most.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31:16 | Aug 20th, 2018

Meet Jaimie Monahan, an ultramarathon and cold-water swimmer who has pitted herself against some of the world’s harshest bodies of water.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36:00 | Aug 13th, 2018

Originally recorded for Condé Nast Traveler's other podcast, Travelogue, four 'Traveler' moms share how they plan to make every summer with their kids count.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35:21 | Aug 6th, 2018

A chat with Jen Rubio, co-founder of Away and one of the women changing the landscape of travel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31:57 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Tyler Wetherall traveled more than most as a kid, but it wasn't for vacation—it was a necessity.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37:46 | Jul 16th, 2018

Two editors discover the joy of traveling by ship.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36:55 | Jul 9th, 2018

According to women who have actually done it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54:52 | Jun 25th, 2018

Joined by Traveler’s managing editor, Paulie Dibner, and associate publisher at Riverhead Books, Jynne Dilling Martin, we’ve dedicated our episode this week to all things beach read. Tune in to hear us weigh up exactly what that means and debate why ...Show More

47:10 | Jun 11th, 2018

Joined by Anna McGorman, director of culinary operations at Milk Bar, Rachel Karten, senior social media manager at Bon Appetit, and Traveler's very own editorial assistant, Bridget Hallinan, listen to us wax lyrical about some of the most surprising...Show More

40:04 | Jun 4th, 2018

It's okay to skip Paris the first go-round.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40:33 | May 28th, 2018

This week's podcast is all about grabbing your car keys and hitting the open road, a topic we have tenuously coincided with the 27th anniversary of Thelma and Louise.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30:57 | May 14th, 2018

There's still plenty of time to get out of town for a long weekend over Memorial Day, or even a full two-week vacation, if you start planning right now (or in 30 minutes, once you've finished this episode).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega...Show More

34:21 | May 7th, 2018

We chat to Liz Clark, a surfer and environmentalist who's been solo-sailing on her 40-foot ride, 'Swell,' since early 2006, going where the wind, quite literally, takes her.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39:37 | Apr 30th, 2018

It helps to start planning early. Like now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38:44 | Apr 23rd, 2018

The author of 'The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan' reveals everything she's learned on the road.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38:21 | Apr 9th, 2018

We sit down with Jessica Nabongo, on a mission to be the first black woman to visit every country in the world. (This episode is a rebroadcast of Travelogue, our other podcast at Condé Nast Traveler.)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....Show More

33:19 | Apr 2nd, 2018

In this week's episode, we talk to author Meg Wolitzer about her new novel, The Female Persuasion, her travels to Manila that inspired parts of it, the incredible people she's met on the road and in bookstores, and her deep love of exploring alone.Le...Show More

34:23 | Mar 26th, 2018

You don't have to jump out of a plane to be an adventure traveler. But you could, you know, if you wanted to.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47:12 | Mar 19th, 2018

We chat with ocean conservationists Tanya Streeter, Ayana Johnson, and Sheila Bowman about why saving the planet is not just the domain of “white dudes wearing Patagonia fleeces.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53:36 | Mar 12th, 2018

In the first episode of season two, we chat with Alysia Kezerian and Julia Buckley about their experiences traveling with disabilities. Along the way, we learn how far we've come in terms of accessible travel, but also see how much work there is stil...Show More

44:40 | Jan 29th, 2018

Whether it’s a family road trip or a girls’ weekend to a new city, we’ve all experienced the highs (and lows) of traveling in a group. In an ideal world, everyone returns home with a collection of shared memories that make you friends for life, but i...Show More

1:02:49 | Jan 22nd, 2018

The do's, don'ts, and oh-hell-no's we wish we had listened to.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1:03:15 | Jan 15th, 2018

Our three well-traveled guests share their personal experiences about what it means to travel as a woman of color in 2018—from how they first started exploring the world to the anxieties of traveling as a Muslim American today—and call for a more div...Show More

43:49 | Jan 8th, 2018

We chat with mothers, writers, and travelers about the types of trips they take, how what they prioritize on the ground has changed (spoiler alert: your kids will not care about that quaint French château as much as you do), and why, in this current ...Show More

43:08 | Jan 1st, 2018

In a modern society of likes, shares, and constant contact, when do you post that pic and when do you put the phone down?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1:00:12 | Dec 18th, 2017

This week’s episode is dedicated to the women who are shaking up the world of food and drink—both abroad and at home. We're joined by Anna McGorman, the executive pastry chef of Boulud Sud in Manhattan; Ivy Mix, owner of Latin cocktail bar Leyenda in...Show More

47:54 | Dec 11th, 2017

If you could give your 21-year-old self one piece of travel advice, what would it be? For some of us answering that question on this week's podcast, it was to be more fearless and to worry less about the small stuff (that lost luggage may feel like t...Show More

46:14 | Dec 4th, 2017

While our mantra is to be fearless, adventurous, and borderless, traveling alone can be a legitimate concern for all demographics: Are you treated differently when you travel by yourself? How do you push beyond your comfort zone? And why travel alone...Show More