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A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
Amateur Traveler is an award winning audio travel show that focuses primarily on the question: "where should you go next and what should you see, do and eat there?". Amateur Traveler won its creator Chris Christensen a Travel+Leisure SMITTY award as the best independent travel journalist and a Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Award. It is also used to teach English at Oxford University.
 
Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events and tips on how to spend your time there.
 
Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from Japan—strange superstitions, folklore and folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing.
 
The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks. To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to http://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts
 
The EPOP Travel Podcast is hosted by Travis Sherry, a serial entrepreneur & world traveler. Known as "Rick Steves for the new generation", this podcast will teach you everything you need to know to travel more & spend less. From interviews with some of the world's most famous travel names, like Chris Guillebeau, Bruce Poon Tip, AJ Jacobs & others to specific travel advice on how to use frequent flyer miles, score cheap hotels, pack like a pro, & travel on a budget, this show does it all.
 
Bay Curious is a show about your questions – and the adventures you find when you go looking for the answers. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore all aspects of the San Francisco Bay Area – from the debate over "Frisco", to the dinosaurs that once roamed California, to the causes of homelessness. Whether you lived here your whole life, or just arrived, Bay Curious will deepen your understanding of this place you call home.
 
Discover what everyday life in Japan is REALLY like! Weekly podcast episodes with half-Japanese/half-American Burke (18 years in Japan) and Ben from England (13 years in Japan), based in Hokkaido, and their guests sharing experiences on dating, marriage, working at Japanese companies, teaching at all education levels, traditions, martial arts, the struggles of life here, and the reasons why Japan is truly an amazing place to be living!
 
The Musafir Stories is an audio podcast that documents Indian travel tales. Each episode, we share the journey of travelers in their own words and relive their experience with you, our listeners. The sole aim of our podcast is to share the rich experiences of traveling in India and inspire listeners to take the leap of faith, grab those backpacks and set out to explore the beautiful and exotic country, India!
 
Explore your boundaries and discover your next adventure with World Nomads, the global travel brand and insurance provider. Hosted by Podcast Producer Kim Napier and World Nomads Phil Sylvester, each episode will take you around the world with insights into destinations from travelers and experts. They'll share the latest in travel news, answer your travel questions and fill you in on what World Nomads is up to, including the latest scholarships and guides.
 
Interested in France? Let us be your ears and eyes on the ground. Hosts Sarah Elzas and Alison Hird take you beyond the baguette, to hear from the people who make France what it is, and who want to change it - to give you a fuller picture of this country at the heart of Europe. Spotlight on France is a weekly podcast, in English, from Radio France International, out Thursdays.
 
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Hear about things to do in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and the rest of the Monterey Peninsula in Calfornia as Chris the Amateur Traveler and return guest Jeff Ohlfs talk about this […] The post Travel to the Monterey Peninsula in California – Episode 731 appeared first on Amateur Traveler. Related posts: Monterey Peninsula – Hotels on the Beac…
 
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Pune, with Shraddha Maheshwari - the Shepherd Traveller! Today's destination: Pune, Maharashtra! Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport, PNQ Nearest Railway Station: Pune Junction (PUNE) Prerequisites : NA Packing : Make sure to carry your hiking shoes! Time of the year : Monsoons are the best time to v…
 
The author of the book that the new movie Nomadland is based on, joins us on the next Travel with Rick Steves. Jessica Bruder tells us how she lived in a converted camper van for two years, just like thousands of older Americans do, as she learned firsthand how they survive on seasonal temp work while living in an RV. We'll also hear about the wine…
 
Thanksgiving 2020 will force Yanks to dig deep because it's been a "tough year" for them: Racial tensions Protests COVID-19 Shutdowns Unemployment + suicides Wildfires Elections Therefore, I list a bunch of random things that we should be grateful for this year (and every year). This was unrehearsed. I had no script. I just rattled off things that …
 
From the stunning Northern Lights of Lofoten, to the fjords of the western coast, scenic train journeys across the mountains, Viking history, and the culture of the cities, David Nikel evokes a country that has much to explore. In this pandemic year, I’m certainly dreaming of kayaking the fjords! David Nikel is a British writer specializing in all …
 
In this episode, how to face your fears and overcome them through the power of travel and what was this TV host’s greatest obstacle? With COVID-19 affecting the way we engage with the world, it’s important to plan wisely and travel responsibly, both for your own safety and that of the places you visit. But as we re engage with the world you're like…
 
Do you yearn to live abroad? Have you put on your rose-colored glasses when you daydream about it or are you living more in the realities of life in another country? We are hanging out once again with my fellow ex-pat, podcaster, and good friend, BoTik Quest, and while last time we talked about the reasons to love living abroad, today we are gettin…
 
It’s great to practice thankfulness all year long but it’s definitely in overdrive during this season and we couldn’t be happier. So to continue in the celebrations, Heather and I look back at the past year (as difficult as it was) and reveal the people & things we are most thankful for in 2020. We want to know what are the unexpected things you ar…
 
Today the historian and literary scholar Dr Joseph Hone takes us back to the dangerous, scheming politics of the reign of Queen Anne. We talk about the long legacy of the fraught seventeenth-century. We follow the twists and turns of a mystery about a scandalous pamphlet, and we meet the brilliant man who many consider Britain’s first prime ministe…
 
Paul Theroux returns! This episode is the second half of my interview with travel writer Paul Theroux - if you haven't listened to Episode 214 yet, go and do that first! In this final section, we talk about another widely-varied array of travel topics, including the magic of train travel, one of my very favourite ways to get around. We also chat ab…
 
There may be no better time than winter to cozy up, ideally by a fire, with a stack of books and a cup of coffee (or something a little stronger). This particular winter, though, the escape and education we find through books will be even more necessary. Whether you're picking up books for yourself or sending hefty hardcovers to family and friends …
 
In this minisode, we each share our best tips for traveling Europe by rail. Join Us! Join our Facebook Group: Rick Steves Over Brunch Podcast Listeners. Get exclusive mini-episodes on Our Patreon Account For more, find us: Chris Mitchell Find him at travelingmitch, Ultimate Ontario, & His Writer's Portfolio. Podcasts: I'm Anxious About. Stephanie C…
 
Are you dreaming of your next great travel adventure, somewhere a big, ambitious, and completely different? The Camino de Santiago, the Trans-Mongolian, hiking the Himalayas, road-tripping through Iceland and sailing the Pacific Islands; these are the best adventures for any time, especially in post-COVID times. See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
Sara and James Barnes are building a business based on the principle of experiential travel - personalised, intimate experiences where visitors feel genuinely connected with places, products and people. Their tour business, Experiential Tasmania, takes visitors behind the scenes with some of the our leading producers - meeting the makers, sampling …
 
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