15 Insightful Travel Podcasts

Best Travel Podcasts

The new year is nearly upon us, so here is a list of 15 interesting and insightful travel podcasts for 2020 listed in alphabetical order. These top travel podcasts dive a bit deeper into the experience of travel and will satisfy your wanderlust. 

Travel Writing World Podcast

Travel Writing World Podcast

We’re biased, but we think our show is pretty great. 😉 In the Travel Writing World, host Jeremy Bassetti interviews and has conversations with travel writers about their books and travel experiences. He has interviewed some of the leading travel writers like Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer

Amateur Traveler Podcast

Longtime podcaster Chris Christensen has conversations with destination experts about what to do, what to see, and sample itineraries in his Amateur Traveler Podcast.

Andy Steves’ Travel Podcast

Heir apparent to the Rick Steves empire, Andy Steves cuts a path of his own with the Andy Steves’ Travel Podcast. His shows cover topics ranging from digital nomadism, backpacking, and having a great time while traveling the world. We’re hoping he’ll release a third season of his podcast soon.

Books & Travel Podcast

Host Jo Francis Penn of The Creative Penn fame dips into the world of bookish and unusual travel in her Books & Travel Podcast. She interviews her guests about all things related to travel and offers suggestions on travel-related books to inspire your wanderlust.

Deviate with Rolf Potts

Author of Vagabonding and host of Deviate, Rolf Potts has conversations with a wide variety of guests on topics related to the experience of travel. Rolf is also interested in film, a passion that makes its way into many of his conversations. 

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast

In the Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast, longtime podcaster Travis Sherry holds conversations with guests on themes relating to digital nomadism, location independence, and meaningful travel.

Just Go! Network

Travel couple Cydny and Marc Voicechovski share their adventures, give travel tips, and interview guests about all things travel in their podcast, GOAL Traveler’s The Just Go Network. What’s best, they travel around the world with their cute cat. 

The Lost Geographer Podcast

The Lost Geographer Podcast gives great service-oriented information about what to do in various countries around the world.

Solo Travel Talk with Astrid

The Solo Travel Talk with Astrid Podcast is incredibly insightful and educational. It goes deep into the experience of a place from the perspective of a solo traveler. Plus, if we’re honest with ourselves, it is hard to resist Astrid’s southern accent and charm! 

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Amanda Kendle talks with guests about a variety of travel-related topics like privilege in travel, volunteering abroad, and culture shock in her Thoughtful Travel Podcast.

Travel with Rick Steves

Rick Steves needs no introduction, and neither does his show, Travel with Rick Steves, which has been nationally syndicated for a number of years. 

WanderLearn with Francis Tapon

Author and Host of WanderLearn Podcast, Francis Tapon talks to guests about deeper travel-related topics like immersive travel, sustainability, and safari hunting to name a few.

The World Wanderers Podcast

Travel couple and hosts of The World Wanderers Podcast, Amanda Kingsmith and Ryan Ferguson talk about digital nomadism, travel tips, and their adventures around the with their guests.

Zero to Travel Podcast

In his Zero to Travel Podcast, Jason Moore speaks with guests about their travel adventures. Recent shows include topics about the Camino de Santiago, traveling with children, and being location independent. 

*One Perfect Day In

*This podcast has been moved to the bottom of the list as it hasn’t released a new episode since November 2018.* Cindy Loe of the One Perfect Day In Podcast gives overviews of how to have a good experience traveling to various cities around the world.

Do you know of any more travel podcasts that should belong on this list? Leave a comment below!

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