The line between travel for business and travel for pleasure is blurring more and more with each passing year. There’s even a name for it: “bleisure,” which we recently wrote about. And this blurring line is one reason why business travelers should take note of the best travel podcasts.
If you’re tacking extra days onto your work trip, do you know how best to use them? Here’s a look at 10 of the best travel podcasts, which can give you great ideas about how to spend your time in various places.
1. Zero to Travel
When you travel for work, you can’t help but become a bit of a travel expert. Zero to Travel will help you take that next step, leveraging your experience and knowledge to see the world on your own terms.
Zero to Travel covers a wide range of topics, and the host is great about taking questions from listeners. The result is a far-reaching travel podcast that covers a spectrum of interesting subjects.
2. Amateur Traveler
Amateur Traveler takes a different approach to podcasting. Rather than posting once a week or a few times a week, The Amateur Traveler is a library of hundreds of destination-specific podcasts.
Any time you’re visiting a new place or an unfamiliar destination, see if Amateur Traveler has covered it. In each episode, you’ll find a treasure trove of helpful information, plus off-the-beaten-path tips and tricks for making the most of your trip.
3. Extra Pack of Peanuts
For the efficient traveler, Extra Pack of Peanuts shares secrets behind spending less, packing lighter and making the most of your time, no matter where you’re going. Hosted by a husband and wife duo who love seeing the world, Extra Pack of Peanuts will even help you wisely spend all those frequent flier miles and hotel points you rack up while traveling for work.
4. Power Trip
Get travel news from an entrepreneurship perspective when you listen to Power Trip. Hosted by the co-founders of Tortuga Backpacks, Power Trip is known for travel product recommendations as well as the latest on new travel regulations, staying in shape while on the road, and much more.
5. Tropical MBA
People around the world are running businesses from unusual locations. And Tropical MBA shares just how they’re doing it. This podcast is just as much a business course as it is a travel podcast. Tune in for tips on manufacturing abroad, running remote distribution teams, the hottest locations for startups plus other hot topics for the entrepreneurial traveler.
6. Indie Travel
Indie Travel is another podcast hosted by a husband-wife duo. You’ll find tips and research-based approaches for picking up foreign languages quickly. You’ll enjoy ideas for what to do in certain destinations. And you’ll discover secrets to saving money when you tack on a few days to your work trip.
7. The Budget-Minded Traveler
If you’re a woman who travels alone for work or leisure, this podcast is for you. The Budget-Minded Traveler offers a wealth of information specific to females who are flying solo.
For more, check out the podcast’s blog and list of resources. Host Jackie Nourse has even created a virtual class that can prep anyone for the experience of traveling alone.
8. Travel With Rick Steves
There’s nothing quite like listening to a true expert discuss a topic you’re interested in. And there’s no better expert on traveling through Europe than Rick Steves. His podcast is chockfull of ideas for visiting the best European destinations and making the most of your time once there.
9. Travel Wisdom
When you tune in to Travel Wisdom, you’ll get to hear a guest speak about their travel experiences — with a heavy focus on what they learned through travel. As you listen to episode after episode, you’ll find yourself gathering tips and tricks for enhancing your own trips, whether traveling for business or just for fun.
10. As Told By Nomads
This is another podcast focused on interviews with guests. When you listen to As Told By Nomads, you may hear from a business executive, a politician, an artist or a travel expert. You’ll always learn something about the world, and you’ll definitely pick up a few tips for unforgettable travel experiences.
Travel Policies That Work for Everyone
At JTB Business Travel, we believe in policies that help travelers enjoy comfortable, safe experiences. As part of our wide-ranging services as a comprehensive corporate travel agency, we help businesses large and small craft travel policies that work for everyone.
Contact us today about making the most of your business travel.