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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 refuse to stay home.

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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 refuse to stay home.

    Answering Your Questions About Passport Renewal, Solo Travel, and More

    Answering Your Questions About Passport Renewal, Solo Travel, and More

    While travel may be the most open that it's been for Americans since the pandemic began, it comes with a lot of complications—from major passport renewal and Global Entry application delays to newly developed travel anxieties. To help you explore in the safest and most prepared way possible, we're answering your burning travel questions in this week's episode of Women Who Travel. Alongside Traveler’s senior editor for transportation and travel news, Jessica Puckett, and city guides editor, Shannon McMahon, we'll cover everything from travel insurance and underrated U.S. cities for solo travelers to how to talk to your family about prioritizing your own travels. 
    Stories mentioned this episode:
    "Travel Insurance Companies Add Permanent Pandemic Coverage," https://www.cntraveler.com/story/travel-insurance-companies-add-permanent-pandemic-coverage
    "Everything You Need to Know About Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance," https://www.cntraveler.com/story/cancel-for-any-reason-travel-insurance
    "What to Know If Your Passport Is Expiring," https://www.cntraveler.com/story/us-passport-renewal-during-covid
    "How to Manage Travel Anxiety in a Crowded Airport," https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-to-manage-travel-anxiety-in-a-crowded-airport
    Read a full transcription of the episode and find more stories here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/answering-your-questions-about-passport-renewal-solo-travel-and-more-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 26 min
    How to Spend All Those Points You’ve Accumulated on Travel

    How to Spend All Those Points You’ve Accumulated on Travel

    While we haven't been making much headway on airline and hotel loyalty programs in the last year, what we do have are lots and lots of credit cards points, accrued from a year and a half of takeout, groceries, and gas bills—among plenty of other purchases (namely loungewear). But how should we spend those stockpiles now that travel is starting to reenter our lives? This week, we tasked Jessica Puckett, Traveler's senior editor for transportation and travel news, and Jasmin Baron, an associate editor covering credit cards at Insider, with helping us find solutions.
    The short answer? “There really isn't a right or wrong way to spend your points and your miles,” Jasmin says in the episode. But we've got plenty of ideas of where to start, from cashing in on free hotel stays during road trips to, yes, booking that overwater bungalow in the Maldives.
    Learn more about Conde Nast Traveler's favorite travel credit cards: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-best-travel-credit-card
    Read a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-to-spend-all-those-points-youve-accumulated-on-travel-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 27 min
    Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on Dedicating Her Life to the Ocean

    Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on Dedicating Her Life to the Ocean

    This episode was originally published in September 2020. 

    This week, we're revisiting our conversation with Cristina Mittermeier—marine biologist, conservationist, photographer, and co-founder of SeaLegacy, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the ocean. A National Geographic photographer known for her work underwater and among Indigenous communities in coastal areas, she's found a way to share her passion for our environment with the world. But it wasn't always a simple path. In fact, her first published photo was wrongly credited to her then-husband. Over the course of our chat, we talk about how a career in science led her to photography, her mission to educate us about the ocean, and how we can overcome that feeling of hopelessness amid the current climate crisis. 
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    • 35 min
    How I Became a Champion for Responsible Travel

    How I Became a Champion for Responsible Travel

    We've been thinking a lot about responsible travel here at Women Who Travel. You may have noticed: It's been a theme in a number of our recentepisodes. And today, we're continuing that trend, sitting down Condé Nast Traveler advisory board member Harsha L’Acqua, whose nonprofit, Saira Hospitality, is built around helping new hotels make mindful, local-focused hiring choices. We first heard about her work when Liz Lambert mentioned Saira's pop-up and permanent hospitality training centers on a Women Who Travel episode back in 2019—and in this episode, we catch up with how Saira's been faring amid the pandemic, how its mission feels more important than ever, and how hotels can help travelers make better, more impactful choices while on vacation. 
    Read a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-i-became-a-champion-for-responsible-travel-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 27 min
    Sara Nelson Won't Stop Fighting for Flight Attendants

    Sara Nelson Won't Stop Fighting for Flight Attendants

    This episode originally ran in July 2020.
    You probably first heard Sara Nelson's name in early 2019 when she called for a general strike, leading to an abrupt end to the extended government shutdown. Now, the international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, has been fighting something completely different: a pandemic, as well as imminent layoffs for airline workers. We caught up with Sara, named "the world's most powerful flight attendant" by the New York Times, last summer to chat about how she got her start as a United flight attendant, why she joined the union, and what challenges the AFA-CWA faces today.
    Read a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/sara-nelson-wont-stop-fighting-for-flight-attendants-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 38 min
    What It’s Like Traveling With Young Kids Right Now

    What It’s Like Traveling With Young Kids Right Now

    This special episode of the Women Who Travel podcast is presented by Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key.
    Getting back in the swing of traveling comes with its own learning after over a year of staying close to home. But if you've had a baby in the last two years or are a parent to young child, your vacation prep is on a whole different level. To help navigate the do's and don'ts of summer family travel this year—from the questions to ask your Airbnb host ahead of booking to what destinations make for great family-friendly vacations—we've tapped two supertravelers and new moms, Traveler's Erin Florio and journalist Oneika Raymond, for this week's special Women Who Travel episode, presented by Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key.
    Read a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/what-its-like-traveling-with-young-kids-right-now-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 33 min

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