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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.

Women Who Travel Condé Nast Traveler

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.2, 13 Ratings

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.

    The Best Trips We've Taken Recently Are to the Wine Shop

    The Best Trips We've Taken Recently Are to the Wine Shop

    While we truly love to drink wine, we would hardly call ourselves experts. And after downing quite a few delicious bottles over the last few months without a sommelier or bartender to guide us, we thought we'd check in with two of the least snobby wine snobs we know: Women Who Travel contributor Shanika Hillocks and Helen's Wines' Helen Johannesen. We talk all about how our taste—and willingness to shell out—has changed during lockdown, some places to start when looking to test your wine comfort zone, and what the wine industry looks like today. (And don't worry, we don't say "vino" once.)
    If you're headed to your local wine shop after listening or want to browse for some bottles to pick up online, here are all of the wines we mentioned in the episode, with links to where we could find them:


    Strekov 1075 Fred #5 red blend, Južnoslovenská, Slovakia


    Valentina Passalcqua Primitivo, Puglia, Italy


    Calcarius Orange, Puglia, Italy


    Maison Noir Love Drunk Rosé, Oregon


    Domaine De Cherouche Gamay, Ayent, Switzerland


    Zafa Wines and CO Cellars Electric Mayhem cans, Burlington, Vermont


    Aslina Umsasane red blend, Stellenbosch, South Africa


    Sieman Mosca Bianca, Veneto, Italy


    Yetti & The Kokonut Savagnin 'Metro', South Australia


    Clos Lentiscus Cric Cric Blanc, Penedès, Spain


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    • 40 min
    How to Shop for Meaningful Souvenirs

    How to Shop for Meaningful Souvenirs

    We've been spending a lot of time at home these days, which means more time staring at the art on our walls, the tchotchkes on our shelves, and the souvenirs we've chosen to display. It's also made us think about how to find more meaningful souvenirs on future trips—pieces that bring back memories of trips, a sense of place, or a glimpse of history. So, we checked in with Kiyanna Stewart and Jannah Handy, power couple and owners of Brooklyn's BLK MKT Vintage, to learn how they shop for and curate their store, which maps the Black diaspora through vintage wares and collectibles. (Plus, how they style their own souvenirs and vintage finds at home.) Their biggest tips? Have patience: Whether you're shopping in your own town or have to travel halfway around the world, be prepared to leave a shop or flea market empty handed should nothing speak to you. And think about function and purpose before spending on something that won't fit in your home, let alone your suitcase.
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    Find a transcription of the episode and links here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-to-shop-for-meaningful-souvenirs-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 35 min
    A Conversation With Ibeyi, Music's Coolest Sister Act

    A Conversation With Ibeyi, Music's Coolest Sister Act

    This episode was originally broadcast in July 2019.
    With music festivals on hold this summer, we thought we'd share one of our favorite episodes from last year, recorded live at Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Lale teamed up with Pitchfork's senior social media manager Vrinda Jagota to chat about travel, music, and more with Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz, the French-Cuban sister act behind Ibeyi. We'll be back with a new episode next week.
    Follow Lale: @lalehannah
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    • 37 min
    Summer Travel Is All About Figuring Out Your Comfort Zone

    Summer Travel Is All About Figuring Out Your Comfort Zone

    Since this season is sure to be unlike any other high season, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we've been asking a lot of questions about summer travel here at Traveler—from how much we'll be traveling, to how we'll be getting around, to where we'll stay. And this week, we're tackling all of those questions (and more) in one episode with the help of some top notch experts: associate editor Megan Spurrell and New York Times travel reporter Tariro Mzezewa. We hope our conversation gives you the information you need to travel to the beach or a remote Airbnb responsibly—or the blessing to stay home and plan for your out-of-this-world trip for next year.
    Follow Meredith: @ohheytheremere
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    • 41 min
    How the Travel Industry Should Support Black Women

    How the Travel Industry Should Support Black Women

    In the wake of ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism across the U.S. and all industries, much has been made of listening and learning—and amplifying Black voices in the process. Which is why this week, we’re passing the mic. Hosted by Them's executive editor Whembley Sewell, featuring Jessica Nabongo and Evita Robinson, our latest episode focuses on how the industry as a whole can and must step up for Black travelers. Whembley, Jessica, and Evita are all members of the Women Who Travel advisory board, women we've trusted to challenge us over the last nine months, and we hope in listening to this episode—hearing their stories and where they see opportunity for change—you can challenge yourself, too.
    Here are a few women Evita and Jessica suggest following. Be sure to scroll back through their feeds to understand their full body of work.

    Lola Akinmade Åkerström, @lolaakinmade


    Stephanie Young, @stephlyoung


    Gloria Atanmo, @glographics


    Ashley Renne, @heyashleyrenne


    Martinique Lewis, @marty_sandiego


    Eulanda Osagiede, @dipyourtoesin


    Cynthia Andrew, @simplycyn


    Anntte Richmond, @fromannettewithlove


    Kellee Edwards,@Kelleesetgo


    Ciara Johnson, @hey_ciara


    Lee Litumbe, @spiritedpursuit


    Monet Hambricks, @thetravelingchild


    Cherae Robinson, @sasyrae



    Read a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-the-travel-industry-should-support-black-women-women-who-travel-podcast
    Follow Whembley: @whembleysewell
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    • 41 min
    What It's Like Running a Restaurant Right Now

    What It's Like Running a Restaurant Right Now

    This week, we're joined by Moonlynn Tsai, co-owner of Bon Appetit Hot List winner Kopitiam, and Mei Lin, from the James Beard-nominated Nightshade, who share their stories about everything from how they've found support systems in other restaurant owners to what they're cooking at home right now, and, most importantly, how you can support the restaurant industry during this difficult time.
    Their big advice? Spend your money, whether it be food or merch for now or gift cards for later, and order directly when possible, instead of through apps, so that your favorite restaurants can keep as much of their profits as possible.
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    In light of the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans, we would like to say, unequivocally, that Black lives matter. We stand with protesters across the country raising their voices against police brutality.
    Donate to the NAACP here: https://www.naacp.org/
    Donate to Black Lives Matter here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    Donate to Campaign Zero here: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/
    Donate to local bail funds here: https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory
    We highly recommend subscribing to Code Switch, The Nod, and the New York Times 1619 podcasts to diversify your listening, too.
    Since this week’s episode is all about women-owned restaurants struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, you'll find a list of Black-owned restaurants across the country to support.
    Black-owned restaurants in New York City: https://bit.ly/36UXF1g
    Black-owned restaurants in Washington D.C.: https://bit.ly/3eHHJ5m
    Black-owned restaurants in Austin: https://bit.ly/3cr1c8P
    Black-owned restaurants in Seattle: https://bit.ly/2MkVJWF
    Black-owned restaurants in Minneapolis: https://bit.ly/3cudJbu
    Black-owned restaurants in Los Angeles: https://lat.ms/2MqiQiC
    We are committed to sharing Black women’s stories on Women Who Travel, and will continue to do so throughout our podcast episodes and all other platforms.
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    • 30 min

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I love hearing Laura’s Aussie adventures and also the ladies being parents who have challenges to travel. Honestly inspirational and excites women to travel. Thank you for making these podcast

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