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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

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    • 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.

    We Answer Your Most Pressing Questions About Coronavirus and Travel

    We Answer Your Most Pressing Questions About Coronavirus and Travel

    With the near-constant stream of coronavirus news on our feeds these days, we understand if you want to run screaming from another coronavirus-related chat. But we promise this is not all doom and gloom. In fact, we hope that by answering some of the most frequently asked questions about travel and the coronavirus (Should you cancel a fall trip? Hop on a flight deal for later in the year? Use your vacation days now or save them for later?), we can give you a glimmer of hope about what's to come. 
    Note that this episode was recorded on May 14. You can find all of our up-to-date coronavirus coverage and travel resources at cntraveler.com/coronavirus.
    Find a full transcription of the episode here: www.cntraveler.com/story/we-answer-your-most-pressing-questions-about-coronavirus-and-travel
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    • 38 min
    Elizabeth Gilbert on Travel After "Eat, Pray, Love"

    Elizabeth Gilbert on Travel After "Eat, Pray, Love"

    This episode originally aired in June 2019.
    In this wild time, Lale and I have found ourselves going back to the episode we recorded with Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert last year. Our conversation was filled with a little grief, a lot of joy, and plenty of travel wisdom—all of which we need right now to tide us over until we can travel freely again. We'll be back next week with a brand new episode.
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    • 40 min
    Catching Up with Catherine Cohen

    Catching Up with Catherine Cohen

    Unless you're an essential worker, chances are your work travel has slowed down a lot recently. For comedian and actress Catherine Cohen, the world on pause has meant postponing her upcoming tour in Australia and swapping her weekly show Cabernet Cabaret, at New York City's Club Cumming, for Instagram live performances streamed out of the Berkshires cabin she's currently self-isolating at. We caught up with Cohen to find out what it's like to be a performer who, well, suddenly can't perform like she used to, why solo travel isn't for her, and all the places she misses in New York City. Plus, she shouts out a few of the comedy venues around the U.S. that need our support—and the women in comedy to watch right now.

    And while we have you, we have some exciting news: The Women Who Travel platform is nominated for a Webby award! The People's Voice vote is now open, so head here by May 7 to vote. We'd love your support.
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    • 25 min
    The Books We’re Turning to Right Now

    The Books We’re Turning to Right Now

    We need the escape that books provide now more than ever. So this week, we're joined by the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas, calling in from Los Angeles, and New York Times-bestselling author and Books Are Magic owner Emma Straub, who's currently self-isolating with her family in Brooklyn. Throughout the episode, we share the books that are transporting us to the places we miss (New York City included) and the places we’ve never been (and can't wait to get to). Plus, we have tips for getting out of a reading rut, how to support local bookstores when they need it most, and more.
    What we're reading right now:
    All Adults Here by Emma Straub
    Surviving Autocracy by Mashe Gessen
    Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
    Heartburn by Nora Ephron
    The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron
    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
    Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
    The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
    The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
    Arbitrary Stupid Goal by Tamara Shopsin
    Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
    The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
    The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante]
    A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Eagan
    White Teeth by Zadie Smith
    Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
    Women Talking by Miriam Toews
    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Preorder, out June 2)
    Middlemarch by George Elliot (a.k.a Mary Ann Evans)
    Saga by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples
    Writers & Lovers by Lily King
    My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir by Jenn Shepland
    The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor (Preorder, out May 26)
    Find a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-books-were-turning-to-right-now-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 45 min
    All Our Complicated Feelings About Travel Right Now

    All Our Complicated Feelings About Travel Right Now

    Earlier this month, we put a call out on our Instagram and asked you to share what travel stories you were interested in hearing more of during this time of uncertainty. There were so many great ideas, some of which we'll be tackling over the coming weeks. One that stuck with us was a request to hear how our personal travel plans were being affected—so that listeners could feel a little less alone in grieving their own postponed trips. So, this week we've tapped Traveler associate editor Megan Spurrell, who had a sister's bachelorette coming up and a big trip to Turkey and Lebanon on the horizon, and travel writer Julia Buckley, who had to cut a months-long trip to South America short, to talk through it all. Along the way, we cover how it's okay to feel sad about your canceled trip, how our priorities for future trips are changing, and where we want to go next—because we're already thinking of the next trip, whenever that may be.
    Read a full transcription of this week's episode and more here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/all-the-complicated-things-were-feeling-about-travel-right-now-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 38 min
    How I Became a Travel Writer: Sarah Khan on Life on the Road

    How I Became a Travel Writer: Sarah Khan on Life on the Road

    At the beginning of this year, Sarah Khan decided to settle down—well, at least get an apartment of her own to call a home base after eight years of traveling and subletting full time, thanks to her job as a travel writer. She didn't plan to take a trip until March, a travel hiatus that's now been extended indefinitely due to coronavirus. As she stays put for the longest time in almost a decade, we caught up with the Condé Nast Traveler contributor to see how she got her start in travel writing, chat about her most memorable assignments, learn how she's managing her time at home, and discover who's inspiring her virtual wanderlust right now. 

    Find a full transcription of the episode (and that photo of Mostar we mention) here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-i-became-a-travel-writer-sarah-khan-on-life-on-the-road-podcast
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    • 38 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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