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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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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.

    Your Summer Travel Questions, Answered

    Your Summer Travel Questions, Answered

    In January, our frequently asked questions episode saw us edging back into the world of travel—and with this week's episode, we're actually starting to plan those trips we've been dreaming about for this summer and into 2022. Joined by associate editor Megan Spurrell and transportation editor, Jessica Puckett, we're answering your questions about the outdoorsy domestic destinations to visit right now, the countries open to vaccinated travelers this summer, and where to reunite with your extended family after what has been more than a year apart for many. Plus, we chat about navigating the visa process for traveling long-term as a digital nomad. 
    Read a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/your-summer-travel-questions-answered-women-who-travel-podcast
    Links mentioned:
    "These National Parks Will Require Reservations This Summer," https://www.cntraveler.com/story/these-national-parks-will-require-reservations-this-summer
    "The Best State Park in Every Single State," https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-best-state-parks-in-the-us
    "These Countries Are Open to Fully Vaccinated Travelers," https://www.cntraveler.com/story/these-countries-are-open-to-fully-vaccinated-travelers
    "7 Countries Where You Can Get a Passport Through Ancestry," https://www.cntraveler.com/story/countries-where-you-can-get-a-passport-through-ancestry
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    The Books We Can’t Stop Talking About Right Now

    The Books We Can’t Stop Talking About Right Now

    As temperatures begin to warm up and we start picturing the lazy park hangs and beach days in store for us this summer, our minds have already started whirring at the reading possibilities. Over the past year, we've turned to reading as both an escape from our current world and a way to explore without leaving home. While we'll be a bit more mobile this summer, our love for books hasn't changed, so we've once again tapped Jynne Dilling Martin associate publisher at Riverhead Books, and Lisa Lucas, senior vice president and publisher of Pantheon and Schocken Books, to help craft the ultimate summer reading list of books written by women. Whether you're itching for a Greek myth retelling, a workplace thriller, a deep dive into the natural world, or a novel about a cannibalistic food writer, we've got you covered. 
    Here's a full list of what we talked about:


    Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer


    Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard


    The Hard Crowd by Rachel Kushner


    A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers


    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel


    Salvation City, by Sigrid Nunez


    Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter by Ali Smith


    Sisters by Daisy Johnson


    Circe and Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller


    The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen


    The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris


    Matrix by Lauren Groff


    Seek You by Kristen Radtke


    Intimacies by Katie Kitamura


    No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood


    Find a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-books-we-cant-stop-talking-about-right-now-women-who-travel-podcast
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    Musician Michelle Zauner on Childhood Trips to Korea and the Food That Shaped Her

    Musician Michelle Zauner on Childhood Trips to Korea and the Food That Shaped Her

    This week on the podcast, we're joined by Michelle Zauner, most known as indie pop musician Japanese Breakfast, and whose memoir, Crying in H Mart, was released April 20. Michelle, who is Korean on her mother's side, centers her the book around her relationship with her mother—describing the foods that brought them together, their rituals on mother-daughter trips to Korea every other summer, and how she experienced the grief that came with her mother's cancer diagnosis. Listen in to hear her recount those summertime trips from her home in Oregon to visit her aunts and grandmother in Seoul and how she developed love for Korean cooking. Plus, she tells us about her love for Maangchi cooking videos on Youtube, the first dishes she'll eat when she gets back to Korea post-pandemic, and what she misses most about touring with Japanese Breakfast. (The short answer? All of it.)
    Read a transcription of the episode here: www.cntraveler.com/story/michelle-zauner-women-who-travel-podcast
    Follow Michelle: @jbrekkie
    Order Crying in H Mart: www.bookshop.org/books/crying-in-h-mart-a-memoir/9780525657743
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    How to Shop for Meaningful Souvenirs

    How to Shop for Meaningful Souvenirs

    As travel begins to open up for vaccinated Americans and we start making the trips we’ve been dreaming about a reality, Lale and I wanted to reshare an episode we recorded last July. Joined by the recently engaged Kiyanna Stewart and Jannah Handy of BLK MKT Vintage, we chatted all things souvenirs and home decor. In this episode, 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.
    Follow BLK MKT Vintage: @blkmktvintage
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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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    How Travel Has Helped Us Process Our Grief

    How Travel Has Helped Us Process Our Grief

    In the past year, we've all dealt with various levels of grief, both personal and collective, centered around the pandemic. For many, it has also resurfaced familiar emotions and struggles experienced over previous losses of friends and family. To process that grief, Traveler contributors Jordi Lippe-McGraw, who lost her father in a plane crash in 2010, and Nneka M. Okona, who lost her best friend four years ago, have usually turned to travel, a coping mechanism that COVID-19 has challenged. This week, we're talking about how they've used travel to work through the complicated emotions of grief, why they want us to talk about those feelings more publicly, and what advice they'd give to those feeling adrift with grief right now. Know that the episode isn't all sad, however. As Nneka says, “[you've] got to spice up grief and make it less gloomy sometimes.”
    Find a full transcription of the episode here: www.cntraveler.com/story/how-travel-has-helped-us-process-our-grief-women-who-travel-podcast
    Pre-order Nneka's book: https://fave.co/3sXwEom
    Follow Nneka: @afrosypaella
    Read Jordi's piece: www.cntraveler.com/story/i-was-scared-to-fly-after-my-dads-plane-crash-but-travel-helped-me-overcome-my-grief
    Follow Jordi: @jordilippe
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    How Padma Lakshmi Cooked Her Way Through the Pandemic

    How Padma Lakshmi Cooked Her Way Through the Pandemic

    Padma Lakshmi has had a busy 12 months. She spent the early stages of lockdown alphabetizing her spices—and then reorganizing them by region—and cooking an incredible amount of food at home. Then her new show, Taste the Nation, which dives into the immigrant roots of America's favorite cuisines, premiered in June, and she spent the fall filming a new season of Top Chef in Portland, under a number of new COVID-19 restrictions. 
    This week, she's talking about all of that and more with us, from the transportive meals she's cooked while grounded to the places she's itching to visit when this is all over. Most importantly, we chat about the strength and influence of immigrants in the U.S., how food media has changed in the last year, and what may be in store for Taste the Nation's second season. 
    Read a transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/padma-lakshmi-women-who-travel-podcast
    Read Lale's conversation with Padma from March 2020: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/padma-lakshmi-on-the-immigrant-cuisines-that-make-america
    Pick up a copy of Padma's reprinted Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet at bookshop.org or your local bookstore
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Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Love the topics

These ladies bring some great content for women’s who want to travel. I love listening to their honest opinions and trials of traveling.
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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