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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.

    Samin Nosrat on the Joy of Home Cooking

    Samin Nosrat on the Joy of Home Cooking

    We sat down with Samin Nosrat just after the premiere of her Netflix show, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, to talk about how she managed to transform a cookbook into a piece of television in such a short amount of time, how growing up eating Iranian food informed her own cooking, and why, in her opinion, a PB&J counts as a legitimate dinner option. Most importantly, though, she explains why she chose to eschew restaurants in favor of focusing on home cooks and artisans—the majority of whom are women—on the show.
    This week's episode is a rerun from December 2018. We'll be back with new episodes (recorded from home) next week.
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    • 27 min
    Why We All Need to Slow Down When We Travel

    Why We All Need to Slow Down When We Travel

    This week's episode is a rerun from October 2019. We'll be back with new episodes (recorded from home) soon.
    As we all spend more time taking solitary walks—and relishing in Facetime and Zoom-based friendships—it made sense to share this episode where two best friends practice the French art of flaneuring, or wandering without intention. Since most of us have been forced to slow down, here’s an episode all about doing just that. We were joined by Erika Owen, author of "The Art of Flaneuring: How to Wander with Intention and Discover a Better Life," and sex and wellness writer Laura Delarato to talk about how we all need to just slow down a bit when we’re traveling. The key takeaways? It's fine to give yourself permission to do less,
    Find a full transcription of this episode and the show notes here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-we-all-need-to-slow-down-when-we-travel-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 41 min
    We Answer Your Frequently Asked Travel Questions, Part 5

    We Answer Your Frequently Asked Travel Questions, Part 5

    As we mention in the intro to this week's episode, we recorded this installment of Women Who Travel well before the coronavirus has changed the landscape of our day-to-day lives. But in a world where we still dream of our next trip, we wanted to continue to share our tips on where to go next for you to squirrel away for when the time is right. So, this week, we're back with a Frequently Asked Questions episode, to answer your burning questions, pulled from our Facebook group. In it, we zip from where to vacation in Greece, what to do with a teenager and five weeks of vacation, and how to bring yourself out of a solo travel-induced funk. 
    Find more about this episode and a full transcription here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/we-answer-your-frequently-asked-travel-questions-part-5-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 39 min
    Ban.do Founder Jen Gotch on Anxiety and the Power of Mini Vacations

    Ban.do Founder Jen Gotch on Anxiety and the Power of Mini Vacations

    At 19, Jen Gotch had a panic attack in the airport, just ahead of boarding a flight back to college. "I, on a cellular level, felt like I was going to die if I got on that airplane," says the Ban.do founder and author of the soon-to-be-released Upside of Being Down: How Mental Health Struggles Led to My Greatest Successes in Work and Life. Now, years later and hundreds of flights under her belt, that anxiety has shifted, evolved, and—most recently—waned, as she's found strategies to stay calm on the road. (One life-changing tool? TSA PreCheck.) This week, we sat down with Jen to talk through how she continues to tackle her travel anxiety, why vacations (even if they're just on our own couches) are good for our mental health, and why she stopped working on her days off. 
    Find a link to preorder Jen's book, out March 24, and a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/bando-founder-jen-gotch-on-anxiety-and-the-power-of-mini-vacations
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    • 32 min
    How I Became the First Female CEO of a Major Cruise Line

    How I Became the First Female CEO of a Major Cruise Line

    In the third installment of our "How I Became" series, we're focusing less about traveling around the world—and more about traveling up the corporate ladder. In conversation with Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises' president and CEO and the first woman to hold that title in industry history, we look back at how she started her career and rose to the top with no female mentors or advocates in sight. Along the way, we chat about handling rejection—both 35 years ago, when first trying to get into the cruise industry, and five years ago, when she was told "no" three times before finally getting her spot in the C-suite. 
    Read a full transcription of the episode and find links here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-i-became-the-first-female-ceo-of-a-major-cruise-line-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 30 min
    Author Dolly Alderton on Growing Into Solo Travel

    Author Dolly Alderton on Growing Into Solo Travel

    When we read a preview of Everything I Know About Love, the debut memoir from Dolly Alderton, we knew we had to bring her on the podcast. The book, which charts her love life (romantic and platonic) from her teens until now, centers strongly on female friendships and the highs and lows of travel—both on your own and with friends. (There's a chapter near the end set in the Orkney Islands that is particularly moving. You'll just have to read it.) This week, we sit down with Alderton to celebrate her book's U.S. release, and chat about everything from the time she cried while interviewing Elizabeth Gilbert to why the world is still uncomfortable with women traveling on their own. 
    Find a full transcription of the episode and a link to pick up Dolly's book here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/author-dolly-alderton-on-growing-into-solo-travel

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Customer Reviews

Canadian.Penpal ,

Travel doesn’t have to be so complicated

Some interesting topics but most of the time this podcast makes traveling seem expensive and challenging. I’m a solo female backpacker. I travel on a budget. I visited 20 countries last year. I have had a tonne of amazing experience and some bad ones. I don’t feel represented on this podcast. Maybe I’m listening to the wrong podcast.

Love the episodes about books.

Saganangelou ,

An absolute must

There's not a single episode that disappoints. I think that it's a must listen to every seasoned, novice, and potential female travelers. The fact that the hosts are multicultural adds to how relatable their experiences are. It solidifies the premise and credibility of a travel podcast because it includes multiple perspectives. I can't wait to see how it grows in the future. Great job everyone!

Brianna364 ,

Excellent

Excellent hosts and variety of guests, insightful topics, and fun to listen to.

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