9 episodes

Travel creates stories. Funny stories; inspirational stories; stories about love, frustration and hope – stories about what it means to be young and hungry for adventure.
Out of Office, powered by Contiki, seeks to share these incredible tales from around the world in unique and engaging ways.
If you’re young and love to travel, or just want to hear about some of the issues facing young people today, join our content creators, experts and influencers as they trade tales about a variety of hot topics and intriguing destinations.

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Travel creates stories. Funny stories; inspirational stories; stories about love, frustration and hope – stories about what it means to be young and hungry for adventure.
Out of Office, powered by Contiki, seeks to share these incredible tales from around the world in unique and engaging ways.
If you’re young and love to travel, or just want to hear about some of the issues facing young people today, join our content creators, experts and influencers as they trade tales about a variety of hot topics and intriguing destinations.

    India’s Female Revolution

    India’s Female Revolution

    India has the fastest growing major economy in the world, is home to 131 of the world’s billionaires and can claim 48 million entrepreneurs. Yet despite its economic progression, women in India still don’t have access to the same rights and privileges as men. In a country marked by patriarchy and gender inequality, we’ve found some incredible women who are spearheading movements for change.

    In this special “real talk” episode to conclude the season, we sent Canadian travel blogger Nadine Sykora on a mission to travel to India to find and meet the women leading ground-breaking initiatives - including The Pink Rickshaw Company in Jaipur - that tackle gender inequality, and empower women in India to support themselves and each other.

    • 34 min
    Man up: Talking male mental health and body positivity + the ultimate Europe 2019 bucketlist

    Man up: Talking male mental health and body positivity + the ultimate Europe 2019 bucketlist

    It’s no new news that men can be reluctant to talk about mental health, but things are steadily changing. Enter two men from very different worlds - rugby league player Stevie Ward, and body-positive model Mina Gerges - here to share their experiences and discuss how travel can have a positive impact on mental health.

    Have you *really* been to Europe? Aubrey Daquinag aka @theloveassembly talks us through her ultimate bucket list of Europe destinations for 2019, including mineral hot springs and medieval castles.

    Plus, Jake Rich shares his top tips for capturing that perfect travel snap on your phone camera.

    • 38 min
    Why travelling sustainably is easier than you think + vegan travel hacks

    Why travelling sustainably is easier than you think + vegan travel hacks

    Sustainability is the word on everybody’s lips, but what does that look like? Far from being the end of the golden age of travel, a focus on sustainability is encouraging some people to venture outside the box even more.

    They say to travel is to eat, so what’s it like to discover the world when you can’t eat everything off the menu? Apparently, it opens up a whole new world of food. Clare Every aka @thelittlelondonvegan tells us why.

     How can we travel sustainably when planes are so bad for the environment? Could electric planes be the answer? Here to tell us more is founder of @greensuitcasetravel Misty Foster, and CEO of Ampaire Kevin Noertker.

     Plus, beating the tourist traps - everything you need to do in Peru that isn’t Machu Picchu.

    • 28 min
    Travelling with pride… globetrotting as an LGBTQ couple

    Travelling with pride… globetrotting as an LGBTQ couple

    How do you maintain your personal values while exploring a new culture and respecting local customs? Should you cover your head while entering a mosque - as women are expected to - if you are gender non-conforming?

    Meg and Lindsay Cale share their experiences of travelling as an LGBTQ couple to countries with strict laws against homosexuality. With 70 destinations where it is still illegal to be LGBTQ, they reveal what it’s like to travel the world out and proud.

    Journalist Adam Hancock spent a month travelling solo through Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. He talks rolled eggs, oversized ties and gorilla trekking in East Africa.

    • 33 min
    Moccasins and mukluks; reconnecting with indigenous cultures + navigating female solo travel

    Moccasins and mukluks; reconnecting with indigenous cultures + navigating female solo travel

    When we touch down in a new land and find ourselves in someone else's community, how best can we connect with those who live there?

    Sarain Fox is an indigenous Canadian activist helping young people reconnect with their indigenous roots, and is here to tell us about the important role travel has in reconciliation between cultures.

    Callie Thorpe is a self-love activist, speaker, writer and model who shares her experiences of female solo travel, and how to travel with confidence while in a new culture outside of your comfort zone.

    • 26 min
    Travel Without Labels

    Travel Without Labels

    Travelling isn’t just about being inspired by new places, it can be a life hack for self-discovery - an inspirational way to explore your true self, discover confidence you didn’t know you had, and get in touch with all the parts of you that make up your own unique identity.

    In this special “real talk” episode, we speak to three people whose travels led them on a journey of self-discovery, and ultimately inspired them to carve out their own niche  – Activist, model and speaker Harnaam Kaur; Body-positive campaigner and founder of @fatgirlstraveling, Annette Richmond; and freelance journalist & travel writer, Georgina Lawton. 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

hannah046 ,

Super interesting travel stories

Love this podcast, unique and different stories and perspectives.

snoozie-s ,

Really interesting interviews & good travel inspo

Def listen to ep2 discussion about identity and travel - Harnaam Kaur’s interview is amazing. Also love the sustainable travel tips.

McVey_chip ,

Love this!

Great stories, great guests. Excited to hear more episodes.

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