29 episodes

Looking for inspiration for your next adventure, money saving ways to book, and ideas to get the get the most out of your time away? Welcome to the Travel Now Podcast!

The Travel Now Podcast Luke Richardson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Looking for inspiration for your next adventure, money saving ways to book, and ideas to get the get the most out of your time away? Welcome to the Travel Now Podcast!

    Campervanning with Luke and Martha!

    Campervanning with Luke and Martha!

    I'm so excited to bring today's episode to you for three reasons: 

    1) It's a live episode from the road (and I love any excuse to get out and explore, as you probably know) 

    2) I've borrowed this fantastic VW camper van from show sponsor, Bookitlist 

    3) Martha, my wife, joins me for the first time on the podcast! 

    This episodes covered our three day trip to the Peak District in England. We discuss what it's like staying in the camper van for the first time, what options you have should you take a holiday like this, and why packing carefully is pretty important. 

    Check out some pictures from the trip HERE



    The podcast is sponsored by Bookitlist

    If you’re looking for unique travel adventures both near and far, or to borrow this very camper van, make bookitlist.co your first port of call. While you’re there, if you like the sound of anything you see, you can add it to your online book-it-list to take advantage of great discounts when you book.



    Have you got a story to share? Have you planned the trip of a lifetime and want to tell me about it?

    hello@lukerichardsonauthor.com

    www.instagram.com/lukerichaa



    Read my book, Koh Tao, for free

    Leo’s looking for the perfect place to propose to the love of his life. When they arrive in the Thai tropical paradise of Koh Tao, he thinks he’s found it. But before he gets an answer, she’s nowhere to be seen.

    www.lukerichardsonauthor.com

    • 44 min
    You are where you go with Caitlyn Lubas

    You are where you go with Caitlyn Lubas

    Today I’m talking with a lady who’s been around more of the world than I think I can name! She’s visited 70 countries, and every continent on the planet.

    I know what you’re thinking – that must be a whole lifetime of travelling, right?

    But no, Caitlyn Lubas is in her twenties! 

    And now she’s turned her wealth of experience into a brilliantly titled book. 'You are where you go' is out now!

    Our conversation meanders through some of the destinations she would recommend, why she thinks travel is so transformational, and how you can make long term travel work as part of a balanced and successful lifestyle.



    Connect with Caitlyn

    https://www.instagram.com/caitlynlubas/

    https://www.youarewhereyougo.com/



    YOU ARE WHERE YOU GO ON AMAZON



    The podcast is sponsored by Bookitlist

    If you’re looking for unique travel adventures both near and far, make bookitlist.co your first port of call. While you’re there, if you like the sound of anything you see, you can add it to your online book-it-list to take advantage of great discounts when you book.



    Have you got a story to share? Have you planned the trip of a lifetime and want to tell me about it?

    hello@lukerichardsonauthor.com

    www.instagram.com/lukerichaa



    Read my book, Koh Tao, for free

    Leo’s looking for the perfect place to propose to the love of his life. When they arrive in the Thai tropical paradise of Koh Tao, he thinks he’s found it. But before he gets an answer, she’s nowhere to be seen.

    www.lukerichardsonauthor.com

    • 38 min
    The crazy side of Asia with Ty Hutchinson

    The crazy side of Asia with Ty Hutchinson

    Ty Hutchinson is the author of the USA Today Bestselling Abbey Kane FBI Thriller Series. In 2013, Ty realised his job as an author allowed him to live wherever he wanted, so left the US and has been exploring Asia ever since.

    This conversation started life as a live broadcast for the readers of my novels. Every Wednesday at 5pm UK time, I talk with an author about their writing, inspirations, and taste in booze. I call these conversations, pretty creatively, Books & Beer! You’ll hear us discuss comments from viewers live too.

    We discuss why Asia appeals so widely to us in the “west”, why it makes an inspiring backdrop for thriller novels, and some things you probably shouldn't try while there... 



    Connect with Ty Hutchinson

    https://tyhutchinson.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/tyhutchinson/



    The podcast is sponsored by Bookitlist

    If you’re looking for unique travel adventures both near and far, make bookitlist.co your first port of call. While you’re there, if you like the sound of anything you see, you can add it to your online book-it-list to take advantage of great discounts when you book.



    Have you got a story to share? Have you planned the trip of a lifetime and want to tell me about it?



    hello@lukerichardsonauthor.com

    www.instagram.com/lukerichaa



    Read my book, Koh Tao, for free

    Leo’s looking for the perfect place to propose to the love of his life. When they arrive in the Thai tropical paradise of Koh Tao, he thinks he’s found it. But before he gets an answer, she’s nowhere to be seen.

    www.lukerichardsonauthor.com

    • 1 hr
    Family Travel with @Itzafamilything

    Family Travel with @Itzafamilything

    Mea and Corritta got bitten by the travel bug on their honeymoon, and refused to let their want to become parents slow them down. 

    Hanging out in Mexico for the last year due to travel restrictions (I can think of worse places to be!) they're now planning a trip to Asia. 

    I found this conversation so inspiring, because as I’ve shared before, I got married this summer, and my wife has two pretty grown up children. Whilst I still want to do a fair bit of solo travel – I’ve always done it that way and love it – this interview has made me think that maybe I should embrace experience of travelling with family. 

    Mea and Corritta also make it clear that when it comes to travel, there are no excuses. If you want to go and do that trip, then there's a way to make it happen. 



    Connect with Mea and Corritta: 

    https://itzafamilything.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/_itzafamilything_/



    The podcast is sponsored by Bookitlist

    If you’re looking for unique travel adventures both near and far, make bookitlist.co your first port of call. While you’re there, if you like the sound of anything you see, you can add it to your online book-it-list to take advantage of great discounts when you book.



    Have you got a story to share? Have you planned the trip of a lifetime and want to tell me about it?

    hello@lukerichardsonauthor.com

    www.instagram.com/lukerichaa



    Read my book, Koh Tao, for free

    Leo’s looking for the perfect place to propose to the love of his life. When they arrive in the Thai tropical paradise of Koh Tao, he thinks he’s found it. But before he gets an answer, she’s nowhere to be seen.

    www.lukerichardsonauthor.com

    • 44 min
    Eight action-packed stories that will show you the world

    Eight action-packed stories that will show you the world

    To me, books and travel have always been very closely linked. I feel that when you read a book, you get to know that place. You understand, in some way, how it ticks.

    Whether James Bond’s tracking Dr No to his desert island lair, Jason Bourne’s fighting for his life between the high-rise towers of Hong Kong, or Lin working for the Bombay mafia, there’s something about a great story that transports you across space and time.

    Whist I love reading the works of travel writers, both modern and from generations past, there’s something about the pace of a novel that roots me to the page. It’s through the words connect me to the place – even before stepping off the plane. Of course, I’ve nothing against the Kerouacs and Therouxs of this world – but a good old-fashioned car chase, a punch up, on an explosion or two, never goes amiss.

    In this podcast I share eight of my favourite fast-paced books, whose narratives drag you through the streets of cities all across the world. You’ll find classics that have stood the test of time, new stories from independent authors, and maybe a name or two you’ve heard me mention before.



    The podcast is sponsored by Bookitlist

    If you’re looking for unique travel adventures both near and far, make bookitlist.co your first port of call. While you’re there, if you like the sound of anything you see, you can add it to your online book-it-list to take advantage of great discounts when you book.



    Have you got a story to share? Have you planned the trip of a lifetime and want to tell me about it?

    hello@lukerichardsonauthor.com

    www.instagram.com/lukerichaa



    Check out all the books mentioned on Amazon



    Read my book, Koh Tao, for free

    Leo’s looking for the perfect place to propose to the love of his life. When they arrive in the Thai tropical paradise of Koh Tao, he thinks he’s found it. But before he gets an answer, she’s nowhere to be seen.

    www.lukerichardsonauthor.com

    • 28 min
    New Zealand with @SheDot.Travels

    New Zealand with @SheDot.Travels

    A few years ago Saz embarked on an around the world trip which led her to spend over a year in the destination we’re talking about today – New Zealand.

    About as far as you can possibly get from the UK without a rocket – Elon if you’re listening I’ll have you on the next episode – New Zealand has long been an destination on my bucket list. It’s combination of the great outdoors, English language, and the easy-going nature of the locals, makes it sound like a great place to get lost for a few months.

    Saz took that one step further, though. In this conversation she reveals how pulling out the rear seats of a second-hand car provided them with affordable accommodation for two months, and how it’s a great place to work if you need to top up your travel budget half way around.



    The podcast is sponsored by Bookitlist

    If you’re looking for unique travel adventures both near and far, make bookitlist.co your first port of call. While you’re there, if you like the sound of anything you see, you can add it to your online book-it-list to take advantage of great discounts when you book.

    Have you got a story to share? Have you planned the trip of a lifetime and want to tell me about it?



    hello@lukerichardsonauthor.com

    www.instagram.com/lukerichaa



    Connect with Saz

    https://www.instagram.com/shedot.travels/

    https://www.shedottravels.com/



    Read my book, Koh Tao, for free

    Leo’s looking for the perfect place to propose to the love of his life. When they arrive in the Thai tropical paradise of Koh Tao, he thinks he’s found it. But before he gets an answer, she’s nowhere to be seen.

    www.lukerichardsonauthor.com

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

mike1998! ,

Top podcast

Just listened to the shedottravels podcast on New Zealand. Defo want to travel to NZ and now going to check out Queenstown for sure. Thanks for the quality content x

Jamesgray971 ,

Fantastic podcast and a great guy!

Luke is so passionate about travelling and this is shown in his book series too. A must read and now a great podcast to compliment his creative works!

CreamyGx ,

Inspiring

Luke is really enthusiastic and his vibrant voice combined with his exuberance for each location and travelling in general makes him a joy to listen to.

If you’re a traveller, it’s great to hear his take on a place before you decide whether or not to fork out for a visit. Really inspiring for those with the travel bug.

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