52 episodes

Want to have more exciting travel adventures? Do you want to travel smarter, cheaper and more purposefully? Welcome to the Travel Goals Podcast, where we help you travel better with on-location destination episodes and interviews with top travel experts. Host Portia Jones is an intrepid travel journalist and will take you on a deep dive with top travel experts to bring you what's new in travel, as well as a range of actionable travel hacks, destination inspiration and stories of travel adventures from around the world.

Tune in for in-depth discussions on the latest travel trends with some of the biggest names in the travel industry. There are also special on-location episodes in a range of exciting destinations and practical tips on how to travel better?

With over 17 years of travel experience, Portia gives you the inside scoop on how you can travel like a pro as well as bring you the latest in travel trends and how you can achieve your travel goals.

The Travel Goals community is growing fast, so make sure to join us now and start travelling better!

Tweet me your travel goals @pip_says
Instagram @pipsays

Travel Goals Podcast Portia Jones - travel journalist & podcaster

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

Want to have more exciting travel adventures? Do you want to travel smarter, cheaper and more purposefully? Welcome to the Travel Goals Podcast, where we help you travel better with on-location destination episodes and interviews with top travel experts. Host Portia Jones is an intrepid travel journalist and will take you on a deep dive with top travel experts to bring you what's new in travel, as well as a range of actionable travel hacks, destination inspiration and stories of travel adventures from around the world.

Tune in for in-depth discussions on the latest travel trends with some of the biggest names in the travel industry. There are also special on-location episodes in a range of exciting destinations and practical tips on how to travel better?

With over 17 years of travel experience, Portia gives you the inside scoop on how you can travel like a pro as well as bring you the latest in travel trends and how you can achieve your travel goals.

The Travel Goals community is growing fast, so make sure to join us now and start travelling better!

Tweet me your travel goals @pip_says
Instagram @pipsays

    Incredible Halloween destinations you must visit

    Incredible Halloween destinations you must visit

    Wondering where to go for your Halloween vacation? We've got you covered with our top picks for Halloween destinations you need to visit for thrills and chills. Halloween events, haunted hotels and creepy castles are a huge draw for visitors seeking out supernatural spots, spooky places and family-friendly festivities. Many cities, towns and regions around the world now host huge Halloween events, run ghost tours and encourage guests to stay in haunted hotels and guest houses.
    On this special Halloween episode, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best Halloween destinations that you can visit and we’ll also be chatting to several experts and tourism professionals about the growth of Halloween tourism and how the spooky season became so popular. Travel with us to spooky and spiritual spots like Salem, Derry, Glastonbury and more in this spooky edition of Travel Goals and start planning your Halloween adventure now. 
    Huge thanks to our season 6 sponsors, Trip Mapper – a web and mobile app for travellers who love to design their own unforgettable travel experiences.
    Remember to visit tripmapper.co/travelgoals and use the coupon code TRAVELGOALS, to get 20% off an annual Trip plus subscription and start planning your next one-of-a-kind adventure!
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    Hi, I'm your podcast host Portia Jones, [nickname Pip Jones] and I'm a freelance travel journalist, podcaster and newsletter writer. I've travelled extensively around the world and I'm available for hire for travel journalism and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here. 
    Are you a destination or travel brand that wants to sponsor the Travel Goals Podcast? Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on Travel Goals. 
    Make sure to connect with me online as well, I'm @travelgoalspod and @pip_says on Twitter and @pipsays and @travelgoalspodcast on Instagram.
    Enjoy the podcast! 

    • 37 min
    How to design your own travel adventures - top tips, apps and hacks

    How to design your own travel adventures - top tips, apps and hacks

    Should you plan your travel adventures with an itinerary, or wing it and see where the road takes you? In this episode, we discuss the benefits of travel planning, how travel apps can make your life easier and how you can design your very own travel adventures, with Emma and Alex from TripMapper. We get stuck into how self-designed travel itineraries, proper planning and travel apps can help you maximise your time in destinations, stay organised and help you track your spending and stay on budget.
    If you love to design your own unforgettable travel experiences and follow your own path, you need TripMapper, a tool to help you build your own tailored itinerary and stay in control of your trip spending. 
    Manage your itinerary, invite fellow travellers, plot your locations, attach your tickets, and receive notifications. Then, use the budget calculator to track your spending and payments in real time.
    Visit TripMapper now and use the promo code TRAVELGOALS to get 20% off an annual Trip plus subscription and start planning your next one-of-a-kind adventure!
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    Hi, I'm your podcast host Portia Jones, [nickname Pip Jones] and I'm a freelance travel journalist, podcaster and newsletter writer. I've travelled extensively around the world and I'm available for hire for travel journalism and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here. 
    Are you a destination or travel brand that wants to sponsor the Travel Goals Podcast? Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on Travel Goals. 
    Make sure to connect with me online as well, I'm @travelgoalspod and @pip_says on Twitter and @pipsays and @travelgoalspodcast on Instagram.
    Enjoy the podcast! 
     

    • 34 min
    How to plan a dog-friendly holiday in Britain, featuring dog-travel expert Lottie Gross

    How to plan a dog-friendly holiday in Britain, featuring dog-travel expert Lottie Gross

    Are you planning to take your dog on holiday in Britain? Do you want top tips on the best dog-friendly destinations and practical tips on travelling safely and responsibly with your dog? We speak to author, journalist and dog-travel expert Lottie Gross about her book – Dog-friendly Weekends - 50 breaks in Britain for you and your dog, published by Bradt Guides. 
    In this episode, we chat about Lottie's top dog travel tips and the dog-friendly weekends away in Britain, featured in her book. These well-researched trips include dog-friendly hotels and pubs, museums where you can take the dog inside on a rainy day, heritage railways where your dog rides free, and countless excellent walks the whole family can enjoy.
    Island-hopping, city breaks, and coast and countryside romps are all included, from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands. It also provides plenty of practical tips and tricks to make sure you are well equipped to enjoy a fun holiday with your dog.
    Buy your copy of Dog-friendly Weekends here and start planning an adventure with your dog!
    For more information on the Travel Goals Podcast, head to travelgoalspodcast.com 
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    Hi, I'm your podcast host Portia Jones, [nickname Pip Jones] and I'm a freelance travel journalist, podcaster and newsletter writer. I've travelled extensively around the world and I'm available for hire for travel journalism and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here. 
    Are you a destination or travel brand that wants to sponsor the Travel Goals Podcast? Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on Travel Goals. 
    Make sure to connect with me online as well, I'm @travelgoalspod and @pip_says on Twitter and @pipsays and @travelgoalspodcast on Instagram.
    If you love the show and would like to support Travel Goals, I'm a huge fan of vanilla lattes, you can buy me a coffee online so that I can stay well caffeinated for the show. 
    Enjoy the podcast! 

    • 27 min
    How travel companies can be a force for good - featuring Intrepid Travel

    How travel companies can be a force for good - featuring Intrepid Travel

    Can travel companies be a force for good? How can we tell if we're booking with a reputable company, with the right ethos, and how can we positively impact the destinations we visit? We speak to Intrepid Travel's Managing Director James Thornton in this episode, to learn more about how travel companies can make a difference, greenwashing and what responsible travel actually means?
    Intrepid are small group adventure travel company with a focus on sustainability and responsible travel.
    A world leader in sustainable experience-rich travel, Intrepid have been taking travellers to discover the world's most incredible places for more than 30 years. The company’s mission is to create positive change through the joy of travel. 
    In 2018 Intrepid also became the world’s largest travel company to be certified B-Corp and they are the only global tour operator with verified science-based carbon reduction targets. Find out more about B-Corps, how travel companies can commit to sustainability and how you can make better travel choices, in this thought-provoking episode.
    Find your ideal travel style and explore your way with Intrepid Travel. Book your next adventure now! 
    For more information on the podcast, head to travelgoalspodcast.com 
    ***
    Hi, I'm your podcast host, Portia Jones, [nickname Pip Jones] and I'm a freelance travel journalist, podcaster and newsletter writer. I've travelled extensively around the world and I'm available for hire for writing and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here. 
    Are you a destination or travel brand that wants to sponsor the Travel Goals Podcast? Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on Travel Goals. 
    Make sure to connect with me online as well, I'm @travelgoalspod and @pip_says on Twitter and @pipsays and @travelgoalspodcast on Instagram.
    If you love the show and would like to support Travel Goals, I'm a huge fan of vanilla lattes, you can buy me a coffee online so that I can stay well caffeinated for the show. 
    Enjoy the podcast! 

    • 43 min
    Why Peru should be on your travel bucket list for adventure, culture and food

    Why Peru should be on your travel bucket list for adventure, culture and food

    Are you planning a trip to Peru? Join us on a special on-location episode to discover why it needs to be on your travel bucket list. Home to the captivating cities of Lima and Cusco, the natural wonders of the Amazon basin and Lake Titicaca and the intriguing historic sites in and around Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Peru has become a top pick for adventurous travellers.
    It’s the third largest country in South America, after Brazil and Argentina and has an impressive range of landscapes. Here, you’ll find mountains and beaches, deserts and rainforests. There are also ancient ruins, world-class dining and popular attractions in this dynamic Latin American destination. 
    Let us take you on an immersive audio journey through the highlights of Peru. You’ll hear stories from Peruvian tour guides, business owners and rainforest guardians, as they share their stories about why Peru is so special and why you must visit. 
    Book your trip with Peru trip Advisors, a Peruvian-based travel company that's been taking travellers on unforgettable Peru adventures since 2011. 
    Don't forget to also check out our show sponsor - RoomSteals and use the coupon code travelgoals to save 20% on a RoomSteals subscription and start saving money on hotel stays. 
    For more information, head to travelgoalspodcast.com 
    ***
    Hi, I'm your podcast host, Portia Jones, [nickname Pip Jones] and I'm a freelance travel journalist, podcaster and newsletter writer. I've travelled extensively around the world and I'm available for hire for writing and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here. 
    Are you a destination or travel brand that wants to sponsor the Travel Goals Podcast? Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on Travel Goals. 
    Make sure to connect with me online as well, I'm @travelgoalspod and @pip_says on Twitter and @pipsays and @travelgoalspodcast on Instagram.
    If you love the show and would like to support Travel Goals, I'm a huge fan of vanilla lattes, you can buy me a coffee online so that I can stay well caffeinated for the show. 
    Enjoy the podcast! 

    • 39 min
    Travel Chaos: How to deal with flight cancellations, delays and queues and what your rights are

    Travel Chaos: How to deal with flight cancellations, delays and queues and what your rights are

    What happens if your flight is cancelled or delayed? Do you know what your consumer rights are? With travel chaos expected in the UK and European airports this summer, it's more important than ever to know how to deal with cancellations, delays and lost bags. In this episode, we speak to consumer rights champion Jane Hawkes to find out what you need to do in the event of flight delays, queues and holiday cancellations. 
    Across Europe we’re experiencing a summer of travel discontent with daily flight cancellations, unmanageable queues and mountains of lost baggage, as strikes, shortages and increasing demand for international travel continue to pressure the travel industry and airlines. 
    Jane gives her expert insight into what has led to this travel chaos and what your legal rights are when you face travel disruption. She also gives her top tips on how to travel smarter this summer and how you can claim compensation when your holiday plans fall apart. 
    Don't forget to also check out our show sponsor - RoomSteals and use the coupon code travelgoals to save 20% on a RoomSteals subscription. 
    For more information, head to travelgoalspodcast.com 
    ***
    Hi, I'm your podcast host, Portia Jones, [nickname Pip Jones] and I'm a freelance travel journalist, podcaster and newsletter writer. I've travelled extensively around the world and I'm available for hire for writing and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here. 
    Are you a destination or travel brand that wants to sponsor the Travel Goals Podcast? Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on Travel Goals. 
    Make sure to connect with me online as well, I'm @travelgoalspod and @pip_says on Twitter and @pipsays and @travelgoalspodcast on Instagram.
    If you love the show and would like to support Travel Goals, I'm a huge fan of vanilla lattes, you can buy me a coffee online so that I can stay well caffeinated for the show. 
    Enjoy the podcast! 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Adam123488 ,

Great travel podcast

Particularly loved the 15 min episode about whether you should quit your job to go travelling and the realistic implications of this, as opposed to flowery nonsense that the usual insta crowd peddle

il0vetravelling ,

Great for current travel themes

Love this podcast, such great up to the minute travel themes, interesting guests and topics and a brilliant host who really knows travel! A great listen

KateOHHHH ,

Informative and entertaining

As a travel podcaster myself I love listening to this one. Pip is such a great presenter and has wonderful guests on.

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