Stephen Bailey travels the world with you on the daily Kated Travel Podcast.
Each short-form episode (10-20 minutes) covers a specific destination or travel trend. It's bite-sized inspiration for the curious traveller, with insightful travellers and influential travel professionals as special guests.
Dominica, with Lynn Power
Travel to the Caribbean island of Dominca and enjoy nature, as we explore beaches, rivers, hot springs and volcanos on today's episode of the Kated Travel Podcast. Lynn Power is today's guest, an American who fell in love with Dominica and started a business on the island. Lynn founded Isle de Nature, creating luxury beeswax candles that smell like Dominica (and have successfully increased the island's bee population).
It's a fascinating insight into a Caribbean island that has not been developed for mass tourism and is not home to the big American chains seen else in the archipelago.
SE Asia Tourism Recovery with Hannah Pearson
What's happened in the SE Asia tourism industry since the start of the pandemic? Nobody knows more about this than Hannah Pearson, founder of the tourism strategy and representation company Pear Anderson. She produces the superb, weekly Coronavirus SE Asia Travel Dashboard, as well as delivering a weekly 15-minute SE Asia Tourism Briefing on LinkedIn.
In this episode, Hannah guides us through what has happened over the last 18 months and what is likely to happen in the coming months. It's a fascinating insight into a region's recovery and what the future will hold for the travel industry in South East Asia.
To hear more of Hannah you can also listen to the excellent South East Asia Travel Show.
Travel like a Local, With Luke Hajdukiewicz
What does it mean to travel like a local? And is it a good thing for everyone?
Host Stephen Bailey welcomes Luke Hajdukiewicz from the travel app Bungi to discuss the good and bad of local travel. They talk about how local travel can democratize the travel industry and share the benefits of tourism to more communities.
There are also a lot of tips on how you can travel more like a local, in any destination.
Spanish fiestas are wild. Think human pyramids, men dressed as devils jumping over newborn babies, and being chased through the streets of Pamplona by wild bulls. Oh, how about 120 tons of tomatoes creating the world's largest food fight.
Every town and village in Spain has its own fiesta and the traditions are often very bizarre. Your host Stephen Bailey takes a look at the Spanish fiesta before recalling taking part in La Tomatina, a crazy food fight that's a lot of fun, but also causes acidic tomato seeds to burn into unprotected tear ducts.
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Travelling with Children, with Monica Stott
Host Stephen Bailey welcomes legendary travel blogger Monica Stott, founder of The Travel Hack, to the show, to talk about travelling with children.
As a recent first-time father, Stephen is curious as to how his travel adventures can continue with a little plus one. Monica travels with her children aged 6, 4 & 2. She's full of simple and important advice on how to make travel easier and fun for the whole family.
If you're inspired by Monica's words then do check out The Travel Hack, which is now both a travel and lifestyle publication, packed full of ideas and intrigue, especially for those with a young family.
Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the mist. Staring directly at you. Are you ready?
Join your host Stephen Bailey on this evocative journey into the Ugandan mountains, trekking upon virgin trails to visit the largest primates of them all. Stephen shares the story of his most life-changing travel experience, narrating the impressions of a day with gorillas.
So close your eyes and dream. Because for ten minutes you will be in East Africa, face to face with the greatest mammals to ever grace our earth.