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Have you got the travel bug? Does the urge to get away never go away? Did you just get back from a big trip and are struggling with post-travel depression? Are your dreaming of your next travel destination?

Amanda & Ryan have been there. As twenty-something travel enthusiasts and world travellers, Amanda, Ryan, and incredible guests share their stories and adventures from around the world. After more than a year of travel together to more than 40 countries, they have had up's and down's lost themselves, found themselves, and a whole lot in between. You'll learn tips and tricks for your travels, awesome places to go, and how travel can allow you to lead a happier life.

The World Wanderers Podcast Amanda Kingsmith & Ryan Ferguson

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.9, 199 Ratings

Have you got the travel bug? Does the urge to get away never go away? Did you just get back from a big trip and are struggling with post-travel depression? Are your dreaming of your next travel destination?

Amanda & Ryan have been there. As twenty-something travel enthusiasts and world travellers, Amanda, Ryan, and incredible guests share their stories and adventures from around the world. After more than a year of travel together to more than 40 countries, they have had up's and down's lost themselves, found themselves, and a whole lot in between. You'll learn tips and tricks for your travels, awesome places to go, and how travel can allow you to lead a happier life.

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
199 Ratings

199 Ratings

ShawnG! ,

Great travel pod

I only began listening to podcasts in 2018. This is one of the better travel podcasts that I subscribe to. I may not be in the same age group as the hosts, and I may never become a digital nomad, but I love hearing their stories, interviews, and suggestions.

ttt65488 ,

Hmm...

Oooookay well...

The idea for the podcast is good but the content should be taken with a grain of salt. As a frequent traveler with my own experience, I'm of course bound to disagree with what the hosts might think. At the same time, the complaints that seep into the dialogue are too self-serving and leave no mindful observation about a culture in which they are simply guests. The hosts are white and unfortunately, that says a lot about their perspective and commentary.

If they stick to European or Western travel they'd probably enjoy their journey a lot more. I listened to the Hong Kong episode and there were many red flags.

I was mystified that they said going to Tian Tan Buddha wasn't worth it because the touristy ski lift wasn't operating when they went. Lines are a part of life, friends. Not to mention that you don't have to be Buddhist yourself to appreciate the intention put into the establishment of such a site.

I was surprised too when they said they didn't want to eat "Asian" food and even craved Western food the whole time they were there, and Amanda said she was gluten-free even as if to explain why she didn't want to try "Asian" food. Wow. I just don't find it relatable to my experiences or interests. I love trying local food anywhere I go. When else would I?

The hosts admit their past travel experiences were centered around "nightlife." That means drinking and partying. I think that says a lot about their background.

I would say travel is 40% observation and 60% understanding. Visiting countries alone doesn't teach you about the world if you aren't practicing understanding. Even though I give it two stars I think the content can improve if the hosts challenge themselves more.

Hungry.me ,

Inconsiderate and Ill-informed.

Who the heck goes somewhere new and then complains about not trying any of the local food? ou went to another country and ate at western chains and Starbucks the whole time? You describe the locals as "ugly" and "weird"...what even is this show?

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