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Condé Nast Traveler editors Lale Arikoglu and Meredith Carey dissect the realities of traveling as a woman today, high-fiving all those shaking things up in food, hospitality, adventure, and travel journalism, and celebrating all the reasons why we refuse to stay home.

Women Who Travel Condé Nast Traveler

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    • 4.4 • 344 Ratings

Condé Nast Traveler editors Lale Arikoglu and Meredith Carey dissect the realities of traveling as a woman today, high-fiving all those shaking things up in food, hospitality, adventure, and travel journalism, and celebrating all the reasons why we refuse to stay home.

    How Our Relationship With Our Bodies Has Changed

    How Our Relationship With Our Bodies Has Changed

    A few weeks ago, we published an advice column, offering advice to a Women Who Travel reader who was feeling self-conscious about stepping out in a swimsuit on an upcoming group trip because of changes to her weight during the pandemic. The question and subsequent advice from Amy Pence-Brown and Stephanie Yeboah, two body image advocates and writers, led us to an even deeper conversation about our bodies—and how the pandemic has affected our relationships with them. So, this week, we're joined by Amy and Stephanie to chat about how they got to the place of self-love they're at now, how the conversation has shifted around fatness during the pandemic, and how we can have healthier relationship with weight changes. 
    Read the advice column: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/im-dreading-wearing-a-swimsuit-on-a-group-trip
    Listen to "How Travel Taught Me to Love My Body": https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-travel-taught-me-to-love-my-body-women-who-travel-podcast
    Read a full transcription of today's episode: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-our-relationship-with-our-bodies-has-changed-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 33 min
    Author Lauren Groff on the Trips That Have Inspired Her Books

    Author Lauren Groff on the Trips That Have Inspired Her Books

    Lauren Groff's name has been thrown around a number of times on this podcast as the author of some of our favorite books to read on vacation. Her latest, Matrix, is out this week—and was one of our most anticipated releases of the year. It's the fictional retelling of the life of Marie de France, a historical figure from the 12th century with no known backstory to speak of. In the lead up to actually writing the novel, Groff took a trip to live with Benedictine nuns in Connecticut to get a sense of abbey life. In fact, many of her novels and short stories have been birthed from family vacations, research trips, and even her honeymoon. We sat down with the Gainesville, Florida–based writer to learn more about her travels, writing process, and what books she's excited to read this year. 
    Find a transcriptions and links to Lauren's reading suggestions here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/author-lauren-groff-on-the-trips-that-have-inspired-her-books-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 25 min
    I Deserve This: Searching for Peace and Serenity Underwater

    I Deserve This: Searching for Peace and Serenity Underwater

    This episode was originally published in September 2020.
    A special three-part series of the Women Who Travel podcast, presented by Cloudy Bay
    We've long admired Kimi Werner, a Hawaiian freediver and spearfisher, so we thought there was no better woman to join us this week. A new mom, she's had to find a way to balance her active new role above land and the regenerative power and calm she finds underwater. We chat about how she's found that balance, what it's meant to introduce her son to the ocean, and how she's managed to leave her anxieties on the shore and just relax.
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    • 29 min
    Introducing Food People

    Introducing Food People

    Welcome to Food People, a show from Bon Appétit made by, for, and about people who love food. Each week, BA’s editorial director Amanda Shapiro asks a serious or not-so-serious food question: What’s the best way to grill chicken? Can meal prep be less terrible? Are air fryers worth the hype? In search of answers or at least a spirited debate, she’ll bring in staffers, chefs, writers, and experts from across the culinary universe. Expect strong opinions, tons of recipe inspiration, and more food puns than we'd like to admit.
    Listen and subscribe at http://listen.bonappetit.com/foodpeople-trailer or wherever you get your podcasts: http://listen.bonappetit.com/foodpeople

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    • 1 min
    How Hawa Hassan Built a Cookbook Around East African Grandmothers

    How Hawa Hassan Built a Cookbook Around East African Grandmothers

    This episode was originally published in October 2020. 

    This week, we're revisiting our conversation with Hawa Hassan, whose cookbook, In Bibi's Kitchen, could be found on many of last year's most anticipated book lists. The cookbook is filled with recipes from eight African countries that border the Indian Ocean and stories from 24 grandmothers, and brings a new narrative to the table, one that Somali author, sauce maven, and former model Hawa Hassan is honored (if not a little overwhelmed) to share. “I was telling these new stories—I was expected to carry these stories—and I didn't know I could," she says on this week's episode. "I lived somewhere between inspiration and fear a lot of last year.”
    That self-imposed pressure has paid off. Her book launched earlier this week, so we sat down to hear about her time with those bibis and what it was like to create a cookbook written and photographed exclusively by women and featuring recipes crafted exclusively by women, based everywhere from New York City to Comoros.
    Order In Bibi's Kitchen: https://fave.co/3gnIVLA
    Read a full transcription of the episode: www.cntraveler.com/story/how-hawa-hassan-built-a-cookbook-around-east-african-grandmothers
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    • 29 min
    Beach Reads to Get You Through the Rest of the Summer

    Beach Reads to Get You Through the Rest of the Summer

    Many of us have had complicated reading years, struggling to keep our attention trained on any one book—let alone finish one. So in this week's episode, we've tapped two of our favorite bookworms, Jynne Dilling Martin, an associate publisher at Riverhead Books, and Kalima DeSuze, activist and founder of the intersectional feminist bookstore at Cafe con Libros in Brooklyn, to share some of their favorite page-turners to pull you out of your reading slump. There's something for everyone, from a poem-like novel that's less than 300 pages to a New York Times bestselling book club pick. We also chat about the joys of young adult novels and the upcoming releases we're dying to get our hands on. 
    Here's a preview of this episode's recommended books:


    Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung


    Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado


    Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez


    Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney


    Seven Days in June by Tia Williams


    Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener


    Monster in the Middle by Tiphanie Yanique


    I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness by Claire Vaye Watkins


    Cazadora by Romina Garber


    The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller


    Read a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/beach-reads-to-get-you-through-the-rest-of-the-summer-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
344 Ratings

344 Ratings

Katie265 ,

Like, I Like It

Enjoy most episodes and find a few tips that relate to how I travel. I would appreciate less unconscious use of the word “like”. Every host overuses it, sometimes 3 or 4 times PER SENTENCE. Once I’m aware of it, it’s all I hear. So, like, distracting, like.

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July 7th episode the worst!

Overall I have enjoyed this podcast but the episode titled “Responsible travel” on July 7th was so horrible I had to turn it off and write a review. Listening to the worst reductionist ideas of “responsible” travel which dripped of white savior syndrome made me gag. Did anyone listen to this episode and think critically if this was really a good episode? Claiming that “responsible travel” is when vacationers “educate” locals in hotels for 2hrs on topics and then get points for a massage should have been the red flag that this shouldn’t be put out into the world. Please think before hitting publish.

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Love Padma!

Can you have Padma on the podcast once a month?!

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