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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.

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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.

    How Travel Taught Me to Love My Body

    How Travel Taught Me to Love My Body

    "Plus-size fill-in-the-blank, but especially travel, is often not seen in a glamorous way," says Women Who Travel columnist Laura Delarato on this week's podcast episode. "It's often not seen at all." But thanks to communities and social media accounts that celebrate women's bodies of all shapes and sizes taking on the world, like Fat Girls Traveling, launched by our other guest this week, Annette Richmond, that's changing.
    Find a full transcription and more here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-travel-taught-me-to-love-my-body-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 41 min
    The Best Books We Read Last Year

    The Best Books We Read Last Year

    Being on vacation and flying to get to vacation—whether you're going to laze on the beach for days or zip around Southeast Asia on the back of a moped—are some of the only long, interrupted times we have these days to read. So, as you prep for your OOO for 2020, we tapped Jynne Dilling Martin, Riverhead Books' associate publisher, and Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation, to give you a rundown of the best books they read in 2019 for a little literary packing list info.

    Find a full transcript of the episode and links to all of the books we mentioned here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-best-books-we-read-last-year-women-who-travel-podcast

    While many other books were discussed, here are the 11 favorites we suggested in this episode:


    Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes


    The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom


    Severance by Ling Ma


    The Library Book by Susan Orlean


    Normal People by Sally Rooney


    Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk


    Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman


    Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner


    Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips


    How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang


    Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi


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    • 40 min
    How I Became a Photojournalist: A Chat with Lynsey Addario

    How I Became a Photojournalist: A Chat with Lynsey Addario

    w It's a new year, which means more episodes of Women Who Travel are coming your way. In 2020, we're kicking things off with a new monthly series called "HoI Became...," where we'll sit down with master travelers who spend most of their lives on the road doing things those of us at our desks on a daily basis never thought possible. First up? Women Who Travel advisory board member, award-winning photojournalist, and author Lynsey Addario. We chat with her about picking up her first camera, taking less than stellar shots on her tour of South America in her early twenties, and spending her decades-long career photographing women. Delving deeper, we talk about how travel can heal the trauma of photographing war, death, and more—and how it takes years to learn to say "no" to risk. 

    Find a full transcript, show notes, and links here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-i-became-a-photojournalist-lynsey-addario-on-life-on-the-road

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    • 34 min
    How to Find—And Book—a Spontaneous Flight Deal

    How to Find—And Book—a Spontaneous Flight Deal

    It's time to have your credit card and calendar at the ready: the peak time for flight deals is here. With Travel Deal Tuesday—when airlines and hotels drop fares some 40 percent for late 2019 and early 2020 travel—approaching on December 3 and the end of the year (i.e. time to use up your last vacation days) coming in hot, there’s never been a better time to escape on a dime. But the last-minute panic and adrenaline rush of pouncing on a $300 round-trip deal to Tokyo can paralyzing. Who will go with you? How fast do you have to book? Is this even a good deal? We're here to help ease your flight deal anxiety, demystify what makes a good deal, and teach you where to find them.
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    • 33 min
    Why You Really Need to Take All of Your Vacation Days

    Why You Really Need to Take All of Your Vacation Days

    We say it a lot over here at Traveler: Americans are really bad at taking vacation. So much so that in 2017, we left 705 million vacation days on the table, the U.S. Travel Association reported. Think of all the walking tours, island naps, and life-changing meals that were missed! And while we always urge you to take all of your days—be they five or 25—we don't always practice what we preach, either. Thankfully, we've since learned the error of our ways—but we could all use the reminder that we're actually devaluing our salary by leaving those days behind. We tapped the keeper of our vacation days, Traveler's director of editorial operations Paulie Dibner, and contributor Cassie Shortsleeve to chat about vacation guilt, how to ask for time off, what to do when you have unlimited vacation, and what to actually do when you get it.
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    • 42 min
    How Author Dina Nayeri's Refugee Experience Shaped the Way She Travels

    How Author Dina Nayeri's Refugee Experience Shaped the Way She Travels

    When we caught up with Dina Nayeri over the phone last week, she was, quite aptly, rushing through the streets of Paris. If she had her way, the writer and author would probably never stop moving, she tells us, thanks to a constant itch for travel that has taken her all over the world. But that urgency to cross borders is deeply rooted in her personal history as a refugee: At the age of eight, she fled Iran with her mother and brother to Dubai, and then on to a refugee camp in Italy, before eventually settling in the U.S. "My formative years were about getting out of a place, and so the feeling of being stuck to a land, to a country, is one of my most deeply instilled fears," she says. "I have a French passport and an American one, and I carry them everywhere I go." 

    We chat to Dina about how she chronicled her refugee journey in her most recent book, Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You. Plus, we learn about the present-day refugees she met while researching it, the travels that have shifted her perspective, and how she stays connected to Iranian culture decades after leaving her home.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

Osnab ,

Love this but

Really, I find myself listening to Meredith ending so many of her sentences in a question. Like she’s silently asking “KWIM?” toooooo much. Annoying! Or, to Meredith, annoying?!

Other than that irritation, the content is great, informative and funny.

dbalv ,

Getting worse

Started off strong but it had turned into a podcast whose main focus is promoting people who may not necessarily be your average traveling woman. Each newest podcast has left me disappointed...

S. DeLynn ,

Love the idea hate the execution

I love to travel and am a woman so this should be a great fit. Unfortunately, the presenters are just too...smug and rather than warm and comfortable they come off sounding like the Mean Girls of travel. Still searching for the right travel podcast...

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