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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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    • 4.4, 293 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.

    We’ve Got Even More Book Suggestions

    We’ve Got Even More Book Suggestions

    In early April, we were both struggling to focus and looking for an escape from a shut-down world, so we turned to the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas and author and Books Are Magic owner Emma Straub for some reading recs. Now, exactly 99 days later, Lisa is back, this time with podcast regular and Riverhead Books publisher Jynne Dilling Martin to restock our shelves with recommendations. There's something for everyone this episode, whether you're looking for a graphic novel to keep your short attention span in check, a historical trilogy set in the court of Henry V (complete with its own plague), a sci-fi battle royale set in New York City, or a New York Times bestseller all your friends are probably reading right now. A reminder to order any of the books that make it on your must-read list from your local bookseller or one of these Black bookstores across the U.S.—or, from Bookshop.org, which gives money from sales for independent bookstores.

    Here's a full list of what we talked about:

    The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

    Weather by Jenny Offill

    Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers

    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

    Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

    The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

    Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

    Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

    Severance by Ling Ma

    What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez

    The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

    Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby

    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

    The Mothers by Brit Bennett

    12 Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

    Man V. Nature by Diane Cook

    The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

    The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans


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    • 39 min
    Sara Nelson Won't Stop Fighting for Flight Attendants

    Sara Nelson Won't Stop Fighting for Flight Attendants

    You probably first heard Sara Nelson's name in early 2019 when she called for a general strike, leading to an abrupt end to the extended government shutdown. Now, the international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, is fighting something completely different: a pandemic, as well as imminent layoffs for airline workers. We caught up with Sara, named "the world's most powerful flight attendant" by the New York Times, to chat about how she got her start as a United flight attendant, why she joined the union, and what challenges the AFA-CWA faces today.
    Read a full transcription of the episode here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/sara-nelson-wont-stop-fighting-for-flight-attendants-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 36 min
    I Deserve This: Traveling to Fuel My Creativity

    I Deserve This: Traveling to Fuel My Creativity

    A special three-part series of the Women Who Travel podcast, presented by Cloudy Bay

    Over the next few months, we'll be talking with some of our favorite travelers about how they treat themselves in travel, whether by taking time to get away, refuel their motivation, or challenge themselves to try something new. (It's all inspired by our I Deserve This column, which you should check out, too.) First up, Eritrean-Swedish photographer Malin Fezehai on the trips she's taken that bring out her creativity, how she's staying inspired during lockdown in Bali (hint: she's picked up an epic new hobby), and where she can't wait to go when she's able. We hope it'll push you to pick up your own camera (or at least your phone) to see the world around you in a new way.
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    • 24 min
    A Candid Conversation on What Family Travel Means This Summer

    A Candid Conversation on What Family Travel Means This Summer

    Being a parent right now is hard. Many are juggling work, childcare, education, their families' health and safety, and so much more. And while a trip to the beach with the kids—or better yet, a child-free getaway—would usually bring peace of mind and a modicum of relaxation, vacation planning these days comes with new levels of stress and confusion.
    As neither of us are parents, we brought on Lauren DeCarlo, Condé Nast Traveler's director of strategic projects and mom of a four year old, to guest host this episode and suss out at least a few of the answers. She's joined by Monet Hambrick, of The Traveling Child and mom of two, and Liz Speichinger, senior global sales director for Auberge Resorts and mom of an eight year old boy, to get a handle on how they're traveling this summer, what questions they're asking ahead of trips, and how—with not a minute to spare each day—they're finding time for themselves.
    Find a full transcription here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/a-candid-conversation-on-what-family-travel-means-this-summer-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 35 min
    How One Adventurer Spent 293 Days Alone at Sea

    How One Adventurer Spent 293 Days Alone at Sea

    When cabin fever first set in during the early stages of the pandemic, we turned to the experts for help: three women who chose to live in isolation for long stretches of time, whether at a fire lookout in Idaho, on a remote Greek island, or in a sea kayak, like Sarah Outen did while rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean.
    Three months later, and we're still grappling with what it means to isolate ourselves from friends and family. So we decided to check back in with Outen, a British rower, biker, and adventurer who has spent months-long stretches alone in grueling conditions, including a solo row across the Indian Ocean and a four-year, around-the-world solo trip executed exclusively on bikes, kayaks, and row boats. In this week's episode, she shares her tips for making it through the toughest stretches of being alone, stories about a logistically complicated long-distance relationship, and her newfound joy from rest. (That said, she'll likely inspire you to haul your bike out of the garage and get moving, too.)
    Find a full transcription of the episode and links here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-one-adventurer-spent-293-days-alone-at-sea-women-who-travel-podcast
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    • 41 min
    Introducing: The Pitchfork Review

    Introducing: The Pitchfork Review

    The Pitchfork Review is the music podcast you've always wanted, from the most trusted voice in music. Starting July 10, join host Puja Patel, Pitchfork's Editor-in-Chief, as she digs deep into the week's best new music and rising artists, plus all the industry news and culture you need to know. Peek behind the curtain of Pitchfork and dive into the team’s music-nerd brains. Listen to The Pitchfork Review, and hear music differently.
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 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.

TorLShi ,

Empowering and Informative

I love the broad spectrum of topics and discussions. Everything is so relatable making me feel like I CAN DO IT TOO. I absolutely recommend to find just one episode you’re interested in and you’ll be hooked. I can’t stop listening. I feel like I’m sitting at the table with them talking to my girlfriends who share the same love of our beautiful world and diversity and culture and adventure. I am such a fan of their positive, empowering outlook while they are educating their listeners on such important, valuable subjects.

wdwmckat ,

Combo of fun and then moving profoundness

This podcast has a range of episodes. Some seem silly and entitled but even those are done with a certain humor and a strong amount of companionship. And then there are those like the book reviews and the one I just listen to with Sara Nelson which moved me to tears multiple times and left me changed. I will say that I also had found the use of “like” at times distracting enough to turn off. But I think they’ve been working on it because I think it’s better

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