Across all genres, women of color are sharing their stories and creating podcasts around their hobbies, interests and expertise. This is especially true in the travel niche. Regardless of if you are an experienced traveler or a novice looking to get started, there’s a travel podcast by a women of color that will inspire you to pack your bags and explore the word. Here are ten incredible travel podcasts by melanated jet setters that you should listen to in 2020 and beyond.
1. The Globetrotter Lounge
Hosted by Lisette Austin, The Globetrotter Lounge is an award-winning travel podcast that shares the stories of women who have found creative ways to travel more. Expect to hear helpful travel tips and resources every episode. Lisette (a.k.a. Jet Set Lisette) is a savvy points and miles traveler who has saved over $100,000 in travel costs (so far) by travel hacking.
2. The Thought Card
The Thought Card is an affordable travel finance podcast by Danielle Desir empowering financially savvy travelers to make informed financial decisions – travel more, pay off debt and build wealth. Danielle strongly believes in not letting your financial responsibilities hold you back from pursuing your dreams and in every episode she encourages her listeners to ditch their limiting beliefs and discover new ways to live life on their terms.
3. The Outdoorsy Diva
The Outdoorsy Diva Podcast hosted by Lauren Gay, creator of the popular adventure travel blog Misadventures of an Outdoorsy Diva, provides listeners with exciting content on the latest travel trends, interviews with adventurers of color breaking barriers in travel and outdoor recreation. Listen to the never-before-shared behind-the-scenes stories from Lauren’s adventures and get tips and inspiration to embrace the outdoors for a more adventurous life.
4. Travel N Sh!t
Travel N Sh!t holds space for dCarrie and her guests to inform and inspire people of color to get out and grow through travel. Enjoy a discussion of the “what was learned and experienced” rather than the “how I did it” of travel. Hear travelers get into their opinions, feelings, experiences and expectations on not just your obvious travel related topics, but everyday concepts and their relation to travel.
5. The Offbeat Life
Ditch the norm and learn how to become location independent with Debbie Arcangeles, the host of The Offbeat Life. In each episode hear from inspiring guests who are creating income by following their passions. Be sure to also tune in to the “extended interviews” for even more practical tips to sharpen your skills and broaden your expertise.
6. Black Women Travel Podcast
Black Women Travel Podcast does a deep dive into the lives and ideas of Black women who travel. Episodes include taboo topics such as money, healing from trauma, racism, ideas around identity and belonging, and of course the many ways there are to experience travel. Join Wanda Duncan every week and get your life!
7. Young, Gifted and Abroad
Young, Gifted and Abroad is an interview podcast that highlights international learning experiences. Created by Danielle G., a former student herself, this show explores the perspectives on studying abroad from past and present students of color.
8. She Hit Refresh
She Hit Refresh connects women over 30 who want to break free from the norm and start a life of travel. From moving abroad to taking a sabbatical, hosts Cepee and Annette will inspire you to “hit refresh” and embrace the road less traveled.
Next: Read what inspired Cepee to start She Hit Refresh and how it has empowered her and many others to break free from routine and travel the world.
9. Chronicles Abroad
Hosted by Frantzces and Nubia, Chronicles Abroad shares how travel can lead to personal growth. Hear inspiring stories of courageous world travelers who offer tips, resources and hacks to awaken the curious traveler in you. Chronicles Abroad aims to inspire professionals over 35 to travel with passion and purpose. On Mondays, listen to short but thought-provoking episodes by Frantzces called “The Monday Message”.
10. Melanin and Miles
Melanin and Miles is a weekly travel podcast that explores being a woman of color while traveling. Hosts Joi Wade and Janelle Layton share affordable travel advice, funny travel stories, tips for solo travel and more.
What travel podcasts by women of color would you add to this list?
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Danielle Desir is a travel finance strategist, podcaster, writer and the founder of The Thought Card. The Thought Card is an award-winning travel finance blog and podcast about affording travel, paying off debt and building wealth. Danielle paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, she bought a house at 27 and she has traveled to over 25 countries. She refuses to let her financial responsibilities hold her back from pursuing her dreams and she encourages her readers and listeners to live life on their own terms.