Women Who Travel
Summary: 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 chat with ocean conservationists Tanya Streeter, Ayana Johnson, and Sheila Bowman about why saving the planet is not just the domain of “white dudes wearing Patagonia fleeces.”
In the first episode of season two, we chat with Alysia Kezerian and Julia Buckley about their experiences traveling with disabilities. Along the way, we learn how far we've come in terms of accessible travel, but also see how much work there is still to do.
Whether it’s a family road trip or a girls’ weekend to a new city, we’ve all experienced the highs (and lows) of traveling in a group. In an ideal world, everyone returns home with a collection of shared memories that make you friends for life, but in reality, things more often fall closer to "I never want to see this person again." Our golden rules for a successful group trip? Choose your travel partners wisely, and, when it comes to money, honesty is always the best policy.
The do's, don'ts, and oh-hell-no's we wish we had listened to.
Our three well-traveled guests share their personal experiences about what it means to travel as a woman of color in 2018—from how they first started exploring the world to the anxieties of traveling as a Muslim American today—and call for a more diverse range of faces and voices to appear in our magazines, on our billboards, and across our screens.
We chat with mothers, writers, and travelers about the types of trips they take, how what they prioritize on the ground has changed (spoiler alert: your kids will not care about that quaint French château as much as you do), and why, in this current political climate, it’s so important to show our children the world and to expose them to the different ways people live.
In a modern society of likes, shares, and constant contact, when do you post that pic and when do you put the phone down?
This week’s episode is dedicated to the women who are shaking up the world of food and drink—both abroad and at home. We're joined by Anna McGorman, the executive pastry chef of Boulud Sud in Manhattan; Ivy Mix, owner of Latin cocktail bar Leyenda in Brooklyn, and co-founder of Speed Rack, an international all-female bartending competition and breast cancer charity; and food writer and cooking teacher Devra Ferst.
If you could give your 21-year-old self one piece of travel advice, what would it be? For some of us answering that question on this week's podcast, it was to be more fearless and to worry less about the small stuff (that lost luggage may feel like the end of the world in the moment, but it's really not). For others, it was to take advantage of more opportunities and to say yes to every trip that lands in front of you. But there was one thing we could all agree on: Travel only gets better as you get older.
While our mantra is to be fearless, adventurous, and borderless, traveling alone can be a legitimate concern for all demographics: Are you treated differently when you travel by yourself? How do you push beyond your comfort zone? And why travel alone in the first place? There will be plenty of debates, anecdotes, and travel hacks to tune into, and we hope you enjoy listening to our first episode as much we did recording it.