Best Free Travel Podcasts
Before you leave on vacation, download some free travel podcasts for your destination. They’ll help pass the time while travelling and guide you when you get there.
The free Rick Steve’s podcasts have been very useful and informative. He and his co-presenter impart great info about specific sites with a decent amount of background. It’s a take off from his show but with more detailed info. I found myself wanting even more but I would say this is a complement as I thought the info was valuable and interesting. His sense of humor is a bit corny but since the presentation is very good I have enjoyed them and would recommend them.
The free DK Eyewitness Travel podcasts seem to be geared to people with more interest in shopping and less in history. Specifically, the Prague podcast was a waste of memory space and I wouldn’t recommend it. This podcast had very little info about the highlights and barely mentions anything other then what you can find on a tourist map — i.e., “here in the Jewish Ghetto with the Old Spanish Church”. It did say a tiny bit about the history of the Jewish Ghetto but really left almost everything out. A better way to present the info would be to point out specific things about the Spanish Church, and note some significance of the Ghetto. (If someone has tried the paid version please let us know if it was any better).
List of Free Travel Podcasts
Travel with Rick Steves
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America’s leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio.
Indie Travel Podcast
You want to go see the world? The Indie Travel Podcast serves as an online home to backpackers, expats, digital nomads and career breakers. We continue to find interesting stories from people on the road, amazing opportunities to fund people’s travels, and practical advice from every continent in the world.
DK Eyewitness Travel podcasts
DK publishes the famous Eyewitness Travel Guides, the guides that show you what others only tell you.
Condé Nast Traveler Podcast
Travel reportage, observations, opinions, insight, and tips from around the world culled by the staff of Condé Nast Traveler.
Amateur Traveler Podcast
The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to travel to.
Search iTunes for more Free Travel Podcasts
You can also search iTunes for your specific destination and find audio and video podcasts on everything from Vegas shows to adventure travel in Ethiopia.