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Travel Blog of the Day: Indie Travel Podcast

Features & Advice | Tom Bastek | June 30, 2015

Travel Blog of the Day: Indie Travel Podcast

The internet is laden with blogs about travel. You don’t have time to read them all, you have to mow the lawn for the second time this week. This column will allow you to sift through the schlock and get back to the John Deere! Check us out on twitter at #travelblogoftheday.

This week, we are going audio at Travel Blog of the Day with five great podcasts that are out there for you to listen to. Sometimes it is just easier for us to listen than to read while we are in the car or on the train. So sit back, close your eyes (unless you are driving) and enjoy a podcast about travel this week.

Indie Travel Podcast

Craig and Linda Martin are a couple of Kiwis that have been traveling the world since February 2006. As they readily admit, in the beginning they didn’t do it very well mainly because it wasn’t all in a guide book, just laying there for someone to read. They had, “become stuck in places we couldn’t afford to leave, not validated train tickets, failed to have insurance at the right time.” So the Indie Travel Podcast was born. Now they teach the lessons that they have learned the hard way to anyone and everyone that listens in. 

They publish audio, video, photos and articles, plus turn the listeners on to interesting people, amazing opportunities and practical advice. They have also published two guidebooks, one on Las Vegas and one on Buenos Aires.

Their website also has sections with advice on safety, practicalities, places and more. They have released over 300 podcast episodes and I don’t think they plan on stopping anytime soon. They took a break in April but otherwise they are solidly good for one podcast per week. So check them out when you have a chance.


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