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Podcasts are more than just a way to kill time on the road. Audio stories can take you on a journey of the imagination, which makes them the perfect platform for travel-related adventures. Listen up and let these 6 top travel podcasts 2015 inspire your next trip.

The Travel Bite

Itinerant foodie Rachelle Lucas invites listeners along as she wines and dines around the world, from discussing South African wine trends on location in a Stellenbosch vineyard, to tips for identifying authentic Parmigiano Reggiano, as learned from her jaunt through the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.

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Extra Pack of Peanuts

Some podcasters jet-set for free because they get trips comped by publicity-hungry travel companies. But frugal couple Travis and Heather Sherry travel on a dime the old-fashioned way: by being cheap. In this podcast, the Sherrys dish their secrets for negotiating short-term apartment rentals, finding cheap flights without frequent flyer miles and other cheaptricks.


Trailside Radio

If Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild left you jonesing for more stories from the Pacific Crest Trail, then this podcast oughta satisfy you. Follow Daniel “Ratatouille” Hepokoski as he hikes 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada, sharing trail tales and introducing us to fellow hikers he meets along the way. All that’s missing is Reese Witherspoon to play him in the movie version.


Keep Your Daydream

If you fantasize about trading your 9-to-5 for the road less traveled, this podcast may give you the extra push you need. Host Tricia Leach shares how she quit the rat race and found happiness by traveling, and in each episode she chats with others who’ve done the same. Recent interviewees include a man who played all of Golf Digest‘s 100 Greatest Courses and a couple who live full-time in an RV and sailboat.

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This Week in Travel

Industry insiders Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen discuss the latest travel news, from the latest TSA regulations to human trafficking to the death of SkyMall. Guests from popular travel websites chime in from time to time.


Inside the Magic

Disney devotee Ricky Brigante shares what’s new from the mammoth company, from theme park rides to movies and more. He’s based in Orlando, but the podcast gives equally billing to Disney World and Disneyland.

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Dalia Colon

Dalia Colon

Dalia is a multimedia journalist in Tampa and the Smart Travel Insider for VISIT FLORIDA. Follow her on Twitter @daliacolon.

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