Travel Goals Podcast

Travel Goals Podcast

Do you want to travel smarter, cheaper and more purposefully? Welcome to the Travel Goals Podcast, where we help you travel better with on-location destination episodes and interviews with top travel experts. Host Portia Jones is an intrepid travel journalist and will take you on a deep dive with top travel experts to bring you what's new in travel, as well as a range of actionable travel hacks, destination inspiration and stories of travel adventures from around the world. Tune in for in-depth discussions on the latest travel trends with some of the biggest names in the travel industry. There are also immersive destination episodes – recorded on location, that can help you plan your next adventure. With over 17 years of travel experience, Portia gives you the inside scoop on travelling like a pro and brings you the latest travel trends and how to achieve your travel goals. The Travel Goals community is growing fast, so make sure to join us now and start travelling better! Tweet me your travel goals @pip_says Instagram @pipsays

Episodes

May 9, 2024 27 mins

Are you ready to follow in the footsteps of rebels and explore Boston's 250-year-old revolutionary history? Known for its tea-dumping defiance that helped ignite the American Revolutionary War, Boston still has the fierce spirit of a revolutionary city, a place of ideas, creation and determination. 
 
In this on-location episode, we'll follow the Freedom Trail with a local guide, board a Tea Party Ship and speak with Bostonians abo...

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Are you ready to take a deep dive into Boston Massachusetts with our immersive and exciting destination series? This teaser episode gives you a sneak peek into our upcoming Boston mini-series, all recorded on location.

Known for its tea-dumping defiance that helped ignite the American Revolutionary War, Boston still has the fierce spirit of a revolutionary city, a place of ideas, creation and determination. 

Here, you'll find a mix...

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Do you want to travel without sacrificing your financial stability and career? We've got you covered! Join us for a deep dive with travel blogger and author Helene Sula. We discuss how she took calculated risks to follow her dreams of travelling and living abroad without sacrificing stability and comfort and how you can too. 

Wanting to get out of her comfort zone, Helene quit the corporate world, packed up two suitcases and two do...

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Dreaming of exploring the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland? We've got you covered with our epic guide to road-tripping the world's longest, uninterrupted coastal route. Join me and producer Luke for the journey of a lifetime as we explore charming towns, wildlife-rich national parks, food markets and welcoming pubs filled with traditional Irish music.

You'll hear incredible soundscapes and interviews with locals as we venture into sect...

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Is Ireland on your bucket list? Check out part two of our guide to road-tripping around Ireland's Ancient East. Discover Viking history, single malt whisky, seaweed baths, historic lighthouses, and ocean dips, and learn about a special stone mounted inside a castle. Join me and producer Luke on an immersive journey to discover over 5,000 years of history a...

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Dreaming of exploring Ireland? We've got you covered with our guide to road-tripping around Ireland's Ancient East. Imagine a land of rolling green hills, historical attractions, castles and landscaped gardens framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. Join me and producer Luke on an immersive journey to discover over 5,000 years of history as we give you the inside scoop on some of the best things to see and do in this fascina...

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Did you know that Ireland is considered the home of Halloween? Discover the spookier side of the Emerald Isle and learn about mystical myths, folklore, fire and feasting, as nights draw in and darkness descends.

As part of our special Ireland destination series, we travel to Ireland to explore Halloween's Irish roots and learn more about Samhain - one of the four main festivals of the Gaelic calendar.

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November 22, 2023 5 mins

Are you ready to take a deep dive into Ireland with our immersive and exciting destination series? This teaser episode gives you a sneak peek into our upcoming Ireland mini-series, recorded on location. 

Over five episodes, me and producer Luke will be travelling around the Emerald Isle to discover why Ireland is a fantastic destination for a holiday year-round. 

With its warm hospitality, storied history, and ethereal landscapes, ...

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Do you want to learn how to travel the world on a budget? Check out our ultimate guide to globe-trotting without breaking the bank! In this episode, we team up with Will Hatton – The Broke Backpacker, to unravel the art of savvy budget travel, where adventure knows no financial boundaries. Discover the road less travelled with Will's top travel hacks that transcend conventional backpacking wisdom, and find out how to travel for jus...

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Are you dreaming of an epic road trip in Iceland? Join us on an immersive audio journey through the land of fire and ice and get inspired for your next adventure. Recorded on location in South Iceland, we visit thundering waterfalls, black sand beaches and glacial lagoons by electric car. We also talk to knowledgable locals about why you should road trip along Iceland's scenic south coast.

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Do you want to pack smarter and save money on cabin bag charges with airlines? In this episode, we discuss how to pack smarter – featuring top travel packing hacks and tips from travel bag experts. Find out Read more

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Are you dreaming of adventure and connecting with the great outdoors? Sounds like you need a trip to one of the many incredible national parks in the USA. In this episode, we learn how to plan the perfect USA National Parks trip with Gary Arndt. Gary is the host of the Everything Everywhere Daily Podcast, and he is also an award-winning blogger and national park pro.

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Conquer towering peaks and rugged trails in The High Atlas Mountains with Morocco's first female mountain guide – Hafida Hdoubane. We take a deep dive into hiking trails, female mountain guiding and community tourism with Intrepid Travel – a group adventure travel company and the world’s largest travel B Corporation. Recorded on location, join us on an immersive audio adventure as we hike through the High Atlas mountain routes, mee...

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Can travelling to Morocco be purpose-driven, conscientious, and responsible? We take a deep dive into this incredible destination with Intrepid Travel – a group adventure travel company and the world’s largest travel B Corporation. Recorded on location, join us on an audio adventure through the spice-filled souks and lively squares of Marrakech – and the s...

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Do you want to have more adventures but don't know where to begin, travel expert, author and YouTuber Lisa Niver is here to help! In this episode, Lisa discusses how you can make your travel dreams come true and have adventures through the ages, no matter your age or travel experience.

Adventure travel has long been advertised with pictures of bright-eyed and wrinkle-free young travellers sporting heaving backpacks and tie-dye trou...

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Any type of travel can pose a challenge, especially if you aren’t used to being on the road. From cancelled flights, lost bags, medical emergencies and closed borders, there are many ways that travel can be tough, even for the most hardened explorer. But what about travelling to extremely challenging destinations, conflict a...

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Hiking mountainous volcanic plugs, diving in colourful reefs and zipping through a dense forest canopy – Saint Lucia is more than just dreamy beaches and luxury resorts – it's a Caribbean island of adventure. Recorded on location, this immersive episode takes you on a journey through St Lucia's adventure activities, while getting unique insights from locals. 

Beautiful Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation that has an a...

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Wondering where to go for your Halloween vacation? We've got you covered with our top picks for Halloween destinations you need to visit for thrills and chills. Halloween events, haunted hotels and creepy castles are a huge draw for visitors seeking out supernatural spots, spooky places and family-friendly festivities. Many cities, towns and regions around the world now host huge Halloween events, run ghost tours and encourage gues...

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Should you plan your travel adventures with an itinerary, or wing it and see where the road takes you? In this episode, we discuss the benefits of travel planning, how travel apps can make your life easier and how you can design your very own travel adventures, with Emma and Alex from TripMapper. We get stuck into how self-designed travel itineraries, proper planning and travel apps can help you maximise your time in destinations, ...

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Are you planning to take your dog on holiday in Britain? Do you want top tips on the best dog-friendly destinations and practical tips on travelling safely and responsibly with your dog? We speak to author, journalist and dog-travel expert Lottie Gross about her book – Dog-friendly Weekends - 50 breaks in Britain for you and your dog, published by Bradt Guides. 

In this episode, we chat about Lottie's top dog travel tips and the do...

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