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Travel Tales by AFAR

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Travel Tales by AFAR

Travel Tales by AFAR

AFAR Media

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Plays
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Travel, at its best, changes the way we see the world. Join us each week as we dig into stories from people who took a trip—and came home transformed. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, Travel Tales by AFAR is your ticket to the world—no passport required.You can find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

Latest Episodes

A Walk on Japan's Quiet Side

No crowds. No cosplay. On the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route—as author Peggy Orenstein discovers—it's just temples, trees, and a warm bath at the end of the day. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope.

15 minSEP 10
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A Walk on Japan's Quiet Side

In Pursuit of Portugal

As she follows the trail of the country's most beloved author, novelist Charmaine Craig meditates on loss and hope. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope.

14 minSEP 3
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In Pursuit of Portugal

How to See the Morocco Most Tourists Don't

On a three-week, 500-mile bike trip through the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, photographer Peter Bohler and his fiancée, Celia, learnwhento say "yes" to adventure. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Check out Peter's photos—including a few from Morocco!—on his website or on Instagram. And read Celia's version of events on AFAR. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope.

17 minAUG 27
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How to See the Morocco Most Tourists Don't

Is Amsterdam Really as Tolerant as It Seems?

AFAR chose a destination at random and sent political commentator Sally Kohn on 24 hours’ notice to a city renowned for its “coffee shops” but where tolerance has its limits. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Read about One Fair Wage here, or follow Sally on Instagram @sallykohn or Twitter @sallykohn. And be sure to check out her book, The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope.

14 minAUG 20
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Is Amsterdam Really as Tolerant as It Seems?

A Malaysian Chef Traces Her Roots

Francis Lam, a writer and host of NPR's Splendid Table, discovers the island’s multicultural flavors when he joins a Malaysia-born San Francisco chef for a bittersweet homecoming. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. If you want to dine with Azalina, order takeout at Azalina's or Mahila tonight. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

17 minAUG 13
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A Malaysian Chef Traces Her Roots

Why a Train Trip Across the U.S. Is the Fastest Way to Slow Down

What can Amtrak offer a perpetually rushed traveler? Author Eric Weiner takes to the rails to find out. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Preorder Eric's latest book, The Socrates Express: Life Lessons From Dead Philosophers. And sign up for his newsletter to get missives from his Pajama Travel Club. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

18 minAUG 6
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Why a Train Trip Across the U.S. Is the Fastest Way to Slow Down

The Incredibly True Story of Renting a Friend in Tokyo

Contributing writer Chris Colin travels to Tokyo to rent a friend. Sounds kitschy, right? But as he navigates his newly forged—and reasonably priced—relationships with Miyabi, Yumi, and Yusuke, Chris discovers the truth beneath the seeming wackiness. What he learns changes the way he views Japan—and his own friendships. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

23 minJUL 30
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The Incredibly True Story of Renting a Friend in Tokyo

Why Did I Bring a Teenager to Venice?

She thinks it’ll be great. Contributing writer Emma John loved the trip she took to Venice as a teenager with a worldly family friend. So when it comes time to return the favor—to introduce that friend’s 13-year-old daughter to the wonders of the Floating City—Emma jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong? Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

14 minJUL 23
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Why Did I Bring a Teenager to Venice?

Negin Farsad: There’s No Place Like Kansas City

Comedian and Fake the Nation host Negin Farsad is a native New Yorker. So we figured, why not send her on a quick trip to America’s Heartland? Listen as Negin befriends strangers, eats ribs, and talks her way onto a comedy club stage where she tries to find out what makes the city laugh—and what makes it a little uncomfortable. Oh, and did we mention she was nearly seven months pregnant? Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

15 minJUL 23
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Negin Farsad: There’s No Place Like Kansas City

A Blind Man’s Trip Will Change the Way You Think About Safaris

What can a blind man get out of a safari? That was the question we posed to contributing writer Ryan Knighton who lost his sight years ago, but not his sense of adventure or his sense of humor. In search of an answer, Ryan follows his nose like a rhino, eats like an elephant (well, kinda), and shows how memories are made in the mind’s eye. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

14 minJUL 23
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A Blind Man’s Trip Will Change the Way You Think About Safaris

Latest Episodes

A Walk on Japan's Quiet Side

No crowds. No cosplay. On the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route—as author Peggy Orenstein discovers—it's just temples, trees, and a warm bath at the end of the day. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope.

15 minSEP 10
Comments
A Walk on Japan's Quiet Side

In Pursuit of Portugal

As she follows the trail of the country's most beloved author, novelist Charmaine Craig meditates on loss and hope. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope.

14 minSEP 3
Comments
In Pursuit of Portugal

How to See the Morocco Most Tourists Don't

On a three-week, 500-mile bike trip through the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, photographer Peter Bohler and his fiancée, Celia, learnwhento say "yes" to adventure. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Check out Peter's photos—including a few from Morocco!—on his website or on Instagram. And read Celia's version of events on AFAR. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope.

17 minAUG 27
Comments
How to See the Morocco Most Tourists Don't

Is Amsterdam Really as Tolerant as It Seems?

AFAR chose a destination at random and sent political commentator Sally Kohn on 24 hours’ notice to a city renowned for its “coffee shops” but where tolerance has its limits. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Read about One Fair Wage here, or follow Sally on Instagram @sallykohn or Twitter @sallykohn. And be sure to check out her book, The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope.

14 minAUG 20
Comments
Is Amsterdam Really as Tolerant as It Seems?

A Malaysian Chef Traces Her Roots

Francis Lam, a writer and host of NPR's Splendid Table, discovers the island’s multicultural flavors when he joins a Malaysia-born San Francisco chef for a bittersweet homecoming. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. If you want to dine with Azalina, order takeout at Azalina's or Mahila tonight. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

17 minAUG 13
Comments
A Malaysian Chef Traces Her Roots

Why a Train Trip Across the U.S. Is the Fastest Way to Slow Down

What can Amtrak offer a perpetually rushed traveler? Author Eric Weiner takes to the rails to find out. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Preorder Eric's latest book, The Socrates Express: Life Lessons From Dead Philosophers. And sign up for his newsletter to get missives from his Pajama Travel Club. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

18 minAUG 6
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Why a Train Trip Across the U.S. Is the Fastest Way to Slow Down

The Incredibly True Story of Renting a Friend in Tokyo

Contributing writer Chris Colin travels to Tokyo to rent a friend. Sounds kitschy, right? But as he navigates his newly forged—and reasonably priced—relationships with Miyabi, Yumi, and Yusuke, Chris discovers the truth beneath the seeming wackiness. What he learns changes the way he views Japan—and his own friendships. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

23 minJUL 30
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The Incredibly True Story of Renting a Friend in Tokyo

Why Did I Bring a Teenager to Venice?

She thinks it’ll be great. Contributing writer Emma John loved the trip she took to Venice as a teenager with a worldly family friend. So when it comes time to return the favor—to introduce that friend’s 13-year-old daughter to the wonders of the Floating City—Emma jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong? Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

14 minJUL 23
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Why Did I Bring a Teenager to Venice?

Negin Farsad: There’s No Place Like Kansas City

Comedian and Fake the Nation host Negin Farsad is a native New Yorker. So we figured, why not send her on a quick trip to America’s Heartland? Listen as Negin befriends strangers, eats ribs, and talks her way onto a comedy club stage where she tries to find out what makes the city laugh—and what makes it a little uncomfortable. Oh, and did we mention she was nearly seven months pregnant? Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

15 minJUL 23
Comments
Negin Farsad: There’s No Place Like Kansas City

A Blind Man’s Trip Will Change the Way You Think About Safaris

What can a blind man get out of a safari? That was the question we posed to contributing writer Ryan Knighton who lost his sight years ago, but not his sense of adventure or his sense of humor. In search of an answer, Ryan follows his nose like a rhino, eats like an elephant (well, kinda), and shows how memories are made in the mind’s eye. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, we hope our stories can offer inspiration for your future adventures—and a bit of hope. Find more information at afar.com/traveltales.

14 minJUL 23
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A Blind Man’s Trip Will Change the Way You Think About Safaris
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