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The Voyage Report: where you get the scoop on travel! This podcast introduces listeners to globetrotters, explorers, current travel topics and trends, tips and tricks, and destinations around the world. Subscribe, review, and share to support our original content from our team of journalists. Thank you for listening and visit us at VoyageReport.com. Bon voyage!
||CleanTravel Security Innovations: State of TSA in 2018||In the first ever 'State of TSA' address, administrator David Pekoske lays out the Transportation Security Administration's goals for 2018, innovations rolling out at airports and transit stations across the nation, and explained the challenges in...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAward Magic: Tips & Tricks on Redeeming Miles||We're on location from the floor of the 2018 New York Times Travel Show talking about how redeeming award miles can be frustrating and overpriced. Ari Charlestein, co-founder and president of Award Magic, a booking service, reveals which airlines are...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndoor Explorer: New Tools for Visually Impaired Travelers||New tools are transforming the way visually impaired and blind travelers navigate airports and, soon, transit stations of all types. Larry Skutchan of the American Printing House for the Blind helped design the "revolutionary" Indoor Explorer feature...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk an Air Traffic Controller: Current Controller Takes Your Questions||Following our 'Ask the Captain' and 'Ask a Flight Attendant' episodes, we wanted to pose your questions to an active air traffic controller. So in this episode, San Juan Tower controller Kyrandgel Rios explains his job, what it was like to ride out...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDepart Smart: Group Teaches Travelers How to Stay Safe||Inspired by the untimely death of her son, Sheryl Hill founded Depart Smart, a non-profit organization committed to preparing travelers for journeys abroad. Sheryl gives our Mark Albert a 10-question Travel Safe Quiz, shares specific tips to stay safe..||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYear in Review: 2017 in Travel, Tips, and Tricks||We take a look back at 2017: the tips, tricks, and trends for travel and transportation in this year-end review. We re-introduce you to the explorers, adventurers, trend-setters, and top leaders influencing how we travel—by air, sea, rail, and in...||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravelers United: Advocacy Group Fights for Reform||Travelers United is America’s largest non-profit travel advocacy organization. We chat with co-founder Charlie Leocha about how to get compensation when travel plans change, how to beat extra fees, the outlook for travel in 2018, and why he says,...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNomad Gate: Guide to a Location Independent Life||Have you ever wanted to travel the world permanently—as a nomad? Our guest, Thomas K. Running, is the publisher of Nomad Gate, a guide to a "location independent" life. He tells us how to travel the world for under $20,000 a year, the best airlines...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestination: Disney: Secret Tips Inside the Magic Kingdom||With the holidays approaching, some travelers may be planning a getaway to a Disney theme park. Linda Marquez, a panelist on the Disney Parks Moms Panel for 2017, shares her top money-saving tips, reveals secrets inside Disneyland and Disney World,...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestination: Montenegro and Slovenia; Exploring European Gems||We take you to Montenegro and Slovenia, two European gems. Terry Anzur, publisher of the travel website Strangers in the Living Room and a prolific contributor to The Voyage Report, chats about her favorite spots in both countries, reveals where to...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Travel: The Future of Aviation and Lodging||We chat with Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst, who looks into his crystal ball for us to predict the future of aviation and lodging. Self-driving jet bridges? Wearables and Earables? How about vastly expanded biometrics? Henry weighs in on...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHotel Tech Report: How Tech is Transforming Lodging||Technology is transforming the lodging experience around the world. Mark chats with Adam Hollander, co-founder of Hotel Tech Report, the number one ratings and review site for hotel technology. Adam tells us about how tech is changing the industry,...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPITtransformed: Pittsburgh Int'l Airport Reinvents Itself||Pittsburgh International Airport is reinventing itself. We chat with the airport's vice president of media relations about the airport rolling out myPITpass to allow visitors who are not flying to go past security, embarking on a $1.1 billion...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestination Vietnam: An Asian Renaissance||We take The Voyage Report podcast on the road to Vietnam. Mark chats with local resident Gee Nguyen about Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hoi An, Halong Bay and more destinations, along with getting Gee's tips and tricks for visiting this Asian...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCivic Travel: Journeys that Inspire the Soul||Some travelers aren't just looking for a cool Instagram photo; they want to inspire their soul. Mark chats with Jason Everett, a National Guardsman who engages in civic travel: volunteering or helping to improve the lives of others no matter where one..||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Edventures: Turning Travel into Educational Adventures||Former teacher Dianne Sivulka knows how to combine education with adventures! She's the founder of Our Edventures and chats with Mark about making travel fun and educational for kids, how to use her downloadable itineraries and worksheets for your...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCruise Forecaster: Royal Caribbean's Chief Meteorologist||James Van Fleet is the chief meteorologist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Mark chats with Jim about this extremely active hurricane season, how he forecasts the weather for one of the world's largest cruise lines, how he helps decide which ships to...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlights from Hell: Caught on Camera||A new documentary called "Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera" uses lots of viral, shocking videos to illustrate the high-stress nature of our aviation system today. Mark chats with the producer director of the program, Chris McMillan, about extreme...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHipcamp: Unlocking Private Lands for Camping||Meet the Airbnb of private campsites. Mark chats with Hipcamp founder Alyssa Ravasio about the "wave" that gave her the inspiration to start the site-sharing platform, the unique lands her site unlocks for campers and explorers, and her top travel...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBalloon Travel: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!||The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is almost here! This breathtaking annual display of aerodynamic color and light has become a massive event for travelers, drawing nearly a million people each year. Mark chats with the Fiesta's Tom Garrity...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeercycling: Bicycle Riding to Breweries in Belgium||Combine the love of travel with the love of craft beer by beercycling through a country! Mark chats with Matt and Nikki Kummer of Wisconsin about their recent nine-day bicycle ride through the hills of Belgium beer country.||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories in a Snapshot: Pro Photographer's Lens Weaves a Tale||National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Ben Horton travels the globe telling stories with his cameras. Ben chats with Mark about how he chooses the tales he tells, how he uses his lens to weave a story and his personal goals when he goes to...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTotal Eclipse of 2017: Reflections on a Celestial Milestone||Millions just witnessed the Great American Total Solar Eclipse. Mark chats with Patti Isaacs and her husband, Gauss Rescigno—both eclipse watchers for nearly 40 years—about their reflections and experience seeing the 2017 Eclipse, their lifetime...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk a Flight Attendant: Commercial Flight Attendant Takes Your Questions||It's time to ask a flight attendant! Mark interviews commercial airline flight attendant Mia Herman and asks all the questions you want answered. Mia gives her do's and don't's for passengers, talks about her favorite places, shares stories from her...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompetitours: The 'Amazing Race for Regular People'||The Chicago Tribune called Competitours the "Amazing Race for regular people." We chat with the mastermind of this unique adventure about the 11-day challenge extravaganza, how he plans the itineraries, his tips for travelers, and how you can take...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHouse Sitting: Popular Trend to Save Money on Lodging||House sitting is becoming increasingly popular as a way to save money on lodging while traveling. Mark interviews a couple who moved out of their house and now housesits full time around the world. They share how they did it, how much it costs, and...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMom's Tour: Airport Invites Families Aboard Dry Run||The Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio is trying something innovative: a Mom's Tour for parents of young children who want to have a dry run of the airport and airport security before an upcoming trip. Mark chats with the airport's director of marketing...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 for 24: The Voyage Report Podcast's First 24 Episodes in 24 Hours||We celebrate our first 24 podcasts by tweeting one podcast every hour. In this episode, our editor-in-chief, Mark Albert, plays the highlights from The Voyage Report's first 24 podcast episodes around the globe, with tips, tricks, and memorable moments.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlobetrotting Record: 24 Year-old Youngest To Visit Every Country||Our guest has just set a world record—the youngest person to visit every country on Earth. At just 24 years old, Eric T. Nguyen accomplished his globetrotting goal. Mark chats with Eric about why he did it, the hardships and scary moments along the...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdventure on Two Wheels: Pro Mountain Biker Travels the World||Mark Matthews is a professional mountain biker and media athlete. He travels the globe to compete and to shoot amazing images while conquering the toughest trails and courses. He chats with Mark about his favorite places in the world to mountain bike,..||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestination Romania: The Land of Dracula||We go on the road to Romania and Transylvania, home of the real Dracula. In the first Voyage Report podcast recorded in the field, Mark chats with Wise Transylvania tour guide Adrian Ungureanu about his homeland, why more Americans are visiting...||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreat American Total Solar Eclipse: NASA Explains Rare Phenomenon||The Great American Total Solar Eclipse is less than two months away. It's a rare phenomenon that will cross the United States from coast to coast. NASA scientists recently held a briefing for reporters and the public about what to expect, how to watch..||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk the Captain: Commercial Airline Pilot Takes Your Questions||It's time to ask the captain! Mark interviews commercial airline pilot Charlie Schaffer and asks all the questions you want answered. Charlie dispels some aviation myths, talks about his top tips for passengers and what they should not do on an...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCave Exploration: The National Speleological Society||Come explore caves with us! We descend into these underground cathedrals with the National Speleological Society. Incoming president Geary Schindel shares with Mark his love of caving, the best caves in the United States and around the world, and how...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrugal Traveler: The New York Times Column||The Frugal Traveler columnist for The New York Times, Lucas Peterson, dishes on his favorite destinations, deals, and dinner. Lucas chats with Mark about how he finds his savvy travel bargains; how he plans his trips and writes them for savvy readers;..||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimply Smart Travel: Tips, Trips, & Tid-Bits for Savvy Travelers||Simply Smart Travel is a website run by Dr. Jeff Orenstein, the former publisher and founder of Living on the Suncoast Magazine. Jeff chats with Mark about his favorite destinations; his top tips for travelers, including those over 50 years old; and...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPassport Surge: State Department Doubles Staff for 20 Million Applicants||The U.S. State Department is preparing for an unprecedented surge in passport applications this year, as many passports are due to expire. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services, Brenda Sprague, talks with Mark from Washington,...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVittoria Energy Expedition: A Global Journey in a Green Sailing Ship||The Vittoria Energy Expedition is a global journey onboard an entirely renewable energy-powered sailing ship. Mark chats with Nathan Sermonis, one of the co-creators of the project. Nathan tells us about the non-profit's mission and travel, how his...||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Nomad's Oasis: 70 Strangers, 17 Countries, 1 Journey||Celinne Da Costa quit her New York City advertising job and put her belongings in storage to set off on an unusual journey of exploration. She decided to couchsurf her way around the globe, only staying with people she met via social media. She's now...||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLAX of the Future: Airport 'Moving Day' and $14 Billion Modernization||One of the largest airline relocations in modern aviation history starts May 12, when 'Moving Day' comes to LAX, the second-busiest airport in the United States. Mark Albert chats with Los Angeles World Airports' Keith Wilschetz and Charles Pannunzio...||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unexpected Journey - Video Project Asks #AreYouAwake||The Unexpected Journey is a video project that seeks to "wake people up" from their lives by encouraging them to experience travel, culture, and charitable acts. Co-creator Mitch Summers chats with Mark about his own awakening, the goals for his...||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNomadic Couple-Living a Life On the Road||The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Blackman and photographer Genie Austin chat with us about their nomadic life. In 2015, the couple sold most of what they owned and hit the road. They tell Mark about their biggest discoveries about themselves, how they..||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlobetrotter: 27 Year-Old Visits Every Country in the World||Henrik Jeppesen was just 27 years old when he completed his quest to visit every country in the world. Neither money nor war stopped his adventure. Jeppesen chats with Mark about his next goal, his top tips for travelers to save money, and his...||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCranky Flier-The Man Behind the Popular Aviation Industry Blog||Brett Snyder runs the very popular CrankyFlier.com, an 11-year old aviation industry blog with a loyal and devoted following. Brett shares with Mark how he got his start in the travel industry *in middle school*, some of his adventures in the air, and..||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoneymoon Hunters - Travel Channel Show's Pilot Episode||Ben and Maggie Bowman of Chicago got the honeymoon of a lifetime - an all-expense-paid adventure to three stunningly beautiful destinations. The only catch? It was all for the pilot episode of the reality TV show "Honeymoon Hunters" on The Travel...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTraveling Chef: Executive Chef's Global Culinary Adventure||Rob Shipman has traveled the world on a global culinary adventure as an executive chef for hire. Rob tells host Mark Albert how he comes up with unique dishes in each of the countries where he works, admits he's changed a dish to make it more...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middle Seat - The Wall Street Journal Aviation Columnist Scott McCartney||Scott McCartney has written The Middle Seat column covering aviation for The Wall Street Journal since 2002. He chats with host Mark Albert about his much-watched annual airline rankings, whether airline CEOs ever yell at him, and the big changes...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCity in the Sky - PBS Series Goes Inside Aviation||Series Director Russell Leven||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues on Traveler Security and Tips||Security Picture for Travelers at Home and Abroad for 2017||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Chasers- Traveling the Globe to Catch Solar Eclipses||Great American Total Eclipse Coming August 21, 2017||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome Aboard The Voyage Report podcast with Mark Albert||Mark Albert welcomes listeners and globetrotters to this new podcast, explains how The Voyage Report will deliver the scoop on travel, and gives a tour of the voyagereport.com website for news, destination videos, tips and tricks, deals, and photography||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great travel info I can actually use!
Very informative with interesting guest speakers! Hosted by the editor in chief of The Voyage Report website, this podcast gives unique views on travel and even inspires me to do things I would never have thought of, like travel to see a total eclipse! I don't feel like I'm listening to a bunch of advertisements like some other podcasts, I really feel that this podcast is rich with information that I can really use. I look forward to this every week!
This podcast and the Voyage Report website have changed the way I travel. It's so easy to waste money when you're traveling. Using these tips and tricks, I'm saving insane amounts of money which means I can travel more often. A great, useful listen.
Real people's experiences guided by the dulcet tones of Mark
This is a great podcast. These are real people talking about their real experiences and giving real tips. I want this kind of specificity from a travel podcast/website. It is a wholistic approach too. In one episode I got a very detailed account of the horror show of waiting in line for the Sistine Chapel, as well as what sounds like the most amazing Tuscan accommodations -- and that was just the intro. Who knew the bedsheets in a Costa Rican treehouse would be damp all the time? I do now. On the other hand, I wouldn't have thought about getting a rental house in St Thomas, but now I feel like that is the only way to stay there. Again, these are all detailed in ONE episode.
Plus the host Mark can guide things in the right way to be super helpful for any kind of listener. He also sounds like he's been doing radio forever.
The episodes are relatively brief so it's not like you are wasting time. But if you are really in a crunch or have a hard time paying attention, check out the 2 minute videos on their website.
Rick Steves - watch out!