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The official Low Season Traveller podcast where each week we learn more about what the tourism experience is like during each destination's low season. And who better to learn from than the very people responsible for promoting tourism in each destination and the locals who can advise us of the "hidden gems" we shouldn't miss. The podcast was created by Ged Brown, Founder of LowSeason Traveller, the world's first travel website entirely dedicated to inspiring travellers to visit the worldwide destinations during their lower seasons.

The official Low Season Traveller podcast where each week we learn more about what the tourism experience is like during each destination's low season. And who better to learn from than the very people responsible for promoting tourism in each destination and the locals who can advise us of the "hidden gems" we shouldn't miss. The podcast was created by Ged Brown, Founder of LowSeason Traveller, the world's first travel website entirely dedicated to inspiring travellers to visit the worldwide destinations during their lower seasons.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The official Low Season Traveller podcast where each week we learn more about what the tourism experience is like during each destination's low season. And who better to learn from than the very people responsible for promoting tourism in each destination and the locals who can advise us of the "hidden gems" we shouldn't miss. The podcast was created by Ged Brown, Founder of LowSeason Traveller, the world's first travel website entirely dedicated to inspiring travellers to visit the worldwide destinations during their lower seasons.

Twitter:

@ged_brown

Language:

English

Contact:

+447572612602


Episodes

Community Based Tourism in The Algarve

3/8/2021
We speak with Ana Leal from Domitur Portugal to learn more about this wonderful region as well as her approach to truly community-based tourism.

Duration:00:15:45

Central Vietnam: You can't have a bad meal in Vietnam

12/17/2020
Get ready because Kate is in her element today talking to Hua about Vietnamese food. From cooking classes to tiny chairs Vietnamese food is more than just the food. The culture, the traditions and the rituals around food are what makes the visitor connect with the local community.

Duration:00:21:01

Central Vietnam: it's not about the place, but the people

12/14/2020
In this week's episode, Kate is joined by Hua, a sustainability tourism researcher from Quang Binh Province in Central Vietnam. Hua transports us from the rice fields to the beach. She discusses the untouched mountain ranges of Vietnam and why they're best experienced during the low seasons.

Duration:00:20:28

Scottish Whisky: The Water Of Life

12/10/2020
Vikki, from MacLean and Bruce, returns to talk about whisky! Charles MacLean, Vikki's business partner, is a world-leading whisky expert. Prepare yourself as we tackle everything you need to know about whisky - we cover it all from Ancient Egypt to royalty and even intoxicated angels...

Duration:00:20:37

Scotland: Air Like Cold Champagne

12/7/2020
Today's guest is Vikki, Managing Director for MacLean and Bruce, a small luxury travel business in Scotland. Join Honor, as we explore a more authentic, culturally grounding and relaxed Scotland. Think icy Lochs, white frost on trees and big blue skies, oh and of course a blazing fire.

Duration:00:20:53

Indigenous Culture in Far North Queensland

12/3/2020
Far North Queensland is one of the only areas in Australia where multiple Aboriginal tribes and cultures meet. The Cairns Indigenous Arts Festival and the Laura Dance festival are two of Australia's largest displays of Indigenous culture. Both events fall during the low season and are an absolute must for visitors who want to understand, learn about and immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture.

Duration:00:18:52

Far North Queensland - a clash of two UNESCO giants!

11/30/2020
This week Kate is joined by Annette from My Cairns Concierge. Home of the Great Barrier Reef, Annette describes FNQ as so much more. Rainforests, island hopping and a plethora of educational resources for visitors who are wanting to travel in a responsible manner.

Duration:00:29:04

Thankful For Philly - The Cultural & Spiritual Home of the USA

11/26/2020
In the first episode we gained insights into Philadelphia during the low season months and today we go a little deeper into the cultural heritage of Philadelphia as well as getting some of Gregg’s top tips and tricks to make the most out of your trip to this vibrant and unstoppable city. We hope you enjoy the episode and would like to wish all of our friends in the US a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving Day wherever you are.

Duration:00:21:43

Philadelphia: The Cool, Hip Birthplace of the USA

11/23/2020
In this episode, we catch up with Gregg Caren who's the President & CEO of The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, to learn more about what Philly offers during the low season and why anytime is a great time to visit this hip and cool birthplace of the USA!

Duration:00:25:14

Portuguese Fado: Melancholy, fate and Longing

11/19/2020
The Portuguese Fado is like nothing else, the Portuguese even use the word 'saudade' to describe it, which has no direct translation in any other language. Melissa Puebla, from Vila Vita Parc Hotel, talks us through Fado's importance, history and where it can be enjoyed. For more information and a list of influential names go to our website: www.lowseasontraveller.com Song used: Promete, jura (Fado Sérgio) by Mariza & Artur Batalha

Duration:00:11:08

The Algarve: "The more you know, the more you love life!"

11/16/2020
This week we’re in the Algarve in the South of Portugal with Melissa Puebla, who works at the luxury Vila Vita Parc Hotel & Resort. Melissa describes the smells of fresh coffee, the sound of waves, and views over national parks. Melissa gives us a complete guide from gastronomy to festivals, historic tours to hiking trails. It’s hard not to get lost in this week’s podcast.

Duration:00:18:33

Northern Norway: salt, cheese & potatoes! What's better?

11/12/2020
Our Northern Norway expert, Karoline, is joining Kate again for today's episode. Salt and cheese is the theme throughout while Kate and Karoline take a deep dive into traditional Norwegian dishes. Salted fish, salted lamb, salted elk! Preserving foods has long been a tradition in Norway but with modern spins on classic dishes make Norway a culinary dream.

Duration:00:21:37

Northern Norway: where everything is extreme!

11/9/2020
Karoline Hol Blomstrand, marketing manager for Skaarugen, talks to us about Northern Norway; full of extremes! Grab a coat and learn about the extreme weather, extreme activities and extreme-ly awesome cities to visit! Take a journey dog-sledding or go island hopping, Northern Norway has it all.

Duration:00:28:42

Greece: Music is our identity

11/5/2020
Maria Paravantes returns, this time giving us a snapshot of Greek music history. A student of music herself, we discuss Byzantine chants, Rebetiko and popular music: Laïkó. Song Used: ‘50 Hronia Rebetiko Tragoudi’ by George Dalaras.

Duration:00:13:41

Greece: Low season isn’t just an idea, it’s a must!

11/2/2020
Maria Paravantes, accomplished journalist and creator of ‘The Greek Vibe’, talks to us about Greece; the best places to visit, top experiences and insider tips. Turning our attention to the hidden side of Greece, away from the beaches towards the mountains.

Duration:00:16:11

Mae Hong Son, Thailand: Connecting Deeper With Communities

10/30/2020
Founder of the Fair Tourism Foundation Charlotte chats with Kate on the community based tourism (CBT) created in the Mae Hong Son province, specifically the Huay Pu Keng village. We discuss this magical sliver of Northern Thailand only accessed by braving the winding roads through endless mountains. This is the perfect spot for learning, immersing and engaging in rural Thai culture. Check out LowSeasonTraveller.com to access all the links we spoke about today. Enjoy!

Duration:00:28:05

Belfast: There's no such thing as bad weather

10/23/2020
BBC presenter and voice of TomTom Satnav, Kathy Clugston gives us a personal tour of her home city. Kathy presents a weekly show on BBC Radio Ulster and is immersed in Belfast's arts and culture. We discuss Belfast's music scene from jazz to indie: where to find it, what it's like and why it's important. We also discuss the best places to visit in Belfast and the perks of Low Season Travel, enjoy!

Duration:00:15:10

Tasmania: The best things come in small packages!

10/16/2020
This week Kate talks to fellow Ozzie, David Cox, the State Manager for Hawthorn Football Club in Tasmania, to learn more about the wide-open spaces of Tasmania and why we should all consider a low season trip to Tassie when we can.

Duration:00:39:23

Ljubljana in the Low Season

10/9/2020
Ljubljana is an incredible hidden gem that continuously gets accolades for its green initiatives and its food and drink which is a mixture of east and west. It's the European capital of gastronomy in 2021 which says it all. Janja Romi explains how Ljubljana is a perfect hybrid of a big city and all the benefits that come with that, combined with nature and outdoor activities.

Duration:00:28:25

Low Season Maldives

10/2/2020
In today’s episode, Kate Burgess chats with Naya Ahmed about everyone's dream destination - The Maldives. The Maldives is known for its picturesque beaches, crystal clear waters, and 5* resorts but it offers so much more. The Maldives is rich in traditions and tourists can visit local villages and islands to explore this abundance of culture. But of course, Naya gives us great insights into the enviable snorkeling and diving, the local foods, and the best way to travel around the islands.

Duration:00:34:52