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What Makes a Hotel Great

Each year, we vet hundreds (hundreds!) of hotel openings around the world to produce our annual selection of the best of the new: the Hot List. We're not gonna lie, it's a sweet gig. But there's a lot more to the process than simply dialing room service, testing the fluffiness of bathrobes, and hoping the bartender in the (fabulous) lobby bar remembers that we like our Old Fashioneds with *one* piece of ice. On this week's podcast we unpack just what goes into the year-long process of...


Where You Should Go This Summer

Everyone has their summer vacation spot—the beach bungalow on the Outer Banks or the Jersey Shore, or the lake house in Michigan or Idaho where the whole family gathers every year. It's wonderful, it's nostalgic, it...gets old. What if you could convince the crew to visit, say, Isla Holbox in Mexico this Fourth of July, where there aren't any crowds or chain restaurants, the weather is in the mid-80s, and the hot new Punta Caliza resort just opened? Or maybe you plan that trip to...


We Plan Your First Safari

Planning a safari can be overwhelming. So on this week's Travelogue podcast, some of our more seasoned safari-goers chat with a first-timer to talk the malaria threat (the farther south, the lower the risk), where and when to bring your kids, and how to book a camp where your plunge pools might double as elephant drinking holes. We also share some of our more, let's say, adrenaline-raising safari tales; you'll have to listen to find out at which camp an editor was joined by predatory...


What’s Happening to Our National Parks?

We called in some experts to school us on National Parks 101: What's the difference between a monument and park? How many are there of each? How long have we had them? Are any of our beloved parks under threat? What does it take to maintain a national park, and can we all help?


Travelogue 04-20-18

As of today—April 20, natch—recreational marijuana is legal in 9 states plus the District of Columbia. That gives everyone who *doesn't* live in those states a whole new reason to travel. And it’s birthing a new wing of the travel industry, too—one that’s spread roots through everything from food to hotels to souvenir shops. On this week’s podcast we take a long, deep hit of this nascent phenomenon. No doubt weed, now that it’s legit, will be big. But how will Big Weed change travel?


Sacred Travel in the 21st Century

Humans have chased higher understanding around the globe since before recorded history. We may not always recognize them, but those journeys continue today. On the heels of our recently released exploration of Sacred Travel (https://www.cntraveler.com/story/sacred-travel), we're talking about spiritual journeys, including those from our own experiences. What separates a “spiritual” trip from any other kind? How do we find something greater than ourselves—intentionally or not—when we get...


Can You Visit Every Country in the World Without Burning Out?

We sit down with Jessica Nabongo, on a mission to be the first black woman to visit every country in the world.


U.S. Airlines Need to Do Better By Our Pets

Pet deaths on a plane are rare, statistically speaking, but any one loss is very real to a pet owner. And when a major airline like United seems to screw up repeatedly, we need to put them on notice. In this week's Travelogue podcast, we cover what you need to know about flying with an animal, be it a cat in a carrier in the cabin, a Great Dane in cargo, or an emotional support pig...well, anywhere.


Why Etiquette Is Crucial—Wherever You Travel

On the latest episode of the Travelogue podcast, we dive into all the ways you can be polite and impolite when traveling abroad, covering everything from hugging people in Britain upon meeting them (don't) to passing food with chopsticks in Japan (seriously, don't). Along the way, we talk about how English-speaking countries may be united in language but differ significantly in their etiquette, and how knowing how to tip in a country is just as important as knowing whether or not to tip at...


What We Get Right About Accessible Travel

This week, we're sharing the first episode of the new season of Women Who Travel, Condé Nast Traveler's second podcast. Hosts Lale Arikoglu and Meredith Carey chat with Alysia Kezerian and Julia Buckley about their experiences traveling with disabilities. Along the way, we learn how far we've come in terms of accessible travel, but also see how much work there is still to do.


We Plan Your First Trip to Tokyo

Everyone has heard of Tokyo: its grander-than-grand fish market; its imperial palace; its extravagant street fashions. Being there is a fever dream that you don't want to wake up from. With this in mind, we decided to do a deep dive into the Japanese capital, which was voted the world's best city in this year's Readers' Choice Awards and is featured in our brand-new collection of City Guides on the redesigned cntraveler.com—you know, ICYMI.


We Planned Your Next Trip to Italy

We take you inside our March 2018 issue and break down what to do in northern, central, and southern Italy.


How to Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway

You can't cover a whole city in three days (but you can try). With that in mind, we dive into the anatomy of the perfect long weekend in this week's Travelogue podcast—sharing real stats (fact: more people are taking more long weekends) and lessons learned from our own trips.


Your Guide to South Korea (And the Olympics!)

Olympics or no Olympics, you should get there. Get your own winter games on in PyeongChang or explore one of the most exciting and varied cities in Asia: Seoul. Fair warning: If you're anything like us, you won't be able to get through the podcast without Googling your flight options. And we're emphatically not responsible for any impulse trips to Asia that might result.


How to Get Through Airport Security Faster

As airlines change the way they play the game—like adding basic economy seats and unbundling fares—travelers need a new set of hacks to feel a little more in control. Let's start with TSA PreCheck. Do you have it? Why not? No, seriously, tell us why: We debate its merits, along with Global Entry, Mobile Passport, and something called Clear, all of which can help you get through airport security or customs without having to wait in interminable lines. Plus, have you heard that some airlines...


Things You Should Never, Ever Do on an Airplane

Here at the Traveler office, we wholeheartedly agree on most things: that Summer Fridays should be taken full advantage of, that you shouldn't let fear get in the way of travel, and that Georgia is a country everyone should visit, like, now. But there are a few areas where the gloves come off and the disagreements fly—and admittedly, most of these are centered around air travel.


We Planned Your Next Trip to New Orleans

Grabbing a beer to-go while hopping from one venue to the next, where some of the world's best musicians are playing to intimate crowds; a sculpture garden all to yourself; a plate of jambalaya that tastes like it's been perfected over generations one day, modern Israeli fare that will make you question everything you know about hummus the next. If any of that sounds good to you, we've got you covered on this episode of Travelogue, in which we talk all things New Orleans. The Crescent City...


Why You Should Still Visit the Caribbean This Year

On this week's Travelogue podcast, we wanted to show the Caribbean—a region very close to our hearts—some much-needed love. Now that we're in the thick of winter, it's the perfect time to book tropical getaways, and we've got a guide for what's happening on each and every island. From post-hurricane updates to our favorite activities (cuddling sting rays in Cayman is a must), listen in for all the latest Caribbean intel.


This Is Where You Should Go in 2018

Looking for the next Iceland? We’ve got you covered. Because there its a new year, and there are plenty of new places to explore.


Everything You’ve Wanted to Ask About Solo Travel

This week, we're sharing the first episode of "Women Who Travel," a new podcast at Condé Nast Traveler by women, for everyone. You can listen to our other episodes and subscribe anywhere you find podcasts. Join the conversation as we dive into one of our favorite topics: solo travel.


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