Episode 8 of Phoebe’s Wander Woman Podcast, called “Quirk and Circumstance”, is now available to listen to online or download for free. In her monthly, audio travel magazine she takes you to off-the-beaten track places, reveals wild spaces in unlikely destinations, discovers the world’s best wildlife encounters and meets the unsung heroes behind conservation efforts and grills a travel celebrity. Come wander with her…

Chapter 1 – Mexico and the ‘other’ Route 1
Stretching south from the USA border, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, is the Baja Peninsula. Most people who visit go via an expensive boat trip or opt to stay in the perceived safety of an all-inclusive resort or tour with a group. Wanting to experience the place on her own terms Phoebe decided – against the judgement of her friends, family and online travel forums – that she would head there alone and explore it using a car, tracing the Route 1 you won’t have heard of. Along the way she uncovers treasures both on land and at sea and proves once and for all that solo travel by car offers the flexibility and confidence to go wherever the road takes you…

This episode Phoebe goes Road tripping… Mexico style © Phoebe Smith

Chapter 2 – Travel Hack: Avoid being stung by car hire ‘hidden extras’

Phoebe shares her hard won tips to avoid being hit with additional charges by car hire companies on your next trip so that the price you see really is the price you pay.

Hiring a car can mean freedom – use our travel hack to ensure it doesn’t also mean headache © Anja / Unsplash

Chapter 3 – Hidden Hero: Carl Carter, South Australia

This month Phoebe meets diver and marine archaeologist Carl Carter to learn all about the mass aggregation of cuttlefish that occurs every year during a 2-week period off the coast of Wyhalla, Down Under.  She also find out why taking part in the wildlife watching can help protect this facsitingating and colourful marine species.

A colourful cuttlefish displays its colours hoping to attract a mate © Phoebe Smith

Chapter 4 – Top 10: Quirky Canada Trips (in association with Destination Canada)

From swimming with narwhal in the Arctic waters of Baffin Island, to watching whales and icebergs drift by on the island of Newfoundland, Phoebe’s Wander Woman correspondent Daniel Neilson delves deep into Canada’s most unique and inspiring trips to take in 2021 and beyond.

Be inspired by our pick of the Top 10 quirkest trips in Canada to take after lockdown © Phoebe Smith

Chapter 5 – Wander Woman’s Guide to… Transit Trousers (in association with Rohan)

In her monthly dose of Gear-reat kit talk, Phoebe ends her search for the ultimate pair of Transit Trousers – the pants you can wear in comfort on long-haul flights, multi-hour bus and train rides and still avoid looking like you’re wearing your PJs. PLUS you can get a 10% discount off all your Rohan gear with an exclusive code for Wander Woman listeners revealed in the podcast.

Want a pair of trousers to wear from plane to meeting? Check out the Wander Woman Gear Slot © Mantas Hesthaven

Chapter 6 – Ed Byrne

Known for his appearances on TV shows Mock the Weekand Have I Got News for You, comedian Ed Byrne is also a keen traveller having fronted the travel shows Dara and Ed’s Great Big Adventure, and Pilgrimagewhere he and several other celebs walked sections of Spain’s Camino de Santiago. He meets with Phoebe on his ‘To Be Honest’ Tour to talk his favourite places to walk in the UK and overseas and reveals the one thing he never leaves home without.

Wander Woman Meets Ed Byrne © Phoebe Smith

Chapter 7 – Wander Woman of the Month – Ann Sayer

Hear the story of the traveller who should be a household name but isn’t, simply because of her gender. This month we give the Wander Woman treatment to Long Distance Walker’s Association former vice-president Ann Sayer who still to this day holds the title for fastest female to walk between Land’s End and John O’Groats – completing the classic 840miles route in just 13 days, 17 hours and 42 minutes.

Ann Sayer is a walking legend and this episode’s Wander Woman of the Month © Strider / LDWA

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