Welcome to the Twenty-Something Traveler – the new travel podcast only on BTR! Hosted by DJ Jess, this podcast is entirely dedicated to helping twenty-somethings get out and travel. An array of guests from around the globe will teach you how to do it for cheap — including info on couchsurfing, work study, AirBnB, hitchhiking, walking, road trips, and all manner of ways to see the world you haven’t considered. Plus each week we’ll ask a local living in a popular destination to curate their best 24-hours there so you’ll get the most authentic experience possible from the minute you arrive! I’m your host, DJ Jess, and you can find me at —
This week we’re exploring how guidebooks are changing and the value of being unprepared or spontaneous on your travels. We’re catching up with Emily Flynn, author of This Is Not A Guidebook, for her thoughts.
(Emily at Blanca Peak)
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After that we’re getting some local eyes on the scene in Chicago with Christina Solomon, author of the fabulous food-centric Chicago blog Chritiques.
(Christina Solomon – Photo by Heather Parker Photography)
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(Millenium Park, Chicago – From Chritiques)
(Photo by Bert Kaufmann)
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
#StopAsianHate! Do we need to say more? Yes, we do—with music & resources. | read