When you can’t leave your home, plug in your earphones, paint a picture of a magical adventure of your own, and dream escape to lands near and far with #TnlAudioStories, our very own travel podcast series available on eight platforms now. By Bayar Jain
Armchair escapism and dreams of rebound travels have justifiably become the talk of the town in today’s world. Whether it’s wanting to venture out to explore lands, both near and far, or getting tips from eco-warriors themselves on how to be a bit more responsible for your rebound travels, our podcast series #TnlAudioStories dabbles into it all. Available across eight platforms, namely Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts and Radio Public, these podcasts are just the travel ticket you need to fulfil your wanderlust dreams.
Don’t know where to start? Allow us to help you.
1. #TnlAudioStories: Travel for Tomorrow—Yakuza Solo
‘Travel for Tomorrow’ is a special season of #TnlAudioStories where we unearth secrets of sustainable travelling by talking to conscious travellers. For this episode, we get to meet Sievituo Solo, fondly known as Yakuza Solo who explores the world in his cycle; a cycle that he made for himself using bamboo! Redefining the very meaning of slow travel, this inspirational human takes us through his green trips in Europe, stopping along the way to inspire and educate people about exploring consciously, combatting plastic wastes, and battling with one major hurdle of solo travelling: loneliness.
2. Goa Is Always A Good Idea
All of us have a Goa tale to share. Whether it’s that of a crazy, adventurous vacation on the sandy beaches of the state, or one where we meticulously planned every detail of the possible getaway with our friends. This is our tale, where we bring the sounds of the ocean indoors, virtually trod along its coasts, and get lost in the vibes of Goa.
3. Tale Of A Foster Puppy In The Hills
Ever wondered what the life of a mountain pup is like? Meet Stormy, a foster dog from Bir who takes you through a day in his life. Full of human friends pampering him all day long, a busy day of bug-chasing, and more…this goodest boys of the hills has many tales to tell!
4. Across India Through Your Words
Entirely crowdsourced by listeners and readers, this special audio story doubles as the glimmer of positivity in these uncertain times. We went on a mission to ask a question: what do you see outside your windows? Simple as it may seem, it’s these views that help many Indians homebound right now stay tied together in a rosy-hued thread, without letting the wandering spirit diminish.
5. Chasing A Rainbow In The Hills
Sitting in a cafe, sipping on coffee, and watching the world slowly whizz by is an underrated bliss for many, and this episode of #TnlAudioStories delves into that forgotten charm. June 16, a cafe in Bir, has long been left deserted, owing to the months-long lockdown. As relaxations start to ease in the mountain, this cafe breathes a new life as some of its favourite customers return to order their usual cuppas.
6. Falling In Love With Hội An
With time in your hands, journaling could be a productive vent for your thoughts and memories. This episode of #TnlAudioStories opens up to one such page from our travel journals and takes you straight to the streets and cafes of Hội An in Vietnam. As night befalls in the streets of the city, a serene calm permeates against the pitter-patter of the rains. Whether you’ve visited the ancient town yourself or have dreamt about it for years, consider this audio journal as your ticket to its many wonders.
7. The Journey Of A Lifetime
It’s often said that the journey is more important than the destination, and for this episode of #TnlAudioStories, we recount one such enriching adventure from the outskirts of Shimla to Jibhi. Being stranded alone in the mountains – that too when it’s your first time there – is not a rosy situation. The fear of an impending snowstorm only makes it worse. But, as we wait to hit the road again, isn’t it such adrenaline-pumping adventures that make for great travel tales?
8. New Year’s Eve On A Mysterious Island
As you stay indoors, rummaging through old trinkets from travel diaries is a fun way to keep your inner wanderbug satiated while also helping you reminisce past vacations. This episode of #TnlAudioStories dives straight into this treasure trove of memories and relives a New Year’s Eve celebration on the remote islands of Maharashtra. An adventure replete with hiking trails, boating escapades, private islands, and the company of loved ones, this story is the quick pill you need to pick up your phones and plan your next outing.