Travelogue Podcast: How Far We've Traveled for Music, Marathons,
A conversation with obsessives who travel the world in search of racecars, music, and the
Some of the best vacations are the aimless ones: when you go to a place with nothing but a hotel booked and a love of spontaneity. But there's a type of traveler who hits the road with purpose. We're not talking about business travel—it's more a passion pursuit, and this week on the Travelogue podcast we talk to four people who criss-cross the world for their obsessions.
There's a touring musician who's city-hopped across America in a cramped van and through Europe in a sleeper tour bus; a runner chasing the Big Six of international marathons; a music lover who will book a flight and a hotel just on the rumor that one of her favorite bands is playing there; and a car nut who's been from Montreal to Morocco to see engines pushed to the limit. Along the way, we find that though the motivations may differ, there are some shared reasons for hitting the road: namely, the tight-knit communities that form around racetracks, music venues, and marathon routes, and the fact that traveling with a specific purpose in mind can change the way we travel generally. How, you ask? Well, you'll have to listen to find out.
Thanks as always to our host Brad Rickman, whose own obsession (if you haven't been paying attention to past episodes) is traveling for food; to editors Sebastian Modak, Mara Balagtas, and Meg Reinhardtfor talking about what they do when they're not, well, editing; and to Francisco Balagtas—brother to Mara, avid runner, and dollar-pizza-slice enthusiast—for joining this week's conversation.
(If you find yourself at the New York Marathon this weekend, keep an eye out for bib number 635). As always, extra-special props to Brett Fuchs for engineering and mixing. Check back every Friday for the latest installment of Travelogue. To keep up with our podcast each week, subscribe to Travelogue on the iTunes store and if you have a minute to spare, leave a review—we love to hear from you.
This article was originally published on cntraveler.com.