The Carry On

Jun 09 2020 27 mins 7

The award-wanting travel podcast where we unpack our battered suitcases to bring you travel essentials and inside tips on the hottest destinations. Don't leave this gold in the hold!





Spa special – comparing notes on our fave retreats & most awkward massages
Jun 09 2020 39 mins  
The crew pamper themselves from home as they discuss their best and worst spa experiences – including the time Michelle got wet with Chaka Khan


Lifting the lid on press trips, travel nappies and post-lockdown fun
May 15 2020 33 mins  
The crew discuss travel nappies, their best and worst press trips, and a post-lockdown trip to Tina Turner's head...


Our dream post-lockdown trips & movies that (almost) feel like travelling
Apr 19 2020 32 mins  
The crew reunite virtually to share where we want to travel to as soon as it's possible, and we chat about films that make us want to hit the road.



St Patrick's Day special – raising a glass to Dublin and Galway
Mar 17 2020 25 mins  
Tracey awards gorgeous Galway a 12 out of 10, and the crew rediscover the delights of Dublin over a Guinness or two.


Train special – our take on interrailing round Europe for a grown-up Gap Week
Mar 11 2020 30 mins  
Tracey goes off the rails on an interrailing trip around Europe, Rose reminisces about remote Polish stations, and Michelle wows the crew with her new invention...


Snow Special – fondue, faking it, and the fabulous South Tyrol
Feb 13 2020 22 mins  
Rose takes us to the slopes of South Tyrol, Tracey makes ski-related confession, and we discuss our favourite Après ski tipples


The Land Down Under: Tips for Western Australia, from quokkas to "big things"
Jan 28 2020 26 mins  
Michelle is full of tales of Western Australia, where she's been quokka bothering on Rottnest Island and enjoying a tipple in the state's famous Margaret River wine region.


Winter UK travel inspiration: the Lake District, escape rooms & wizard school
Jan 08 2020 29 mins  
Michelle takes a bite out of Cumbria's UNESCO-protected sausage, Rose tackles Brighton's best escape room, and Tracey graduates from a Harry Potter-inspired wizard school in Sussex


The Carry-On Christmas special - on the trail of Gavin and Stacey in Barry, Wales
Dec 17 2019 11 mins  
In our special festive episode, Tracey visits Barry Island, and revisits her love for Dave Coaches. Escorted by Shan's Wales Tours, our co-host takes in the Welsh locations made famous by the hit TV show Gavin and Stacey


Bison-spotting in the "Eden of Europe", plus the highs and lows of camping
Dec 05 2019 21 mins  
We discuss the dizzy highs and down and dirty lows of communal camping, while Rose tells us all about her trip to primeval forest in Poland to spot the somewhat elusive native bison


Warsaw tips, retired travel items, and exploring faraway lands with Xbox
Dec 05 2019 22 mins  
We reminisce about travel items from days of yore, Rose sips fine vodka in Warsaw, and we explore the unchartered territories of Xbox landscapes.


Macau tips, surprise travel, and "perilous" travel experiences
Dec 05 2019 39 mins  
We take a look at the growing trend of surprise travel, Tracey dry-heaves on some bamboo fungus in the Vegas of Asia, and we talk about pushing through the peril – from alligators to ayahuasca.


Istanbul tips, travel's sexist past, and a new take on Tripadvisor
Nov 12 2019 27 mins  
We take off with a blast of old school sexism from the days of travel past, one of us gets naked in Istanbul, we highlight how Japan is using its love of felines to make some serious bank, and we find out what one unlucky Tripadvisor user found in their kettle...


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