For many of us, it feels simultaneously like a lifetime ago and just yesterday that we were giddily planning our next vacation. Those were, of course, the Before Times. The world of travel, and the world at large, has since changed drastically—it’s hard to know what shape the After Times will take and how they’ll change the way we travel.
It’s all top of mind for Olivia Lopez, whose podcast, “The Art of Travel,” is aptly titled. In each episode, the Manila-born, L.A.-bred Lopez ventures deep into travel themes we don’t always think about: the ways in which traveling changes us, the underheard voices from the hospitality industry, and where we’re going—not just literally. The latter is something Lopez thinks about a lot, especially as it relates to those aforementioned After Times.
We talked with Lopez about starting her podcast mid-pandemic, her ever-changing recording setup, and much more!