Curious Tourism is the Canadian podcast that explores how to travel in a way that is better for people, and for the planet.


Do you want to be a responsible tourist? Join Erin Hynes and her guests as they take a careful look at what truly makes travel and tourism responsible.

Topics covered include dark tourism, sustainable travel, voluntourism, travel privilege, what it means to travel authentically, and so much more. Curious Tourism introduces you to unique and underrepresented perspectives, and provides you with the tools and information you need to travel the world in a mindful way.

Curious Tourism (formerly known as Alpaca My Bags Podcast) was featured on Apple’s New & Noteworthy list, 2019, and was a finalist in the 2020 People’s Choice Podcast Awards. In 2022, we were featured in the Toronto Star and CBC’s Podcast Playlist.

In October 2022, the show was shortlisted for two Traverse Creator Awards. And, we’ve hit the podcast charts in Canada, USA, Ireland, UK and more in the category Places & Travel.

The podcast is written, recorded, and produced in Toronto, Canada, and episodes are released every other Wednesday. Transcriptions of the podcast are available on request. You can listen to the podcast, here.

To chat more about responsible travel follow us on Instagram. If you’d like to support the podcast, subscribe on Patreon!

Responsible Travel Pod is available to discuss partnerships, sponsorships, and speaking engagements. You can contact Erin and Kattie, here.


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Curious Tourism is written and hosted by Erin Hynes, and it’s produced by Kattie Laur, in Toronto, CA.