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Unpacked by AFAR
Unpacked by AFAR
AFAR Media

Unpacked by AFAR unpacks one tricky topic in travel each week. We're here to help you navigate the travel world, whether you... more

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From Bomba to Bad Bunny: Searching for the Sounds of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has had a huge impact on the world's music scene, in comparison to its size. And on this... more

30 May 2024 · 50 minutes
Live Snakes, Birkin Bags, Hoverboards, and More: Life Inside the Store That Sells Lost Luggage

What happens to suitcases that can’t be reunited with their owners? It’s not something we think about that often, but... more

23 May 2024 · 37 minutes
A Way (Way, Way) Better Way to Book Travel Using Points and Miles

It’s easier than ever to earn travel points and (sometimes) miles through credit cards and loyalty programs. But when it... more

16 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Replay: Everything You Need to Know About Travel Insurance (Before Booking Your Summer Trips)

With summer travel on the horizon, it's an excellent time to talk about everyone's favorite subject: Travel insurance. It's not... more

09 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Visiting Native Communities Is More Important Than Ever—Here’s How to Do It Right

Last November, while reporting our “Unpacking Albuquerque” episode, I spent a day at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. It’s this... more

25 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
The True Story of One of the World's Most Diverse Cities

This week on Unpacked, we travel north to Toronto, Ontario, one of the world’s most diverse cities to explore what’s made... more

18 Apr 2024 · 48 minutes
Taylor Swift, New Flights, and Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know About Summer Travel This Year

Summer is coming. And while it's not looking like this season will be as insane as summer 2023, it's still... more

11 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
Behind the Scenes: How We Create Our Best New Hotels List

The best hotels are a destination unto themselves. On this week’s episode of Unpacked, AFAR senior deputy editor Jennifer Flowers... more

04 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
This Midwestern City Is One of the Country’s Best-Kept Food Secrets

Hot tip: Don’t listen to this week’s episode of Unpacked hungry. Because we’re traveling to a surprising Midwestern city to... more

28 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
At This Remote Island Resort, Staff Housing Is (Almost) as Luxurious as the Guest Quarters

If you travel to a remote island resort, where do the people who work there live? Because of course, if... more

21 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
Unpacked by AFAR
From Bomba to Bad Bunny: Searching for the Sounds of Puerto Rico
Unpacked by AFAR