Forget review sites and apps, local tips and even (whisper it) guidebooks – maybe the best way to find your perfect destination is to spit in a tube. Not just any tube, of course, but one you send to a genetic testing company, who will then analyse your DNA and tell you where in the world your genes come from. And what more rewarding way to travel than to connect with your roots?

In this week’s episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere, host Rebecca Hallett asks whether DNA travel is the next big thing, or whether your genetic journey might be a bit underwhelming. To find out, she speaks to someone who’s travelling the world based on his DNA, an expert from a genetic testing company, and her own family.

Would you travel based on your DNA results? Let us know what you think on Twitter, using the hashtag #roughguidespod.

Subscribe to The Rough Guide to Everywhere now (iTunesSoundcloud) to catch up on the rest of the series. The last episode of Season Three sees us encounter an incredible coming-together of African and Native American cultures at New Orleans Mardi Gras. It will be out September 10. Get in touch with us on social media, and please do rate us on Apple Podcasts.

Thanks to 23andme for providing Becca’s DNA test, producer Alannah Chance of Reduced Listening, and assistant producer Femi Oriogun-Williams.

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