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Fun, funny and wise: Flight of Fancy with Ben Groundwater is an exploration of all things travel, for those with a thirst for seeing the world.

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    • 4.6, 224 Ratings

Fun, funny and wise: Flight of Fancy with Ben Groundwater is an exploration of all things travel, for those with a thirst for seeing the world.

    Want a better travel world? Here's how to create it

    Want a better travel world? Here's how to create it

    Now is the time. If you want to make travel better; if you want to make the world better – now is the time. Host Ben Groundwater and travel writers Ute Junker and Louise Southerden take a hard look at the travel world and figure out what we’re doing wrong. We’re taking stock in this time of crisis and deciding how we can reboot this thing, how we can bounce back in a way that’s responsible, sustainable, and ultimately good.

    • 33 min
    The classic Australian road trip - what makes it so great?

    The classic Australian road trip - what makes it so great?

    A great road trip is about adventure and the excitement of not knowing what's beyond the next bend. Ben Groundwater with guests Sue Williams and Craig Tansley talk about their favourite and most memorable drives, and share their tips for planning a successful road trip. 

    • 32 min
    The countries likely to open up first

    The countries likely to open up first

    Just as the world closed to Australian travellers so too is it likely to open again over the next 12 or so months. So we’re taking out the crystal ball, waving our hands over it and peering inside to ask: Which countries are likely to open to Australian travellers first? Hosted by Ben Groundwater with guests Ute Junker and Sue Williams.

    • 38 min
    How to live your international travel dreams in the bubble

    How to live your international travel dreams in the bubble

    We may have had to ditch our overseas travel plans this year but that doesn’t mean those those fun and amazing experiences are completely lost. Here's how you can recreate your dream travel without having to take a medium or long haul flight.

    • 42 min
    Bonus episode: Where to go to support bushfire affected areas

    Bonus episode: Where to go to support bushfire affected areas

    Join Ben Groundwater, Jane Reddy and Sue Williams on this bonus episode where they discuss how we, as travellers, can help the regions that have been badly affected by the 2019 bushfires.

    • 10 min
    Regional travel in Australia: The best places to visit

    Regional travel in Australia: The best places to visit

    Travel, right now, means staying home. And that’s an exciting prospect because it gives us the chance to check out our own backyard, to appreciate our own culture and history, to support regional businesses and communities hit hard by virus and bushfires. Host Ben Groundwater talks to Traveller deputy editor Jane Reddy and  writer Sue Williams about the regional communities and isolated attractions are worth visiting.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

Taniajw ,

Loved the Italy episode

Great conversations. Will be listening to more episodes 😀

etandmelvy ,

Great podcast. Great hosts and informative guests

Wish these podcasts were more frequent. Look forward to every episode. Fuels my travel bug!

Tog girl ,

Great Podcast

Love listening to this podcast! Keep the episodes coming please.

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