26 episodes

Travel lovers and foodies listen up. Tastebud Traveller is the new podcast from Better Homes and Gardens that will take you on a tasty adventure around the world. Join your hosts, Julia Zaetta and Ben Alcock as they visit a different destination in each episode, hitting tourist hotspots and hidden gems for your holiday inspiration. Each week, they’ll chat about where to stay, what to see, you’ll get the lowdown on local food and, of course, wine to enjoy as you unwind in one amazing location after another.

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Travel lovers and foodies listen up. Tastebud Traveller is the new podcast from Better Homes and Gardens that will take you on a tasty adventure around the world. Join your hosts, Julia Zaetta and Ben Alcock as they visit a different destination in each episode, hitting tourist hotspots and hidden gems for your holiday inspiration. Each week, they’ll chat about where to stay, what to see, you’ll get the lowdown on local food and, of course, wine to enjoy as you unwind in one amazing location after another.

    A taste of Western USA

    A taste of Western USA

    In this episode we visit the western United States, home of iconic cities, canyons and cowboys. Julia and Ben both love this destination, from Nevada to New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, with its wild west past and contemporary charm. Julia can’t get enough of the Native American culture and Ben recalls an epic road trip. They’re joined by Celina Sinclair of the Utah Office of Tourism who guides us through this beautiful state, including ‘The Mighty Five’ national parks, Salt Lake City and famous film locations! Bethany Drysdale of Travel Nevada takes us out of Las Vegas and from neon to nature in The Silver State. Then KJ Howe of Vegas Valley Winery talks the history of wine in the west and what’s happening right now in the scene.


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    • 58 min
    A taste of the United Arab Emirates

    A taste of the United Arab Emirates

    In this episode we visit the United Arab Emirates, home of the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates Palace. Julia and Ben have both been to Dubai and loved it, and Ben has also visited Abu Dhabi. They wax lyrical about the desert, beaches, souks, malls and cocktails! They're joined by Suzanne Tobin of Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi to talk about all the things to do in the capital of the UAE from drinking a 24-carat gold cappuccino to seeing nesting hawksbill turtles, visiting an ancient date farm and experiencing an expat brunch bonanza. Then Farida Ahmed of Frying Pan Adventures takes you on a tour of Emirati food and all the international cuisine you can enjoy in this cosmopolitan country. To finish, it’s cocktail hour at the Gold on 27 bar at the Burj Al Arab – called the most luxurious hotel in the world – with mixologist Mohammed Jayah.


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    • 44 min
    A taste of South Africa

    A taste of South Africa

    In this episode we visit South Africa, home of the Cape Town, Table Mountain and Nelson Mandela. Julia shares her very memorable trip, including a bicycle ride through the famous township of Soweto and a wildflower safari! Ben hasn’t been but is primed to go and has lots of questions. They're joined by Mosilo Sofonia of South African Tourism to talk about travelling this amazing country from the Big 5 experience to exploring the cities. Abigail Mbalo-Mokoena foodie and founder of 4Roomed eKasi Culture talks about the cultural influences on South African cuisine and what a traveller must try when there. And after all that adventure and food, it’s time to tour the Cape winelands with Chris Zeiher from Lonely Planet who shares the varieties you can enjoy and where you can find them here.


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    • 47 min
    A taste of Christmas

    A taste of Christmas

    Merry Christmas from the Tastebud Traveller team! In this episode, Julia and Ben reminisce on their best Christmases and New Year’s at home and abroad. Maria Sykes from Visit Britain comes on to talk about how you can have a magical holiday season in the UK, from amazing bars, shopping and festive experiences. Rupert Geiger from Munich Travel comes on to talk about Julia’s favourite thing – the Christmas market! Get ready for mulled wine, lots of ornaments and memories in the making. And to round off the episode, the CEO of Collette, our wonderful sponsor, comes on to talk all things travel and Christmas.


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    A taste of Egypt

    A taste of Egypt

    In this episode we visit Egypt, home of the Sphinx, the pyramids and the Nile river! Julia and Ben haven't visited but have a bucket list of things they want to see and do. Ben is keen on Alexandria while Julia wants to sail on a felucca. They're joined by Skye Peacham of Travel Associates to talk about travelling in the land of the Pharoahs by rail, river and road and all the must-see destinations. Cookbook author and TV personality Dyna Eldaief comes on the show to showcase Egyptian food. Then intrepid world traveller Matt Wan shares his experiences in this ancient land plus goes into what you can expect to drink when you're there.


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    • 48 min
    A taste of Brazil

    A taste of Brazil

    In this episode we visit Brazil, home of Rio de Janeiro, the Iguazu Falls and Carnival! Julia hasn't visited but listens avidly to Ben’s stories of travel in this huge country! They're joined by Tig Martin of Eclipse Travel who spent years in South America. Ana and Jason of Brazilian Style Imports come into the studio to lift the lid on wines from Brazil and soft drinks, too! Then Andre Felicio from Braza talks about delicious Brazilian barbecue and all things food.


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

littlemisssusy ,

Concept

Great 👍🏽 concept for a regular podcast with interesting guest speakers at times!

Deed_11 ,

Perfectly matched hosts!

I really enjoy listening to the way these presenters gel together. They are obviously well traveled and present both the facts and useful information we need to hear mixed in between the many colourful anecdotes about the last time they visited. It’s a pleasure to listen to them. Great format. Well done all who produce these shoes.

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Favourite Podcast for Travel Addicts!

I love this podcasts. So many tips on what to see, eat and drink across many destinations. Each episode whisks you away to a new destination that really draws a vivid picture

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