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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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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.

    Winter is coming: All the best cold-weather experiences

    Winter is coming: All the best cold-weather experiences

    Whether you want to hit the snow for some ski action, curl up by a fire with a glass of red, or head north for some sunshine, winter is almost upon us in Australia, and now is the time to book that getaway. On this episode we cover all of the best winter experiences, and reveal how to get the most out of them.

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    • 33 min
    Why the A380 superjumbo is the world's greatest plane

    Why the A380 superjumbo is the world's greatest plane

    As the last-ever A380 takes off from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, we're taking a special deep-dive into every traveller's favourite aircraft: what's it like to pilot an A380, what's it like to work on one, and why has this amazing plane already reached the end of its shelf-life?

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    • 33 min
    Bonus episode: Special guest Jacinda Ardern talks travel in NZ

    Bonus episode: Special guest Jacinda Ardern talks travel in NZ

    As the trans-Tasman bubble opens and overseas travel resumes, we welcome a very special guest - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - to hear about her favourite destinations in her homeland, as well as her take on how the bubble will work, and what to expect if things go wrong.

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    • 16 min
    Living overseas: The greatest adventure in travel

    Living overseas: The greatest adventure in travel

    Have you ever dreamed of moving overseas? Have you fantasised about picking up your life and shifting it to a foreign country, immersing yourself long-term in a completely different world? These two travellers have done it - albeit in vastly different ways - and they're here to share their stories.

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    • 40 min
    Bonus episode: the NZ travel bubble

    Bonus episode: the NZ travel bubble

    International travel is back! Following the announcement of the New Zealand travel bubble with Australia, this bonus episode examines what the bubble is, what it means, how it will work, and which countries could be opening up next. 

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    • 18 min
    Overseas experiences you can have in Australia

    Overseas experiences you can have in Australia

    How do you capture the overseas travel experience right here in Australia? How do you have the same excitement, the same bewilderment, the same cultural clashes and wild experiences? Host Ben Groundwater is joined by Rob McFarland and Sue Williams to find out. 

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    • 32 min

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