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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.

    The most inspiring trip of my life

    The most inspiring trip of my life

    Sadly, this will be the final episode of Flight of Fancy. However, we're going out with a bang, bringing back some of your favourite guests - including Rob McFarland, Ute Junker and Flip Byrnes, along with host Ben Groundwater - to reveal the journey, destination or experience that has changed their lives in the most significant way. You won't believe some of their stories.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    What's so special about the Basque Country?

    What's so special about the Basque Country?

    This area of northern Spain might just be the greatest food destination on the planet, with its mix of pintxos culture and Michelin-starred brilliance. However, there's a lot more to the Basque Country than meets the eye, and on this episode we're taking a deep-dive into the region with two absolute experts.
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    • 49 min
    How to travel with your partner (and survive)

    How to travel with your partner (and survive)

    Planning to travel with a partner or significant other? Hoping to survive the experience not just with your relationship intact, but also your sanity? Then you need to listen to this episode. Today, we're discussing the highs and lows, the good, the bad and the ugly of sharing the travel experience with a partner. What to do. What to avoid. And why camping might just be the least sexy travel experience around.
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    • 40 min
    How to manage your money overseas

    How to manage your money overseas

    Is cash king when you're travelling? Or should you always use cards? And if so, debit cards, or credit? And how do you avoid all those overseas transaction fees? What's a dynamic conversion? And what about travel money cards? If you're confused about how best to manage and access your money while overseas, this episode is for you.
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    • 39 min
    How to have the best craic in Ireland

    How to have the best craic in Ireland

    It's one of our favourite destinations on the planet, Ireland, and yet for so long we haven't been able to visit. On this episode we're taking a deep dive into the Emerald Isle, looking at all of the latest developments since the pandemic, the newest attractions, as well as rediscovering the timeless appeal of this land of music, literature, green hills and good times - and so much Guinness.
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    • 37 min
    Slow travel: why this is the future

    Slow travel: why this is the future

    You've heard of the Slow Food movement, but how about Slow Travel? This is the ultimate way to see the world, allowing full cultural immersion and eliminating many of travel's stresses. Today, our expert panel talks you through how to make your next journey a slow one - and why you will love it.  
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    • 36 min

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