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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.

    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
    After coronavirus: The places we can't wait to get back to

    After coronavirus: The places we can't wait to get back to

    The question all travellers around the world must surely be considering right now is: where to next? Where are you going to go as soon as this global lockdown is over? Ben Groundwater talks to Rob McFarland and Sarah Clark on where they want to go first when the world reopens.

    • 34 min
    What lockdown has taught us about travel

    What lockdown has taught us about travel

    There’s nothing like a little isolation to give you time to think: about your life; your career; your relationships; and for those of us who love to travel, it has given us time to consider the pursuit we love best. So, what does travel mean to us in this crazy new world?

    • 31 min
    The weird and wonderful things that inspire us to explore the world

    The weird and wonderful things that inspire us to explore the world

    Travel doesn’t happen by chance. The best experiences, the most memorable experiences, take place because we’ve been inspired to do them. Ben Groundwater, Ute Junker and Sue Williams talk about the amazing and sometimes quirky things that have influenced their favourite travel experiences.

    • 35 min

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