133 episodes

Simon Calder, travel correspondent of The Independent and former BBC producer, Mick Webb, discuss the world of travel and delight in travellers' tales.

You should have been there Mick Webb and Simon Calder

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Simon Calder, travel correspondent of The Independent and former BBC producer, Mick Webb, discuss the world of travel and delight in travellers' tales.

    PODCAST 133 A TOUCH OF CLASS

    PODCAST 133 A TOUCH OF CLASS

    We take a peek behind the curtain that hides business class from economy to discover what life is like for that controversial traveller-the frequent flyer. Providing the low-down and behind-the-scenes gossip is Rob Burgess, founder and director of the website, headforpoints.com

       

    • 29 min
    PODCAST 132 HOW GREEN ARE YOUR TRAVELS?

    PODCAST 132 HOW GREEN ARE YOUR TRAVELS?

    We are joined, from her narrowboat home, by Anna Hughes, the director of Flight Free UK.  On the agenda are ways of travelling more responsibly and sustainably and how to at least mitigate the effects on the planet of our constant need to move around it.  The websites mentioned by Anna are flightfree.co.uk; byway.travel; raileurope.co.uk

    • 29 min
    PODCAST 131 TRAVEL MYSTERIES, GREAT AND SMALL

    PODCAST 131 TRAVEL MYSTERIES, GREAT AND SMALL

    We discuss our favourite travel conundrums and their enduring fascination.  Whatever happened to.......?   How did they get here... ? Why on earth......  ?  Flight MH 370, Easter Island statues and the bewildering seat numbers in Portuguese trains all make it onto the agenda

     

    • 28 min
    PODCAST 130 FREE TRAVEL

    PODCAST 130 FREE TRAVEL

    Our audio guide includes where to go to find free transport and and when you can visit the world's great museums without  putting your hand in your pocket. Plus, we evaluate listener's miracles-do they stand up to our rigorous testing?  

    • 27 min
    PODCAST 129 MODERN TRAVEL MIRACLES

    PODCAST 129 MODERN TRAVEL MIRACLES

    Taking our cue from the miracles sought by pilgrims to the French city of Lourdes, we try to track down some secular miracles for the modern traveller. 

    • 24 min
    PODCAST 128 TRAVEL'S SCREECHING U TURNS

    PODCAST 128 TRAVEL'S SCREECHING U TURNS

    We delight in a key feature of travel-the u turn.  Whether performed by hapless politicians,  lost walkers or confused pilots, they are generally screeching and usually embarrassing.  

    • 28 min

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