Flight of Fancy
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Fun, funny and wise: Flight of Fancy with Ben Groundwater is a exploration of all things travel, for those with a thirst for seeing the world.
||ExplicitBali: Why you should go||It's a destination that divides - some vow never to go, others have been a dozen times or more. Here's what it's like to travel this Indo...||1 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to have a gap year at any age||There's a misconception when it comes to gap years, and that is that you have to be young. But here's the thing: you do not ha...||24 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Africa needs to be on every traveller's bucket list||It's one of the finest destinations on the planet, but few Australians ever go there. Ben Groundwater and guests explain why that needs t...||17 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe world's most memorable, and frightening, border crossings||On this episode of Flight of Fancy, host Ben Groundwater is joined by fellow Traveller.com.au writers Ute Junker and David McGonigal to d...||10 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan travel heal a broken heart?||It's an idea that crosses everyone's mind after a break-up - the need to escape and bury yourself in a corner of the world to find ...||3 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe best cold climate destinations||From Scandinavia to Canada and Patagonia, why it's worth ditching the swim suit for these cold climate destinations -a guide to the b...||28 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThings that will surprise you about New Zealand||Why it's worth visiting New Zealand - a travel guide on the best things to see and do, even if you're not an adrenaline junkie....||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe cliched travel experiences that are still worth doing||Bucket-list experiences, touristy attractions, call it what you may but these travel experiences, as common or as corny as they are, are ...||2 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThings you'd only know if you travelled in the '80s and '90s||There was no such thing as Google Maps, iPhones or event the Internet, but there was plenty of real adventure and unplanned fun to be...||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe perfect travel buddy - is there such a thing?||Who you choose to travel with is one of the most important decisions any traveller makes. But what makes someone a good or bad travel b...||19 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanItaly for food lovers: Everything you need to know about food in Italy||The best dishes to eat in Italy and where to eat them....||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCountries with bad reputations that are still worth visiting||Not every city lives up to its bad reputation. These are the places most people won't visit, but here, you can have an experience that y...||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to travel cheap - tips on how to travel the world on a budget||The tricks to travelling on the cheap: how to afford to do the things you love while also spending the bare minimum....||17 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting outside your comfort zone - travel experiences you have to try once||Fear of heights? Fear of Bollywood dancing? There are some things that are worth trying - even just once....||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorld's best beer culture||For travellers, beer is not just a drink. It's a culture. From Belgium to Japan, from Germany to the US, these are the countries that k...||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCountries that love getting naked||From the Germans to the Japanese, these are the cultures that love taking their clothes off. Ben Groundwater and guests talk why, and sha...||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThings that are ruining travel||Stop crowding around the baggage carousel, put down that selfie stick - here are the travel experiences worth whinging about....||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest destinations to visit in 2018||Where to go next? These are the destinations you should be travelling to in 2018....||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe crazy, weird jobs we do to keep our travel dreams alive||Travellers will do pretty much anything to continue living the dream overseas, any job no matter how menial, or boring, or occasionally b...||13 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe art of haggling: Top tips for shopping when you travel||On this episode of Flight of Fancy, host Ben Groundwater is joined by fellow writers Ute Junker and Michael Gebicki to talk about hagglin...||6 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs travel the dream job? Tips on how to make travel your job||Getting paid to travel to the most exciting and fascinating destinations is a pretty cool gig. Ben Groundwater and guests talk about how ...||30 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to survive overcrowded tourist cities - and where to go to avoid them||Barcelona, Rome and Dubrovnik have always been a draw card for visitors, but lately it seems like it's getting out of hand. What mak...||23 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe destination everyone should visit now - South America, things that will surprise travellers||It's Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and more. There's so much to love and so much to discover about this continent. Ben Groundwater chats...||16 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorld's best stopover destinations: Can you do it on the cheap?||From Singapore to Hong Kong, and Dubai; from airports to must-do activities, and top tips to a cheap stopovers; these are the best st...||9 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode - Dan Hong answers your street food questions||Guest Dan Hong answers your questions about street food around the world on this special bonus episode of Flight of Fancy....||2 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere to go for the world's best street food experiences||Which destination are the best for street foods? Dan Hong join the podcast to talk about the best street foods in the world, where...||25 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravelling in Trump's America: Why it's still worth visiting the US||Has President Trump put you off going to America? We chat about why the US is still worth visiting and the best attractions, cities and...||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreatest travel moments: Insane and spectacular travel decisions we make||Sometimes when you travel, the entire success or failure of your journey can hang on one simple decision. It can be your greatest trave...||11 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's hot, what's not - how travel has changed in the last decade||Australians love to travel, however our tastes have changed over the past 10 years. Destinations like Bali and Thailand once 'hot' h...||5 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Australia the perfect travel destination? Why it's worth travelling downunder||Australians are spoiled; they've got stunning beaches, cosmopolitan cities, vast deserts and rainforests that stretches for miles ...||29 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel sickness: What happens if you get sick or injured while travelling - tips and advice||Getting sick when you travel can ruin your entire overseas experience. So what should you do if you get sick? Ben Groundwater is joined b...||21 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUndiscovered Asia - amazing travel destinations you've never thought about||Been to Bali, Thailand and Japan and think you've "done" Asia? Think again. This week host Ben Groundwater and guests Ute Junker and Tar...||10 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolo travel - the best and worst things about travelling on your own||There's something liberating - and daunting - about travelling on your own. Ben Groundwater and guests Nina Karnikowski and Tim Charody t...||3 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen are you too old to travel as a backpacker?||Can you keep being a backpacker into your 30s and beyond? Staying in hostels, going out partying, travelling on the cheap. At what point ...||26 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAir rage - why are we getting so angry on planes?||Cramped seats, bad food, delays and cancellations. Do we have a right to be angry when it comes to flying? Ben Groundwater asks the quest...||19 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode - Adam Liaw answers your Japan questions||Guests Adam Liaw and Nina Karnikowski answer your questions about travel in Japan in this special bonus episode of Flight of Fancy....||15 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeird and wonderful Japan - with special guest Adam Liaw||Japan is one of the most amazing and confounding destinations in the world. This episode we take a look at the joys of visiting the Land ...||12 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel romances and dating - the good, the bad and the ugly||Is it possible to fall in love while you're on holiday? Do travel romances ever work out in the long run? Ben Groundwater and guests dis...||4 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs being an expat the ultimate travel experience?||It might just be the ultimate travel experience: being an expat. But is living in a foreign country all that we imagine?...||7 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe best country in the world for food||For some, food is the most important part of the travel experience. So which country offers the best food experiences?...||28 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRules and cultural misunderstandings: Australia vs the world||Travel is fun and it's exciting. You get to learn things about the world you never knew. But travel also comes with some peculiar rules...||20 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThings that will surprise you about Europe||It's one of the world's greatest tourist destinations - but be prepared for some surprises. Ben Groundwater chats to Ute Junker and Tim ...||7 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest destinations to visit in 2017||Looking to travel this year but not sure where to go? Ben Groundwater and guests reveal the destinations you should visit in 2017....||2 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel scams: Have you ever been scammed?||Every traveller has story about being scammed. Whether it's a dodgy cab driver or something more elaborate like a jewellery smuggling ...||30 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast!
I am loving this podcast so far - Ben Groundwater is obviously really knowledgeable and well-travelled but he is also funny and has great rapport with his guests. Can’t wait for more episodes!
Must listen for travellers!
Funny and enlightening, Ben leads this fantastic podcast that is a must listen for adventurers and would-be travellers. Ben strikes the perfect balance with his guests, making for entertaining and insightful listening.
Great travel podcast!
I laughed out loud (lol) so many times. The stories are hilarious and so true. Thanks for all the great travel tips. Ben, I'd love to travel with you!