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Flight of Fancy

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

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Flight of Fancy

Flight of Fancy

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

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232
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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.

Latest Episodes

Bonus episode: New Zealand cuisine

EWhat is New Zealand food all about? Join Ben Groundwater and Angela Clifford, chef executive of Eat New Zealand, as they navigate the big questions - who invented the flat white and pavlova, and the influence of Maori cuisine on modern New Zealand dishes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13 min6 h ago
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Bonus episode: New Zealand cuisine

What is 'Australian food' and the best places to try our local cuisine

EBen Groundwater talks to food writer Sofia Levin and tour guide Juan Walker about all things "Australian food" - what our cuisine really is, where it came from, what it stands for, and how you can best enjoy it. This episode was recorded in October while Victoria was still in lockdown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32 min1 w ago
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What is 'Australian food' and the best places to try our local cuisine

The greatest travel adventures you should try - at least once

EAre you dreaming of your next great travel adventure, somewhere a big, ambitious, and completely different? The Camino de Santiago, the Trans-Mongolian, hiking the Himalayas, road-tripping through Iceland and sailing the Pacific Islands; these are the best adventures for any time, especially in post-COVID times. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44 min3 w ago
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The greatest travel adventures you should try - at least once

Summer holidays - where to go and what to expect this year

ESummer is coming, and with reduced capacity in Australia and more people than ever looking to holiday at home, we ask: what do you need to know to start planning that ultimate summer getaway. Join host Ben Groundwater and travel writers Michael Gebicki and Sheriden Rhodes as they talk about the destination they think you’ll love and what you should do when you're there. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37 minOCT 20
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Summer holidays - where to go and what to expect this year

Australia's great outdoors - the best places to go

EIf you're yearning to say goodbye to the bright lights of the big city and get back to nature, here are Australia’s best spots for fresh air and open spaces as well as some of the best of the world has to offer once it’s available. Join host Ben Groundwater and travel writers and outdoor enthusiasts, Andrew Bain and Nina Karnikowski. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38 minOCT 5
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Australia's great outdoors - the best places to go

Australia's best wine regions - where to have best winery experience

EIs there a better combination in the world than travel and wine, especially when it comes with great food and beautiful scenery? That's what you get when you visit Australia's wine country - that and a whole range of other activities which fits perfectly with the relaxed and yet sophisticated vibe of our local wine culture. Host Ben Groundwater talks to travel writer and food and wine expert, Ute Junker, and Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia executive officer, Kate Shilling See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42 minSEP 21
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Australia's best wine regions - where to have best winery experience

Bonus episode: Indigenous guide Juan Walker, Walkabout Cultural Adventures

EJuan, a Kuku Yalanji man from the Mossman-Daintree area, has been working as a guide in this region of Australia for more than fifteen years. He talks to host Ben Groundwater about his country, his culture and his ambition to continue to learn and maintain the traditions of his people. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11 minSEP 14
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Bonus episode: Indigenous guide Juan Walker, Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Best things to see and do in Queensland (once the borders open)

ELooking to explore Australia's Sunshine State - what to see, what to do and where to go? Ben Groundwater talks to travel writer Sheriden Rhodes and Queensland-based tour guide Juan Walker about the best experiences you can have in the state and why is it completely normal to go to a pub and order a pot of gold. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41 minSEP 7
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Best things to see and do in Queensland (once the borders open)

Indigenous tourism: Learning about First Nations culture

EIt's the oldest living culture in the entire world dating back more than 60,000 years and it's right here in Australia - a rich and varied culture full of knowledge and skill, and ceremonial traditions and legends. But it's just not one culture but hundreds of different cultures, made up of hundreds of different languages, stories and beliefs. Join host Ben Groundwater as he talks to Nhanda tour guide Darren ‘Capes’ Capewell and travel writer Kerry van der Jagt, who specialises in indigenous travel within Australia, and learn how you as a traveller can experience Aboriginal culture. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34 minAUG 24
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Indigenous tourism: Learning about First Nations culture

Want a better travel world? Here's how to create it

ENow is the time. If you want to make travel better; if you want to make the world better – now is the time. Host Ben Groundwater and travel writers Ute Junker and Louise Southerden take a hard look at the travel world and figure out what we’re doing wrong. We’re taking stock in this time of crisis and deciding how we can reboot this thing, how we can bounce back in a way that’s responsible, sustainable, and ultimately good. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33 minAUG 10
Comments
Want a better travel world? Here's how to create it

Latest Episodes

Bonus episode: New Zealand cuisine

EWhat is New Zealand food all about? Join Ben Groundwater and Angela Clifford, chef executive of Eat New Zealand, as they navigate the big questions - who invented the flat white and pavlova, and the influence of Maori cuisine on modern New Zealand dishes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13 min6 h ago
Comments
Bonus episode: New Zealand cuisine

What is 'Australian food' and the best places to try our local cuisine

EBen Groundwater talks to food writer Sofia Levin and tour guide Juan Walker about all things "Australian food" - what our cuisine really is, where it came from, what it stands for, and how you can best enjoy it. This episode was recorded in October while Victoria was still in lockdown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32 min1 w ago
Comments
What is 'Australian food' and the best places to try our local cuisine

The greatest travel adventures you should try - at least once

EAre you dreaming of your next great travel adventure, somewhere a big, ambitious, and completely different? The Camino de Santiago, the Trans-Mongolian, hiking the Himalayas, road-tripping through Iceland and sailing the Pacific Islands; these are the best adventures for any time, especially in post-COVID times. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44 min3 w ago
Comments
The greatest travel adventures you should try - at least once

Summer holidays - where to go and what to expect this year

ESummer is coming, and with reduced capacity in Australia and more people than ever looking to holiday at home, we ask: what do you need to know to start planning that ultimate summer getaway. Join host Ben Groundwater and travel writers Michael Gebicki and Sheriden Rhodes as they talk about the destination they think you’ll love and what you should do when you're there. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37 minOCT 20
Comments
Summer holidays - where to go and what to expect this year

Australia's great outdoors - the best places to go

EIf you're yearning to say goodbye to the bright lights of the big city and get back to nature, here are Australia’s best spots for fresh air and open spaces as well as some of the best of the world has to offer once it’s available. Join host Ben Groundwater and travel writers and outdoor enthusiasts, Andrew Bain and Nina Karnikowski. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38 minOCT 5
Comments
Australia's great outdoors - the best places to go

Australia's best wine regions - where to have best winery experience

EIs there a better combination in the world than travel and wine, especially when it comes with great food and beautiful scenery? That's what you get when you visit Australia's wine country - that and a whole range of other activities which fits perfectly with the relaxed and yet sophisticated vibe of our local wine culture. Host Ben Groundwater talks to travel writer and food and wine expert, Ute Junker, and Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia executive officer, Kate Shilling See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42 minSEP 21
Comments
Australia's best wine regions - where to have best winery experience

Bonus episode: Indigenous guide Juan Walker, Walkabout Cultural Adventures

EJuan, a Kuku Yalanji man from the Mossman-Daintree area, has been working as a guide in this region of Australia for more than fifteen years. He talks to host Ben Groundwater about his country, his culture and his ambition to continue to learn and maintain the traditions of his people. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11 minSEP 14
Comments
Bonus episode: Indigenous guide Juan Walker, Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Best things to see and do in Queensland (once the borders open)

ELooking to explore Australia's Sunshine State - what to see, what to do and where to go? Ben Groundwater talks to travel writer Sheriden Rhodes and Queensland-based tour guide Juan Walker about the best experiences you can have in the state and why is it completely normal to go to a pub and order a pot of gold. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41 minSEP 7
Comments
Best things to see and do in Queensland (once the borders open)

Indigenous tourism: Learning about First Nations culture

EIt's the oldest living culture in the entire world dating back more than 60,000 years and it's right here in Australia - a rich and varied culture full of knowledge and skill, and ceremonial traditions and legends. But it's just not one culture but hundreds of different cultures, made up of hundreds of different languages, stories and beliefs. Join host Ben Groundwater as he talks to Nhanda tour guide Darren ‘Capes’ Capewell and travel writer Kerry van der Jagt, who specialises in indigenous travel within Australia, and learn how you as a traveller can experience Aboriginal culture. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34 minAUG 24
Comments
Indigenous tourism: Learning about First Nations culture

Want a better travel world? Here's how to create it

ENow is the time. If you want to make travel better; if you want to make the world better – now is the time. Host Ben Groundwater and travel writers Ute Junker and Louise Southerden take a hard look at the travel world and figure out what we’re doing wrong. We’re taking stock in this time of crisis and deciding how we can reboot this thing, how we can bounce back in a way that’s responsible, sustainable, and ultimately good. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33 minAUG 10
Comments
Want a better travel world? Here's how to create it
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