Hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkiye
With Kirstie Bedford & Belinda Jackson


Rome, the Kimberley, Peru…

Where does your wanderlust lead you?

To Melbourne’s cafes or the vast deserts of the Empty Quarter, a New Zealand vineyard or the pavements of New York… what’s your neighbourhood?

Join us, travel writers Kirstie Bedford and Belinda Jackson, on our travel podcast each week, with stories from the world – in our back yard and far,
far beyond.

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A weekly travel podcast bringing you travel tales from around the
world …

Join travel writers Kirstie Bedford and Belinda Jackson as we uncover stories from Australia and the world beyond, to inspire you to hit the road with some gold intel in your pockets. We get the lowdown from industry experts, inside information from guests on the ground and we talk to absolutely everyone. All the time. We don’t stop talking.

Latest Episode

Slow Road or Spice Road?

Have you ever wanted to pack everything up and do the Big Lap around Australia? Kirianna Poole did, and so along with her husband, they bought a vintage camper, refitted it and, with a toddler in tow, circumnavigated Australia. They’ve now also driven New Zealand and Japan is next. Kiri talks about her book, The Slow Road Cookbook, favourite spots to stop, and cooking on the road, theslowroad_ 
“The spice trade is the second oldest profession and has about as many rogues in it as the oldest profession,” says Ian Hemphill. The founder of emporium Herbie’s Spices, Ian talks about the world of spices – and why he never brings them back in his luggage. He also leads spice tours to India,
We also reveal the newest travel trends from Expedia, new and refurbed airport hotels, and Skytrax’ award for the world’s top airport hotels. 

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Meet your Hosts

Woman in Turkiye

Co-host BELINDA JACKSON has travelled to every continent and lived on three, eating everything she was told to (and many things she should not have). She’s played piano while crossing the Drake Passage to Antarctica, hiked through ancient olive groves in Palestine, danced at Irish weddings and in Russian nightclubs, taken a dingy to find hidden Australian rock art galleries, and slipped out of bed and into a Maldivian lagoon. Her second home is Cairo, and she has has more than a passing fancy for the Middle East’s scarves and carpets.
Belle is a regular columnist for the Traveller section of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, has the occasional chat to ABC Radio and her stories and photographs appear in Australian and international publications.

Podcast co-host Kirstie Bedford

Co-host KIRSTIE BEDFORD has the same enthusiasm for travel she held as a six-year-old when she boarded her first international flight. In her 20s, she did the customary European tour, cycling along the French Riviera and zipping around Tuscany on a scooter. But it’s learning from other cultures she holds dearest – biking with locals on Vietnam’s Cam Kim Island; cooking traditional Sri Lankan dishes in Colombo; drinking sake with a Japanese family in Shikoku; and a Welcome to Country ceremony with Indigenous elders in Broome.
Kirstie works for Signature Media publishers of Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine and Vacations & Travel. She has held the editorship of six magazines, including as founding editor of Luxury Escapes magazine.


Kirstie Bedford