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EP #38: Only in Australia, Best of the Bellarine Peninsula, ANZAC remembrances

What’s a tourism experience you can have nowhere in the world but here in Australia? Uluru is one of our great icons, and its tourist hub, Ayres Rock Resort, turns 40 this year. So it’s a great time to catch up with Matt Cameron-Smith, the CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, which manages the resort. …

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EP 36: Fly Business Class on the cheap, world’s happiest country, and Da Vinci in Milan

Tune in for a masterclass on getting into Gold Class when you fly, with points whisperer Chris Chamberlin of Points Hacks. Chris has travelled over two million kilometers in First or Business class (that’s to the moon and back, twice) and shares his insights on which loyalty programs to focus on, and how to strategise …

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EP 35: Cycling the world with kids, pillow talk & most delayed airlines

Would you cycle around the world with three kids, including a one-year-old baby? Andrew and Nicola Hughes quit their teaching jobs to do just that – they tell Kirstie about how they finance their trips, the logistics of it all and the trick of juggling three kids on bicycles. “Challenge and persistence, perseverance and exploration…are …

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EP 35: Cycling the world with kids, pillow talk & most delayed airlines

Would you cycle around the world with three kids, including a one-year-old baby? Andrew and Nicola Hughes quit their teaching jobs to do just that – they tell Kirstie about how they finance their trips, the logistics of it all and the trick of juggling three kids on bicycles. “Challenge and persistence, perseverance and exploration…are …

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EP 34: Long-distance train journeys, Bali love & cheapest cities to visit

Do you love the romance of a long train journey? Do these names – The Orient Express, The Ghan, The Flying Scotsman or The Rocky Mountaineer – have you dreaming of riding the rails into the sunset? Belle chats with train aficionado and travel writer Tim Richards, author of several books including Heading South and …

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EP 33: Exploring Māori culture, Afghan Girl’s photographer & bumpiest airports

How do you experience Māori culture? Andrew Waddel from Tourism New Zealand talks about Indigenous tourism, the balance of getting it right for both the tourist and the local tangata whenua and why it’s so important to help ensure New Zealand attracts the travellers it so badly needs to boost the economy.   Also, iconic travel …

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