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EP 32: Travel Guides’ Kevin Moloney, most luxurious airports and hello, Istanbul!

They’re billed as ‘the snobby travellers’ but is it all just a front for Channel Nine’s Travel Guides, Kevin Moloney and Janetta Stones? In conversation with Belle, Kevin gives us a peek behind the velvet curtains of the tv show, which has sent the pair travelling to every corner of the globe since Travel Guides …

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EP 31: Flat-pack eco-hotels, Swiftonomics and bucket-list destinations to avoid

Louis Thompson from Nomadic resorts about how he’s flipping luxury travel on its head by creating hotels that are effectively flat-packs… with a low carbon footprint …and he’s won two UN recognitions in the process. And stay listening for his thoughts on how AI will have a positive long-term impact on eco-lodges in the future. …

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EP 30: Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, friendliest accents & best car-free towns

Tony Wheeler is one of the most recognisable names in travel, and anyone who’s ever used a Lonely Planet guidebook will have read the story on the last page about how he and his wife Maureen wrote and published their first guidebook, Across Asia on the Cheap, on their kitchen table in 1973, finally selling …

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EP 28: Enter the Year of the Dragon & the Stars of the Sunshine Coast

The Lunar New Year brings in the Year of the Wood Dragon – a year of opportunity and renewal, career work and success. Australian-Chinese artist Chris Chun talks us through the origins of the Chinese zodiac, and how best to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Take Chris’ recommendation and visit Melbourne’s Chinatown to see the …

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EP #27: Ethical travel & animal welfare; Hiking Falls Creek to Hotham

Should you wash elephants in Thailand? Adventure World’s head Neil Rodgers talks about travelling ethically to ensure travel remains possible for our kids, including why you should avoid local tour operators who don’t protect wildlife, adventureworld.com.au Belle’s just back from undertaking one of the great hikes in northern Victoria – the crossing between Falls Creek …

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SUMMER SERIES #5: Mornington Peninsula vs Phillip Island!

We’re still in the thick of Australian summer holidays, so it’s time for the great Victorian playground play-off! We ask the hard questions – who did it better these summer holidays, Mornington Peninsula (Belle) or Phillip Island (Kirstie)? Also this episode, we cover off the top tourism spots that Australians love to hate… and the …

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SUMMER SERIES #4: The Big Guns – Bruce Poon Tip & Bill Bensley

This week, we bring you two of the biggest names to join us here at The World Awaits – travel commentator Bruce Poon Tip and design innovator Bill Bensley. Social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and owner of adventure travel company G Adventure Bruce Poon Tip talks to Kirstie from Toronto about the importance …

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