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Global eating with chef Luke Mangan, kid-free hotels & digital nomads

Chef, restaurateur, author and all-round nice guy Luke Mangan has restaurants in hotels, cruise ships, airports and even in a pylon in the  Sydney Harbour Bridge He has an OAM for his services to hospitality and has just launched his own wine brand. Kirstie chats to him about his favourite places to travel and eat, how he got his start and what he’s up to next. See lukemangan.com

Also, great adult-only hotels for a kid-free getaway, and tips on working remotely in another country. Italy calling anyone? See greenpearls.com & mrandmrssmith.com; placestotravel.com

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EP 46: Custodians of Wonder, World martini day & it’s our birthday!

It’s our birthday! The World Awaits turns one, and to celebrate, we’re talking the world’s oldest and rarest cultural traditions, and where to drink martinis!
Author Eliot Stein talks about how he travelled around the globe in search of people who are maintaining cultural traditions for his book, Custodians of Wonder. He meets Sweden’s last night watchman, a 27th-generation West African griot, a woman making the world’s rarest pasta and Indian makers of a mirror that shows your true self, Custodians of Wonder 
What’s a birthday without a trip down memory lane? We look back at our favourite eps and how we got into radio and podcasting. Finally, celebrate World Martini Day with a martini (or two) – Garden Street Gin club’s mixologist George Bekarian recommends Bar Planet in Newtown, Bobby’s Free in Barcelona or his own bar, Cardea, in Sydney’s Barangaroo, gardenstreet.com
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EP 45: Women-only travel in Saudi, World cruising & Languages of Kakadu

Jenny Gray talks about Intrepid Travel’s successful women-only expeditions, where Intrepid is merging two of the hottest trends – women-only travel and Saudi Arabia, intrepid.com 
Also, the rise in cruising and how much an ultra-luxe, round-the-world cruise costs? We ask leading liners Silverseas and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and we review chef Luke Mangan’s new Melbourne restaurant, silversea.com, regent.cruiselines.com, bistrotbisou.com.au
And new book Walking the Rock Country in Kakadu/Karrire kundenge karribolknan kunwarddehwardde is written in English and Kundjeyhmi, one of 11 languages of Kakadu and western Arnhem Land, allenandunwin.com 
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EP 44: Japan’s Shikoku Island, Accessible travel & Devouring Hong Kong

Explore Japan CEO Sanjib Raj Khanal talks about Shikoku, Japan’s fourth largest island – with its tranquil Iya Valley, ancient rope swings and famed ramen – going regional in Japan rewards curious travellers.
Also, we share some of Australia’s best accessible tourism experiences, such as the Three Sisters walk in the Blue Mountains and Quicksilver’s water-powered lift on the Great Barrier Reef. See travelwithoutlimits.com.au, australia.com. And MasterChef judge Melissa Leong shares her tips for eating in Hong Kong. Mix fine dining with a market street walk – take a foodie tour through Central and Sheung Wan, then visit the Michelin-starred Man Wah restaurant, discoverhongkong.com
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EP 43: Mongolia on horseback, Aviation disruptions & Faster passports

How do you earn the right to list “Adventurer” as your occupation? Ride a bicycle 10,000km across Russia? Row a wooden boat to the Arctic Ocean? Or maybe spend 3½ years riding from Mongolia to Hungary? Tim Cope has done all three, and has written and filmed his epic adventures. His best known book is On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads, and he is our guest this week, talking about what draws him to Mongolia. See timcopejourneys.com
Also this week, a look at the disruptions in the aviation industry – the good (Nauru Airlines, Qantas) and bad (Bonza, Vanuatu) – and how you can get your Australian passport faster, and cheaper. You can thank us later! 
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EP 42: G Adventures goes luxe, Winter food fests, Transit hotel tricks

Social entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip (pictured) talks about his decision to take his company into the luxury space after three decades – and what it means to you, the traveller.
“The beautiful thing of travel [is] you have the opportunity to transform lives if you step out of your comfort zone,” says Bruce Poon Tip, gadventures.com
Also, why not trade the southern winter for a food festival in northern Australia? The weather’s warm, they’ve got celeb chefs, and watermelon skiing. Yes!
And airside or landside? Our tip this week is about what to look for when booking an airport hotel while you’re in transit.
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EP 41: Paris for kids, Luxe Dubai, Falling flight prices & Travel scams

All eyes are on Paris ahead of the Olympic Games, so Parisian Magali Déchelette joins us to talk about the world’s most beloved city, and how to get the best out of a visit to Paris. Magali is the founder of Family Twist, which creates luxury family-friendly experiences across the great cultural cities of Europe, shares the best months to visit, viewpoints, and travelling with kids in Paris, family-twist.com We swish through Dubai’s new signature hotel, Atlantis The Royal, and celebrate news that international flight prices are going down, according to Flight Centre, atlantis.com/atlantis-the-royal, karryon.com.au
And Southern Cross Travel Insurance reveals the common scams that target travellers, scti.com.au
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EP 40: Welcome to Oman, World’s best airport, Melbourne hotel update, Travels with gastro

Welcoming, safe, friendly – co-host Belinda Jackson chats about her recent travels in Oman; come for the romantic, wild deserts of the Empty Quarter, stay for the rose harvest, swimming with turtles and medieval mudbrick fortresses and villages that are being restored to fit boutique hotels and night cafes amongst its palm gardens, @global_salsa
Also, the world’s top airport for 2024, according to Skytrax is Hamad International, in Doha, Qatar.
We get to the bottom of gastro, revealing which countries where you’re most likely to suffer upset tummies (hint, it’s not called Bali Belly or Delhi Belly for nothing). And we review the newly renovated boutique hotel The Lyall in South Yarra, and the wallet-friendly Dorsett Melbourne in Melbourne.
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EP 39: Slow travel, Sleeper hits & Euro rail tips

Do you go on holiday, only to come back feeling like you need another holiday? How do we come back rested from a getaway? Journalist, author and co-founder of Life Unhurried, Celeste Mitchell talks about how to slow down when you travel, and the best places to do it, ⁠lifeunhurried.com⁠
Also, new research on travellers’ sleep habits shows how important a good night’s sleep is, and we (over)share some rather …precarious situations we’ve found ourselves in while trying to sleep on a holiday (what ARE those people doing in next room?)
And our tip is about how to maximise your European rail pass, thanks to Rail Europe, raileurope.com
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EP 38: Only in Australia, Best of the Bellarine, & ANZAC remembrances

What’s a travel experience you can have only in Australia? Uluru is one of our great icons, and Matt Cameron-Smith is the CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, which manages its tourist hub, Ayres Rock Resort. We talk about indigenous cultural experiences, and where to eat, drink, see and experience country, voyages.com.au Also, we’ll set you up for a great little weekend away on the Bellarine Peninsula, 90 minutes from Melbourne. It’s got coastal walks, exceptional food, a cycle rail trail and some of the best wine in the country, visitgeelongbellarine.com.au And our tip is about retracing history through Commonwealth War memorial sites, cwgc.org
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EP 37: Green Tasmania, World’s best airlines & Books to travel with

How green is Tasmania? Lush mountainsides and emerald islands, farmgates, pristine bays and innovative Indigenous experiences. The isle lured Tourism Tasmania CEO Sarah Clark back home for the top job, and she explains what makes Tassie unique discovertasmania.com.au⁠
Also, the world’s best economy, business and first classes are named by Australia’s own AirlineRatings.com⁠
And our tip is how to soak up a destination via books – search ⁠TripFiction⁠ to find books set in the location you’re travelling in, ⁠tripfiction.com⁠
And co-host Kirstie’s got a cool, new gig, check it out: Karryon-Luxury
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EP 36: Business Class on a budget, World’s happiest country & Da Vinci’s Milan

Take a masterclass on getting into Gold Class when you fly, with points whisperer Chris Chamberlin of Points Hacks. Chris has travelled over two million kilometres in first or business class and shares his insights on which loyalty programs to focus on, and how to strategise your spending to switch seats from beside the Economy Class toilets up to Champagne Class. See pointhacks.com.au Also, which is the world’s happiest country? See worldhappiness.report And where to go in Milan to feel the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci, courtesy of the new Da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius exhibition, thelumemelbourne.com
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EP 35: Cycling the world with kids, Pillow talk and Most delayed airlines

Would you cycle around the world with three little kids? Andrew and Nicola Hughes quit their teaching jobs to do just that – they tell Kirstie about how they finance their trips, and the trick of juggling three kids on bicycles.
“Challenge and persistence, perseverance and exploration…are values we hold dear and want to share with our children,” says Andrew,swagfamily.au
Also, Kirstie talks about her recent writers’ residency Varuna in the Blue Mountains, and we have two tips – to help you sleep better when you travel and avoid the airlines with the most delays and cancellations. 
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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? Train aficionado and travel writer Tim Richards⁠ is the author of several books including Heading South and Ultimate Train Journeys World. He talks about about why sleeper trains are back in fashion, the most scenic routes and how to train on a budget.
Also, this episode, Indonesia (read: Bali) has bumped New Zealand off as most visited destination for Australians, and cost-saving site ⁠WeThrift ⁠reveals the cheapest cities to visit.
⁠www.iwriter.com.au⁠; ⁠www.seat61.com⁠; ⁠www.thetrainline.com⁠; ⁠www.eurail.com
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EP 33: Exploring Māori culture, Afghan
Girl 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, photography tips from iconic travel photographer Steve McCurry – best known for his portrait of Sharbat Gula (the Afghan Girl), which went global as the cover shot for National Geographic in 1985. And Turbli, a turbulence forecast tool, reveals the world’s bumpiest airport is… can you guess?
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EP 32: Travel Guides’ Kevin Moloney, luxe airports, Richard Quest and hello, Istanbul!

They’re billed as ‘the travel snobs’ but is it all just a front for Channel Nine’s Travel Guides, Kevin Moloney and Janetta Stones? Kevin lets us peek behind the velvet curtains of the tv show, which has sent the pair travelling to every corner of the globe. Also, which is the world’s most luxurious airport? We welcome Turkish Airlines to Melbourne for its inaugural Istanbul-Melbourne route, and a hot tip from CNN anchor Richard Quest how status should be your friend when it comes to booking an airfare.
⁠now.nine.com.au/travel-guides⁠; ⁠turkishairlines.com⁠; ⁠allcleartravel.co.uk/blog/worlds-most-luxurious-airports/
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EP 31: Flat-pack eco-hotels, Swiftonomics & Bucket-list destinations to avoid

Louis Thompson from Nomadic Resorts talks about how he’s flipping luxury travel on its head by creating flat-pack hotels with a low-carbon footprint for the world’s most luxurious brands – and he’s won two UN recognitions in the process. And stay listening for Louis’ thoughts on how AI will have a positive long-term impact on eco-lodges in the future, ⁠nomadicresorts.com⁠
Also, we chat Switftonomics with Taylor Swift in Australia this week, co-host Belle gets another gong, this time as TravMedia‘s Travel Writer of the Year, and which bucket-list destinations should you avoid?
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EP 30: Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, Friendliest accents & Car-free cities

Anyone who’s ever used a Lonely Planet guidebook will have read the story on the last page about how Tony and Maureen Wheeler wrote and published their first guidebook, Across Asia on the Cheap, on their kitchen table in 1973, finally selling the Lonely Planet behemoth in 2011. Tony talks about counting countries, flying with carry-on only, his favourite country and the art of travel. He also shares what he’s reading now, tonywheeler.com.au
Also, do North Americans have the world’s friendliest accents? And the world’s best car-free cities; from comparethemarket.com.au
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EP 29: Secret Sumba, Best beaches in Oz & Smartraveller.com.au

Let us take you to a remote tropical island in the Indonesian archipelago, where young Aussie couple Jess and Dan Baldock have built Alamayah, a luxury boutique retreat. Designed by Jess and built by Dan along with the people of Sumba, the tiny, six-suite retreat has been a cultural experience, as the couple learned the local language and culture in the process, all the while raising their own young family on the island, alamayah.com
Also Australia’s best beaches, bestaustralianbeaches.com And our travel tip is all about the online travel tool Smartraveller.com.au
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EP 28: The Year of the Dragon & the Sunshine Coast stars

Australian-Chinese artist Chris Chun talks about the origins of the Chinese zodiac and how to celebrate the Lunar New Year and arrival of the Year of the Dragon. VisitMelbourne’s Chinatown to see the Lunar New Year parade followed by yum cha, ⁠⁠then pop into the Museum of Chinese Australian History to say “Kung hei fat choi!” to the world’s largest dragon, the Millennial Dragon. Booking.comnames its Top 10 Most Welcoming Places in Australia; Victoria and the Sunshine Coast are shining bright. And save money on travel insurance with financial comparison site Mozo.
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EP 27: Ethical travel and animal welfare & Hiking Victoria’s High Country  

Should you wash that elephant in Thailand? Adventure World‘s managing director Neil Rodgers talks about travelling ethically to ensure travel is sustainable for our kids, including why you should avoid local tour operators who don’t protect wildlife. Belle talks about one of the great hikes in Victoria’s High Country – the crossing between Falls Creek and Hotham, we rave about the ⁠Australian Open⁠ and tell you how to hack your annual leave for longer holidays without sacrificing the pay packet, thanks to virginaustralia.com
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EP 26: Polar opposites: travel to Antarctica
& the Arctic

Antarctica and the Arctic are two of the last frontiers on the planet, and veteran journalist Andrew Conway puts the case for travel to these two incredibly fragile, vulnerable places, how travellers can be involved in their conservation.
We’re also talking the world’s most powerful passports, henleyglobal.com/passport-index/ranking
And our tip this week is the safest places to travel. Where do you reckon is the safest country? See bhtp.com/blog/safest-places-to-travel/
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SUMMER SERIES #5: Mornington Peninsula
v Phillip Island

Who does it better for summer, the Mornington Peninsula or Phillip Island? Here are our faves: Beach: MP, Safety Beach. PI, Smiths Beach. Walk: MP, Bushrangers Bay. PI, Cape Woolamai Walk. Adventure: MP, Peninsula Hot Springs. PI, Phillip Island Helicopters. Coffee: MP, Commonfolk, Little Rebel. PI, G’day Tiger. Wildlife exp: MP, Moonlit Sanctuary, Polperro Dolphin Swims. PI, Nobbies & Koala Conservation Reserve. Food & wine: MP, DOC vs 400 Gradi pizza. PI, Pino’s Trattoria, Purple Hen Winery
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SUMMER SERIES #4: The Big Guns
Bruce Poon Tip & Bill Bensley

Two of travel’s deepest thinkers join us – travel commentator Bruce Poon Tip and design innovator Bill Bensley. Both are committed to preservation – of communities and wildlife – through their roles in travel. Bruce is a social entrepreneur, NYT best-selling author and owner of G Adventures, while Bill Bensley is renowned for his unique hotel designs and architecture.
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SUMMER SERIES #3: The Spanish Ep! San Sebastian & the Camino de Santiago

We love Spain! ⁠Ben Groundwater⁠ is a travel journalist, tour guide and lover of San Sebastian’s food scene. He talks breakfast beers, how to eat like a Spaniard, and his favourite restaurant. Less eating, more walking, Wandering to World founder Glenyce Johnson tells Kirstie about walking the long-distance pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago, which she’s done an incredible 35 times.
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SUMMER SERIES #2: Fashion faux pas & Most bizarre travel moments

Vomiting comedians, being shot at in Honduras and running through a game reserve. We share some of the best responses we’ve received from our guests about their most bizarre travel moments, including Brent Hill, CEO of Tourism Fiji (pictured).
And hold the shame! We share our worst fashion travel faux pas – true stories born of hard experience.
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SUMMER SERIES #1: The Italian episode – Rome & Florence

Welcome to our Summer Series! The cuisine of Rome is carbonara, artichokes and lamb, says Italian-Australian author and journalist Maria Pasquale, who writes about Roman cuisine in her book, The Eternal City. “But if I had to describe Rome in one word, it would be artichoke,” she says, ⁠maria-pasquale.com⁠
Then, we’re off to Florence, where author Nardia Plumridge is working on the next run of her popular book, Lost in Florence. ⁠⁠
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EP 25: Laura Waters’ walk to success,
Cruising Norway & Christmas travel gifts

Laura Waters quit her corporate job and hiked the length of New Zealand in a life-changing experience that led to her to write her travel memoir, Bewildered.Belle and entertainment and travel writer Alaisdair Leith share their best travel gifts for Christmas… shouting out to great Melbourne brands including ⁠Bellroy, ⁠Tina M Copenhagen⁠ hats, ⁠Knotty Towel⁠ and Frank Green!
And Kirstie talks about cruising to Norway and tips for hitting the sea roads.
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EP 24 : Lyndey Milan eats in Puglia and Morocco & Revealing Saudi Arabia

Food extraordinaire Lyndey Milan talks about her 2024 food tours to Morocco and Puglia, the passion of producers you’ll visit and the food you’ll taste. Co-host and Middle East expert Belle Jackson talks about her most recent trip to Saudi Arabia. She talks about this otherworldly destination including the ever-debated dress code and visas, ⁠globalsalsa.com.⁠ Also the top foodie destinations according to⁠ Conde Nast Traveller readers⁠, and win a pass to new movie Two Tickets To Greece
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Ep 23: Slow Road or the Spice Road?

Kirianna Poole and her husband packed everything up and and with her husband bought a vintage camper, refitted it and, with a toddler in tow, circumnavigated Australia, New Zealand and Japan is next. Kiri talks about her cookbook, favourite spots 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, who leads spice tours to India, herbies.com.au
Also, Expedia travel trends and top airport hotels. 
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Ep 22: BritFlick hotspots & Wellness in Mornington

Load your watchlist with the best BritFlix, including the new Bridgerton, Wonka, or Welcome to Wrexham for Welsh football action. Then dress up and explore the movie locations, visitbritain.com
“People are exhausted…so guests are looking for a solution for stress, and how to live an ambitious, successful life but not burn out,”  says Lyndall Mitchell, founder of Aurora Spa Group.
Also, the best tourism villages and Conde Nast Traveller’s wellness hotel hotlist.  
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Ep 21: Rebuilding Maui & Life in Bhutan

Lianne Driessen talks about the devastating fires in Maui. Lianne, who lost her own home, is helping rebuild Maui and says you can aid its recovery, sailtrilogy.com⁠ 
In the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Australian Carissa Nimah talks about marketing its snowy peaks and temples, hiking trails, homestays and spirituality, bhutan.travel⁠  
We’ve got winners of our giveaway, Lonely Planet’s new book, hack claiming insurance if monkeys steal your gear, and cover Fodor’s 2024 No List.  
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Ep 20: Mindful travel in Nepal &
Hiking with refugees

Walking slowly in silence in the Nepalese Himalayas is one way Nina Karnikowski says we can embrace mindful travel, taking in the world on a more acute level. See her latest book, The Mindful Traveller, and join her upcoming tour, worldexpeditions.com Neil McCulloch is the founder of a First Hike Project, a charity that helps refugees discover the transformative nature of the Aussie bush. Also, the world’s most loved landmarks, tips on saving money in Europe, and riding the Great Victorian Rail Trail
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Oh, Mongolia! One of the world’s most sparsely populated countries is top of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2024 guide to where you should be heading this year. Chris Zeiher to talk of Mongolia, new cycling routes in New Zealand, Indian train routes and singing in Palau. Bill Bensley, the incomparable hotel designer and architect ,talks about his design and conservation work. We’re also talking about the best destinations for solo female travellers, and where to catch the best sunsets in the world.
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Ep 18: Where to ski this winter,
Spookiest haunts & Best travel gadgets

Skiing in Japan is going gangbusters. Europe is having a sweet spot with prices. And there’s always Canada’s Whistler. Flip Byrnes’ new book, Ultimate Skiing and Snowboarding (HardieGrant) moves from heli-ski in Greenland to why Italy is so good, cross-country ski and beginners in Aspen Colorado. Ahead of Halloween, we reveal the most haunted alley in the world (hint: it’s in Scotland). And Alaisdair’s favourite travel gadgets – Skross travel adaptors, Twelve South tech and Bellroy bags.  
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Ep 17: On Country in Kakadu &
Travels with a healthy gut

Dining under the stars on bush tucker is a quintessential Australian experience. Bininj man and Kakadu Kitchen founder Ben Tyler talks about the Dird Full Moon Feasts and growing up in Kakadu National Park. Nutritionist Sheryl Takayama shares how to keep your stomach healthy while you’re travelling. Also, do you need travel insurance, and fresh movies that take you across the world, with film reviewer, Alaisdair Leith.  
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Author and wine writer Max Allen talks to Belle about exploring the exciting alternative grape varieties we’re drinking (or should be drinking) now. See melbournebooks.com.au Mat Lewis, of hand-picked luxury resorts group View Retreats, talks to Kirstie about their new wellness escapes, which he dubs ‘discovery and recovery’. See viewretreats.com We’re also talking about using AI to plan your travel adventures, and our top inflight peeves (hint: they all smell or sound bad)
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SPECIAL Ep 15: Why we should love Morocco even more

Dining under the stars on bush tucker is a quintessential Australian experience. Bininj man and Kakadu Kitchen founder Ben Tyler talks about the Dird Full Moon Feasts and growing up in Kakadu National Park. Nutritionist Sheryl Takayama shares how to keep your stomach healthy while you’re travelling. Also, do you need travel insurance, and fresh movies that take you across the world, with film reviewer, Alaisdair Leith.  
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SPECIAL Ep 15: Why we should love Morocco even more

Morocco has a long road ahead to recover from the recent, devastating earthquake that killed more than 2,900 people when it struck the High Atlas Mountains. David Mannix (pictured), founder of Arcadia Expeditions, and By Prior Arrangement’s lead guide in Marrakech, Abdellah Amghar, share how your tourist dollar can help it rebuilt.
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Ep 14: Return to China, Canadian bears & Morocco appeal

Travel to China is finally back, as Wendy Wu of Wendy Wu Tours tells us, and Marg Leehane of the Great Bear Lodge in British Columbia tells us what to do if you meet a bear in the woods. Also, claim unused flight credits and @july unveils what we’re packing on holiday. We urge you to support Intrepid Travel’s Morocco earthquake appeal.
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Ep 13: South Korea & Responsible travel

K-Pop, hanok guesthouses and world’s best street food: travel consultant Lachlan Woodland on why you need to get on the next flight to Korea. Also, Toni Ambler of The Travel Corporation on how you can help keep ancient traditions alive – from weaving to flamenco – by travelling responsibly. Also, prepare for a wellness retreat, and comfort seeker or mindful traveller – which are you? 
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Ep 12: Bali & Memorable wildlife encounters

Wildlife photographer and journalist Rachelle Mackintosh chats about having the best wildlife encounter (best for you, best for the wildlife), and Bali resident and author Penny Watson talks about how not to be a loser when you visit Bali. Also, sip your way around the world at these leading wine destinations and find out how you can while away your time (for free!) in airports.
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Ep 11: Switzerland & Melbourne day walks

What’s your worst fashion disaster while travelling? Believe us, we’ve made them all – white snow gear, red wildlife safari jackets… Tune in as we spill the beans. We also take a series of day walks around Melbourne with Evi O and Andrew Gruen, the authors of new Day Trip Melbourne, and go on a slow travel journey through Switzerland with Carolyn Schonafinger.
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Ep 10: South Africa & Caravanning in Aus

We’ve hit double digits! We’re talking tourism that changes the lives of children in remote South Africa with Charles Street of Inkwazi Adventures and caravanning around Australia with #vanlife expert and author Catherine Best. Also, how to avoid being hacked from an airport selfie and what’s on our bucket lists these days, and how they have changed.
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Ep 9: Florence & Chic, sustainable stays

We introduce a new collation of stylish and sustainable stays by GoKinda, and talk to Australian author of Lost in Florence. We also take you through all the newest Melbourne hotel openings, and ask: when you should book your travel insurance?
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Ep 8: Walking the Camino & new movies

Watch the most scenic movies at the Melbourne International Film Festival with entertainment writer Alaisdair Leith, and Wandering the World founder Glenyce Johnson tells us about walking the Camino de Santiago 35 times. We also reveal the world’s most powerful passport.
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Ep 7: Travel for good & the Maldives

We talk to one of the travel’s most influential voices – Bruce Poon Tip – about community tourism and we’ll take you to the tropical paradise that is the Maldives. Also, best outdoor showers and tubs, and where’s the best country for solo travel?
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Ep 6: Fiji & Japan

We’re off to Fiji with Brent Hill of Fiji Tourism and explore Japan’s art scene with Dr Kathleen Olive of Limelight Arts Travel. We also take a hot moment in Kakadu, hack airline fares, and can you guess the world’s most mispronounced city?
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Ep 5: Eat Spain & Would you visit Nauru?

We’re off to Spain to eat with Ben Groundwater and explore Nauru with Lisa Pagotto of Crooked Compass, we’re talking airport lounge hacks and the world’s best airline for 2023 – does Singapore Airlines deserve the golden gong?
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Ep 4: Idaho & Africa

Kirstie talks to African safari specialist Patrick Clementson about seeing the Big Five in Africa, and powder hound Brian Thacker tells Belle how to ski for less in Idaho, abercrombiekent.com.au, brianthacker.tv
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Ep 3: Paris & Kangaroo Island

Hayley Baillie talks to Kirstie about Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, and French cheesemonger Valerie Henbest dials in from Paris to talk cheese with Belle, baillielodges.com.au, smellycheese.co
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Ep 2: India, Italy, Victoria’s ski fields

Life coach Jo Langhorne on why India tops her travel list, Emily Smith talks ski from Hotham ski resort and entertainment reporter Alaisdair Leith takes us to Italy for Jane Fonda’s new movie, soulfulescapes.com.au, vail.com
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Ep 1: Rome & Tasmania

Actress Alicia Gardiner talks about Tasmania,
where her new series, Deadloch, was filmed,
and Australian-Italian author Maria Pasquale tells us where to find Rome’s best gelato, aliciagardiner__The Eternal City
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