If you find planning a holiday almost as exciting as actually going on one, then we have some good news: it's time to start preparing for the year ahead. It's time to spin the globe and decide where to visit next, to dream of sandy beaches, or snowy mountains, or cityscapes that buzz and crackle with life.
It's time to cast your eye towards destinations you might have already visited but which deserve a second look, as well as places that are just beginning to emerge. It's time to follow the big events, to decide which places are going to be at their best this year, which will provide the ultimate experiences, and which places you can put off for another occasion.
It's time to dream, time to plan, and time to book.
On the first episode of Flight of Fancy, the Traveller.com.au podcast for 2019, I'm joined by fellow travel experts Ute Junker and Tim Charody to scour the globe for the best destinations to visit this year. We're looking at the countries everyone is talking about, and maybe a few that are flying under the radar. They're going to tell you where to visit, when to visit, and where you can safely leave for another time.
We'll be dropping a new episode of Flight of Fancy every fortnight this year, so don't miss out. Subscribe to Flight of Fancy on iTunes or your favourite podcasting app.
You can listen to the newest episode below or via your podcasting app.
Flight of Fancy is hosted by Ben Groundwater and produced by Annie Dang. This episode was recorded by Shannon Browning and mixed by Lap Phan.