Flight of Fancy podcast: What we miss most about travelling

Flying in economy class on a long-haul flight rules. It really does. Ten hours, 14 hours, even 24 hours crammed into a tiny seat? Not a problem.

Yes, I used to dread an experience like that and would probably complain about it to anyone who would listen, but in hindsight, doesn't it sound amazing? Less than a day of discomfort and you open the aeroplane door and there you are in another country, in another continent, in another world.

This is the thing about the COVID-19 pandemic. It has stopped us from travelling, but in doing so it has also allowed us to sit back and take an objective look at the world we love, the world of travel, and to properly assess it. Now, finally, we can say what's good and what really isn't. We can decide what to keep in the future and what can get in the bin. We can look back fondly, and we can look back in anger.

And that is what we're about to do.

On this episode of Flight of Fancy, I'm joined by fellow Traveller writers Rob McFarland and Craig Tansley to take a long hard look at the world of travel and decide what we miss, and what we definitely do not miss. What was good and what wasn't. We're going to reminisce a little, while also looking to the future and deciding how to shape it.

This Flight of Fancy episode is hosted and produced by Ben Groundwater and mixed by Tim Mummery.

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