Flight of Fancy podcast: World's best stopover destinations - where to go and how to do it on the cheap

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It would be so easy to treat a stopover as an inconvenience. It would be simple to picture yourself in your final destination, a place like England, or Italy, or the US, and just want to get there as quickly as possible. You could hate the idea of stepping off the plane for even a few hours.

Or, you could embrace it. Done right, a stopover is a fine thing – it's a couple of days of somewhere different, it's a way to add a whole new dimension to your holiday, to take your European adventure or your American dream and add a little bit of Asia to it, or a touch of the Middle East, or a little slice of island paradise. When you think about it, it makes complete sense. However, it has to be done properly.

On this episode of Flight of Fancy, I'm joined by travel writers Michael Gebicki and Kerry van der Jagt to cha about how to perfect the art of the stopover. We'll be talking about where you should stop, how long to stop for, what to do, what to avoid, and how to make this whole adventure happen with the minimum of fuss.