Mike and Chris kick off the episode discussing sustainable travel. Is flight shame really a growing threat to the aviation industry? What is commercial aviation’s share of global carbon emissions? How viable are biofuels? We discuss the growing backlash against single-use plastics reshaping airlines and the travel industry. And some practical tips can we all adopt to be a more eco-friendly, mindful traveller, including how to make a positive impact when you travel.
Great Danish day-trips. Copenhagen beckons as one of the starring eco-friendly destinations, but if you can tear yourself away from the city delights, we profile some riveting day-trips by train from the Danish capital. Whether you’re a Hans Christian Andersen devotee or love fairytale castles, Kiwi Tripsters has a handful of top day-trip options. Plus be into win our Lonely Planet giveaway.
Dreaming of some beach time? If you’re planning some Aloha time on Oahu, beyond the golden sands and glittery excess of Waikiki Beach, venture across the island to the surf mecca of North Shore. Mike and Chris discuss North Shore classics like Shave Ice, Dole Whip, some secret bakeries, the surfie shrine of Surf ’N Sea, the elemental brilliance of Turtle Bay and the wonderland of Waimea Valley.
The brilliance of Bendigo, Australia. Just ninety minutes drive from Melbourne, it’s a booming regional city in the state of Victoria, once considered the richest city in the world. With a spectacular gold mining backstory, we discuss the city’s radiant architecture, the gold mines, the talking trams and some of the hidden gems that you will want to incorporate into your Bendigo exploratory.