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Ben Groundwater
Ben Groundwater


As a seasoned traveller and one of Australia’s most widely read travel journalists, Ben knows a
thing or two about travel.  As well as a contributor to the Virgin Australia Magazine, Jetstar Magazine,
GQ, and the host of travel podcast ‘“Flight of Fancy”, Ben was named Travel Writer of the Year in 2014
and 2015 by the Australian Society of Travel Writers.

Ben writes 1Cover’s ‘The One Thing’ column, detailing that One thing you just should (or shouldn’t) do abroad. 

Plus, he's our Secret Traveller blogger, giving you the travel tips no one else can like, where to get the best coffee around the world, or how to not offend when travelling overseas. 

So, if you've ever wanted the inside scoop - then check out Ben's top tips for your best trip. 

Ben's one thing you should & shouldn't do...

... In New Zealand

You'd be surprised what gets Kiwis offside. 

... In Singapore

It's impossible to eat badly in Singapore. But there's somewhere you can't miss. 

... In Canada

O Canada! Find out when and where the locals come out to play. 

... In Sri Lanka

One of the hottest destinations of recent times - and here's why

... In France

There's one tiny thing you can do that will open doors.  

... In USA

Narrow down the list of things to do in this vast country.

... In China

You'll have a fabulous time if you follow this sage piece of advice.


... In Spain

There are long queues for this famous landmark. Ben says: don't do it!

.... In Cambodia 

 Ben tells us why you should take a chance in this chaotic city.


Where else you can find Ben

Ben Groundwater
The Backpacker

 Ben writes for Traveller, as the Backpacker, and finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations.

Podcast Microphone
Flight of Fancy Podcast

If you're in the mood to be entertained, and informed, then listen to Ben's podcast, Flight of Fancy. Wanderlust guaranteed.

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