Listen to our new podcast channel, First Class Escapes, hosted by TV and radio presenter, Jenny Powell. Embark on a journey to beautiful destinations around the world and get advice, tips and insider knowledge from the experts. If you are looking to be inspired by some of the most incredible locations from around the world, First Class Escapes is the place to be.
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Episode 1: An introduction to Canada
For our debut First Class Escapes, Jenny Powell meets Adam Hanmer from Destination Canada to learn about what Canada has to offer for UK visitors. Plus, Dan from First Class Holidays tells us how we can get there.
Episode 2: Atlantic Canada
In this episode, Jenny Powell is joined by Kelley Keefe from Atlantic Canada to discuss everything you must see and do, when visiting the eastern provinces. Also, we have Ally from First Class Holidays on hand, to let us know how to book your trip.
Episode 3: VIA Rail
In our third episode of the series, Jenny Powell learns how Canada by train is the best way to travel through this incredible country. Josephine Wasch from VIA Rail is on hand with local tips and insights, plus Sharon from First Class Holidays lets us know how to book your ultimate railway adventure.
Episode 4: British Columbia
In this episode Jenny Powell gets a whirlwind tour of Canada’s westernmost province. With so much on offer, we are joined by an ensemble cast of British Columbians to get all the advice you’ll need and Paula from First Class Holidays is here to tell us how you can book this escape.
Episode 5: Holland America Line
Episode five of First Class Escapes takes Jenny Powell on a journey from Canada to Alaska by cruise. Lucy Davies from Holland America Line is on hand to talk breath taking scenery, varied wildlife and everything else you can expect from an Alaskan cruise. Plus, Paula from First Class Holidays is back, to tell us how you can book your next escape.
Episode 6: Yukon
In episode six, Jenny Powell discovers one of Canada’s best kept secrets, The Yukon. We get the unique insights of Chris and Niall Lucas from the fascinating Netflix documentary, The Yukon Assignment, and Della Tully from Tourism Yukon, who covers off everything else the Province has to offer. And returning for another episode, Paula from First Class Holidays, tells us how we can book your Canada escape.
Episode 7: Western Australia
In this episode, Jenny Powell discovers the wonders of Western Australia with unique insights of Annabelle Molina, Trade and Marketing Executive at Tourism Western Australia. Western Australia is the land of endless adventure, with its wildlife, world-class wine, remarkable landscapes and gleaming beaches. And returning for another episode, Paula from First Class Holidays, tells us how we can book your Australia escape.
Episode 8: Journey Beyond Rail
In this episode, Jenny Powell discovers the iconic rail journeys from Journey Beyond Rail with the unique insights of Richard Howarth. Explore the wonders of Australia’s vast open spaces and step onboard for an all-inclusive rail holiday you'll never forget with Journey Beyond. And returning for another episode, Paula from First Class Holidays, tells us how we can book your Australia escape.
Episode 9: Rocky Mountaineer
In this episode, Jenny Powell discovers the fantastic rail journeys from Rocky Mountaineer with unique insights of Tim Palmer. The world-famous Rocky Mountaineer is without doubt one of the great rail journeys, travelling through the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies, with their towering peaks, azure glacial lakes, cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. And returning for another episode, Paula from First Class Holidays, tells us how we can book your Canada escape.
Episode 10: Indigenous Experiences in Canada
Episode 10 of First Class Escapes sees Jenny Powell joined by Tamara Littlelight of Indigenous Experience Tourism, to experience Canada from a First Nations perspective. With over 1900 experiences, we hear how the indigenous culture of Canada is alive and thriving, from luxury, culinary tours to sustainable off-grid adventures. And as always, Paula from First Class Holidays is on hand to help us find an escape to suit you.
Episode 11: Outdoor Activities in British Columbia
In episode 11 of First Class Escapes, Jenny Powell discovers Canada's westernmost province, British Columbia. With an ensemble cast of travel experts, Lisa Cooper covers the adventurous side of BC, Michael Brabin talks Whistler & Vancouver and Colin Brost gives us the view from Sun Peaks. And from First Class Holidays, Paula is on hand to tell us how you can book your British Columbia escape.
Episode 12: Queensland for First Time Visitors
Episode 12 of First Class Escapes sees Jenny Powell joined by Alison Lee from Tourism and Events Queensland, to get a first-time visitors perspective on the ‘Sunshine State’. From city dining on the best seafood in the world, to mystical and magical Australian experiences on land and sea, we cover everything that this escape has to offer. And also, Paula from First Class Holidays is on hand to help us find the Queensland itinerary to suit you.
Episode 13: Calgary - The Stampede City
Episode 13 of First Class Escapes sees Jenny Powell joined by Shelley Zucht-Shorter, Vice-President of Destination Experience and Services of Tourism Calgary, to discuss the iconic attractions and jaw dropping scenery that you can expect to find in the Stampede City. With 5 UNESCO heritage sites on its doorstep, Calgary is your base camp to adventure. From the famous White Hats to a thriving culinary scene, we cover everything that this escape has to offer. And as always, Paula from First Class Holidays is on hand to help us find the itinerary to suit you.
Episode 14: Come and Say G’Day in Australia
In episode 14 of First Class Escapes, Jenny Powell is joined by Antoinette Stavrou from Tourism Australia to cover everything you need to know about a Land Down Under holiday. From incredible wildlife and culture, to rainforests, beaches and cliffs, every state and territory on this huge continent is discussed in detail. And as always, Paula from First Class Holidays, is on hand to tell us how you can book your dream escape.
Episode 15: Fiji Where Happiness Comes Naturally
In episode 15 of First Class Escapes, Jenny Powell is joined by Jane West from Tourism Fiji to hear of a Fijian getaway's natural beauty and diversity. A country of 333 islands and idyllic sandy beaches, we cover everything from the best time to visit to the unforgettable hospitality you can expect on this vast archipelago. And as always, Paula from First Class Holidays is on hand to help find a Fijian escape to suit you.
Episode 16: Wine and Wildlife In Adelaide and South Australia
In episode 16 of First Class Escapes, Jenny Powell is joined by Emma McKelvie from South Australian Tourism Commission to cover everything you need to know when travelling to this extraordinary destination. We hear about the natural wildlife and scenery across Adelaide and South Australia, and why this region is Australia’s vineyard capital! And as always, Paula from First Class Holidays, is on hand to tell us how you can book your Adelaide and South Australia escape.
Episode 17: The Northern Territory for First Time Visitors
In episode 17 of First Class Escapes, Jenny Powell is joined by Lucy Pares from Tourism Northern Territory, to discuss the heart of Australia. With the iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock), the panoramic views of Kakadu National Park and ancient aboriginal culture, there are endless activities for you, in the Northern Territory. And as always, Paula from First Class Holidays is on hand to help us find the itinerary to suit you.
Episode 18: First Class Holidays - Why Choose Us?
In episode 18 of First Class Escapes, Jenny Powell and Paula discuss why First Class Holidays is the best at personalising holidays to a range of incredible destinations including Canada, America, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
Whether you’re a beach lover or adventurer, a lover of history and culture or the great outdoors, at one with nature or the big city; prefer luxury or authentic, being independent or part of a group. Our travel specialists will get to know what your heart most desires and create a holiday to match.