How to be Bilingual – Episode 26 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I'm sure I'm not the only traveller who has sometimes wished they could transplant a microchip into their brain and suddenly be able to fluently speak another language. Instead, I've spent most of my life slogging away at learning German, as well as having a go at Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese and … [Read More...]

11 world famous Minecraft builds to encourage your kids to love travel

I'm always doing everything I can to encourage my son's love of travel. Mostly because I strongly believe that travelling can bring him so many benefits, but also a little bit so that he'll happily come travelling with me around the world! Over the years, encouraging his interest in travel has … [Read More...]

How Slow is Slow Travel? Episode 25 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I know it's very trendy to talk about slow travel these days, but my guests today and I have largely been doing it for years, just without knowing what it was called. As I discuss a little on the … [Read More...]

5 reasons Iceland gets under your skin

I challenge you to find anyone who's travelled to Iceland and feels half-hearted about it. It's a little over a year since I returned from my first (very longed for) trip to Iceland and it's still … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 24 – Wanderlust for Adults Who Didn’t Travel As Kids

Having just flown back in from Queensland yesterday, I can assure you I still have massive wanderlust. That was a quick five-day work trip, but still, the thrill of being in new places and being in … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 23 – Foreign Food: From Fishermen to Tarantulas

Food, glorious food! While I'm no foodie or food blogger, I'm still human and I do love to taste delicious foods when I travel. I'm not so keen on tasting non-delicious foods when I travel but … [Read More...]

On blogging: My blog inspires me every single day

Fellow Aussies of around my age might remember these posters pinned up in high school classrooms back in the day. In a centre circle it said "Do you enjoy, or are you good at ...?" followed by a … [Read More...]

Getting lost on your travels: A good risk to take

On our walk to school this morning, my son told me he knew three different ways to get to school and he would never get lost. He's right; even at six, I'm sure he could navigate quite a few varied … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 22 – Memorable Travel Moments: Hungry Porcupines and More

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is back after a couple of weeks off while I moved house. My new podcasting room is so much prettier! But noisier - there'll be bird noises, I'm sure. (Not too sorry about … [Read More...]