Lace, Lego and Lola on Travel – Episode 30 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Back in Episode 20 I took it upon myself to make every tenth episode of the podcast a bit different. Sometimes I chat with people about something really fascinating but it just doesn't really work to put it together with chats with other people - unless I do this, and have a fabulous mishmash of an … [Read More...]

Sketching on Your Travels – Episode 29 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I can put words together decently, but I am not good at drawing. I talk about that a bit more in this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast but if you've seen my attempts you'll know it's basically true! However, this doesn't stop me, because I've learnt over the years that sketching on your … [Read More...]

Getting from A to B – Episode 28 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Travelling has taught me a lot about getting from A to B in all different kinds of ways. Sometimes I get lost, sometimes I don't, sometimes it's comfortable, sometimes it's terrifying. The only … [Read More...]

5 ways Australia’s Coral Coast stretched my comfort zone (in a good way)

Last week I got a very last-minute call-up to join a group of UK bloggers exploring my beautiful home state of Western Australia. It was a hectic 24 hours of figuring out who would take care of my son … [Read More...]

Are All Aussies Tanned and Tall? – Episode 27 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Given that when this episode goes live, I'll be halfway up the Western Australian coast exploring a bit of country Australia, this is a particularly relevant topic (by complete coincidence, I must … [Read More...]

19 passport stamps and the stories they tell about my travels

I love my passports. I love to flip through their pages and look at the various passport stamps and visas over and over again, and I always keep my expired passports as very precious souvenirs. In … [Read More...]

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 … [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 … [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...]