The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 7 – Unexpected Travel Friends (and Monks on Facebook)

If you were to scroll through my list of Facebook friends, you'll find people of all different nationalities. Quite a lot of them are people I've taught English to over the years, but some of them are much more random - just people I've met on my travels, people I've struck up a friendship with in … [Read More...]

Anzac Day explainer, although it’s too complex for me to explain

Two things you need to know about me, before I attempt to explain Anzac Day: I'm a massive pacifist. War terrifies me. Anything that leaves people dead for no good reason makes me cry. And guns - oh dear. My son is six, that age where every young boy pretends to play with guns; it drives me … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 6 – Surprise! Travel Expectations and Lessons

I'm constantly surprised by the things that happen when I travel, and it turns out this feeling is shared by many of my fellow travellers. In this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I got to … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 5 – Every Traveller’s Scared Sometimes

For years, I thought I was the only traveller who was regularly scared and anxious about travelling. Much to my surprise, I more recently discovered that a huge number of my fellow travel-lovers … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 4 – Smashing Stereotypes

Ah, good old stereotypes. Can't live with 'em, can't live without em. In the latest episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, I'm musing with a few travel buddies about stereotypes and how travelling … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 3 – Staying With Locals

Thanks so much everybody for your fabulous support of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast and my launch last week. It's been really exciting to have my podcast out in the world and to hear from people … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 2 – The Terror of Getting Lost

As a bonus for launch day of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, you get not one but TWO episodes. This one is already one of my favourites (I know, early days, but just listen). Normally I include three … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 1 – Food in a Foreign Language

Launch day is here - and so are the first two full episodes of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast. I am beyond excited and yet also rather nervous to be releasing this baby into the wild! But I hope you'll … [Read More...]

Introducing The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 0

It's here! My podcast, that is. The Thoughtful Travel Podcast now has its own place on iTunes and come Friday there'll even be several episodes there ready to download - and then it'll be a … [Read More...]