Travel and Foreign Languages – Episode 64 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Language learning is just about one of my very favourite travel-related topics so I loved putting together this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast. I had an interesting chat with a bunch of travel bloggers at a dinner in Melbourne over the weekend about languages, and we all basically agreed … [Read more...]

Travel to Change Your Life’s Path – Episode 63 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Sometimes when you make a decision to travel somewhere, you know it might be life-changing somehow, but you often don't realise exactly what path in life that trip is going to push you down! That's certainly been the case for me and is the same for the three lovely people I speak with in this … [Read more...]

Foodie Lessons from Travel – Episode 62 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I've heard from some people who don't like to travel as much as you and I that foreign foods are one reason they prefer to stay home. And although there's nothing at all that would keep me at home, I can see where they're coming from. If you don't have adventurous taste buds, then travelling to … [Read more...]

Travel and Gratitude – Episode 61 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Gratitude is a bit of a buzz word these days but long before that happened I've known how grateful I am for the opportunity to travel and for all that it has taught me. It turns out I'm far from the only one and many of my guests chat about their gratitude towards many aspects of travel too, and … [Read more...]

Fun and Philosophical Travel – Episode 60 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I get to chat with so many interesting people for The Thoughtful Travel Podcast and when it comes to a round-numbered episode I love to find my favourite chats about all kinds of random travel topics and put them into one - and for Episode 60 I've done the same - though they all come down to either … [Read more...]

5 reasons I keep returning to Melbourne

Next month I'm heading back to Melbourne for a quick trip. Little-known fact: when I moved back to Australia from Germany, I seriously considered making Melbourne my hometown instead of returning to Perth. At the time, Perth was still a bit of a boring city, to be honest (it is massively better … [Read more...]

Conversations with Locals – Episode 59 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Are you shy or brave about chatting to locals when you travel? I can be either, depending on the circumstances, but I've definitely got better at it over the years and when it's a language issue, for example, I've got much braver about just "having a go" in the local language and not worrying about … [Read more...]

Solo Travel Freedom – Episode 58 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Are you brave enough to travel solo? Honestly, I was too scared for a long time. It's something that once you've done it, you'll wonder why you were ever worried, I think, but it's a hurdle that many of us have to force ourselves to overcome. As with any form of travel, there are pros and cons, … [Read more...]

Taking Photos of People on Your Travels – Episode 57 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I get to meet all sorts of interesting people thanks to my blog and photographers are often amongst the most interesting of them all! Here in Perth I volunteer on the committee for the Fremantle International Portrait Prize, a contest running since 2009 to the best photography portraits from … [Read more...]

Unique Travel, Unique Destinations – Episode 56 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I've been itching to get back into the podcast saddle after our mid-year break. And this episode is a really fun one because I got to talk about some really unique travel experiences. All travel is good travel, but travelling someplace that not many people get to experience, or that you know nothing … [Read more...]