Exploring Western Australia – Episode 67 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

My home state of Western Australia is one of those places that is extra special because it's really far from everywhere. While I (fairly often) complain about it being a long distance to get to "the rest of the world" from WA, I realise that this is probably one of the main reasons it's so … [Read More...]

One day I will teach ESL again …

I was working away at my desk yesterday when a Facebook message notification popped up on my screen. I usually ignore them, but this one was from one of my Korean students from eight years ago when I was last teaching English as a second language, or ESL. Connecting with people through ESL … [Read More...]

On Taking Your Kids Travelling – Episode 66 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

The topic comes up regularly in everyday conversation for me - the value of taking your kids travelling. Don't get me started on the "but they won't remember it!" argument, or we'll be here all … [Read More...]

First Trips – Episode 65 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast returns after a break to deal with changing from a network to just lil' ol me and we are talking all about first trips. I explain what I remember of my first trip … [Read More...]

Exploring Legoland Malaysia slowly with a seven-year-old boy

My name is Amanda, and I have a son who is addicted to Lego. Clearly the solution to this addiction was to take him to the nearest Legoland, stat! Legoland Malaysia is in Johor Bahru, the … [Read More...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]