Walking and Hiking Travels – Episode 175 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I have lofty (but hopeful can-come-true) dreams of doing lots of walking trips in future years - the nearly-cliched Camino de Santiago, for example, and some of the amazing walks available here in Western Australia. Generally, walking and hiking travels need more time, and not a young child - though … [Read More...]

Life Lessons from Travel – Episode 174 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I sometimes ponder just how my life would be different in the absence of all the interesting lessons travelling and living abroad has taught me. It's unimaginable, really, to think of all the decisions I've made and the parts of my personality which have developed as a consequence of my travel … [Read More...]

The science of why I love scenic views when we travel

On my recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, I spent an inordinate amount of time simply staring out the window of our apartment. We were up fairly high and had a view towards the KL Tower, some of the … [Read More...]

Anxiety and Travel – Episode 173 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Having anxiety does NOT mean you should never travel. It might seem like a difficult thing to do, but I actually think travelling can help your anxiety and one of my guests today found just … [Read More...]

Helping Others When We Travel – Episode 172 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

When we travel, it's common to realise that we come from a background of particular privilege. We mightn't be wealthy but if we are able to travel, we are better off than most of the rest of the world … [Read More...]

Moving to Another Country – Episode 171 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I've moved to other countries in the past - to Japan, to Slovakia, and to Germany, before moving back to Australia. But the difference between me and the guests I speak to in Episode 171 of The … [Read More...]

How Travel Changed in a Decade – Episode 170 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

A new decade has begun ... so let's get thoughtful about the decade just gone before we get swept up into the 2020s. Episode 170 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is all about that hard-to-name period … [Read More...]

Romance and Travel – Episode 169 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

When I realised that this topic of romance and travel was something that deserved to be covered on The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, I noted that I have had a certain lack of experience of romance and … [Read More...]

The Thoughtful Travellers Book Club for 2020

One of my goals for the year is to read 12 great travel books, and what better way to make sure I do than lead a book club doing just that, right? Over on the Thoughtful Travellers Facebook group, … [Read More...]