Travel Insurance Saves the Day – Episode 165 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

It might sound like a boring old adage that goes "if you can't afford travel insurance you can't afford to travel" but it is 100% true - and some tales in this episode show you why, in case you need convincing, and if not, are just entertaining stories! I've been lucky to only need to claim on … [Read More...]

Please Travel With Your Children! – Episode 164 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

My son is nine and a half as a write this. I know, 100%, that he is a very different child to how he would have turned out if we hadn't travelled (rather regularly!) throughout his childhood to date. Not bad, just different, but I love the qualities travel has enhanced in him, like a massive amount … [Read More...]

Interview with Tony Wheeler, Lonely Planet Founder – Episode 163 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

My travel podcasting and travel blogging career has brought about lots of extra-fun things and one of them was getting to meet Tony Wheeler, the legendary founder of the Lonely Planet empire, when he … [Read More...]

Choosing Where to Live Abroad – Episode 162 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Where would you choose to live abroad, if you decided to leave the country where you live now? I have lots of ideas, but it's not a realistic question while my son's still at school, so it's just a … [Read More...]

Start here: The best of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast to 2019

My "second child", The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, is zeroing in on a quarter of a million downloads - which seems so extraordinary to think that thousands of people each week download and listen to me … [Read More...]

Cycling Across the World – Episode 161 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I don't (yet) have the intention to cycle the world. I'm still impressed that we spent a week cycling around Copenhagen earlier this year! This is my son - the more competent cyclist of the two of us, … [Read More...]

Our brilliant Copenhagen boat tour with Hey Captain

If you've wandered or cycled around Copenhagen you will have noticed there's plenty of water around. Bridges and canals litter the Danish capital and from my own experience I can highly recommend … [Read More...]

Cairns and Queensland Podcast Diary – Episode 160 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I've been away - and I want to tell you all about it! Cairns hosted the annual convention of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and I was excited to head along there - and see a bit of Cairns … [Read More...]

Languages and Travel – Episode 159 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Regular listeners will know I have collected decent German, a smattering of Japanese and a few words of Slovak (after six months of weekly classes!) from my travels - but I always wish I could speak … [Read More...]