Being a Thoughtful Traveller in Denmark: Pre-Trip Thoughts – Episode 140 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I'm preparing this post from rural Denmark, a couple of weeks after I recorded this episode and just over halfway through my stay in this gorgeous part of Scandinavia. I've just re-listened to my thoughts about what I was expecting to learn about here and I'm so pleased to be able to say I've learnt … [Read More...]

Places in Bali that aren’t in the travel guides

I'm interviewing a guest today! Before I introduce her, my pre-amble ... you might remember that since I live in Perth, Western Australia, flying to Bali is actually quicker than even flying to Adelaide, the next closest capital city in Australia. This means that a huge number of Perth people visit … [Read More...]

Culture Shock When You Get Home – Episode 139 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Reverse culture shock, or re-entry shock, or culture shock when you get home - whatever name you give it, it's often a problem we don't anticipate and it can hit you harder than you'd expect. Sure, … [Read More...]

Accommodation Alternatives – Episode 138 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

When I look back on my travels, pretty much all of my favourite places to stay have been alternatives to hotels. I don't mind a hotel but many have a tendency to feel a bit same-same or sometimes they … [Read More...]

Depression and Travel – Episode 137 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I'm often blown away by how giving and honest my podcasts guests will be when telling me about their various experiences but this episode about depression and travel is one where all my guests have … [Read More...]

Photography for Travellers – Episode 136 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Like painting or drawing, photography is something I've always wanted to be better at. And of the three, it's the one I think I have the best chance of improving, so this episode was very important … [Read More...]

Nightlife When You Travel – Episode 135 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I remember back in my late teens and early twenties when I could happily go out to a nightclub until two in the morning and bounce back reasonably well the next day. Well, those days are no more (my … [Read More...]

Trip planning and research (with a nine-year-old) – the Thailand and Denmark example

Lots of people ask for trip planning advice. And many parents ask me for my tips for planning travel with kids. I always have plenty to say, but really, the different ways people plan, research and … [Read More...]

Location Independent Work – Episode 134 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Location independent work, or being a digital nomad, or working online while travelling - there are plenty of ways to describe it but whatever you call it there's no escaping the fact that more and … [Read More...]