Post-Denmark Thoughtful Travel Debrief – Episode 150 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Like all trips, my time in Denmark in May seems just so long ago now, but luckily I have a podcast that allows me to extend the joy of that trip by talking about it more now. Having reached the milestone of Episode 150, it seemed a good time to have a chat about how travelling intentionally … [Read More...]

Reading about Russia: A ship and a cat in the tundra

With two trips to Russia under my belt and a lifelong fascination - thanks to my mother's own obsession with all things Russia - it's a country that, while I don't feel I want to return to in the near future, I always like to read about. Russia is such a prominent feature of the world map on our … [Read More...]

Class and Privilege When We Travel – Episode 149 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Like many of my readers and podcast listeners, I was born pretty lucky - and it's meant I have access to travel, and even if it's budget travel, it's still an enormous privilege. Questions of class … [Read More...]

Solo Travelling – Episode 148 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

The topic of solo travelling is a much-discussed one amongst travellers: will you, won't you? Is it safe or unsafe, is it lonely or actually one of the best ways to meet people? I'm confident that … [Read More...]

Ten Years a Nomad with Nomadic Matt Kepnes – Episode 147 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Last month, this website turned 14. Fourteen years is a LONG time in blog-land - back in 2005, blogging was a very different thing, and the only way to get to know people, in the absence of social … [Read More...]

Our 7 favourite things to do in Copenhagen

The last time I was in Copenhagen, I was nine years old: I clearly remembered visiting Tivoli, and seeing the (very) Little Mermaid, and not much else. This time, I returned with my very own … [Read More...]

Travelling in Iran – Episode 146 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Destinations can come and go in popularity - Iceland wasn't a place anyone went when I was a kid, but these days everybody wants to go there. It's fascinating to see these ebbs and flows. In the last … [Read More...]

Volunteering Experiences While Travelling – Episode 145 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

If you've ever looked into the idea of volunteering while you travel - or indeed have already been part of the growing "voluntourism" sector - you may well have noticed that it's fraught with … [Read More...]

Grief, Travel and Change – Episode 144 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I’m so fortunate with this podcast in that I sometimes get to talk to people about really intimate, emotional parts of their lives - I’m so grateful when they share them and I know we can all learn a … [Read More...]