Thoughtful travel and empowerment tourism in Fiji with Hands On Journeys

"Do you want to come to Fiji with me in a couple of weeks?" I asked my son, a bit of a random question for a Sunday afternoon. "Where is it and what does it look like?" I showed him the brochure I'd got. I got an enthusiastic yes. (Who's surprised?!) (Pre-reading warning: Hands On … [Read More...]

Behind the Scenes – Episode 100 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Woohoo!!! My podcast has turned 100! Well, we have reach the 100th episode, at least, and that seems like an awesome milestone to celebrate, right? My podcast has been one of the most joyous things I've done during the past couple of years - honestly, a time that has been quite chaotic as it's … [Read More...]

Close Calls When Travelling – Episode 99 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Touch wood and all those other lucky things, I have never had a serious accident or problem or emergency when I've been travelling. And I really hope it stays that way forever! Being a travel blogger … [Read More...]

Fun Tales of Getting Lost on Your Travels – Episode 98 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

My favourite tale of getting lost - in retrospect - was the time I climbed down Mt Fuji the wrong way. Let me tell you that at the time I did NOT think it was going to be a favourite story but it is … [Read More...]

Lessons from Living Abroad – Episode 97 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Have you ever lived abroad, or can you imagine moving overseas for a time? I consider myself extremely lucky that I lived and worked abroad in Japan, Slovakia and Germany for about five and a half … [Read More...]

Remote Travel in Africa – Episode 96 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Africa is a place many of us aspire to explore but fewer people actually get there. I've been lucky enough to travel a little through Tunisia (the pic below is of my camel's foot when I spent a day … [Read More...]

Travel Mishaps and Misjudgments – Episode 95 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Ever made a mistake on your travels, or had some kind of mishap? If not, you probably just need to travel more. Travel mishaps and misjudgments are bound to happen but thankfully most of them turn … [Read More...]

Lessons from travels later in life

I can't get enough of people's lessons from travel - just reminds me over and over how important travelling can be in shaping our lives - and so I have a great guest post here from Aussie couple Ros … [Read More...]

How Travel Changes Kids – Episode 94 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Travelling as a kid completely changed my life path (I feel confident I wouldn't be a travel blogger now if my parents hadn't taken the massive step of dragging two kids around Europe in a campervan … [Read More...]