Exploring Cultural Differences – Episode 123 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I'm such a fan of cultural differences that when I moved to live and work in Germany, after a couple of years in Japan and a year in Slovakia, I was pretty disappointed at first - because there weren't enough cultural differences. Germany seemed to be quite like Australia at first (especially in … [Read More...]

Talking to Locals When We Travel – Episode 122 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

One of my favourite memories of meeting locals when I travel is of two gentlemen I met in the Latvian port town of Ventspils. We only chatted for five or ten minutes, but I've always remembered them, and as it was something that happened fairly early on in my travelling years, it's an incident that … [Read More...]

Travelling in Cold Places – Episode 121 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Welcome to the first episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast for 2019! This episode is one that you'll empathise with in the northern hemisphere (being mid-winter there) but for us down here in … [Read More...]

A travel year in three downpours: Kyoto, Bangkok and Saigon

When it rains, it pours, right? 2018 was the year when it poured both literally and metaphorically for me in terms of travel. And I loved every second of all of it. A rainy day in Kyoto: … [Read More...]

Sustainable travel around the Philippines

In recent years, the Philippines keeps crossing my radar - and one interesting aspect is that it has been actively attempting to promote its green spaces and nature attractions to tourists. Just as in … [Read More...]

2018 in Review: Travel Fun and Podcast Fun – Episode 120 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

How lucky have I been this year, to be able to continue travelling to incredible places with the most delightful people, and to be able to chat with fascinating guests for the podcast and keep putting … [Read More...]

Life-Altering Travel Moments – Episode 119 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Has a particular trip or even just a travel moment changed your life significantly? If so - you are not alone, and in Episode 119 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcasts I speak with three travellers who've … [Read More...]

Ecotourism and Responsible Travel – Episode 118 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Five years ago I knew pretty much nothing about responsible tourism. If I'd been in a situation where I'd be offered the chance to ride an elephant, I would have done it. And I think lots of us are in … [Read More...]

Taking a Class When You Travel – Episode 117 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Travelling can be full of such a variety of experiences if only you know where to look! This episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast includes three travellers talking about a huge variety of classes … [Read More...]