Housesitting While Travelling – Episode 89 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

This is another well-timed episode because I'll be travelling in Japan when it airs, knowing that at home in Perth I have a brilliant housesitter taking care of everything - including my lovely cats. I have only done a little housesitting in my time - and more frequently used a housesitter, … [Read More...]

Random Acts of Travel Kindness – Episode 88 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

As this episode airs, I'm a day away from returning to Japan with my son - and Japan is the place I know I was blessed with so very many random acts of travel kindness, both when I lived there and on my return visit a couple of years ago. So it's timely to look back on some of those moments were a … [Read More...]

Travelling With Your Parents – Episode 87 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Travelling with your parents as an adult is an interesting experience. It can be an amazing way to create beautiful family memories and it can be a short-cut to extreme arguments - or so I'm told, … [Read More...]

How to prepare your kids for a trip to Japan

If you're planning a Japan family holiday, you probably want to prepare your kids for Japan ahead of time. It's an utterly wonderful country to visit but probably pretty different in quite a few ways … [Read More...]

Travel and Self Development – Episode 86 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Why do we travel? It's a big question! While we might on the surface think we're travelling to have a break, or to see something new, or to go and visit friends or family, there is always something … [Read More...]

What parents learn from kids when travelling

My series of guest posts about the lessons we learn from travelling continues with a great story from Jessica of Magnets From Everywhere. I love it because the lesson she and her husband learnt about … [Read More...]

Cross Cultural Kids – Episode 85 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

It's been happening for decades but I'm sure it's more common than ever before: third culture kids (TCK) or cross cultural kids who grow up somewhere away from where there parents consider home and … [Read More...]

Adventures Abroad in Nature – Episode 84 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Nature is amazing, right? I'm a city girl, born and bred, and many of us don't get outside the city too often. But if your adventures abroad take you into nature you can see some truly phenomenal … [Read More...]

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) – Episode 83 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Teaching English as a second language has played a very important role in my life (and the life of this blog, in fact!). It was for a TESOL/TEFL job that I left Australia and lived in Japan, Slovakia … [Read More...]