Sometimes it’s hard to talk to strangers. It seems a bit easier when you travel, because everyone’s a stranger. And the best part: strangers often turn out to be incredibly kind and helpful, and leave you with great stories to tell on my podcast sometime down the track!
And that’s exactly what’s happened with my three guests today. I love this photo with Kelly (left) and a friendly Cambodian tuk-tuk driver. Why do they all have a beer? Well, you will have to listen to the podcast to figure that one out! Enjoy!
Show notes: Episode 76 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
The Kindness of Strangers on Your Travels
While sometimes we are inclined to feel suspicious of strangers, the fact is that 99.9% of people are good and when you travel, you will often come across some especially kind strangers. In Episode 76 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, I chat with three travellers who have had some fantastic and even life-changing experiences meeting strangers on their travels.
First up, Kelly Dunning of Global Goose has a funny and heartwarming tale to tell of a day out cycling in Angkor Wat which could have ended badly, but really didn’t!
Similarly, my next guest, Samantha Fisher of High Hopes Travel, ended up in Paris one summer night with no accommodation around, and this could have had an unhappy ended too but thanks to the kindness of strangers it was quite the opposite.
My final guest is Colin of Parenting, Passports and Profits who tells a tale of a bunch of strangers he met when he headed to the Rocky Mountains in search of a ski season job, and how these random meetings turned into a life-changing friendship.
- Kelly’s site Global Goose
- Sam’s site, coming soon, High Hopes Travel
- Sam on Instagram
- Colin’s site Parenting, Passports and Profits
- Thoughtful Travellers Meet Up in Perth – tickets from Eventbrite
- Episode 7 about Unexpected Travel Friends
- Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers