Travelling as an Introvert – Episode 103 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Does spending time with people energise you or do you need a good rest after it? That’s my basic definition of being an extrovert (me) versus an introvert (my guests in this podcast episode), and it has been fascinating for me to discover how introverts deal with the people demands of travelling. My conclusion (kind of a spoiler? not really!) is that while it is probably (at least at a surface level) easier to negotiate the demands of travel as an extrovert, it might just be that introverts gain more from taking a trip. What do you think? Have a listen to this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast and let me know.

Show notes: Episode 103 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Travelling as an Introvert

As a fairly hard-core extrovert, tackling the topic of “introvert travel” is something I have definitely had to leave to my guests, but Episode 103 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is all about their experiences of travelling as an introvert and I found it all fascinating!

First up, I chat with Samantha Fisher who surprised me by saying she’s an introvert – she’s from the US but I met her when she attended my travel writing course here in Perth and seemed far from introverted. Our chat reveals just why that is and it was fascinating.

Next I talk to Michela Fantinel, an Italian friend of mine who has done a lot of solo travel, especially around Australia. As an introvert travelling alone most of the time, Michela has some really interesting observations about how people treat her.

Finally, Lindsay and Marshall from the Tumble podcast discuss their differing approaches as introverts moving to a foreign country. You definitely have to listen to find out the strategy of an “aggressive friend-making policy”!

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Travelling as an Introvert - The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

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