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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 over thirty years ago ...) and I can see already that travelling has changed my son's life (for the … [Read more...]

Bargaining and Tipping on Your Travels – Episode 91 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Questions of money can get tricky and icky. And that's why I was fascinated to hear everybody's differing viewpoints on bargaining or haggling when you travel, along with some talk of tipping too (being from Australia, a non-tipping culture, this stresses me no end ... well, as does the bargaining … [Read more...]

Cultural Differences Around the World – Episode 79 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

It's pretty common to bump into cultural differences when you travel, and even more so to uncover them if you're living and working in a foreign country - over the years I have certainly discovered a truckload of them, often about topics I never would have imagined - like how Australians wash their … [Read more...]

Travels in Nature – Episode 75 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Growing up in the city means that although I do prefer to live in an urban environment, the thrill of getting away into nature is always a thrill and something I don't think I'll ever get bored of. So many of the most memorable moments of my travelling life have been out in nature - atop Mt Fuji in … [Read more...]

When Things Go Wrong – Episode 73 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Ever had something go wrong when you're travelling? Honestly, I think it's a sign of a good trip if a few things go wrong. And nearly always, something going wrong leads to something happening that's serendipitous and funny and interesting. At the very least, it makes a good story to tell on a … [Read more...]