Travel and Gratitude – Episode 61 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Gratitude is a bit of a buzz word these days but long before that happened I've known how grateful I am for the opportunity to travel and for all that it has taught me. It turns out I'm far from the only one and many of my guests chat about their gratitude towards many aspects of travel too, and … [Read more...]

Fun and Philosophical Travel – Episode 60 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I get to chat with so many interesting people for The Thoughtful Travel Podcast and when it comes to a round-numbered episode I love to find my favourite chats about all kinds of random travel topics and put them into one - and for Episode 60 I've done the same - though they all come down to either … [Read more...]

5 reasons I keep returning to Melbourne

Next month I'm heading back to Melbourne for a quick trip. Little-known fact: when I moved back to Australia from Germany, I seriously considered making Melbourne my hometown instead of returning to Perth. At the time, Perth was still a bit of a boring city, to be honest (it is massively better … [Read more...]

Conversations with Locals – Episode 59 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Are you shy or brave about chatting to locals when you travel? I can be either, depending on the circumstances, but I've definitely got better at it over the years and when it's a language issue, for example, I've got much braver about just "having a go" in the local language and not worrying about … [Read more...]

Solo Travel Freedom – Episode 58 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Are you brave enough to travel solo? Honestly, I was too scared for a long time. It's something that once you've done it, you'll wonder why you were ever worried, I think, but it's a hurdle that many of us have to force ourselves to overcome. As with any form of travel, there are pros and cons, … [Read more...]

Taking Photos of People on Your Travels – Episode 57 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I get to meet all sorts of interesting people thanks to my blog and photographers are often amongst the most interesting of them all! Here in Perth I volunteer on the committee for the Fremantle International Portrait Prize, a contest running since 2009 to the best photography portraits from … [Read more...]

Unique Travel, Unique Destinations – Episode 56 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I've been itching to get back into the podcast saddle after our mid-year break. And this episode is a really fun one because I got to talk about some really unique travel experiences. All travel is good travel, but travelling someplace that not many people get to experience, or that you know nothing … [Read more...]

How to travel with a school-aged child (so that you all enjoy it)

It's been a while since I thought about how to travel with kids, because it's got much easier in recent years (compared to the toddler and preschooler days!). My travel-loving son has just turned seven, and is in the second grade at primary school here in Australia. Partly because he's grown up … [Read more...]

A sentimental tour of Warsaw, Poland

You know a city's a good one when you see it in terrible weather and still love it. Warsaw fits that bill for me, although I definitely want to return some day and have a whole lot more sunshine. Warsaw, Poland, back in 2003 Fourteen summers ago (ouch I feel old!), I was backpacking from Russia to … [Read more...]

13 suburbs of Perth to explore when you visit Western Australia

When we who call Perth home mention Perth, we mean far more than the city centre. For us, Perth is a vast sprawling city, now home to over two million people, and because of our love of living near the coast, it stretches more than 100km from north to south and it covers an area equivalent to well … [Read more...]