Helping Others When We Travel – Episode 172 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

When we travel, it's common to realise that we come from a background of particular privilege. We mightn't be wealthy but if we are able to travel, we are better off than most of the rest of the world - so it's no surprise that amongst experienced travellers, there's a lot of talk about how we can … [Read more...]

Moving to Another Country – Episode 171 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I've moved to other countries in the past - to Japan, to Slovakia, and to Germany, before moving back to Australia. But the difference between me and the guests I speak to in Episode 171 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is that they stayed there! Yep, we are talking about those brave souls who … [Read more...]

How Travel Changed in a Decade – Episode 170 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

A new decade has begun ... so let's get thoughtful about the decade just gone before we get swept up into the 2020s. Episode 170 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is all about that hard-to-name period between 2010 and 2019; a decade that, when you stop to think, has changed the world in so many ways … [Read more...]

Romance and Travel – Episode 169 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

When I realised that this topic of romance and travel was something that deserved to be covered on The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, I noted that I have had a certain lack of experience of romance and travel. Most of my travels have been either with a boyfriend or husband, or more recently, with a son. … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travellers Book Club for 2020

One of my goals for the year is to read 12 great travel books, and what better way to make sure I do than lead a book club doing just that, right? Over on the Thoughtful Travellers Facebook group, I asked for some ideas for which books we should read (and I'll continue to ask and add to this … [Read more...]

New Year Travels [Replay] – Episode 168 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Happy New Year! 2020 is nearly here - it's the kind of year that, in my childhood back in the 1980s, sounded like a science fiction. And yet, 2020 starts tomorrow. Crazy! During my 2020 I want to do so many things, but some important ones including launching my kids' travel podcast and finally … [Read more...]

Christmas Travels [Replay] – Episode 167 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Merry Christmas from Perth, Western Australia! While I'm spending the week with family and friends, chilling out (where possible - fortunately the forecast isn't too hot here, and we have avoided the worst of the awful bushfires engulfing the other side of Australia) I'm republishing a Christmas … [Read more...]

Travel Year in Review 2019 – Episode 166 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

To start winding up 2019, I decided it was time to do a 2019 travel year in review podcast episode, to reflect a little on travels this year, on how the podcast has been going - because it's growing and growing, and I've loved being part of that! - and to answer some listener questions, too, because … [Read more...]

Travel Insurance Saves the Day – Episode 165 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

It might sound like a boring old adage that goes "if you can't afford travel insurance you can't afford to travel" but it is 100% true - and some tales in this episode show you why, in case you need convincing, and if not, are just entertaining stories! I've been lucky to only need to claim on … [Read more...]

Please Travel With Your Children! – Episode 164 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

My son is nine and a half as a write this. I know, 100%, that he is a very different child to how he would have turned out if we hadn't travelled (rather regularly!) throughout his childhood to date. Not bad, just different, but I love the qualities travel has enhanced in him, like a massive amount … [Read more...]