Life-Altering Travel Moments – Episode 119 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Has a particular trip or even just a travel moment changed your life significantly? If so - you are not alone, and in Episode 119 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcasts I speak with three travellers who've had life-altering travel moments. (And I'd say: if you haven't had a life-changing travel … [Read more...]

Ecotourism and Responsible Travel – Episode 118 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Five years ago I knew pretty much nothing about responsible tourism. If I'd been in a situation where I'd be offered the chance to ride an elephant, I would have done it. And I think lots of us are in that boat - it's an issue which has been discussed so much more in recent years and we've all … [Read more...]

Taking a Class When You Travel – Episode 117 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Travelling can be full of such a variety of experiences if only you know where to look! This episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast includes three travellers talking about a huge variety of classes they've taken while travelling - from cooking to flower arranging, from drumming to painting - and … [Read more...]

Choosing Your Next Destination – Episode 116 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Where are you going next? I get asked this question constantly and I usually have an answer but for once, right now, I don't. Mid next-year I've got a wedding to go to in Thailand, and a blogging workshop to teach in Bali after that ... but no flights are booked and both are chosen by other … [Read more...]

Travelling in Muslim Countries – Episode 115 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Every so often an episode comes along that I could listen to ten times, and this is one of them: Episode 115 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is about a topic that I find so intriguing and only have a little bit of experience with. I've travelled in a Muslim-dominated country like Tunisia and … [Read more...]

Special guest: Jen on travelling to Cambodia

I have a special guest post today from a local Perth woman I've met through my blogging work, Jen Harland. She contacted me recently because she'd noticed that coincidentally, I travelled to Cambodia just a couple of weeks after she did. Jen was diagnosed as an adult as being on the autism spectrum, … [Read more...]

Our Amazing Cambodia Experience – Episode 114 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

My first trip to Cambodia last month will NOT be my last - and as I put this podcast episode together I was reminded of several reasons why! I chatted with three people I met on our Cambodia trip and it was so lovely to be able to reminisce about our wonderful experiences - though it made me quite … [Read more...]

Three kinds of memorable experiences in Nan, Thailand

Visiting Nan in northern Thailand (a confusing name for a town, since my son calls his grandmother Nan - just pronounced slightly differently!) was another wonderful Thai experience, following on from my trip to Phrae as part of the Australian Society of Travel Writers convention. For me, … [Read more...]

Expat Travellers – Episode 113 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Hands up if you've lived as an expat for a time - or would like to? I have been so lucky to have lived and worked in Japan, Slovakia and Germany as an expat and I find it such an amazing way to really get to know a local culture and people - it's so very different to passing through just … [Read more...]

Wellness Travel – Episode 112 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Have you ever travelled somewhere with the express purpose of being completely kind to yourself? I haven't (probably should!), but I know that the idea of wellness travel is a very popular one these days. It seemed important to create a podcast episode about it, even if I haven't had much wellness … [Read more...]