Exploring Nature in Australia – Episode 108 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Australia is a huge country, far from much of the rest of the world. We also have a pretty small population (although just this month we apparently reached 25 million people) and the vast majority of us crowd around the coast, leaving the rest of the nation full of vast and often undisturbed natural … [Read more...]

Trips and Holidays With Teenagers – Episode 107 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I had a very memorable (and life-changing) trip as a teenager - and I want to encourage people to both travel with their teenagers and let their teenagers travel without them, when the opportunity arises, because it's such an impressionable, changeable age and travel can really be so eye-opening! I … [Read more...]

Unusual Food Experiences on Your Travels – Episode 106 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

What's the most unusual eating experience you've had when travelling? I have heard some horror ones and some of them actually feature in this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast. I am not a very courageous eater when it comes to highly unusual foods but my guests have another approach … [Read more...]

Visiting Art Galleries on Your Travels – Episode 105 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I wasn't really an art gallery lover as a child or teen. I'm sure part of it is because I'm not especially artistic (I'm creative in other ways, let's say) so I didn't appreciate what goes in to making art. But as an adult, especially when travelling a lot, I got exposed to so much more art and … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Child-Friendly Cultures for Travellers – Episode 102 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Before I went on my recent trip to Fiji, a friend of mine who's taken her kids to a million different countries (okay, closer to 40, but still a lot!) told me that Fiji was the most child-friendly culture she had ever come across. That was a big call coming from someone that well-travelled but it … [Read more...]

Destinations Worth Visiting Twice – Episode 101 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Sometimes I just want to go to completely new places when I travel, but sometimes it can also be really fun to return to a destination you've visited before. I started asking some of my podcast guests about the destinations they always return to and got some very interesting answers! Show … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes – Episode 100 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Woohoo!!! My podcast has turned 100! Well, we have reach the 100th episode, at least, and that seems like an awesome milestone to celebrate, right? My podcast has been one of the most joyous things I've done during the past couple of years - honestly, a time that has been quite chaotic as it's … [Read more...]

Close Calls When Travelling – Episode 99 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Touch wood and all those other lucky things, I have never had a serious accident or problem or emergency when I've been travelling. And I really hope it stays that way forever! Being a travel blogger with lots of travel-loving friends I have too often logged onto Facebook and seen a friend who's … [Read more...]

Fun Tales of Getting Lost on Your Travels – Episode 98 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

My favourite tale of getting lost - in retrospect - was the time I climbed down Mt Fuji the wrong way. Let me tell you that at the time I did NOT think it was going to be a favourite story but it is now - but you will have to listen to Episode 98 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast to find out what … [Read more...]