Making Friends Through Travel – Episode 35 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Some people travel to see the sights; some to eat the food. I like doing both of these too, but one of my favourite things to do while I'm travelling is to make new friends. And that's what Episode 35 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is all about. Whether I'm making completely new friends by … [Read more...]

Travel and Stereotypes – Episode 34 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

The topic of stereotypes is an endlessly fascinating one for me. When I was an ESL teacher, especially here in Perth when I would have a class full of different nationalities, it was so interesting to observe which aspects of a stereotype had some basis in reality and which didn't. This episode … [Read more...]

Volunteer Travel to Help You and the World – Episode 33 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I've travelled around in lots of different ways but to date, I've never done any kind of volunteer travel. (I've volunteered while I've been living somewhere, but not gone anywhere specifically to volunteer.) I will one day for sure - if not before then definitely I can see myself wandering the … [Read more...]

On Keeping a Travel Journal – Episode 32 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Ah, travel journals. One of my favourite topics, as you know. And something that takes up several shelves in my bookcase, too. I'm fascinated to hear about other people's habits when it comes to journalling, and I'm pleased to say that my three guests today are quite committed journal keepers. … [Read more...]

How the Internet Has Changed Travel – Episode 31 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I know in my heart that the internet has been an incredibly rapidly growing thing, but when I tell my six-year-old that when I was a kid, most people didn't have computers and nobody at all had the internet - it wasn't even something we could imagine - it still makes me feel really ancient. But … [Read more...]

Lace, Lego and Lola on Travel – Episode 30 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Back in Episode 20 I took it upon myself to make every tenth episode of the podcast a bit different. Sometimes I chat with people about something really fascinating but it just doesn't really work to put it together with chats with other people - unless I do this, and have a fabulous mishmash of an … [Read more...]

Sketching on Your Travels – Episode 29 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I can put words together decently, but I am not good at drawing. I talk about that a bit more in this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast but if you've seen my attempts you'll know it's basically true! However, this doesn't stop me, because I've learnt over the years that sketching on your … [Read more...]

Getting from A to B – Episode 28 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Travelling has taught me a lot about getting from A to B in all different kinds of ways. Sometimes I get lost, sometimes I don't, sometimes it's comfortable, sometimes it's terrifying. The only constant is that if you're going to travel, you absolutely have to find ways to get from A to B or you … [Read more...]

Are All Aussies Tanned and Tall? – Episode 27 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Given that when this episode goes live, I'll be halfway up the Western Australian coast exploring a bit of country Australia, this is a particularly relevant topic (by complete coincidence, I must add) - what's the stereotype of an Australian? I was born and bred in Australia and have lived here … [Read more...]

How to be Bilingual – Episode 26 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I'm sure I'm not the only traveller who has sometimes wished they could transplant a microchip into their brain and suddenly be able to fluently speak another language. Instead, I've spent most of my life slogging away at learning German, as well as having a go at Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese and … [Read more...]