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...]

How Slow is Slow Travel? Episode 25 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I know it's very trendy to talk about slow travel these days, but my guests today and I have largely been doing it for years, just without knowing what it was called. As I discuss a little on the episode, I'm not sure anyone will agree on a precise definition of slow travel, but it's still a … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 24 – Wanderlust for Adults Who Didn’t Travel As Kids

Having just flown back in from Queensland yesterday, I can assure you I still have massive wanderlust. That was a quick five-day work trip, but still, the thrill of being in new places and being in airports and all of those other travelly things just inspires me so much. Obviously a lot of people … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 23 – Foreign Food: From Fishermen to Tarantulas

Food, glorious food! While I'm no foodie or food blogger, I'm still human and I do love to taste delicious foods when I travel. I'm not so keen on tasting non-delicious foods when I travel but sometimes you don't know until you try, right? This episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast features … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 22 – Memorable Travel Moments: Hungry Porcupines and More

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is back after a couple of weeks off while I moved house. My new podcasting room is so much prettier! But noisier - there'll be bird noises, I'm sure. (Not too sorry about it though, because nature is lovely.) Well, nature is usually lovely, but the first story in … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 21 – Pros and Cons of the Internet for Travellers

Life without the internet - now that we've experienced it - would be a weird kind of life. You wouldn't read this blog or listen to this podcast, among other things (and that would be tragic, right?). But the internet is not all rainbows and kittens, and having everything available so easily is … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 20 – English Names, Widows and PNG in the 1950s

It's funny how, when you're producing something weekly and you just keep plodding along, you can very quickly start reaching big numbers, like 20. Big to me, anyway, to think that this is the 20th episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, something I've imagined making for so long and finally this … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 19 – Travelling with Kids is Good for Everyone

You do not want to try telling me that it's a waste of time to take kids travelling. (You don't want to tell my first guest this either, because she has just as strong opinions as I do!) I'm totally convinced there are numerous benefits of taking a child of any age travelling, despite what some … [Read more...]