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...]

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...]