Housesitting While Travelling – Episode 89 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

This is another well-timed episode because I'll be travelling in Japan when it airs, knowing that at home in Perth I have a brilliant housesitter taking care of everything - including my lovely cats. I have only done a little housesitting in my time - and more frequently used a housesitter, … [Read more...]

Home away from home: Travel Photo Roulette #115

I was a winner this week! Well, the coffee maker pictured below, who I spotted at the Chatuchak Markets in Bangkok recently, was really the winner - I entered this photo in the travel bloggers' "Photo Roulette" contest for the topic of "thirst quenching" and was declared the … [Read more...]

Airbnb in Iceland, or accommodation to help you fall in love with Iceland even more deeply

Everyone’s been talking about Airbnb lately. Well, not quite everybody, because quite often when I told people we used Airbnb in Iceland they’ve replied with something like, “Oh yes, B and Bs are such great options for meeting people,” and I’d try to spell it out that actually I mean Air B and B … [Read more...]

6 ways the Courtyard Seminyak helped me enjoy Bali

Bali, hey? I was never really planning to go there but when the chance kind of fell into my lap, I finally thought it was worth a shot. The Courtyard Seminyak was a new Marriott hotel, they were looking for bloggers to enjoy a few days there, and who was I to say no to an intriguing way to help the … [Read more...]