Ten Years a Nomad with Nomadic Matt Kepnes – Episode 147 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Last month, this website turned 14. Fourteen years is a LONG time in blog-land - back in 2005, blogging was a very different thing, and the only way to get to know people, in the absence of social media, was by commenting on their blog posts. So, way back in those early years, I got to know Matt … [Read more...]

Armchair travel to Germany: Books on Germany to read before your German trip

I love Germany, I love reading and I love meeting people through my blog who I have lots in common with: and Kati of Queensland & Beyond is one of those people! I don't even remember how we first got in contact but I've since interviewed her for the podcast as well has had heaps of interesting … [Read more...]

Armchair travel: One for families, one for escapees (to Prague or elsewhere!)

My month of armchair travel is coming to a close and it's been so fun, as part of celebrating the blog's 10th birthday, to spend a few weeks immersing myself in some new books about travelling - not quite as good as actually travelling, but certainly a lot cheaper! In this final post of the series, … [Read more...]

Sentimental memories of Japan, and Halfway Home by Christine Mari Inzer

A book about Japan? A really cute book with drawings and comics about Japan, drawn by a teenager? I am totally in! As soon as I heard about Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japan by Christine Mari Inzer, I knew I'd love it and would be reminiscing about my own time in Japan - two of the most … [Read more...]

Travelling in Africa: Armchair travel giveaway of Njinga by Kate Leeming

I first heard of Kate Leeming's African adventure via an email from my mother. She told me she'd seen an interview with Kate on TV and was sure I'd love her story. As many of you will know: mothers are always right! I do love Kate's story. She's a fellow Western Australian originally and has … [Read more...]

Armchair travel – great books and a month of birthday giveaways at Not A Ballerina

Most of us, unfortunately, can't travel all the time. (And honestly, I don't think I want to travel all the time - although a bit more often would be good!) However, a pretty decent substitute for travelling is travelling vicariously through others, and I do love to read a great travel book to give … [Read more...]