The science of why I love scenic views when we travel

On my recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, I spent an inordinate amount of time simply staring out the window of our apartment. We were up fairly high and had a view towards the KL Tower, some of the rainforest that surrounds it, and many varied skyscrapers. There was always something going on, but it … [Read more...]

Travel and Self Development – Episode 86 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Why do we travel? It's a big question! While we might on the surface think we're travelling to have a break, or to see something new, or to go and visit friends or family, there is always something more underneath it. There are so many fabulous reasons to travel abroad (or even nearby) and I am sure … [Read more...]

7 benefits of travel that research actually proves (in case you need a reason)

Is travel good for you? I have ZERO doubt that travel is GREAT for you! But being an old academic at heart (little known fact: one of my previous lives was as a university lecturer and I have half a PhD), I have been tinkering with the idea of different ways to prove the many benefits of … [Read more...]