Getting Past Travel Anxiety – Episode 71 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Ah. Travel anxiety. All the best of us get it, whether we're anxious about flying, or worried before we even leave or perhaps more concerned about what will happen when we get there. But you know what? I think all of this is actually a pretty good thing - it means we're stretching the edge of our … [Read more...]

Travel Mistakes – Episode 69 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

If you love The Thoughtful Travel Podcast - help us out by reviewing it on iTunes - thanks in advance! Ah, travel mistakes. We all make them. If we don't, we're doing something wrong! At least that's what I tell myself every time I do something dumb when I'm travelling (which is at least once … [Read more...]

Solo Travel Tips – Episode 68 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I relish the rare chances I get to travel solo; I envisage more solo travel stints in my future! In this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I get to speak with three people who've done a whole heap of solo travel and have lots of thoughtful things to say about it. And on top of that, all … [Read more...]

Exploring Western Australia – Episode 67 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

My home state of Western Australia is one of those places that is extra special because it's really far from everywhere. While I (fairly often) complain about it being a long distance to get to "the rest of the world" from WA, I realise that this is probably one of the main reasons it's so … [Read more...]

On Taking Your Kids Travelling – Episode 66 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

The topic comes up regularly in everyday conversation for me - the value of taking your kids travelling. Don't get me started on the "but they won't remember it!" argument, or we'll be here all day! Of course, I love talking to like-minded people about the trips they've done with their children … [Read more...]

First Trips – Episode 65 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast returns after a break to deal with changing from a network to just lil' ol me and we are talking all about first trips. I explain what I remember of my first trip abroad - to Hong Kong, en route to Europe - in some detail in the early part of this episode, but what I … [Read more...]

Travel and Foreign Languages – Episode 64 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Language learning is just about one of my very favourite travel-related topics so I loved putting together this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast. I had an interesting chat with a bunch of travel bloggers at a dinner in Melbourne over the weekend about languages, and we all basically agreed … [Read more...]

Travel to Change Your Life’s Path – Episode 63 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Sometimes when you make a decision to travel somewhere, you know it might be life-changing somehow, but you often don't realise exactly what path in life that trip is going to push you down! That's certainly been the case for me and is the same for the three lovely people I speak with in this … [Read more...]

Foodie Lessons from Travel – Episode 62 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I've heard from some people who don't like to travel as much as you and I that foreign foods are one reason they prefer to stay home. And although there's nothing at all that would keep me at home, I can see where they're coming from. If you don't have adventurous taste buds, then travelling to … [Read more...]

Travel and Gratitude – Episode 61 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Gratitude is a bit of a buzz word these days but long before that happened I've known how grateful I am for the opportunity to travel and for all that it has taught me. It turns out I'm far from the only one and many of my guests chat about their gratitude towards many aspects of travel too, and … [Read more...]