The Unstoppable Urge to Travel – Episode 77 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Why do I travel? Mostly just because I can't NOT travel. I really have this unstoppable urge to travel. Life gets in the way all the time - the bank doesn't take frequent flyer miles as mortgage payments; my seven-year-old likes going to school and the government want him to go pretty often; I have … [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...]

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...]

Travel genetics – how your parents influence your love of travel

I often think about how I got so addicted to travelling. (Because let's face it - life would be a lot cheaper and easier without travel - although a whole lot more boring, too!) As with pretty much any tricky thing in life, I think a common strategy is to blame your parents. And I think I can … [Read more...]