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The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Amanda Kendle

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast with Amanda Kendle is a show for travel lovers. Each episode is packed with travel stories from fellow... more

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325 What People Think About Australia

If you think of Australia, you're bound to imagine a few stereotypes of what life here is like: sun and... more

06 Jul 2024 · 27 minutes
324 Friends From Travelling

Meeting new people is one of my favourite parts of travelling, and when these chance encounters turn into long-term friendships,... more

08 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
323 Language Learning Through Travel and Immersion

Learning other languages can be really hard - especially if you're sitting in your home country trying to learn from... more

16 May 2024 · 27 minutes
322 Life-Changing Study Abroad Experiences

Although I never studied abroad myself I have no doubt at all that I would have loved every minute of... more

08 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
321 B Corps in the Travel Industry

For travellers like us, knowing a tourism business we are about to use is properly thoughtful, taking into account the... more

25 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
320 Thanks for the Travel Bug, Mum

This is an episode I never imagined I'd need to make; family lore was that my mum June would live... more

19 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
319 Homestays When You Travel

Staying in someone’s home is the ultimate in starting to understand the local way of life when you travel, and... more

23 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
318 Gevorg Babayan: Deep Dive into Experiential Tours in Armenia and Beyond

When I was first introduced to Gevorg Babayan and his company LikeLocal.io, which matches travellers with local experiences, I knew... more

15 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
317 Border Crossing Tales

Tales of things going wrong - or almost - are always popular, and I think if you throw in the... more

08 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
316 Fathers on Travelling with Kids

I am absolutely convinced that taking kids travelling is one of the best things you can do for them, and... more

03 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
315 Meeting Locals When We Travel

Connecting with local people when we travel is a true joy for me - whether it's just a quick conversation... more

26 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
314 Paul Christie, CEO Walk Japan - Deep Dive into Revitalising Rural Japan

If you decided to escape the corporate world, would you buy up a plot of land in an isolated part... more

14 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
313 Train Travel in Australia

It's common knowledge that train travel beats air travel in the sustainability stakes, but in recent months I've put this... more

08 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
312 Giving Back When We Travel

The statistics tell us so: more and more of us want to give back and do good when we travel.... more

05 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
311 Micah Kamohoali’i - Deep Dive into Hawaiian Culture and Tourism

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Micah Kamohoali'i when I was in Sydney for SXSW recently, and I knew... more

20 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
310 Fukushima, Japan - Hope Tourism, not Dark Tourism

I'm not alone in finding Japanese museums about earthquakes and tsunamis interesting and impactful; I know my friend Catherine who... more

11 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
309 SXSW Sydney: Why We Need Travel More Than Travel Needs Us

Here it is! This is the live recording of our panel at South By South West (SXSW) Sydney, from October... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
308 Walk Japan: Following Basho’s Road to the North

There are many, many ways to see Japan, but I think I've just experienced my favourite: on foot. In late... more

24 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
307 When Things Go Wrong At Sea

It's a strange phenomenon, but podcast episodes full of stories of things going wrong on our travels are always popular!... more

16 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
306 Eco-Accommodation

If we want to be mindful of our carbon footprint when we travel, a good way to do this is... more

10 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
305 Accessible Gold Coast Travels

Travel experiences should be accessible to everyone - I strongly believe that's an important part of the whole thoughtful travel... more

23 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
304 Bangkok Travels with Friends

Bangkok is a city which rewards many repeat visits and my recent trip there proved it! Putting together Episode 304... more

16 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
303 Digital Nomad Life

Thank you internet: you've made many things possible, two of them being podcasts, and working as a digital nomad. In... more

28 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
302 Chiang Rai - Thailand's Far North

Ah, finally, I've made it to Chiang Rai! I've wanted to visit this most northern part of Thailand my whole... more

21 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Book Club 19: Landlines by Raynor Winn

This special episode is the audio of the Facebook Livestream of the August 2023 meeting of the Thoughtful Travellers Book... more

18 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
301 Community-Based Tourism

Community-based tourism experiences are one of my favourite things to seek out when I travel, and this episode is a... more

11 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
300 Thailand: First Post-Covid Adventure Abroad

Thailand was calling, and I had to go! Three and a half years after my last pre-Covid adventure abroad, I... more

02 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
299 Van Travel

Travelling in some kind of van - a campervan, a caravan, an RV, a motorhome - is a unique and... more

24 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
298 Conservation Travel

There are so many ways we can try to do better when we travel, and looking for tours or activities... more

15 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
297 Travels in Iraq

City names like Mosul, Karbala and Basra - and of course the capital Baghdad - are familiar to us all,... more

08 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
296 Connecting with Local People When You Travel

Making connections - either brief or lasting - with local people when you travel can often be the highlight of... more

02 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
295 Overnight Train Travel

Travelling overnight in a train is, I think, a very special experience. I've slept peacefully on overnight trains in Russia,... more

08 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
294 Raynor Winn: Deep Dive Into Thoughtful Travel

Raynor Winn, bestselling author, one of my personal heroes, all-round amazingly nice person - is the guest on this deep... more

02 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
293 Citizen Science for Travellers

Many of us like to “do good” when we travel, and getting involved in some kind of citizen science program... more

26 May 2023 · 26 minutes
292 Ethical Animal Experiences on Your Travels

Getting animal experiences right when we travel is something we can all try hard to do - checking ahead of... more

30 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
291 Things Going Wrong on Our Travels

There is, apparently, no end to the appetite of both me and my listeners to hear stories about things going... more

08 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
Book Club 18: Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves

This special episode is the audio of the Facebook Livestream of the March 2023 meeting of the Thoughtful Travellers Book... more

03 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
290 Kununurra and Seven Years of Podcasting

Happy 7th birthday to The Thoughtful Travel Podcast! This is a special episode with a few interesting tidbits about the... more

27 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
289 Behind the Scenes of Travel Media and Public Relations

What really goes on behind the scenes of travel writers, content creators and podcasters, and their counterparts in the tourism... more

20 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
288 Is Volunteer Tourism Good or Bad?

It'd be great if any time we took ourselves travelling and volunteered somewhere that it was a purely good act.... more

13 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
287 Not Your Typical Cruise

I don't think I'm the kind of traveller who's going to board a five-thousand-passenger cruise ship any time soon. But... more

06 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
286 Melbourne, Victoria, and Sports Travel

One of my very favourite cities anywhere is Melbourne, Australia. It's a city I seriously considering moving to when I... more

21 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
285 Thoughtful Travel to Hawaii - Island Wisdom by Kainoa Daines and Annie Daly

I've always wanted to get to Hawai'i some day - but now I know why I haven't made it yet.... more

13 Feb 2023 · 34 minutes
284 Letting Go of Expectations on Your Travels

We know that having expectations can often set us up for disappointment - and many thoughtful travellers will also know... more

07 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
283 Antarctic Travel

It's the season for Antarctic travel - but should we really encourage Antarctic tourism? That's the question I had in... more

30 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
Book Club 16: Peel Me A Lotus by Charmian Clift

This special episode is the audio of the Facebook Livestream of the 2022 meeting of the Thoughtful Travellers Book Club,... more

09 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
282 Friendships Made While Travelling

Friendships made while travelling are some of the best friendships of all, right? I think the kind of person we... more

04 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
Book Club 15: Sovietistan by Erika Fatland

This special episode is the audio of the Facebook Livestream of the December 2021 meeting of the Thoughtful Travellers Book... more

27 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
281 Regenerative and Sustainable Travel

We all see the headlines about how travelling is bad for the earth - and yet I know my podcast... more

12 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
Book Club 14: A Beginner's Guide to Japan by Pico Iyer

This special episode is the audio of the Facebook Livestream of the October 2021 meeting of the Thoughtful Travellers Book... more

09 Dec 2022 · 41 minutes
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281 Regenerative and Sustainable Travel
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