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The Thoughtful Travel Podcast with Amanda Kendle is a show for travel lovers. Each episode is packed with travel stories from fellow travel addicts on topics like using foreign languages, meeting the locals, getting lost and what we learn from our travels.

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast Amanda Kendle

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    • 4.5 • 14 Ratings

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast with Amanda Kendle is a show for travel lovers. Each episode is packed with travel stories from fellow travel addicts on topics like using foreign languages, meeting the locals, getting lost and what we learn from our travels.

    275 Kids Are Shaped By Travel

    275 Kids Are Shaped By Travel

    My own kid is twelve years old now, and thanks to the pandemic had spent more than two years without a trip outside his home state of Western Australia. I wish it could have been otherwise, but what excited me no end on our recent trip to New South Wales was that all this time without travel hadn't blunted his enthusiasm for it - quite the opposite, perhaps, he was more excited than ever to step on a plane and explore someplace new to him. On this trip I saw so many ways that our past travels had shaped him, so I was keen to put together this episode of other voices saying the same about their own kids.

    First up, I chat with Carmen and David Allan-Petale who spent a year and a half travelling around Australia in a caravan with their young daughter. The stories they share of her experiences and how they believe it shaped her personality are truly heartwarming.

    Next, I speak to Erika Kritikides from Intrepid Travel. Her son's experiences of China as a six-year-old - what was important to him, and how he dealt with such a unique trip - confirm that travel really shapes kids.

    Finally, I talk to Eliza Raymond who is literally doing a PhD on what kids learn from travel - truly a woman after my own heart! I can't wait to see the results of her studies (and hope she confirms what this episode anecdotally proves to be true!).

     

    Links:


    Carmen and David Allan-Petale of Red Platypus Creative - https://redplatypuscreative.com
    Also, hosts of the Committed Creative Podcast  https://podcast.redplatypuscreative.com 
    Erika Kritikides from Intrepid Travel Small Group Adventures www.intrepidtravel.com
    Eliza Raymond from Good Travel - https://www.good-travel.org/
    Eliza's research profile - https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/som/research/phd/tour/eliza-raymond
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    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/275
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    • 26 min
    274 Dale Neill: Deep Dive into Thoughtful Travel

    274 Dale Neill: Deep Dive into Thoughtful Travel

    Dale Neill, photographer, traveller, teacher and all-round nice guy, is my guest for this special Deep Dive episode. I've known Dale for a decade or so and many times been entranced by his fantastic stories (travel and otherwise!) and it was such a pleasure to chat with him at length for this episode.

    Dale's tales on this episode start in Borneo photographing orang-utans, then move to meeting local dogs on Naxos in Greece. He's led many tours so has a crazy tale to tell of dealing with tour participants with high expectations in Turkey, and we finish up with his expectations not being met in a hotel in Vietnam.

    Links:


    Dale’s website - http://www.daleneill.com.au/ 
    Previous stories from Dale:
    Episode 178 Interesting Plane Passengers Sitting Next To You - https://notaballerina.com/178
    Episode 136 Photography for Travellers - https://notaballerina.com/136
    Episode 146 Travelling in Iran - https://notaballerina.com/146
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    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/274
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    • 31 min
    273 Broome, Western Australia

    273 Broome, Western Australia

    Broome in Western Australia is in my home state, but it’s over 2000km away, so earlier this year was the very first time I’d finally got that far. Of course, it was worth the wait in many ways.

    Episode 273 is about my Broome experience, which was mostly a work trip, but it’s also about being a thoughtful traveller, and how I went with applying some of the key principles of thoughtful travel to my days in Broome.

    This was a very special trip for me - my first flight since January 2020, when I returned from Kuala Lumpur amongst rumours of this strange virus circulating. Getting quite far away from Perth was a wonderful reset and refresh and I hope you enjoy hearing about it.

    Links:


    Salty Plum Social for bar and art tours - https://www.saltyplumsocial.com.au
    Documentary I watched in Broome - Djkamirr - https://www.birthingoncountry.com/djakamirr 
    Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers
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    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/273
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    • 22 min
    272 Travel Gives You Confidence

    272 Travel Gives You Confidence

    Whether you're hitchhiking, making new friends or buying a train ticket in India, all of these things take confidence. We talk often on The Thoughtful Travel Podcast about the myriad ways travel helps you grow, and one of the biggest benefits I've had from travelling is that it's given me immense confidence - a trait that's carried through into my personal and professional life far beyond my travels.

    In Episode 272, my three guests tell me about incidents from their travels which have given them lasting confidence. I start with Sophia Bentaher who has a great philosophical approach to what she's learnt from travel and thinks that travelling gives a compounding benefit as you see the results of your actions and become increasingly confident in all that you do.

    I then chat with Nathan Thomas who describes the daily achievements in travel like buying a ticket at an Indian train station where even the scam artists are dressed in an official-looking uniform. Each of these kinds of achievements add to your confidence. Finally, I hear from Sarah Meyer who intentionally went looking for her confidence to be built on a long-term solo trip in Asia - and found it in spades.

    Links:


    Crossing cultures: Student travel and personal development - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0147176797000217 
    Sophia’s website https://sophia-b.co/ 
    Nathan of Intrepid Times https://intrepidtimes.com/ 
    Nathan’s new book Travel Your Way: Rediscover the World on Your Own Terms
    Sarah’s site Last Minute Wanders https://lastminutewanders.com/ 
    Ep 15 - Travel Builds Confidence, So Do It! - notaballerina.com/15 
    Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers
    Join our LinkedIn group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://notaballerina.com/linkedin
    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/272
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    • 25 min
    271 Six Years of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

    271 Six Years of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

    Can you believe this - because I almost can't - that The Thoughtful Travel Podcast turned six years old recently?! Unfortunately, my household were all suffering with Covid on its actual birthday, but I've now recovered enough to put together this episode to celebrate.

    In particular, I'm excited to share some wonderful voice messages from friends and listeners of the podcast - collating these gave me such a thrill! In this episode I also outline a few of the last year's successes, and talk about some plans I have for the next year of the podcast.

    Thanks so much to everyone who listens, shares, participates in our groups and in all other ways supports The Thoughtful Travel Podcast - I am so very grateful for you all.

    Links:


    Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers
    Join our LinkedIn group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://notaballerina.com/linkedin
    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/271
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    270 Post-Pandemic Travel: What Will Change?

    270 Post-Pandemic Travel: What Will Change?

    I don’t think we’re at the post-pandemic stage yet, but we definitely seem to be at the stage where people are travelling a lot more - even the Australian border is open now, and Western Australia’s will be soon too. So it seems like an appropriate time to revisit the great hopes of 2020 - when we all said that after the pandemic we’ll be much more thoughtful travellers, basically.

    In this episode, I talk about some academic research and a prediction of the different ways people will approach travel after the pandemic - they’ve based it on ‘terror management theory’ which is intriguing in itself. After discussion both the short and long term predictions of how people may change their thoughts about travel, I dig into the anecdotal evidence I’ve been able to collect in recent weeks.

    Basically, I think there is good news and bad news. And I really hope the good news wins out in the end!

    Links:


    “Proximal and distal post-COVID travel behavior’ in the Annals of Tourism Research, Volume 88, by L Miao, J Im, X Fu, H Kim and YE Zhang - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2021.103159 
    Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers
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    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/270
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

AdventuresWithFi ,

Enjoyable, inspirational, fun!

This is definitely one of my favourite podcasts - it's informative, inspirational, warm and funny. Thank you Amanda for cheering me up, relaxing me and inspiring me to get travelling again one day, but in a responsible way. Everything you talk about chimes with me, and I also really love your voice - it's so calming to listen to. Keep up the good work!

Lissa Stevens ,

Thought provoking!

Great podast. I explore a lot of travel podcasts, and really appreciate this one takes a bit of a deeper dive into subjects as oppose to skating over. Episodes are entertaining too and guests a joy to listen to. A great formula!

GemT79 ,

A great listen

Love this podcast, it covers such a wide range of travel topics and lovely to listen to :-)

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