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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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    • 4.8 • 43 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.

    238 Travel for a Sporting Event

    238 Travel for a Sporting Event

    Travelling to participate in a sporting event is a niche reason to travel that a surprisingly large number of travel lovers have experienced during their loves, and I love the unique benefits and fun of trips for sport.

    In Episode 238 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I speak with three people who've travelled for a wide variety of sporting reasons.

    First up, I chat with Tim Tricker who has had many short trips to interesting destinations across Europe to take part in darts tournaments. I love that he gets to see out of the way places and congregate with a bunch of like-minded people.

    Eugene Devereux has travelled for a much more physical sport - adventure races. He's been able to combine this physical experience with exploring some particularly beautiful parts of Ireland.

    Finally, I speak to Emma Lovell who was lucky enough to experience the joy of travelling in a sporting team as a teenager when she toured New Zealand playing water polo. The change to meet local people and then attempt to beat them at water polo sounds like lots of fun!

    Links:
    Eugene from the Irish Bootstrapper blog and podcast  - https://www.irishbootstrapper.com/ 
    Emma Lovell from the Lovelly Travels Podcast - https://lovellytravels.com
    Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers
    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/238

     

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    • 22 min
    237 Being a Tourist at Home with Jenny Herbert

    237 Being a Tourist at Home with Jenny Herbert

    You know I'm all about travelling more thoughtfully and purposefully - and you might find it strange that I'm talking in Episode 237 with the author of a book about *not* travelling!

    Jenny Herbert's book "The Art of Being a Tourist at Home" is, as the title suggests, about how to get that travel feeling, and many of the benefits of travel, without straying far from your home turf, and certainly without hopping on a plane or landing on the doorstep of a community overcrowded by other tourists. I agree with her premises for not travelling, although I do think there is still an important role for thoughtful travel even in a world fighting climate change and pandemics.

    In this interview with Jenny, we talk about some of her tips for gaining the benefits of travel in your hometown, when it might be okay to travel, how wonderful walking can be for getting some of the "travel feeling", whether you need to immerse yourself in a foreign culture to grow and how to carve out time for staycation-style travel.

    Links:
    Jenny Herbert’s book The Art of Being a Tourist at Home - https://amzn.to/3tcXnfX 
    Ep 220 How Travel Really Helps Us Understand the World - https://notaballerina.com/220
    Ep 140 Being a Thoughtful Traveller in Denmark: Pre-Trip Thoughts - https://notaballerina.com/140
    Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers
    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/237

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    • 35 min
    236 Covid Thoughts from Western Australia in May 2021

    236 Covid Thoughts from Western Australia in May 2021

    It's nearly a year since I recorded an episode about how Covid-19 was affecting us here in Western Australia, and what I thought about travel then and for the future: so it's time for another one. 

    In this special solo episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast - inspired by a visit to the airport! - I talk about the Covid experience in Perth, Australia, over the past twelve months, and also share my thoughts and feelings about travel in the near future. You might want to listen back to Episode 190 first and then follow on with this, so you can see what's changed over the past year.

    Links:
    Episode 190 - Covid-19 Thoughts from Perth, Australia - https://notaballerina.com/190
    Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers
    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/236

     

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    • 18 min
    Book Club 11: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    Book Club 11: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    This special episode is the audio of the Facebook Livestream of the April 2021 meeting of the Thoughtful Travellers Book Club, talking about Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

    If you'd like to join the Thoughtful Travellers Book Club, all the info is at https://notaballerina.com/bookclub, and you can keep up with all the thoughts about our current books in the Thoughtful Travellers Facebook Group at https://facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers 

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    • 28 min
    235 Travel Slip Ups

    235 Travel Slip Ups

    Things inevitably go wrong when we travel and I know from experience that listeners of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast quite enjoy hearing these tales! In Episode 235 I have three guests sharing some travel slip ups - some of their own making and some quite out of their control.

    My first guest is Bob DiMenna who was travelling in Peru with two friends when they had an issue with, well, punctuality - but not what you might expect! I then chat with Kayla Ridley who has a sorry luggage tale to tell from a cruise ship trip she took as a high school student. 

    Finally, Patti Buff shares her story of a mishap when she and her cousin were exploring the coast of one of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Their excursion doesn't end how she would have liked it to!

    Links:
    Bob DiMenna from The Travelers Blueprint podcast - https://thetravelersblueprint.com
    Kayla Ridley of Kayski Creations - https://kayskicreations.com/ 
    Patti Buff - https://pattibuff.wordpress.com 
    Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers
    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/235

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    • 24 min
    234 Cultural Blunders

    234 Cultural Blunders

    Much of the fun of travelling is about bumping up against other cultures and habits - and these days as thoughtful travellers, we usually try to be prepared for this and learn what we can before we arrive. But cultural faux pas or "gross moments" happen to the best of us and there are some great examples to be found in Episode 234 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast.

    First up, I chat with Bev Malzard who tells me a series of fabulous tales about her own unfortunate cultural moments during the course of many years of travels. Some hilarious, some serious - all things that Bev would do differently the second time around!

    I then speak with Pam Mandel about a common cultural blunder - dressing inappropriately. Some years back Pam ended up unintentionally in Pakistan - unprepared and ill-informed - and made a cultural blunder she didn't intend to.

    Links:
    Bev’s blog TravelGal on the Move - https://travelgaltravels.com/ 
    Pam Mandel’s website - https://www.nerdseyeview.com
    Pam’s book The Same River Twice - https://amzn.to/319lwbq 
    Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers
    Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/234

     

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

x.catherine.x ,

About the experience

A relatable podcast that inspires new travels while covering realistic travel issues. The host has an easygoing style and covers interesting topics such as “traveling in cold places,” “grief and travel,” and “responsible animal tourism.” It’s more about the travel experience than just a list of places to go, which are already covered in a million other podcasts. I also think the episodes are also just the right amount of time. Thanks 🌍🌏🌎

Dawn G from Tennessee ,

Living vicariously

I am a self-proclaimed world traveler ‘wanna be’ and this podcast shares great tips and information and also lets me travel vicariously to places I hope to someday visit!

Marina 'The Trader Chick' ,

Interesting topics for travel lovers - Not always focused on one destination

I love podcasts that focus on destinations but most neglect other topics that affect travelers. But this podcasts touches on some of those topics from the perspective of women (mostly). Highly recommended!

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