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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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    • 4.7 • 47 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.

    263 Travelling for Work: Can You Be A Thoughtful Traveller?

    263 Travelling for Work: Can You Be A Thoughtful Traveller?

    Travelling for work can be very different to other kinds of travel, but when I had the chance to travel to south-west Western Australia to run workshops recently, I decided to document my trip and decide whether or not I was being a thoughtful traveller.

    This episode includes audio-diaries of my three days in Yallingup - two of which were recorded under a blanket in a hotel room, trying to soundproof my recording! I also chatted with members of the Thoughtful Travellers Facebook group about their experiences of trying to be thoughtful travellers while travelling for their job.

    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/263

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    • 23 min
    262 Josie Major and Debbie Clarke: Deep Dive into Thoughtful Travel

    262 Josie Major and Debbie Clarke: Deep Dive into Thoughtful Travel

    It's time for a deep dive and I absolutely loved getting to know the two women behind the GOOD Awaits podcast - New Zealanders Josie Major and Debbie Clarke. Their podcast arose from an almost chance meeting and focuses on regenerative tourism, something that aligns very closely with thoughtful travel.

    During the chat, I asked Debbie and Josie about how their love of travel began and what sustains it to this day. We also talked about their current work and especially focused on how they think travel and tourism need to change to face some of the dilemmas of the twenty-first century. It's definitely not all doom and gloom and I finished our conversation feeling really hopeful.

    Links:
    GOOD Awaits - https://goodawaits.podbean.com/ 
    Josie Major of Good Travel - https://www.good-travel.org/ 
    Debbie Clarke of New Zealand Awaits - https://www.newzealandawaits.com/ 
    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/262

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    • 28 min
    261 Languages and Accents

    261 Languages and Accents

    Hearing languages I can't understand is one of my favourite parts of travelling - it's one of the surest ways to feel I am away from home, exploring a foreign-to-me place. I've also been lucky enough - from an English-speaker perspective, especially - to have studied quite a few different languages over the years. I still wish, of course, I'd been born somewhere in Europe where I would have grown up learning multiple languages more easily from a young age, but I can only dream about that!

    In Episode 261 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I chat with three guests about their various experiences with languages and accents. First, I speak with Helena Fox about the languages of her childhood and how they contributed to her accent. I then chat to Carolanna Lisonbee who chose to study Mandarin and Japanese for a really fabulous reason.

    Lastly, I turn to Lindsay Williams for some tips on languages for travellers - she has much to say about being practical with your approach to language learning before and during a trip and her tips are really valuable.

    Links:
    Helena Fox - https://helenafoxauthor.com  
    Helena’s young adult fiction book How It Feels to Float - https://amzn.to/3C9VaYu  
    Carolanna Lisonbee - her poetry collection is Wisp of Fog Moment - https://amzn.to/3p9HiHl 
    Lindsay Williams’ site Lindsay Does Languages - https://www.lindsaydoeslanguages.com/  
    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/261

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    • 28 min
    260 Berlin: Travel Bringing History to Life

    260 Berlin: Travel Bringing History to Life

    History, current events and politics are intrinsically interesting, but when you have the chance to travel to the places where important world events have taken place - or be somewhere at the moment something historic actually occurs - then that's even more impactful. In this special episode, I trace my personal history with the city of Berlin, and how my travel experiences there have brought history to life for me (as well as influencing, well, basically my whole life!).

    I start off way back in the 1960s when - no, I wasn't alive - the Berlin Wall was built, and then move forward to 1990 when I had the immense luck of being in Berlin for the night of reunification, as a fourteen-year-old. Coming all the way from Australia meant that experiencing such a historic moment firsthand impacted me in many ways.

    I returned to Berlin several times after 1990, and most recently took my some in 2015, and it's pretty amazing to track our experiences.

    Links:
    News audio extracts from https://archive.org/details/1962-08-16_The_Wall and https://archive.org/details/newsweekonair_891112_complete
    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/260

     

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    • 21 min
    259 Being Less Tourist, More Traveller

    259 Being Less Tourist, More Traveller

    Focusing away from the big tourist attractions and being more open to just seeing what comes your way when you travel is one way we can be “less tourist, more traveller”, and this episode includes several stories which are wonderful examples of what happens when you do just that.

    First up, I chat with Kate Peterson about an experience she had in Greece. While it starts off being a tale of everything going wrong, Kate explains that she learnt a lot from his and ends up having a very special experience in a cafe.

    I then talk to Paula Morgan about a time when an elderly man in Penang taught her about the value of just saying yes to opportunities that present themselves unexpectedly, even if you feel a bit suspicious of them.

    Finally, travel writer Tim Richards discusses the idea that it’s the things that you don’t ordinarily expect will make it into published travel stories that are often the experiences which make the best stories.

    Links:
    Kate Peterson’s Art - https://www.katepeterson.art/
    Kate’s travel journal Around the World and Back Again - https://amzn.to/3FTAHZH 
    Paula Morgan of Sydney Expert - https://sydneyexpert.com/ 
    Tim Richards’ website I, Writer - http://iwriter.com.au/ 
    Tim Richards’ new book Heading South - https://amzn.to/2ZFVxuS 
    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/259

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    • 25 min
    258 Making Connections When We Travel

    258 Making Connections When We Travel

    Getting to meet all kinds of people is one of the best parts of travelling and this episode is full of stories of connecting with people in all kinds of different ways. First up, Kate Peterson tells an amazing story about both her parents' connections with a Greek man back in the 1970s, and her follow-up explorations when she lived in Greece decades later.

    I then chat with Tobi Barth, who takes people on tours to see the northern lights in the Yukon, about a special connection he's made from this work. Finally, Lindsay Williams explains a lovely connection made quite randomly in Cuba on a muddy walk that turned into something very special.

    Links:
    Kate Peterson’s Art - https://www.katepeterson.art/
    Kate’s travel journal Around the World and Back Again - https://amzn.to/3FTAHZH 
    Tobi Barth of Epic North - https://epic-north.com/ 
    Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages - https://www.lindsaydoeslanguages.com/ 
    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/258

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 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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