Podcast #040: First Time Travels

A young boy (11 years old) stands on a railway station platform. He seems happy. Geeky glasses, btw. Huge signpost behind indicates one platform is to Helsingor, the other is to Hillerod. A large station building stands in the far background. It's overcast.

Welcome to Episode 40 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

Do You Remember The First Time? No, I’m not talking about sex, though for some people it’s something that happens at a similar time. Possibly at the same time, though I’m also not talking about holiday romances. That might be a future pod, but it’s a subject I know nothing at all about, so probably not.

Rather, in this episode I talk about first time travels: people’s first travel experiences, and where the ‘travel bug’ comes from, because it must all come from somewhere, right?

Specific topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Getting a COVID vaccination
  • Long Walks around Sheffield
  • How it went when I recorded my voice in London
  • Upcoming travels, probably in Scotland
  • Travel as a parental influence, and parents who travelled
  • My step-dad in the Merchant Navy
  • Maps and encyclopaedias
  • My first trip abroad, to Denmark
  • Family holidays in Scotland
  • The effect of having penpals
  • The Grand Tour, Gap Years, and Inter-Railing, including my adventures in 2000
  • Yugoslavia, 1994
  • “This Could Lead To Anywhere”

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. In addition, a PDF transcript of this episode is available by clicking here.

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