Solo Travel – My Interview on ABC Radio

Solo Travel – My Interview on ABC Radio

This past Monday morning I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the lovely Gillian from Perth’s ABC Radio in Australia. Discussing my favourite 5 places I’ve seen in Europe so far as well as getting my thoughts on solo travel. I’mย extremelyย thankful to Gillian, Rachel and Rosemary at ABC Radio for the opportunity to share my thoughts and hopefully convince some would be listeners that solo travel really is a great experience.

Now for those of you who were still asleep when my interview took place (a nice and early 7:30am London time) I’ve attached the full un-edited edition (with thanks to ABC Radio Perth) for your listening pleasure.ย Let me know your thoughts (only the nice ones) on how I went for my first ever radio interview. Oh and yes I know my name isn’t Chris Smith but hey I could always change it right??

Photo Credit: A Germain

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30 Responses to Solo Travel – My Interview on ABC Radio

  1. NICOLE April 19, 2011 at 11:41 PM #

    WOOOO!!!!! Congrats soon-to-be-Smith-family-member.
    Great to finally hear the interview! Can’t wait to visit some of the places you’ve listed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 20, 2011 at 10:26 AM #

      haha thanks Nicole. And yes get out there and see all of those places I had fun in all of them.

  2. JUSTIN MORRIS April 19, 2011 at 11:55 PM #

    Great interview mate! Pity about the name mix up but you really epitomised solo travel well for those back at home.
    I definitely think more people in their everyday routines need to be given the swift kick up the arse to travel. This notion that you need to do it with someone/in a group needs to be dismissed so people break out of their comfort zones and increase their self confidence.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM #

      Cheers Justin. Not to worry about the name thing as I might just have a second chance for them to get it right if things go my way.

      Your point is spot on, travel doesn’t just need to be in a group. Get out there do it solo and your future self will love you for it.

  3. DYLAN April 20, 2011 at 12:12 AM #

    Marvellous stuff mate, you pretty much managed to sum the perks of solo travelling but yeah, agreeing with Justin, you must be a household name by now. These guys from ABC Radio getting in touch with you must be an indication that travelling is getting the awareness and popularity status that it deserves.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM #

      haha Dylan let’s not get carried away with the praise. I was just happy to help promote solo travel and hopefully convince other’s of taking the leap like I did.

  4. LAUREN FRITSKY April 20, 2011 at 12:35 AM #

    Sweet interview, mate! Your sounded great.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM #

      Thanks Lauren. Was so excited to have the opportunity to do it.

  5. SASHA April 20, 2011 at 12:47 AM #

    Great Interview! You are a STAR!!! (with the wrong name haha) But OMG that old dear did waffle on at the end and the call ins talked nearly longer then you, haha they thought it was their opportunity to be a star too! lol

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 20, 2011 at 10:33 AM #

      hahaha Sasha I missed hearing the callers as I had to get to work so only just listened to it last night. Was good to hear about their solo travels with a couple of good tips in there amongst all the chatter ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. ROB BLOGGERIES April 20, 2011 at 6:15 AM #

    That is most certainly awesome news. You’ve broke out of the blogosphere and into the (what’s above the blogosphere!?) Anyways congrats, curious to see where this takes you!

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM #

      Thanks a lot Rob and yes I guess I have managed to escape the travel bloggers world if only for a short time at least.

  7. ALEX April 20, 2011 at 11:12 AM #

    Congrats for the interview mate! Sorry to hear Paris is not in your top 5. We’ll change that next time you come hopefully ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 20, 2011 at 7:29 PM #

      haha thanks Alex. Honestly I would have said every place was number one for a different reason but I wasn’t allowed. I’ll have to make it to Paris soon to catch up with you all as I’d love to get back. Maybe book in a weekend this summer.

  8. FRAN CORMACK April 20, 2011 at 3:56 PM #

    Great interview Chris. I was once on Triple FM in Sydney for a radio competition, my claim to fame ha ha.

  9. ALEIDA April 20, 2011 at 6:53 PM #

    I am so entertained right now. Being able to hear you really adds depth to your posts and helps me get a better idea of how you see things and the voice that you look to project through your writing. You could be trying to explain trigonometry to me and I wouldn’t complain. Just keep talking, never stop. I can’t help it, I’m an American fascinated by accents and one of my favorites is Australian!

    Also, hurray for Italy! I’m hope to visit someday…And potentially never leave if I can avoid it.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 20, 2011 at 7:31 PM #

      Right Aleida so you are the one that keeps playing the interview over and over again are you ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. ANDI OF MY BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURES April 20, 2011 at 10:13 PM #

    Mate this is incredible! I’m so proud and excited for you!!! Big hugs!

    PS You have the best accent ever.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM #

      Thanks Andi. Seems like it was a great opportunity to put my aussie accent on display lol

  11. CAILIN April 20, 2011 at 11:47 PM #

    Congrats Chris!! thats pretty awesome!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was waiting for you to say that Copenhagen was your favorite place though ๐Ÿ˜‰
    That lady that called in after you tried to steal the show she wouldn’t stop talking! hahaha

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 21, 2011 at 10:55 AM #

      lol Cailin I’m not sure we could add Copenhagen to the list as it did take a big old chunk out of my travel budget.

  12. CAILIN April 20, 2011 at 11:48 PM #

    Congrats Chris!! thats pretty awesome!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was waiting for you to say that Copenhagen was your favorite place though ๐Ÿ˜‰
    That lady that called in after you tried to steal the show she wouldnโ€™t stop talking! hahaha

  13. HEATHER April 21, 2011 at 8:30 AM #

    Love hearing you!! I know the accent well by now, but it was great fun to hear you ๐Ÿ™‚

    You reminded me why I want to return to Berlin!! Maybe I’ll make a return visit after London this summer. Missing the Ampelmann ๐Ÿ™‚

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM #

      haha Heather. I forgot to get an Ampelmann t-shirt when I was there last so have to next time ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. ALOUISE April 22, 2011 at 9:39 AM #

    Great interview. I loved hearing about your top 5 places, a couple of them I would have never really thought to visit.

  15. ERIN April 22, 2011 at 1:28 PM #

    You’re kind of a big deal ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. SOPHIE April 24, 2011 at 10:47 AM #

    You’re getting big, nice interview!

  17. MATT | EXPERTVAGABOND April 24, 2011 at 9:04 PM #

    Good interview. It seems TV & Media often have these name mixups… Glad you’re out there promoting solo-travel!

  18. ANTHONY April 25, 2011 at 9:25 PM #

    Great to hear the interview and props for getting on Aussie radio mate. Well done!

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