Travel With The Backpacking Housewife
  • The Backpacking Housewife
16 episodes
On Travel with The Backpacking Housewife Podcast, Janice Horton, ex-housewife, empty-nester, and experienced world traveller, discusses dreamy destinations all around the world and the pros and cons of midlife and senior travel.

Episodes

Episode 15: 10 Scary Travel Situations And How To Avoid Them!
2021 Jul 2928m 41s
In this episode, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife - talks about her scary experiences while travelling. Janice says "I wouldn’t be being entirely honest to only tell you about the great things that have happened to me travelling the world. But it’s certainly not my intention to put you off travel – it’s the opposite – I want to encourage you to accept your fears as they are completely natural and normal - and that there's a lot you can actively do to keep yourself safe while travelling."
Episode 14: My 10 Greatest Travel Experiences (Part 2)
2021 Jul 2221m 47s
In this episode, which is a continuation of last week’s podcast, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife - talks about her greatest experiences while travelling. Janice says "My 10 greatest travel experiences are all about feelings and emotions rather than locations and destinations and each one of these travel experiences has been chosen for the mind-blown pinch me kind of feeling each evoked."
Episode 13: My 10 Greatest Travel Experiences (Part 1)
2021 Jul 1524m 10s
In this episode, Part 1 of 2, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife -  talks about her greatest experiences while travelling.  Janice says "My 10 greatest travel experiences are all about feelings and emotions rather than locations and destinations and each one of these travel experiences has been chosen for the mind-blown pinch me kind of feeling each evoked."
Episode 12: Travel Insurance for Over 50s
2021 Jul 0820m 28s
In this episode, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife - looks at buying travel insurance to cover you for any unforeseen medical expenses or financial losses while travelling. Finding the best travel insurance policy when you are over 50 years old can be difficult and confusing, especially true since the Coronavirus pandemic, but travel insurance is something we can’t afford to travel without at any age. Janice says: “Let’s look at travel insurance for senior travellers.”
Episode 11: Travel Trends in the New Future of Travel!
2021 Jul 0114m 25s
In this episode, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife - takes a look at new and emerging travel news updates for Summer 2021 and beyond and asks the question: What are the emerging travel industry trends for the future of travel? Janice says "There is a lot of talk of a ‘New Normal’ for travel in the ‘New Future’ but what will it look like?"
Episode 10: Scotland Is Stunning - with special guest Claire Munro from Zero Waste Scotland!
2021 Jun 2413m 40s
Travel agents are reporting half of UK bookings are people wanting to visit Scotland this year.  Of course, that’s fantastic news for Scotland and for the Scottish Tourist Industry. However, in Scotland, there are concerns that with more people visiting there is also more potential for littering.  In response, a campaign called Scotland Is Stunning has been set up by Zero Waste Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government. In this episode, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife, talks with Claire Munro from Zero Waste Scotland about the initiative, backed by comedian Jane Godley, which aims to encourage people who visit Scotland to bin their litter or to take it home.
Episode 9: How To Plan A Romantic Wedding In Scotland
2021 Jun 1720m 20s
In this episode, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife - shares her top reasons to marry or to renew your wedding vows in Scotland and looks at romantic Scottish venues for both modern and traditional Scottish weddings. Janice says: "Wedding fever is once again in the Scottish air with the Scottish Tourism Alliance enthusiastically reporting a steady trend in overseas couples still very interested in choosing Scotland as their wedding destination for 2022 and beyond when restrictions have been fully lifted. So, right now is the perfect time to  plan your romantic wedding in Scotland!"
Episode 8: Packing List for Scotland
2021 Jun 1015m 7s
In this episode, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife - advises what to pack and what to wear in Scotland when the weather is so notoriously unpredictable. Janice says: "Many visitors want to experience all that Scotland has to offer but must wonder what exactly they should pack in their suitcase or their backpacks. I'm sure my packing list for Scotland in all seasons will be helpful!"
Episode 7: 10 Things To Do In Scotland To Make You Feel Scottish
2021 Jun 0316m 33s
In this episode, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife - takes a light-hearted look at what you can do if you can’t live your dreams of getting to Scotland as soon as you’d like but you want to practice feeling more Scottish. Janice says: " I feel qualified to tell you about all about the things you can do in Scotland as an incomer to feel more Scottish whether you are visiting Scotland or planning to make Scotland your new home."
Episode 6: My Top 10 Castles in Dumfries and Galloway Scotland
2021 May 2728m 54s
In this episode, Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife - shares with you her Top 10 Castles in South West Scotland. Janice says: "I know Scotland will be a top destination for many this year but some visitors to Scotland wrongly assume they need to go all the way up to The Highlands of Scotland to find fine examples of historic Scottish Castles and imposing Castle Ruins."