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Unusual and fascinating places alongside the deeper aspects of travel

Unusual and fascinating places alongside the deeper aspects of travel

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Unusual and fascinating places alongside the deeper aspects of travel

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English

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Episodes

Facing Fears And Changing Your Mind While Traveling. Cycling Around The World With Doug Walsh

10/14/2020
If you spend years planning your dream trip, what happens when life gets in the way? Do you change your plans or do you plow on regardless? Is the journey more important than the destination, and are you living in a way that honors that choice? In this wide-ranging interview with Doug Walsh, we talk […] The post Facing Fears And Changing Your Mind While Traveling. Cycling Around The World With Doug Walsh appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:47:16

Murder In Paradise. Mallorca With JJ Marsh

9/30/2020
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta Mallorca is a beautiful Spanish island in the Balearics, rich with history and culture, from the medieval architecture of Palma’s old town to the picturesque coastal village of Deia and the mountainous interior. Many come to the relaxed island for an […] The post Murder In Paradise. Mallorca With JJ Marsh appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:35:09

Solo Long-Distance Walking In England With Holly Worton

9/16/2020
“Man’s real home is not a house, but the Road, and life itself is a journey to be walked on foot.” Bruce Chatwin Walking for a longer-distance can bring clarity of mind, a reconnection with nature, and a sense of well-being that does not emerge with a short stroll. It takes time to settle into […] The post Solo Long-Distance Walking In England With Holly Worton appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:42:56

History As A Fine Art. Victorian London With David Morrell

9/2/2020
If you look below the surface of an ancient city, you can travel through time and find its deeper layers. In this episode, David Morrell talks about how he researched Victorian London for his historical mysteries about Thomas De Quincey, and how he brought to light the “chasms and sunless abysses” of the first British […] The post History As A Fine Art. Victorian London With David Morrell appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:36:34

Druids, Freemasons and Frankenstein. The Darker Side of Bath, England

8/20/2020
Bath is known for its ancient Roman spa, medieval abbey, and sweeping Georgian terraces. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site in Somerset in the south-west of England and visitors often come on a circular cultural trip that takes in Stonehenge and Stratford-on-Avon. But it’s not all Jane Austen bonnets, Regency dresses, and afternoon tea — […] The post Druids, Freemasons and Frankenstein. The Darker Side of Bath, England appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:33:05

Finding Beauty In The Ordinary. A Different Side Of Poland With Ben Aitken

8/5/2020
In this wide-ranging interview with Ben Aitken, we talk about challenging cultural stereotypes, identifying as the ‘Other,’ and how to find beauty in the ordinary, as well as thoughts on where to visit and what to eat and drink when visiting Poland. Ben Aitken is a freelance writer, playwright, and the author of three travel […] The post Finding Beauty In The Ordinary. A Different Side Of Poland With Ben Aitken appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:32:01

Travels In Blood And Honey. Kosovo With Elizabeth Gowing

7/22/2020
The word Kosovo brings to mind images of the Balkan War — a place of blood — but Elizabeth Gowing talks about it as a place of sweetness, a place of honey with wonderful food, welcoming people and a complex patchwork of religion that manages to get along together in a tiny country. She also […] The post Travels In Blood And Honey. Kosovo With Elizabeth Gowing appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:36:30

A Pocket Of Wilderness: Adventure Travel With Anna McNuff

7/9/2020
Adventure is a mindset. You can find it in a pocket of wilderness in your local area just by doing something different and seeking out the unusual — or you can find it by running Great Britain barefoot, cycling the Andes, and running the length of New Zealand! In this interview, adventurer Anna McNuff talks […] The post A Pocket Of Wilderness: Adventure Travel With Anna McNuff appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:34:51

Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark. Ararat With Rick Antonson

6/25/2020
The word Ararat brings to mind an adventure into myth and history and in this episode, I talk to Rick Antonson about his journey to the fabled resting place of Noah’s Ark, as well as some of the research into Biblical history and ancient myths of the flood. My ARKANE thrillers center around Biblical archaeology, […] The post Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark. Ararat With Rick Antonson appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:46:38

Pilgrimage. The Architecture Of Faith With Derry Brabbs

6/10/2020
Great cathedrals are places of awe and wonder, no matter your religious belief. Whenever I visit a new place, I always go to the cathedral or church, or place of worship in the area. There is always something new and interesting to be found and you can get a particular sense of a region that […] The post Pilgrimage. The Architecture Of Faith With Derry Brabbs appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:38:49

A Time Of Birds: Cycling Across Europe To Istanbul With Helen Moat

5/28/2020
Would you cycle across Europe on a ‘sit up and beg’ bike with little experience and no map reading skills? Helen Moat talks about how her adventure unfolded in an inspiring interview that will have you reaching for the guide books and considering where you could travel next. Helen Moat is an author and freelance […] The post A Time Of Birds: Cycling Across Europe To Istanbul With Helen Moat appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:34:07

Catnip For A Novelist. Traveling For Book Research With Thriller Author Layton Green

5/13/2020
There are certain places in the world that are so full of stories, they become ‘catnip for a novelist,‘ as Layton Green talks about in this interview. We delve into the lure of far-off cities, why the occult draws us both, and how to turn a trip to a new place into a book. In […] The post Catnip For A Novelist. Traveling For Book Research With Thriller Author Layton Green appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:36:44

The Taste Of Place. French Vineyard Life With Caro Feely

4/22/2020
“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” Galileo Galilei So much of the joy of travel is eating and drinking and I certainly love to try local wines when I visit new places! In this interview, Caro Feely talks about why she and her husband gave up successful careers to take on a rundown vineyard […] The post The Taste Of Place. French Vineyard Life With Caro Feely appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:32:19

Desert Nights, The Skeleton Coast And The Cry Of The Fish Eagle. Namibia With Angelina Kalahari

4/1/2020
Hello travelers, I’m Jo Frances Penn and in today’s episode, I talk to Angelina Kalahari about Namibia in southwest Africa. We recorded the interview a few months back as I tend to batch my interviews and so it was well before the coronavirus changed our perspective on world travel. But perhaps in difficult times, it’s […] The post Desert Nights, The Skeleton Coast And The Cry Of The Fish Eagle. Namibia With Angelina Kalahari appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:40:01

Sanctuary, Retreat, Belonging. The Importance Of Home In Difficult Times

3/18/2020
As I write this in the middle of March 2020, the world is gripped by the spread of coronavirus COVID19. Countries are shutting their borders, people are asked to stay indoors, shelter in place and self-quarantine inside. Restaurants, bars, gyms, schools, and other public places are closing. Airlines are on the verge of going bust […] The post Sanctuary, Retreat, Belonging. The Importance Of Home In Difficult Times appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:12:57

The Roman Empire And Alternate History With Alison Morton

3/4/2020
Travel can be about place, but it can also be about time, and in this interview, I talk to Alison Morton about how the ancient Roman empire continues to inspire her alternate-history Roma Nova thrillers. Alison Morton is the author of the Roma Nova series, Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with tough heroines. Show notes The […] The post The Roman Empire And Alternate History With Alison Morton appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:40:33

Bhel Puri On The Beach, The Gateway To India, And Bollywood. Mumbai With Vikram Chandra

2/19/2020
Mumbai is a fascinating city with diversity in religion and architecture, and in this interview, Vikram Chandra talks about the colonial impact of the Portuguese and British, as well as the Zoroastrian, Muslim, Hindu and Christian holy places in the city. It’s also a feast for the senses, as Vikram evokes the taste of seafood […] The post Bhel Puri On The Beach, The Gateway To India, And Bollywood. Mumbai With Vikram Chandra appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:37:58

Cycling Around The World With ML Buchman

2/5/2020
Sometimes we can only find our true selves by leaving everything we thought we wanted behind. Matt Buchman was a successful business consultant, but when he lost everything, he set off to cycle around the world. It was a way to escape his old life, but also to find a new path. In this interview, […] The post Cycling Around The World With ML Buchman appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:49:54

Sacred Australia And The Northern Territory With Amanda Markham

1/22/2020
In today’s episode, we’re heading for the Northern Territory of Australia as Dr. Amanda Markham talks about some of the Aboriginal Dreaming stories of the area and how the vast landscape impacts living and working there, as well as the best places to visit if you’re traveling. Amanda is of Wiradjuri Aboriginal descent and speaks […] The post Sacred Australia And The Northern Territory With Amanda Markham appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:40:19

Traveling On The Trans-Siberian Express Across Mongolia And Russia With SJI Holliday

1/9/2020
What would you do if you only had a short time to live? Most people have some kind of travel on their bucket list, and when Susi Holliday had a near-miss in the London terror attacks, she decided to head off on a round-the-world trip. Her experience on the Trans-Siberian Express resulted in a crime […] The post Traveling On The Trans-Siberian Express Across Mongolia And Russia With SJI Holliday appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:41:59