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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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United Kingdom

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Unusual and fascinating places alongside the deeper aspects of travel

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English

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Episodes

The Nuances Of Colombia With Lachlan Page

5/18/2022
We all pick up ideas about a country from a lifetime of media consumption, and stereotypes can shape our opinions, persisting even once a country has changed, as Colombia has over the last 30 years. Lachlan Page talks about how he ended up in Colombia after prioritizing travel first and work second, his recommended places […] The post The Nuances Of Colombia With Lachlan Page appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:30:52

The Unexpected Road To An Unconventional Life With Brianna Madia

4/13/2022
How can we step away from the established patterns of life and choose a path that makes us truly happy? How can we redefine travel to find it in our own country, and choose a home in a place that calls to our soul? Brianna Madia talks about her unexpected road to an unconventional life […] The post The Unexpected Road To An Unconventional Life With Brianna Madia appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:36:50

Love, Wanderlust, And Sailing Around The World With Liz Alden

3/16/2022
What does it take to sail around the world — and stay in love with your partner? Liz Alden talks about how she and her husband circumnavigated the globe over four years, the places they loved, and how wanderlust and a love for the ocean is something that never leaves us. Liz Alden is the […] The post Love, Wanderlust, And Sailing Around The World With Liz Alden appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:40:16

Traveling Carnivals With Michael Sean Comerford

2/16/2022
Sometimes you don’t have to leave your own country to find a culture that is different from your own. Michael Sean Comerford talks about the unique language, lifestyle, and attitudes of the carnies, the people who work on the traveling carnivals. Michael Sean Comerford is an award-winning journalist and travel writer. His latest book is […] The post Traveling Carnivals With Michael Sean Comerford appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:33:44

Visiting Places That Other People Try To Leave. Weird Travel With Adam Fletcher

1/12/2022
Weird travel is visiting places that other people try to leave or places that are not usually thought of as tourist destinations. Adam Fletcher talks about North Korea, the unexpected beauty of Chernobyl, a tuk-tuk race across India, and the death rituals of Sulawesi, as well as the peculiarities of being British, and how to […] The post Visiting Places That Other People Try To Leave. Weird Travel With Adam Fletcher appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:40:36

Myanmar With Jessica Mudditt

12/29/2021
How does Myanmar’s complicated history shape the country today? What are some of the wonderful places to visit — if tourists are able to travel again? Jessica Mudditt talks about her experience in Myanmar, as well as facing fears around travel, and the experience of reverse culture shock on returning to Australia. Jessica Mudditt is […] The post Myanmar With Jessica Mudditt appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:38:40

Hooked On The Horizon. Sailing Blue Eye Around The World With Tom Dymond

12/15/2021
Can we ever be satisfied with life if we are always ‘hooked on the horizon?’ Tom Dymond talks about some of the highlights and challenges of sailing around the world — as well as the mindset issues around living for a future state, and returning to real life after years away. Tom Dymond is the […] The post Hooked On The Horizon. Sailing Blue Eye Around The World With Tom Dymond appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:40:59

Slow Down And Wander. Visit Paris Like An Artist With Cynthia Morris

12/1/2021
Paris has so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming if you try to do it all. In this interview, Cynthia Morris talks about how to visit Paris like an artist and how walking and wandering is a great way to see the city in a more relaxed way. We discuss how to […] The post Slow Down And Wander. Visit Paris Like An Artist With Cynthia Morris appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:38:45

Beauty In Ruins, Dark Myths, And Hope In Difficult Times. Greece With Peter Fiennes

11/17/2021
Peter Fiennes talks about his search for beauty — and hope — in Greece. We discuss the different areas of the country with recommendations for ruins to visit, as well as how the ancient Greek myths still resonate in modern times, with their tales of the darker side of humanity. We consider whether generations of belief […] The post Beauty In Ruins, Dark Myths, And Hope In Difficult Times. Greece With Peter Fiennes appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:32:36

Layers Of Invasion And Empire. Slovakia With Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

11/3/2021
Slovakia only became an independent state in 1993, so it is less than 30 years old. In this interview, Sarah Hinlicky Wilson and I discuss borders and how strange it is that history draws lines on a map that don’t necessarily represent the people who live within them. These layers of invasion and empire can […] The post Layers Of Invasion And Empire. Slovakia With Sarah Hinlicky Wilson appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:35:50

English Folklore With Icy Sedgwick

10/20/2021
Folklore encompasses legends, fairy tales, and myths; physical objects and practices to protect and ward away evil; spirits and supernatural entities associated with particular places, and so much more. You might not even know that you practice folklore — but did you ever leave a tooth out for the tooth fairy? Or wonder at carvings […] The post English Folklore With Icy Sedgwick appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:38:13

Traveling Light With Katherine Leamy, The 5 Kilo Traveller

10/6/2021
How can you travel light even on an extended trip? How can traveling light be an attitude to life as well as a practical way to pack your gear? Katherine Leamy talks about these questions and more in this episode. Katherine Leamy is The 5 Kilo Traveller, a freelance travel writer, and blogger based in […] The post Traveling Light With Katherine Leamy, The 5 Kilo Traveller appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:38:44

Extending Your Comfort Zone. Antarctica With Karen Espley

9/22/2021
The challenges of travel can help us expand our comfort zone enough to drive change in our lives. In this episode, Karen Espley talks about how a trip to Antarctica helped her change direction. Karen Espley is an author, speaker, and businesswoman. Her latest book is The Impulsive Explorer: One Businesswoman’s Accidental Journey of Self-discovery […] The post Extending Your Comfort Zone. Antarctica With Karen Espley appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:37:51

London. A Personal History With Jo Frances Penn

9/8/2021
“It is difficult to speak adequately or justly of London. It is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable, or cheerful, or easy, or exempt from reproach. It is only magnificent.” Henry James London can never be contained or defined in one way. Everyone has a different perspective and experience that changes over time, and […] The post London. A Personal History With Jo Frances Penn appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:31:02

The History Of England Written In Stone. Literary Canterbury With Anna Sayburn Lane

8/25/2021
Some places are so dense with history that stories emerge from every stone. Canterbury in Kent, England, is rich with literary and religious history and you can walk in the footsteps of pilgrims who have visited the city for almost a thousand years. Anna Sayburn Lane is an award-winning short story writer, novelist, and journalist […] The post The History Of England Written In Stone. Literary Canterbury With Anna Sayburn Lane appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:39:25

An Ocean-Gazing People. A Gentle Country. Portugal With Louise Ross

8/11/2021
Sometimes we find home in a place where we don’t even speak the language. Louise Ross talks about discovering Portugal, a gentle country with ocean-gazing people, and recommends places to visit, as well as an attitude to self-reinvention. Louise Ross is the author of Women Who Walk and The Winding Road to Portugal. She’s an […] The post An Ocean-Gazing People. A Gentle Country. Portugal With Louise Ross appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:43:17

Open Road: A Midlife Journey Through The US National Parks With Toby Neal

7/29/2021
How can travel help us as we search for a new direction in mid-life? Why does nature offer us insight into ourselves and experiences that go far beyond the physical? Toby Neal talks about her experience of the US National Parks. Toby Neal is an award-winning USA Today best-selling author of mysteries, thrillers, and romance, […] The post Open Road: A Midlife Journey Through The US National Parks With Toby Neal appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:39:08

If Only I Had More Time. A Motorcycle Journey Through Britain with Mark Probert

7/7/2021
Good travel books are not just about a physical journey or a place. They are also about the emotional side of travel and the feelings we experience along the way. In this interview with Mark Probert, we discuss his motorcycle journey through Britain following the path of writer John Hillaby 50 years after the original […] The post If Only I Had More Time. A Motorcycle Journey Through Britain with Mark Probert appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:40:41

Wanderland. A Search For Magic In The Landscape With Jini Reddy

6/23/2021
There are places where the ‘veil is thin,’ where we can connect with the Other in the landscape — if only we learn how to listen. In this interview, Jini Reddy talks about how to find magic in the natural world. Jini Reddy is an award-winning author and journalist. Her latest book is Wanderland: A […] The post Wanderland. A Search For Magic In The Landscape With Jini Reddy appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:37:42

Travel In A Vast And Diverse Country. Australia With Pamela Cook

6/9/2021
What are the truths behind stereotypes of Australia — and what are the things that might surprise you? Pamela Cook talks about rural places, diversity of people and landscape, and the attractions of the city in this interview. Pamela Cook writes rural and contemporary Australian fiction featuring complex women and tangled family relationships and is […] The post Travel In A Vast And Diverse Country. Australia With Pamela Cook appeared first on Books And Travel.

Duration:00:34:33