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Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world's intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you've never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.com.

Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world's intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you've never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.com.

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United Kingdom

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Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world's intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you've never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

07906394703


Episodes

EPISODE 16: EPIC BICYCLE TRIPS - PAKISTAN TO TIBET'S MOUNT KAILASH

5/9/2022
In 1998, global nomad, keen bicycle traveller and author, Graydon Hazenberg, decided to cycle across the roof of the world from Islamabad in Pakistan to Mount Kailash (Tibet’s Holiest Mountain) with his sisters and their partners. It was to be a 3-month trip across 2200 miles of some of the world’s most inspiring and harshest terrain. Along the way, they met many of the fascinating ethnic groups that live in this remote region, but the trip came with some immense challenges: equipment...

Duration:00:42:18

EPISODE 15: EXPAT IN EXILE: I TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THAILAND'S BACKPACKER MURDERS

4/1/2022
In this episode, I speak to Suzanne Buchanan, a British Citizen and the exiled former owner and editor of the Samui Times online newspaper. She has received numerous death threats and there is a warrant out for her arrest in Thailand for articles she published in the Samui Times after she investigated over a dozen suspicious backpacker deaths on the island of Koh Tao. Those investigations also led her to believe that two Burmese men, Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin, have been wrongly sentenced to death...

Duration:00:45:19

EPISODE 14: 2011 TŌHOKU EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI, JAPAN

3/18/2022
Listen in to this EXTREME tale of bravery from 9/11 hero and world traveller, David T. Garrison! How would you spend time off work? Relaxing? Visiting family and friends? David T. Garrison did the exact opposite and went out to help in one of the most devastating earthquakes and tsunamis to hit Japan. You can’t get a more extreme holiday than this! On 11th March 2011, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit just off the coast of Japan followed by a tsunami that decimated 400 miles of east coastline...

Duration:00:41:29

BONUS EPISODE: UKRAINE SPECIAL – ANIMAL RESCUE MISSION

3/9/2022
As news broke of the outbreak of war in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, husband and wife team, Nick Tadd and Vanessa Warwick, decided to launch a humanitarian mission to Ukraine. Leaving Vanessa to coordinate efforts from the UK, Nick set off on the morning of 4th March 2022 in his SUV with trailer in tow loaded with donations of food and basic supplies for refugees for the 20-hour drive to the Polish/Ukraine border via a ferry from Dover to Dunkirk. What he witnessed on the border was...

Duration:00:41:09

EPISODE 13: NIGHTMARE IN NAMIBIA

2/25/2022
How would you cope if you were involved in a horrific accident in the African bush, thousands of miles away from home? In 2008, ex-City banker, Claudia Stachelhaus, upped sticks after being made redundant to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip across Namibia. On the second day of her adventure, the group tour bus she was travelling in overturned at high speed & Claudia was thrown out of the vehicle onto the dirt track & knocked unconscious. She woke to find herself screaming, having sustained a...

Duration:00:33:48

EPISODE 12: ON A MOTORBIKE THROUGH WAR-TORN MOZAMBIQUE

2/11/2022
Extreme travel doesn’t get more extreme than this! In 1987, Clementine Smith and her boyfriend drove across war-torn Mozambique on the back of a motorbike so that they could get to Malawi for Christmas. Even though Clementine had spent part of her childhood in Malawi and was now living in Zimbabwe, little was she prepared for the horrors of the civil war that raged through Mozambique. Travelling on a budget and a journey fraught with danger, Clementine discusses how she coped with the...

Duration:00:35:32

EPISODE 11: EXTREME TRAVELS WITH A BABY

1/28/2022
In 2018, Sarah Tinsley & her partner took their 3-month-old daughter on a global adventure. Starting in Japan, they travelled to 8 countries across 4 continents, including remote parts of Costa Rica & campervanning across Australia/New Zealand. Sarah recounts the highs & lows, the challenges, & what it taught her about herself & motherhood. She also unravels the myths behind travelling with babies, the societal pressures parents face & shares fantastic tips for parents who want to take the...

Duration:00:35:42

JANUARY 2022 - RETURN OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST AND COME ON MY SHOW!

1/27/2022
My Extreme Holidays Podcast is returning on 29 January 2022. Hear more about it in this clip and how you can be a guest on my show. Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.com Don't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1 Facebook:...

Duration:00:01:09

EPISODE 10: 2022 NEW YEAR MESSAGE

1/7/2022
A HAPPY 2022 FROM THE EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST! Here’s a very special New Year message from me and some of my guests about how travel can help your mental health. Never has it been more important to take care of ourselves particularly as we face challenging times ahead with the pandemic. Even if you currently can't travel abroad, many of us still can travel within the country we live in, and we all can certainly dream of our next travel adventure! So listen in and let your mind wander! A...

Duration:00:10:35

EPISODE 9: CHRISTMAS TRAILER 2021

12/20/2021
Merry Christmas from the Extreme Holidays Podcast! I’m taking a short break over the festive period but tune in to this trailer to find out who is coming on the show in the New Year. With 8 episodes already published, including my hair-raising tale of surviving the Bam earthquake in Iran and my attempt to save 12 people, there are lots of inspiring, life-changing stories to listen to over the festivities. Have a wonderful break and see you in the New Year! Thanks for all your support so...

Duration:00:02:06

EPISODE 8: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - SURVIVING THE BAM EARTHQUAKE, IRAN, WITH GUEST, RUTH MILLINGTON

12/10/2021
In this episode, host, Ruth Millington, swaps seats and speaks to Don Robbie about the most extreme journey she has ever been on. In 2003, Ruth and her best friend were Christmas visitors to Bam, Iran. On Boxing Day at 5.26am local time, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the city. The quake destroyed 90% of the town and eventually led to the tragic deaths of over 26,000 Iranians. Ruth and her best friend were staying at a local guesthouse which was levelled to the ground by the quake. She...

Duration:00:42:09

EPISODE 7: EVEREST BASE CAMP ON ROYAL ENFIELD MOTORBIKES

11/26/2021
In 2018, Iain Young, Andy Hocking & Clive Marsden took a road trip on Royal Enfield motorbikes from Kathmandu in Nepal to Everest Base Camp in Tibet. From the thick, muddy roads of Nepal to the heady high-altitude plains of Tibet, learn how these three friends – all touched by cancer in some shape or form - dealt with the harsh conditions. They’ll give tips on what kit is needed including navigating road rules & Tibet’s peculiar refuelling laws. What’s even more remarkable is that Iain Young...

Duration:00:39:39

EPISODE 6: DISASTER AT SEA

11/12/2021
When Ellis Charlesworth, an experienced sailor and former Royal Navy gunner, invited his brother for a sailing trip on his yacht, the last thing he expected was for their trip to end in disaster. Ellis discusses the role male pride and trust played in his fight to save him and his brother's life, the impact the disaster had on their relationship, and who ultimately was to blame. He also reads a poem from one of his poetry collections. This week I’m delighted to be joined by Ellis for...

Duration:00:33:48

EPISODE 5: EXTREME DETOX

10/29/2021
Most people wouldn’t dream of doing a detox never mind going on holiday to Costa Rica to undertake a 30-day water fast run by a fanatical leader! Elicia Miller talks about her decades’ long struggles with her health, the challenges she faced whilst fasting, and how her extreme holiday set her on the road to overcoming her behavioural patterns, finding love, and ultimately healing. This week I’m delighted to be joined by Elicia for another episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast. Elicia is...

Duration:00:32:22

EPISODE 4: LONDON TO KATHMANDU ON A DOUBLE-DECKER BUS

10/15/2021
In 1981, Gail Aldwin decided to travel on a double-decker bus from London to Kathmandu. Her overland trip took her across some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Fraught with challenges, Gail recounts tales of smuggling, breaking cultural sensitivities, and the heavy hand of the law. She also discusses how travel has changed over the last 40 years and shaped her life including her work as a writer. This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Gail for the fourth...

Duration:00:40:54

EPISODE 3: GASSED AND ROBBED IN CUBA

10/1/2021
Justin Barker, an American citizen, was just a teenager when he and his family were gassed and robbed in Cuba. Justin discusses the effect it had on him and reveals his suspicions of who may have committed this terrifying crime. He also speaks about his new memoir, Bear Boy, his stance against animals in captivity, his views on game reserves and the tourism industry, and how travelling as a child broadened his perspective. This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Justin for the third episode...

Duration:00:36:51

EPISODE 2: CYCLING THE WORLD

9/17/2021
In 2017 artist Hannah Scott got on her bicycle and went off to cycle the world. She discusses life on the road, the challenges she’s faced, meeting her fiancé, escaping Nepal as the Covid19 pandemic hit, and the family ties behind her famous surname. This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Hannah for the second episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast. Hannah is an award-winning interdisciplinary British artist. Her work reflects on humanity’s relationship with the natural world and...

Duration:00:33:42

EPISODE 1: DEADLY DISEASE IN PARADISE

9/4/2021
The prolific Danish writer and poet, Peter H. Fogtdal, shares some of his extreme travel stories including contracting a deadly disease at a health spa in Thailand and nearly being kicked out of an ashram in South India! I’m delighted to be joined by Peter for the first episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast. Peter is an award-winning writer and poet who lives in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is the author of fourteen books and describes himself as a ‘human being, racoon lover and a spiritual...

Duration:00:32:59

TRAILER

9/4/2021
Follow/subscribe now to Extreme Holidays, a brand-new podcast starting this September. In each episode, award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington - survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran - will be joined by some amazing intrepid holidaymakers and travellers who have endured extreme, often life-changing, situations on their travels. She’ll uncover what inspires them and how having such experiences have affected and shaped their lives. You’ll be taken...

Duration:00:03:15