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Episode 43
November 13 , 2018

43. Vivian Godfrey; The World’s Most Iconic Travel Bookshop, Cartography & the Great Age of Exploration and Commuting from Florida to London

The world’s most iconic, historic travel and map bookshop, Stanfords in London’s Covent Garden, is a magical place that has delighted visitors for over 165 years with one of the world’s largest collection of maps, globes and travel books – creating cartography for everyone from the British Army to James Bond.
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Taking you on a journey of discovery, with a wonderfully diverse selection of characters, The Big Travel Podcast explores fascinating lives through the medium of travel; from childhoods with little money for much more than camping holidays to fabulous tales of exotic climes and incredible adventures. Politicians, Paralympians, philanthropists, famous faces from TV, radio, music, books, journalism, sports, stage and screen, SAS soldiers, adventurers and ordinary people taking extraordinary journeys tell their stories of life through travel. Through this, The Big Travel Podcast finds out what it is about travel that inspires us, makes us laugh, love, cry, and sometimes cringe, yet above all keep travelling.
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Lisa Francesca Nand is a travel journalist, writer, filmmaker and host of The Big Travel Podcast.

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