The Big Travel Podcast is hosted by Lisa Francesca Nand, a travel journalist, writer, filmmaker and regular on radio and TV in the UK.
A thinly disguised euphemism for the big journey through life, on The Big Travel Podcast Lisa explores the life-stories of well-known and interesting people through their life in travel, from tales of hometowns to where life’s twists and turns have taken them since.
Broadcast journalist Lisa began working at the BBC as an assistant on Newsnight and then as a presenter and newsreader on BBC radio across the south presenting a weekly music show on BBC Southern Counties and BBC Radio Solent. She later became the first female presenter on Talksport national radio, co-presenting Ian Collins’ late night current affairs and popular culture show for over two years.
Since 2007 Lisa has specialised in travel, producing and presenting countless travel films (Sky, the national press online), been published widely in the national press (Telegraph, Times, Independent, National Geographic Traveller) and is a current regular expert travel guest on national radio and TV on everything from popular radio programmes on BBC Radio 2, BBC 5Live, talkRADIO, LBC, BBC Radio London and more to BBC1’s Rip Off Britain. In tandem she has continued to work as a producer/director/presenter and is known for having made and directed authored documentary about miscarriage, First Heartbeat (Discovery/TLC UK). She’s made appearances on everything from Sky News and BBC News to Loose Women and BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
Lisa is half Indian-Fijian and half from the Wirral but grew up in Spain and calls many places home. She has two children and currently lives in London.