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Episode 85
January 21 , 2020

85. India Hicks; Family, Bahamian Island Life, Maharajahs’ Palaces and Rat Infested Hostels

Entrepreneur and style icon India Hicks has lived an extraordinary life so far. The daughter of designer David Hicks and granddaughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten (and related to everyone from Prince Philip to Queen Victoria), she ran away,…
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Episode 84
January 13 , 2020

84. Nicky Kelvin; The Points Guy UK on Mongolian Rockets, Israeli Biker Gangs, Dicing with Mugabe in Zimbabwe and Great Travel Deals

The face of The Points Guy UK, a website showing us how to get the most from points and miles whose US site has over 75 million unique visitors a year. Nicky Kelvin’s own travel journey started with…
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Episode 83
December 18 , 2019

83. Dr Mandeep Rai; Global Values Expert on 150 Countries, Cultural Inspiration and Making that Leap!

Exploring the hearts, minds, and traditions of cultures and people around the world is Dr Mandeep Rai’s passion and in her new book The Values Compass (recommended by the Dalai Lama no less!) and indeed on this episode…
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Episode Array
December 11 , 2019

82. The Big Travel Podcast CHRISTMAS 2019 SPECIAL!

It’s the Big Travel Podcast Christmas Special! It’s been a great year for the podcast, hitting the top slot in Apple Podcasts travel here in the UK several times and also charting high in many of the 160 countries we…
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Episode 81
November 29 , 2019

81. Cosmopolitan Magazine Travel Editor Amanda Statham; Jamaican Cool, Costa Rica Night Safaris, NYC Cocktails and Family Travel

Sometimes travel can be just pure fun and Amanda Statham, glossy magazines travel editor, honeymoon expert and happy camper-van-owner, has made the fun side of travel her life’s work so far. She’s dived with sharks in the Galapagos, tracked rare…
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Episode 80
November 7 , 2019

80. In New York with Film-Maker Will Francome; US Prisons, Kenyan Orphanages, Arctic Ice Caves and Norwegian Poo

We’re in Brooklyn with documentary maker Will Francome talking about filming on location worldwide and everything from capital punishment, the American criminal justice system, the people who get let off death row, orphanages in Kenya, standing knee deep in…
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Episode 79
October 22 , 2019

79. In Tuscany with Paola Maggiulli, The Tiny Italian; Talking Italian… Food, Wine, Colombia, Cuban Salsa Bars and London Pop Ups

In a villa in the Tuscany hills in Italy Lisa and Anglo-Italian food writer, cook and presenter Paola Maggiulli, aka The Tiny Italian have spent the day exploring Siena. Paola was brought up in London with a South American…
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Episode 78
October 8 , 2019

78. On Location in Madrid with James Blick, Tapas Expert from Spain Revealed

An ‘on location’ episode! Lisa is in Casa Toni, a busy and traditional tapas bar in in central Madrid, with James Blick from ‘Devour Tours’ and the ‘Spain Revealed’ YouTube channel talking Spanish food, culture,…
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Episode 77
September 25 , 2019

77. Dom Joly; Childhood in a Beirut Warzone, Pink Floyd in Syria, Dark Tourism and in Search of the Yeti

For comedian Dom Joly, travel is in the blood. Born in Beirut he had what in his recent book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club, he describes as a curiously paradoxical childhood between a posh Oxford boarding school and a…
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