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Episode 54
January 29 , 2019

54. Monisha Rajesh; Around the World by Train, the Siberian Galapagos, the Death Railway from Bangkok, Fascinating North Korea and Tibetan Nuns with iPhones

After writing Around India in 80 Trains Monisha Rajesh decided to tackle the whole world in 80 trains and left London on a journey that took in 45,000 miles across Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Canada…
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Episode 53
January 17 , 2019

53. Levison Wood; Walking the Nile, Walking the Himalayas, Walking the Americas and a 5000 Mile Trek Around the Arabian Peninsula

Levison Wood is a British explorer, writer and photographer who’s travelled to over 100 countries, many of them in war zones, typically thought of as hostile or off the beaten track. His documentaries, best-selling books and photographs have enchanted people…
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Episode 52
January 15 , 2019

52. Liz Johnson; Paralympic Swimmer on Athens, Beijing, London 2012, Berlin, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and more

Paralympian Swimmer Liz Johnson often she says how fortunate she is. She IS of course fortunate in many ways, she’s won golds, silvers and bronzes all over the world, competed for her country and been able to turn her passion…
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Episode 51
January 8 , 2019

51. Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght; Co Authors of the ‘Aisling’ books on the Irish Celtic Tiger, Crazy Nights in Berlin and Vegas and Creating the Irish Bridget Jones

A hungover conversation one day in Dublin between two best friends Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght led to the creation of a loveable character called Aisling, who quickly became a Facebook phenomenon, then two best-selling books is now being made into…
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Episode 50
December 30 , 2018

50. New Year’s Special; New Year’s Eve Across the World

From a haunted hotel in the Cambodian jungle to a dry New Year’s Eve in Kuala Lumper it’s Lisa’s New Year’s Eve special. Taking in Belgium, Holland, London, Malaga in Spain, Goa in India, Koh Samui in Thailand, Sydney in…
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Episode 49
December 18 , 2018

49. Giles Coren; The World’s Best Restaurants, Roast Guinea Pig in Ecuador, Terrifying Tiny Planes in Kenya and Randy Whales in Tahiti

As the UK’s best-known food critic, writing columns for The Times newspaper and many other outlets as well as presenting TV programmes like BBC2’s ‘Amazing Hotels’, Giles Coren has travelled to over 100 countries. He is, in his own words…
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Episode 48
December 14 , 2018

48. The Big Travel Podcast Christmas Special; Edith Bowman, Giles Coren, Jane Garvey, Kirsty Wark, Helen Zaltzman and much more

In this wonderful collection of Christmas stories from Big Travel Podcast guests of the latter part of the year Edith Bowman goes from swimming to skiing all in one California Christmas, Jane Garvey gets stoned on Christmas Day with an elderly…
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Episode 47
December 11 , 2018

47. Lizzie Carr; Paddleboarding Adventurer and Plastic Patroller on NYC Via The Hudson River, Paddling Britain and Overlanding Asia

Being diagnosed with cancer at just 25 changed the course of Lizzie Carr’s life, ditching her corporate career to become an adventurer and taking on challenge after challenge on her paddleboard to battle plastic pollution worldwide. She’s the first person…
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Episode 46
December 4 , 2018

46. The Man in Seat 61, Mark Smith; 1m Visits a Month and Travelling the World by Train

Warning: After listening you might just find yourself booking a ticket and heading off on a train adventure.  One murky afternoon in 2001 London station manager Mark Smith, browsing the bookshelves for something to read on the train home, found…
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