Speaking this month we have:
Jonny Bealby – Trips and origins.
As a writer and traveller Jonny Bealby has visited more than 90 countries and, in addition to his books, has had articles featured in a variety of publications including the Daily Telegraph, The Times, Observer, Daily Mail, Elle, Traveller and Wanderlust. He has lectured to the Royal Geographical Society on a number of occasions in both London and Hong Kong.
In 2002 he took his small sole-trader business, called Wild Frontiers (named after Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier), and expanded. Taking the same approach to trips that served them so well in Pakistan – namely, ‘off the beaten track-meet the locals-get beneath the surface’ kind of tourism – the business exploded. In 2002 Wild Frontiers took 19 clients to 2 destinations; in 2015 they took 1600 clients to 50 destinations.
Charlie Walker – to be confirmed.
Charlie is a British adventurer, writer, photographer and motivational speaker. He specialises in long distance, human-powered expeditions and has travelled by bicycle, foot, horse and dugout canoe. His work has featured in a range of publications including The Times, the Daily Express, Wanderlust, Travelmag, Travel Africa and Sidetracked magazine. He was also named Travel Blogger of the Year in 2013 by the Association of Independent Tour Operators.
Charlie’s lattest book “Through Sand & Snow” is a book about travel, people and adventure in some of the world’s least visited places. It is also the personal story of becoming a man through a self-imposed trial of hunger, loneliness and exhaustion with moments of unparalleled joy and sublime revelation. It is a book about life for all ages and tastes, engrossing to daring explorers and armchair travellers alike.
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