In 2009 Belinda Kirk established Explorers Connect to help people live more adventurously. Belinda is a Guinness World Record holding expedition leader and has many years of expedition experience. Belinda also founded the. ). She has walked across Nicaragua, searched for camels in the Desert of Death, discovered new rock paintings in Lesotho, rowed around Britain in a rowing boat, led numerous youth development expeditions and managed remote trips worldwide (for among others Ray Mears and Bear Grylls). Belinda is a huge believer in the power of the outdoors on our mental health and happiness and tells us here that it is always the first big adventure that will change your life.read full interview
Adventurer and film maker Bruce Parry first met the Penan tribe in the rainforests of Borneo during the making of his BBC TV series Tribe, broadcast from 2005 – 2007. For his new film ‘Tawai: A Voice from the Forest’ he revisits the Penan and finds out whether their connection with nature, and with each other, can help us all take collective responsibility for making the world a better place. Join us as we find out more about Bruce Parry’s new film and discover his travel inspirations, biggest challenges and what keeps him going if he ever feels like giving up.
Find out more about Borneo in our Borneo travel guideread full interview
Lola (Akinmade) Akerstrom is an award-winning writer and photographer. She has dispatched from and photographed roughly 60 countries for various publications and her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN and The Guardian among others. She is also editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria she talks to Uneasy no settle about the challenges that racism has posed for her on her own personal journey and how she dreams of a tolerant world, leading to more understanding and ultimately more peace. Lola is obsessed with the North Pole and dreams of visiting there one day. For now though, her happiest travel memory was eating homemade pizza with her husband in the tiny mountain village of Gratteri in Sicily.read full interview
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