Ami Vitale has travelled to more than 90 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Throughout the years, Ami has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit— keeping true to her belief in the importance of “living the story.” In 2009, after shooting a powerful story on the transport and release of one the world’s last white rhinos, Ami shifted her focus to today’s most compelling wildlife and environmental stories. Her photographs have been commissioned by nearly every international publication and exhibited around the world in museums and galleries. Uneasy no settle catches up with her whilst she’s in China…read full interview
Anna McNuff describes herself as a British born adventurer, speaker, writer and mischief maker. Last year she was voted by the Lord Mayor as one of the City of London’s 50 most inspirational people. The daughter of two Olympians, she used to represent Great Britain at rowing. After ‘retiring’ in her mid twenties, she began darting around the world on the hunt for new and exciting endurance challenges. She talks here to Uneasy no settle about her ‘pants of perspective’ - a pair of special leggings which she dons on a dark day to get back to reality. She tells how she ran and became inspired by 93 year old Betty ‘The Hutch’ Hutchinson in the US and how she despises ‘dream dumpers’ – those people who like to destroy dreams with negativity.

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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 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.
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Chaz Powell is a non-stop explorer. Having walked the Zambezi in 2016, Africa’s wildest river, he continues on his quest for adventure. Inspired by David Attenborough, Chaz is also an expedition leader, a bush craft instructor and a mountain leader. Here we chat to him about his travels and the points that most stand out in his full interview
Dervla Murphy is best known for her first book, Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle. Published in 1965 it recounts an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Her most recent book is Between River and Sea: Encounters in Israel and Palestine, published by Eland. Dervla has won worldwide praise for her writing and has been described as a ‘travel legend’. Now in her 80s, she continues to travel around the world and remains passionate about politics, conservation and bicycling. Here, Dervla tells Uneasy no settle about her time-traveling dreams and how grateful she feels to have visited Cuba before consumerism ‘was let loose’. She writes to us on her trusty typewriter which she favours over computers, despite finding it hard to source the ribbons these days!read full interview
Hazen Audel is a TV presenter, biologist, natural history guide artist and craftsman. Following the success of Survive the Tribe, his National Geographic channel series, Primal Survivor, documented his adventures living with and working alongside indigenous people in remote regions of the world. Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Hazen is a Kootenai and Salish Native American and Greek by descent. He founded The Wild Classroom, a non-profit online web-series offering teachers and students quality, natural history educational videos for use in the classroom and home. Here he recounts his brush with the illegal oil industry of South America and a hair-raising, near-death encounter as well as inspiring story of times spent fishing and partying with a local family on a palm leaf fishing shack in Indonesia.
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Inge Solheim is one of the world’s leading adventure guides. He’s been responsible for Prince Harry’s safety in the Arctic and has guided many high profile individuals to the most extreme places on the planet. After an entrepreneurial stint setting up a video rental company as well as working in finance, we hear how ultimately, childhood days spent fishing, hiking and skiing inspired Inge to follow his passions and become a guide, traveling to all corners of the world on adventurous and remote expeditions. Uneasy no settle finds out why many people said he was ‘stupid’ to follow his dreams and how his unfulfilled dream of traveling into space has led him to his current full interview
John is a wildlife filmmaker who has worked with the BBC, National Geographic, PBS and Musicy Channel on many BAFTA winning TV series including Planet Earth II, The Hunt, Frozen Planet, Life Stories, Life, Big Cat Diary, Springwatch and Yellowstone.
John is the author of The Shark and the Albatross, published recently in the UK by Profile and in North America in May 2016 by Greystone Books. Here, John tells Uneasy no settle of the challenges he faced filming lynx in northern Canada and the inspiration of working with David Attenborough. The best place he’s ever woken up? In a tent on the frozen sea in the Antarctic, next to a colony of emperor penguins!
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EMMY winning Californian, John ‘Caveman’ Gray also known as Ling Yai (Thai for Big Monkey) established and runs John Gray’s Sea Canoes in Phuket, Thailand, taking travelers on unforgettable trips on the ocean. Uneasy no settle caught up with John to discover what inspired his love of nature and how he channelled this from California, all the way to Thailand. A true environmentalist at heart, he explains how he almost died climbing a rock in Northern California, why he’s such a pessimist when it comes to the future of our planet and how he started his business with just $28 and four broken full interview
Leon McCarron is an Irish adventurer and filmmaker and specializes in long distance, human-powered expeditions. From his very first journey covering 14,000 miles in 18 months cycling by bike from New York City, to walking on foot through the Gobi desert in Mongolia in -30C temperatures, the only constant in Leon’s life is that home is constantly changing. Always on the move in pursuit of stories, he describes himself as an idealist and an optimist and thinks travel is an integral part of bringing about social change. We caught up with him along the way during his latest journey through the Middle East – the highlight of which has been watching the stars glow all around him in the Sinai Desert whilst his camel quietly snores next to him!read 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 full interview
Having grown up in the foothills of the Himalayas in India, in 2011 at the age of 23, Shivya Nath quit her corporate job, sold her possessions and began to travel the world. She lives a nomadic life, seeking adventures off the beaten path, and works on the go to fund her travels. A top ranking travel blog in Asia,, along with her is the home to all her travels. She lives and breathes responsible tourism and her mission is to connect with local people as much as possible. Here she recounts to Uneasy no settle how lucky she feels to have met World War II Polish refugee, Karol in the vineyards of South Australia. She also tells how long term travel, although not the norm, can be a viable and fulfilling way of full interview
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