Levison Wood in Conversation with Phoebe Smith: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Levison Wood talks to Phoebe Smith about his life as an adventurer and his latest book Arabia. Read More Levison Wood in Conversation with Phoebe Smith: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Around the World in 80 Trains: Stanfords Travel Writing Festival 2019

When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn’t long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles, almost twice the circumference of the earth, coasting along the world’s most remarkable railways from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet’s Qinghai railway to silk sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Read More Around the World in 80 Trains: Stanfords Travel Writing Festival 2019

A Brief Guide to the World with Nicholas Crane: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

One word binds us all: geography. We are all geographers, human beings who care about the places we think of as ‘home’ – our habitat. Read More A Brief Guide to the World with Nicholas Crane: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Solo Motorcycle Adventures: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Travel writers Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Lois Pryce talk to Julia Wheeler about their extensive solo travels by motorbike in many regions all over the world including India’s Arunachal Pradesh, Iran and South America. Read More Solo Motorcycle Adventures: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Travel Etiquette: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

When travelling, what is appropriate behaviour when greeting people? Should you offer a handshake, a kiss on the cheek or two kisses? Read More Travel Etiquette: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Levison Wood in Conversation with Julia Wheeler: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Levison Wood talks to Julia Wheeler about his life as an adventurer and his latest book Arabia. Read More Levison Wood in Conversation with Julia Wheeler: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Ottoman Odyssey: Travels through a Lost Empire: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival

Alev Scott’s odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey’s borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire. Read More Ottoman Odyssey: Travels through a Lost Empire: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival

Travel Safety: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Lloyd Figgins, travel risk expert & author of the The Travel Survival Guide offers up-to-date, no-nonsense, practical advice on how to prepare for a trip, recognise warning signs, avoid potential hazards and cope with emergencies should they occur. Read More Travel Safety: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Levison Wood in Conversation with Paul Blezard: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Levison Wood talks to Paul Blezard about his life as an adventurer and his latest book Arabia. Read More Levison Wood in Conversation with Paul Blezard: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Reading the Landscape: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Achieve a level of outdoor awareness that will enable you to understand the landscape around you. Tristan Gooley shows how it is possible to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language – instantly. Mary-Ann Ochota shares her archaeological expertise to reveal the historic features you can spot in the countryside around you – from Bronze Age burial mounds to turnpiked toll roads. Read More Reading the Landscape: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019