Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Slide Shows from the Arte Wanderlust Hiking Series

Hi. I'll be putting some slide shows from the Wanderlust hiking series up here this week as they are aired on Arte.

South-West Coast Path, Cornwall, UK
Mallorca Crete

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New TV series on Arte

Hi all,

So my second TV series is about to air soon on Arte in France and Germany. It's called Wanderlust in German, or Un kilomètre à Pied in French and it's a ten-part series looking at different regions of Europe through their long-distance hiking trails. In the course of the hikes I meet Cornish fishermen, Mallorcan beekeepers, French cheesemakers, Greek park rangers and German ceramics designers, and go hiking with local guidebook writers, environmentalists and even a German princess. I learn how to use a traditional slingshot in Mallorca, eat wild edible plants in Cornwall and help deliver a baby calf in Saar-Hunsruck. Now that's entertainment.

The films are broadcast on Arte from August 4th at 7.30pm.

Mon, 4.8.2014:  South-West Coast Path in Cornwall, UK

Tue, 5.8.2014: The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig, Germany

Wed, 6.8.2014: The Dry Wall Way, Mallorca

Thur, 7.8.2014: The Stevenson Way, France 

Fri, 8.8.2014: Through Crete's Gorges, Greece

In the meantime we've been busy shooting the second five films. Last week I was in Norway and for the next two weeks I'm in Austria's Lech Valley. Some photos below.

Crossing the Dovrefjell on the St Olaf's Way, Norway

Lech Valley, Austria

Friday, January 24, 2014

New Guidebooks

I have three guidebooks at the printers at the moment. First is the Lonely Planet guide to Bhutan, one of my favourite destinations and books to work on. For repeat visitors there are some cool off the beaten destinations and hikes in the central and eastern parts of the book, which are the areas I concentrated on.

Second up is the Lonely Planet guide to Central Asia. For this edition I focused on the background information, from history to outdoor activites. We have two brand new chapters on border crossings and visas, which should help clarify these tricky topics.

Finally we have the eighth edition of the Odyssey guide to Uzbekistan, the definitive guide to the architecture, culture and history of this key Central Asian state.

All three books are available now.



Classic Pamiri Scenery of Gorno Badakhshan

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