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Excited for the next adventure? Where to Go, produced by the team behind the award-winning DK Eyewitness travel guides, is here to help. Each fortnight, hosts James and Lucy talk to local experts about the destination they have chosen to call their home, exploring their personal connection to the place, what makes it so special and the best things to see and do. And from time to time, they’ll be talking to some very special guests about their favourite places to go, alongside some quickfire ...
 
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In an episode certain to inspire your inner adventurer, travel writer Shafik Meghji returns to the podcast to talk about Bolivia – the subject of his new book – as well as his adventures in India and Antarctica. Tune in for incredible landscapes and high-altitude football pitches in Bolivia, remote Buddhist monasteries and erotic carvings in India,…
 
In a special episode, James and Lucy talk to MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Santosh Shah about his culinary journey through the kitchens of Nepal, Gujarat and London and his passion for celebrating and promoting Nepali cuisine ahead of the launch of his debut cookbook Ayla. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This week James and Lucy are joined by a special guest: endurance athlete, adventurer, speaker and best selling author Nick Butter. He’s the first person to complete a marathon in every country of the world and holds 4 world records, and 2 world firsts. Nick talks to James and Lucy about three of his favourite travel destinations: Kiribati, Guatema…
 
In today’s special episode, to celebrate the release of DK Eyewitness’ new Like a Local travel guide series, James and Lucy talk to three different writers who have worked on some of the first editions: Londoner Olivia Pass, San Franciscan Matt Charnock and Berliner Barbara Woolsey. Olivia talks lidos, beautiful cemeteries and a secret chapel-cum-c…
 
Kicking Season 3 off, James and Lucy speak to travel expert Holly Rubenstein, host of The Travel Diaries podcast. Now on the ‘other side’ of the mic, Holly talks to James and Lucy about three of her favourite travel destinations: Miami, The Cotswolds, and West Sussex. Listen out for art deco architecture and street art in Miami, the best treehouses…
 
In this special episode of Where to Go, James and Lucy are joined by bestselling author Kevin Kwan to discuss some of his favourite travel destinations. The author behind the Crazy Rich Asians series, Kevin takes us on a journey to his childhood in Singapore, adventures in New York City and regular escapes to the island of Capri: the setting for hi…
 
In this episode all about Cornwall and the South West Coast Path, James and Lucy speak to a very special guest – author Raynor Winn. They discuss her 630-mile adventure around the Path that led to her writing her first book, 2018's The Salt Path and her subsequent move to Cornwall. Listen out for proof of the healing power of nature, her love of gu…
 
Our final episode of this season of Where to Go looks at the year ahead: 2021. This year promises to be the year where we'll be able to travel once again and – to optimistically look ahead to that – James and Lucy are joined in this special edition by an array of guests from earlier episodes in the series, as well as the DK Eyewitness editorial tea…
 
In more normal times, Ireland and Dublin enthral millions of visitors every year. Dublin is the all-signing, all-dancing capital: home to historical architecture, eye-opening cultural institutions, an unparalleled music scene and – of course – that all-important pint of Guinness. Meanwhile the island of Ireland contains some of Europe’s most dramat…
 
It's the journey, not the destination, so the saying goes. In this bumper edition of Where to Go, we celebrate the launch of the new DK Eyewitness book Unforgettable Journeys by looking at the art of slow travel. Joining our hosts are adventure writer Shafik Meghji and editor Rebecca Flynn. As a bonus, writers Sarah Hedley Hymers and Sophie Ibbotso…
 
James and Lucy celebrate the release of USA National Parks: Lands of Wonder in conversation with two of the book's authors: James Edward Mills and Stefanie Payne. They explore the rich history and heritage behind the parks; how important the US National Parks are in American life; and why the time is now – after the events of 2020 – for Americans t…
 
Welcome to this week’s special episode of Escape, today we’re looking travel adventures for 2020 and Simon is bringing you his Wishlist, hoping to lift a bit of that winter gloom! Points of Interest: Montenegro: www.visit-montenegro.comLondon —> Tirana: https://www.google.com/flights?lite=0#flt=/m/04jpl./m/07m_f.2020-02-01*/m/07m_f./m/04jpl.2020-02…
 
Welcome to this week’s episode of Escape with Simon Calder where we’re joined by expert travel guide, Paul Goldstein. This week Paul will be digging into travel euphemism, how to spend 48 hours in Barcelona and whilst on the topic of Spain, let’s discuss issues with drinking in the streets…Contact Simon: Twitter @SimonCalderInstagram @simon_calderP…
 
Welcome to this week’s episode of Escape with Simon Calder, we’re delighted to be joined once again by Georgina Dee, Head of Travel Publishing at Guidebook publisher DK Eyewitness.This week Georgina and Simon will be covering a masterclass in ‘how to use a guidebook’, 48 hours in this weeks city destination, Singapore, plus top safety tops for when…
 
Welcome to this week’s episode of Escape with Simon Calder, this week we’re joined once again by adventure tour leader, photographer and wildlife expert, Paul Goldstein! Coming up in this episode, Paul will be conducting a masterclass on African Safaris, plus how to spend 48 hours in Vancouver and whether its still worth visiting the Caribbean duri…
 
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