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In 1998, global nomad, keen bicycle traveller and author, Graydon Hazenberg, decided to cycle across the roof of the world from Islamabad in Pakistan to Mount Kailash (Tibet’s Holiest Mountain) with his sisters and their partners.  It was to be a 3-month trip across 2200 miles of some of the world’s most inspiring and harshest terrain.  Along the way, they met many of the fascinating ethnic groups that live in this remote region, but the trip came with some immense challenges: equipment failures, illness, food shortages, abysmal road conditions and efforts by the Chinese Public Security Bureau to stop them cycling to Tibet.Tune in to find out if they made it!We also discuss Graydon’s other epic cycle journeys, what inspired him to take up cycling and tips for those who want to explore the world by bicycle!Graydon’s book ‘Pedalling to Kailash: Cycling Adventures and Misadventures on the Roof of the World’ is available to buy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08X6GTK43You can also follow Graydon and his extreme travels at: FB: www.facebook.com/graydon.hazenberg.authorTwitter: www.twitter.com/stanleystravelsInstagram: www.instagram.com/hmstanleystravelsTravel blog: graydonstravels.blogspot.comWebsite: graydonhazenberg.caFind out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional Music: motivational-inspiring-piano-9836 by ZakharValaha
In this episode, I speak to Suzanne Buchanan, a British Citizen and the exiled former owner and editor of the Samui Times online newspaper. She has received numerous death threats and there is a warrant out for her arrest in Thailand for articles she published in the Samui Times after she investigated over a dozen suspicious backpacker deaths on the island of Koh Tao. Those investigations also led her to believe that two Burmese men, Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin, have been wrongly sentenced to death for the brutal murders of British backpackers, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, in 2014.Speaking to me from a safe house in the UK, we discuss the deaths and murders, why she believes the two Burmese men are innocent, and how she copes with death threats and living in exile.  We also discuss Suzanne’s wanderlust for travel and how travellers, especially young women, can keep safe whilst travelling. Suzanne’s book ‘The Curse of The Turtle: The True Story of Thailand’s Backpacker Murders’ is published by Wildblue Press and available on Amazon and Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09QH854PC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_A28DPZMFYPAT5VKWEWRCSuzanne is also featured in a three-part documentary series for SKY Documentaries called Death on the Beach about the murders and suspicious deaths airing in March 2022.You can follow Suzanne at:https://www.facebook.com/SuBuchanan70/ https://www.facebook.com/SamuiTimes/ https://www.instagram.com/subuchanan70/https://mobile.twitter.com/subuchanan70Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional Music: Chasing the Killer's Trail - Dark Detective Thriller Soundtrack (Loopable) by GioeleFazzeri
Listen in to this EXTREME tale of bravery from 9/11 hero and world traveller, David T. Garrison!How would you spend time off work? Relaxing? Visiting family and friends? David T. Garrison did the exact opposite and went out to help in one of the most devastating earthquakes and tsunamis to hit Japan.  You can’t get a more extreme holiday than this!On 11th March 2011, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit just off the coast of Japan followed by a tsunami that decimated 400 miles of east coastline and severely damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, north of Tokyo.  As hundreds of thousands of citizens fled the area and ex-pats were told to leave Japan due to the risk of a nuclear catastrophe, David T. Garrison did an incredibly brave thing - boarded a flight from The States to Japan and went to assist those in need.  Partially raised in Japan, David discusses what it was like to go back to the country he fell in love with as a child, the magnitude of the disaster and the work he undertook and strategies he employed in providing relief.  We also discuss the risks he faced from radiation poisoning, trauma, PSTD and the other rescue missions he has worked on including 9/11.  David also reveals his famous ancestor!David was born in Wilmington NC USA. Part of his childhood was spent in Japan.  At the age of 18 he became an Emergency Medical Technician and then worked in sector including Rescue/Fire, Home Care and Clinical Hospital setting for close to 30 years. He joined the American Red Cross in 2007 and has worked on Disasters in 14 US States including Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the California for Wildfires, and for Hurricane Maria in Costa Rica and 9/11.  You can find him on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/david.t.garrison.9Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional Music -  Samurai Asian Music for Backgrou
As news broke of the outbreak of war in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, husband and wife team, Nick Tadd and Vanessa Warwick, decided to launch a humanitarian mission to Ukraine.  Leaving Vanessa to coordinate efforts from the UK, Nick set off on the morning of 4th March 2022 in his SUV with trailer in tow loaded with donations of food and basic supplies for refugees for the 20-hour drive to the Polish/Ukraine border via a ferry from Dover to Dunkirk.  What he witnessed on the border was horrifying.  Amid the chaos of millions fleeing Ukraine, Nick discovered thousands of pets and animals left behind to suffer and die.   Nick is currently on the front line in Ukraine, delivering food to animals abandoned by fleeing refugees and trying to arrange for some of them to be brought out of the country.In this episode, Don Robbie and I speak to Vanessa in our Extreme Holidays studio and Nick from the front line about their incredible mission to help save the pets and animals of Ukraine caught up in this terrible war. NICK AND VANESSA ARE URGENTLY RAISING FUNDS FOR THEIR MISSION.TO DONATE TO THIS INCREDIBLE CAUSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ukrainemissionnick?fbclid=IwAR1hRnY11HyR01y91485ErdDnHAk9bdu6EW-lpUstp6Jj2EZMbKI2vNAqxwFind out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comI will be giving regular updates on Nick and Vanessa’s mission via my social media accounts: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusH
How would you cope if you were involved in a horrific accident in the African bush, thousands of miles away from home?In 2008, ex-City banker, Claudia Stachelhaus, upped sticks after being made redundant to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip across Namibia. On the second day of her adventure, the group tour bus she was travelling in overturned at high speed & Claudia was thrown out of the vehicle onto the dirt track & knocked unconscious. She woke to find herself screaming, having sustained a serious neck injury, but being out in the bush, help was hours away &, when an ambulance finally arrived, it ran out of petrol. In this fascinating tale of survival, Claudia also reveals how her coping strategies & positive outlook on life set her on the road to recovery. Claudia Stachelhaus was born in Germany & has lived in Australia & South Africa. For the last 15 years, she has been based in London. Since leaving her career in structured finance, Claudia has been hosting supper clubs, teaching cooking classes in the community & travelling as much as she can. For more details of her supper clubs: http://whiteroomsupperclub.blogspot.comAt the beginning of the pandemic, Claudia started “Toiletries for the Streets” handing out basic toiletry packs to up to 100 rough sleepers who had no access to facilities. Funds are always needed to keep the service up & running. For more information & how to donate: https://gofund.me/cf582e42 or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toiletriesforthestreets/Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional Music African Inspiration by JuliusH
Extreme travel doesn’t get more extreme than this!  In 1987, Clementine Smith and her boyfriend drove across war-torn Mozambique on the back of a motorbike so that they could get to Malawi for Christmas.  Even though Clementine had spent part of her childhood in Malawi and was now living in Zimbabwe, little was she prepared for the horrors of the civil war that raged through Mozambique.  Travelling on a budget and a journey fraught with danger, Clementine discusses how she coped with the extreme poverty and suffering she witnessed, along with the risk of being ambushed. Broke and with little food to eat, they arrived in Malawi, a country which on the surface appeared a world apart from Mozambique, but little did they know of the road which lay ahead. Clementine Smith is a writer and a photographer who has been on all 5 continents. You can check out her work via her website, the Flying Satsuma, here: https://flyingsatsuma.comFind out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusH 
In 2018, Sarah Tinsley & her partner took their 3-month-old daughter on a global adventure. Starting in Japan, they travelled to 8 countries across 4 continents, including remote parts of Costa Rica & campervanning across Australia/New Zealand. Sarah recounts the highs & lows, the challenges, & what it taught her about herself & motherhood. She also unravels the myths behind travelling with babies, the societal pressures parents face & shares fantastic tips for parents who want to take the plunge. Sarah is a UK writer living in France. Her short fiction has been published widely, including Mslexia & Litro. Her first novel, The Shadows We Cast, is out now & you can purchase it here:https://srlpublishing.co.uk/product/the-shadows-we-cast-sarah-tinsleyYou can also find out about her fortnightly writing workshops and writing services through her website at https://sarahtinsley.com and follow her on https://twitter.com/sarahtinsleyuk Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional Music by DmitryTaras from Pixabay
My Extreme Holidays Podcast is returning on 29 January 2022.  Hear more about it in this clip and how you can be a guest on my show.Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusH  
A HAPPY 2022 FROM THE EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST!Here’s a very special New Year message from me and some of my guests about how travel can help your mental health. Never has it been more important to take care of ourselves particularly as we face challenging times ahead with the pandemic. Even if you currently can't travel abroad, many of us still can travel within the country we live in, and we all can certainly dream of our next travel adventure! So listen in and let your mind wander!A big thanks to Ellis Charlesworth, Gail Aldwin, Peter H. Fogtdal, Elicia Miller, David T. Garrison, Hannah Scott, Graydon Hazenburg, Iain Pilbeam, Claudia Stachelhaus, and Dr. Kimberly Brown for recording their special messages.Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Romantic Memories (Main) by ZakharValaha
Merry Christmas from the Extreme Holidays Podcast! I’m taking a short break over the festive period but tune in to this trailer to find out who is coming on the show in the New Year.  With 8 episodes already published, including my hair-raising tale of surviving the Bam earthquake in Iran and my attempt to save 12 people, there are lots of inspiring, life-changing stories to listen to over the festivities.  Have a wonderful break and see you in the New Year! Thanks for all your support so far!Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Christmas Day by Alex MakeMusic
In this episode, host, Ruth Millington, swaps seats and speaks to Don Robbie about the most extreme journey she has ever been on.  In 2003, Ruth and her best friend were Christmas visitors to Bam, Iran.  On Boxing Day at 5.26am local time, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the city. The quake destroyed 90% of the town and eventually led to the tragic deaths of over 26,000 Iranians.  Ruth and her best friend were staying at a local guesthouse which was levelled to the ground by the quake.  She awoke to find herself in the rubble and was saved by her friend – dragging her out by her feet. Over the next 30 hours – using mostly their bare hands and in their pyjamas and bare feet - they began a frantic rescue attempt to save 12 people buried alive beneath their hotel ruins.Ruth also discusses how post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma affected her, the impact it had on her relationships, and how writing her upcoming book was part of her healing journey.Listen in to this extraordinary and at times terrifying tale.Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional music: The Persian Prince by XHALE303
In 2018, Iain Young, Andy Hocking & Clive Marsden took a road trip on Royal Enfield motorbikes from Kathmandu in Nepal to Everest Base Camp in Tibet. From the thick, muddy roads of Nepal to the heady high-altitude plains of Tibet, learn how these three friends – all touched by cancer in some shape or form  - dealt with the harsh conditions. They’ll give tips on what kit is needed including navigating road rules & Tibet’s peculiar refuelling laws. What’s even more remarkable is that Iain Young was in his 70s when he undertook the trip. You can’t get motorbiking holidays more extreme than this!This week I’m delighted to be joined by Iain, Andy & Clive for another episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast.About my guestsIain Young was born in Manchester in 1946. After university, he joined the Royal Air Force & worked as a military & civil test pilot until his retirement in 2012.  He was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to aviation. He lives on the Isle of Wight with his wife Lesley & they have two sons & three grandchildren.  Andy Hocking was born in Cornwall in 1962 before moving to Hampshire. After school, he started an apprenticeship as an Auto electrician then worked at the local oil refinery before retiring at 55 so he could pursue his love of travel.   He is married to Karen & has two boys. Clive Marsden was born in Stoke on Trent in 1961 & served a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1980. After leaving the RAF in 1990 he worked for companies such as Nestle before retiring early.  He lives in Lightwater, Surrey with his wife Julie & they have one daughter.Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional music: Freeway Boogie by valentinhintikka
When Ellis Charlesworth, an experienced sailor and former Royal Navy gunner, invited his brother for a sailing trip on his yacht, the last thing he expected was for their trip to end in disaster. Ellis discusses the role male pride and trust played in his fight to save him and his brother's life, the impact the disaster had on their relationship, and who ultimately was to blame. He also reads a poem from one of his poetry collections.  This week I’m delighted to be joined by Ellis for another episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast.Ellis was born in Sutton in Surrey, but now lives in the village of Barlow in Derbyshire.  After school, he studied forestry which took him around Britain’s most finest parts.  At the age of 21, he joined the Royal Navy sailing all around the world including to places such as Kenya and Venezuela.Ellis is also a poet and writes poetry based on his life and work in the great outdoors. Ellis’s poetry collection, Country Ways Poetry Collection, is available on Kindle. His latest collection, Thank God I’m a Country Boy, will be published soon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Country-ways-collection-Ellis-Charlesworth-ebook/dp/B08HSS4M2PYou can follow Ellis on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellis.charlesworth.18Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional music: Slow Boat Mediation by NaturesEye
Most people wouldn’t dream of doing a detox never mind going on holiday to Costa Rica to undertake a 30-day water fast run by a fanatical leader! Elicia Miller talks about her decades’ long struggles with her health, the challenges she faced whilst fasting, and how her extreme holiday set her on the road to overcoming her behavioural patterns, finding love, and ultimately healing.This week I’m delighted to be joined by Elicia for another episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast.Elicia is the Founder of Core Emotional Healing® and Candida and Inner Child Expert.  She’s guided hundreds to freedom from Candida and other chronic symptoms, restrictive diets, and emotional chains, but just like any wounded healer, she had to go through her own process first. After a string of abusive relationships, addictions, and health issues, she went on her own journey to cure herself with the aim also of finding ways to help others. She’s also an author and loves to travel. Her journeys have taken her across the world from San Francisco to Thailand, Costa Rica and many other exotic locations.  Check out her work at: http://eliciamiller.com/meet-elicia/You can follow Elicia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eliciamiller_ceh/Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional music: The Old Water Mill Meditation by NaturesEye                                         Waterfall - Ambient Chill Music and Nature Sounds by JuliusH
In 1981, Gail Aldwin decided to travel on a double-decker bus from London to Kathmandu. Her overland trip took her across some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Fraught with challenges, Gail recounts tales of smuggling, breaking cultural sensitivities, and the heavy hand of the law. She also discusses how travel has changed over the last 40 years and shaped her life including her work as a writer.This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Gail for the fourth episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast.Gail is an award-winning writer and a former university lecturer who has lived and worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Spain. As well as novels, short fiction and poetry, she has co-written short plays and comedy sketches with 3-She, a collaborative group of three women writers. When she’s not gallivanting around at festivals or book launches, she at home in Dorset. https://gailaldwin.comhttps://twitter.com/gailaldwinhttps://www.facebook.com/gailaldwinwriter/Gail’s newly released contemporary novel This Much Huxley Knows is available at all major retailers including Waterstones, WHSmiths and Amazon.  Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional music: Morning Funny Beat by FreeMusicMascot
Justin Barker, an American citizen, was just a teenager when he and his family were gassed and robbed in Cuba.  Justin discusses the effect it had on him and reveals his suspicions of who may have committed this terrifying crime.  He also speaks about his new memoir, Bear Boy, his stance against animals in captivity, his views on game reserves and the tourism industry, and how travelling as a child broadened his perspective.This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Justin for the third episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast.Justin is an animal activist, producer and author of Bear Boy: The True Story of a Boy, Two Bears, and the Fight to Be Free. Described as the Greta Thunberg of the 1990s, he was 13-years-old when he launched Citizens Lobbying for Animals in Zoos and was named "One of Twenty Teens Who Will Change the World" in Teen People Magazine and featured in National Geographic, Animal Planet, NBC and CBS.  He lives in San Francisco with his family.  As a producer/director, he has circled the globe.  He’s also been on many personal adventures including Costa Rica, Nepal, Thailand and Australia.  https://linktr.ee/justinbarkertvJustin’s memoir: Bear Boy: The True Story of a Boy, Two Bears, is available on all the major platforms including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and Bookshop. https://www.bearboy.orgPhoto credit: Robin WeirFind out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional music: Son Montuno - Cuban Piano Music by JuliusH  
In 2017 artist Hannah Scott got on her bicycle and went off to cycle the world.  She discusses life on the road, the challenges she’s faced, meeting her fiancé, escaping Nepal as the Covid19 pandemic hit, and the family ties behind her famous surname. This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Hannah for the second episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast.Hannah is an award-winning interdisciplinary British artist.  Her work reflects on humanity’s relationship with the natural world and endeavours to raise awareness of ecological issues. She’s also undertaken some of the world’s most inspiring journeys including the Trans Mongolian Express through Russia and China, trekked extensively in the Himalaya, and over 3 months completed the Mongol Rally from London to Mongolia in a second hand ambulance. www.hannahscott.com You can follow her artist exploits and travel journeys on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahscott_art/Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusH
The prolific Danish writer and poet, Peter H. Fogtdal, shares some of his extreme travel stories including contracting a deadly disease at a health spa in Thailand and nearly being kicked out of an ashram in South India! I’m delighted to be joined by Peter for the first episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast.Peter is an award-winning writer and poet who lives in Portland, Oregon, USA.  He is the author of fourteen books and describes himself as a ‘human being, racoon lover and a spiritual guru in his own mind’.  Formerly a lecturer at Portland University, one of his favourite past times is watching squirrels from his porch. He also loves to travel. https://www.facebook.com/PeterHFogtdalOfficialPeter’s novel The Tsar's Dwarf (out in five languages) and his poetry collection My Crimes of Gelato, are both available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Peter-H.-Fogtdal/e/B001K8V47O?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comDon't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.millington.52/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-millington-54915b24/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShare your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact me at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)SponsorA huge thanks to today’s sponsor HelpYouFind.Me a secure - yet simple - way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up! ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusH
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Follow/subscribe now to Extreme Holidays, a brand-new podcast starting this September.In each episode, award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington - survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran - will be joined by some amazing intrepid holidaymakers and travellers who have endured extreme, often life-changing, situations on their travels.  She’ll uncover what inspires them and how having such experiences have affected and shaped their lives.  You’ll be taken to places you’ve never visited before, and it'll get you questioning life and human existence.Find out more at https://ruthmillingtonauthor.comTo find out who’s joining Ruth on the first episode, follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/ or Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1Share your Story  Have an extreme travel story to tell? Contact Ruth at: https://ruthmillingtonauthor.com/contact/Support the ShowSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ruthmillington)ProductionCreator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonCo-producer: Don RobbieMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusH 
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