So when the guys at POW got in touch I was intrigued. For me, travel and music go hand in hand. I even take it to the nerdiest level of creating destination themed Spotify playlists for my travels! Plus, my current Bluetooth speaker, as much as it had served me so well, was looking a bit tired and clunky.
Anyone who tuned in to BBC Two’s ‘Race Across the World’ will surely have been hooked from day one. It’s hard not to have a favourite couple throughout this epic adventure, and I loved Natalie and Shameema’s can-do attitude, and how their personalities and support for one another carried them through to the finish post in Singapore. In this episode, we talk about what kind of lessons they learned along the way, being stranded in The Caspian Sea for 5 days, hiring a tandem to reach the checkpoint in Uzbekistan, coping with a lack of sleep, and Natalies challenges and anxieties about unwanted attention in certain countries because of the colour of her skin.
I pulled together some of the best quotes about travel and adventure, to inspire you to simply book that ticket and take that trip! As Helen Keller said: ‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all'.’
Emily Luxton is a full time travel writer and blogger. Originally from Weymouth, on the South coast of England, Emily has been writing for 7 years, and her focus is all about deeper travel and how we can all have more immersive experiences, rather than passing through, ticking the big sights off the list!
Lindsey Cole has had to deal with grief at a young age. Losing her father, when she was just 24, she threw herself into adventure, which, in her own words, is ‘the most wonderful medicine’. So far, she has walked the length of the Rabbit Proof Fence, swam the length of the river Thames and cycled from the top to the bottom of Africa.