St Lucia’s warmest of welcomes

How strange to be in this vast, opulent villa in St Lucia by myself. I wander through the seven double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. White walls, high ceilings, dark-wood floors, big airy rooms with ocean views – where in this wilderness of elegance shall I sleep? I settle on an upstairs room with…

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Radio

Some radio links to check out 🙂 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bsmdg http://www.worldfootprints.com/info?info=authors-corner http://www.ricksteves.com/radio/protected/descriptions.cfm?showID=376

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Port Magazine

Check out Richard’s essay about fear and risk in issue 4 of Port magazine http://port-magazine.com/2012/01/port-issue-4-for-ipad/

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that’s so delta

‘That’s So Delta!’ is the marketing slogan adopted by the town of Greenwood, Mississippi. I think of it every time I see a camo golf cart, or drive past the dentist with the Coca-Cola sign. When a fifteen year old girl goes into wailing labor in the clothing aisle of Wal Mart: that’s so Delta.…

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Omo Child

Tribal infanticide is coming to an end in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia. See how in a short film I wrote and narrated The old link stopped working http://omochild.org/videos/omo-child-is-asking-for-your-support-today/

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Road trip USA: Mississippi

‘Nowhere on Earth is more American than the Mississippi delta’, according to journalist and author Richard Grant, which is why he decided to make it his home. In search of the spirit of the Deep South, he takes us on a road trip exploring the eccentricities of the region, from the lobby of the famous…

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Morocco: walking with Berber nomads

  The nomads were on the edge of the desert, sheltering from the sun in a camel-hair tent. Their dogs barked and snarled as we approached. Camels and mules swung their heads and stared. Men came striding out with curved daggers hanging down their backs and long Berber scarves wrapped around their heads and necks.…

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Banff Mountain Book Competition

BEST BOOK – ADVENTURE TRAVEL By the time you put the book down, you may not want to hit the road with Grant, but you’d certainly like to share a few drinks; the highest praise possible for an adventure travel author. ” Bruce Kirkby Read More

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Tom Wolfe on his new book,Back to Blood

‘Fourteenth floor,’ says the liveried doorman, walking me across the lobby of a grand old Art Deco building on one of Manhattan’s most expensive streets. What’s the apartment number? I ask. ‘Just push 14, you’ll be fine,’ he says, showing me into the wood-panelled lift. Ah, but of course. Tom Wolfe has been picking up…

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