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Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world's intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you've never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.com.
 
The Art Business is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to talking about both cultural and business aspects of the art world with some of its key players. It is hosted by Dr David Bellingham, Programme Director of the MA in Art Business at Sotheby‘s Institute of Art London.
 
Adventure Travel beckons the daring, thrill-seeking, explorers of the world. Tune in weekly as our hosts discuss and interview like minded outdoor enthusiasts on the 10Adventures Podcast. Join the ever-growing community of intrepid adventure travellers and get inspired as you learn more about hiking, mountaineering, backpacking, trekking, cycling, thru-hiking, skiing and more. On each episode you will hear directly from passionate adventure travellers, guides, authors, globetrotters, tour op ...
 
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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 c…
 
Kojo Marfo's work has become familiar to Londoners living and working in the West End over the last two years since appearing in the 'Isolation Mastered' open competition finalists' exhibition at JD Malat Gallery in Mayfair in the summer of 2020 following months of lockdown. His magnificent portrait paintings caught the eye of important collectors,…
 
On this episode we dive into Bolivia’s vivacious culture and endless adventure travel possibilities. From the altiplano, the valleys, and the tropical lowlands, the diversity of the country’s topographies yields beautiful sceneries and unforgettable memories. Explore Madidi National Park, Lake Titicaca, trek Illampu or hike the famous Uyuni Salt Fl…
 
On this episode we dive into the possibilities of adventure travel in Kerala, India. A hidden gem located in Southern India, Kerala’s tropical coastal scenery and Western Ghats Mountain Range present countless opportunities for hiking, backcountry camping, trekking, cycle touring, and even houseboat travel on the famous Backwaters. Tune in as our h…
 
Conrad studied Pure & Applied Mathematics at Warwick University and his early career was in oil derivatives trading. He took my summer school in Art & Its Markets at Sotheby's Institute of Art and was inspired to become an art consultant and dealer. In 2014 Conrad launched the Emerging Artist Prize which now has over 2,000 global artists applying w…
 
On this exciting episode we welcome back the 10Adventures team to the podcast. Tune in as hosts Richard and Karin chat with members of the team about their adventure travel bucket lists. From horseback riding through Argentina’s Patagonia, island hopping through Greece, and road tripping Canada’s west coast, our intrepid team have long lists of hop…
 
On this episode, we welcome some of the 10Adventures team to the podcast. Tune in as Richard, our host and 10Adventures founder, is joined by co-host Karin to chat with our team about their favorite adventure travels. Learn more about the awesome team, what they do during work hours, and their favorite trips out of the office! From trekking the Wes…
 
Tot is best known in the art world for his London contemporary art gallery, Riflemaker which he co-curated with Virginia Damtsa from 2003-2018. His first novel The Story of John Nightly was published in 2017. We talk about his early days in London as a session drummer and his first experiences with the art world from regular visits to Sotheby's to …
 
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…
 
Tune in to today’s episode as we chat with Ruth Millington, a survivor of Iran’s 2003 Bam earthquake. Realizing that she wasn't satisfied with her office job as a lawyer, Ruth ditched the 9-5 schedule and began her life as a nomad. After years of globetrotting, an unusual urge drew Ruth to Iran-- little did she know this trip would change her life …
 
Find out why Patagonia is a top destination on many adventure travel bucket lists. From trekking through the Los Glaciares National Park, cycling from El Calafate to El Chaltén, and horseback riding through the Andes, there is no shortage of adventure opportunities! Tune in as our host chats with Zoe Taylor, a knowledgeable tour operator who divulg…
 
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 de…
 
JD Malat is a contemporary gallery founded in 2017 and located in Mayfair just down the road from Claridges Hotel and alpha galleries and auction houses including Gagosian, Sadie Cole and Philips. We talk about London as an art world hub, how galleries develop their artists as well as how they have coped with the pandemic. music ‘Baby, I Miss The I…
 
On this episode we welcome back special guest Juan Carlos, co-owner of Colombia based adventure tour operator Andes World Travel who operate incredible trekking and climbing tours throughout South America. We tap into Juan Carlos’ specialized knowledge of climbing for beginners and bring you the scoop on the best places for bagging your first big p…
 
On this episode we get an insiders look at covid-19 measures relaxing in South-East Asia and what this means for travellers looking to explore this incredible destination. We welcome guests Matteo and Bram of Easia Travel, a boutique tour operator featuring an all-star line-up of unique adventure tours in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thail…
 
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 …
 
Jacqueline is an alumna of the MA in Art Business, Sotheby's Institute of Art London. Since joining Bonhams in 2017, Jacqueline has been involved in some of the company's most important sales and events, most recently the previously unseen single-owner sale ‘Kusama: The Collection of the late Dr Teruo Hirose’. As Head of Sale, she brought the first…
 
We are back for the final installment of bike touring in Europe with Karin. In previous episodes we heard about Karin cycling along the Atlantic Coast line in France, then doing the Camino Frances in Spain. This episode is the cycling the coastal route in Portugal. We will also hear how Karin was surprised at how great the area around the Rota Vinc…
 
On this episode, we discover one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, Cusco Peru. Joined by Frank Jara, a local guide with Cusco based adventure tour operator, Valencia Travel, we find out why Cusco is one of the most beautiful trekking cities to be based in. Brimming with ancient history, Cusco is home to a wealth of relics from…
 
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, a…
 
Anna Somers-Cocks OBE is one of the best-known names in the international art world. After her early career as a curator at the V&A Anna went into art journalism and founded The Art Newspaper in 1980. She is also renowned for her work with the Venice in Peril Fund as well as the Illicit [Antiquities] Trade Advisory Panel. We talk about the power of…
 
On this episode, join us on a whimsical journey as we explore trekking in India’s Himalayas with Akshay of Trans India Holidays. Many of us think trekking in the Himalayas is synonymous with Nepal, but Akshay shares what makes a trekking experience in India one-of-a-kind. Akshay imparts his wealth of knowledge and experience and covers a wide range…
 
Ruth Millington joined Sotheby's Institute of Art London this summer as Director of Careers Services. We discuss life and art and Ruth's forthcoming art-historical book Muse (Penguin, due April 2022) which looks at the proactively creative roles of muses, both female and male, in art. music ‘Baby, I Miss The Internet’ (Rama, Rama, Rama) by TOT TAYL…
 
On this episode we catch up with 10Adventures Podcast co-host, Karin who is now 1,720 km into her incredible European bike tour. This latest stage of Karin’s trip had her riding the beautiful Camino Frances, which she joined in Pamplona Spain and rode to the famous Santiago de Compostela. The Camino Frances is the most popular of the Camino routes …
 
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, find…
 
Colombia is an exotic destination that bodes epic adventure travel possibilities.From the beaches of the Caribbean to the mighty Colombian Andes and the jungles of the Amazon -- Colombia has it all! Get inspired as we learn about the country's most spectacular hiking opportunities like the tropical hike to the Lost City, and trekking in Los Nevados…
 
In this opening episode David Bellingham, Programme Director of the MA Art Business, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, speaks with Craig Brown, Head of Fair Development and Exhibitors, Masterpiece London, about African art, art fairs and Masterpiece London. music ‘Baby, I Miss The Internet’ (Rama, Rama, Rama) by TOT TAYLOR is used by kind permiss…
 
On this episode we dive head first into the incredible trekking regions known as the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash in Northern Peru. If you’re a lover of high altitude trekking, you don't want to miss this in depth look at the 3 most popular treks here, the Alpamayo, Santa Cruz and Huayhuash. Find out what goes into preparing for t…
 
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 …
 
Are you curious about what it’s like to travel in Europe, let alone cycle-tour during a global pandemic? Well we are, and on this episode, we catch up with co-host Karin, who is currently enjoying a grand biking tour in Europe. Jumping in the saddle in Nantes, Karin and her husband have been enjoying their ride on the La Vélodyssée, the French sect…
 
Curious about France’s GR5 and want to learn more about the trek from Thonon-Les-Baines to Nice? Tune into this episode and find yourself whisked away to the French Alps and it’s cozy mountain refuges, charming villages, and it’s endless peaks and valleys along Europe’s GR5. On this episode, 10Adventures founder, Richard Campbell swaps seats and pu…
 
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 th…
 
Curious about what it takes to complete a long distance cycle tour? Tune in to this week’s episode as our hosts talk with Ryan Meskill, who narrates his first long-distance bike tour. Learn more about the preparation needed when bike-packing and camping throughout Europe. Ryan shares how he picked up his custom touring bike in Brighton, and then ro…
 
If you have ever considered tackling a bike touring adventure then you will want to tune in to this week’s episode! Get inspired as we learn more about the experience cycling European countries and wild camping along the way. On this episode we chat with Jens Kittle who flipped the usual model of bike touring on its head, exploring Europe by bike w…
 
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…
 
Now more than ever do we need to safeguard the great outdoors and national scenic trails that we, like so many other adventures, love exploring. The Florida Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Appalachian Trail, and so many other National Scenic Trails need to be protected. On this episode, we’re excited to bring you the dynamic life story of a very sp…
 
Ever wondered how to get your children out into the outdoors and away from their screens? If you are seeking answers about what it takes to get your kids excited about hiking, then you will want to tune in as 10Adventures founder Richard and co-host Karin share what they’ve learned. Both speaking from a wealth of experience, Richard shares about hi…
 
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 po…
 
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, situ…
 
Believe it or not, a life of adventure travel is within reach. A travel lifestyle opens the possibilities of venturing to every corner of the world, from hiking in Chile, to overlanding on the Silk Road, and travelling to far-out places like Turkmenistan. On this episode, we welcome back 10Adventures contributor Lisa Germany who has lived an incred…
 
Have you ever considered thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail or Appalachian Trail? If so, tune in to today's episode and get inspired by Mary Davidson, a 79-year-old retiree who caught the thru-hiking bug at the age 60! Since then, Mary has tackled some of North America’s most incredible long-distance trails, including the Appalachian Trail, The Co…
 
Tune in to learn more about Canada’s Great Divide Trail, a highlight-packed long-distance trail through the Canadian Rockies, including Banff, Jasper, Mt Assiniboine, Yoho and so much more. On this episode adventure-duo, Natasha and Christian share their experience hiking the CGT which they completed North to South in 2018. We dive into the incredi…
 
On this episode our hosts discuss all things bike touring as they connect with cyclists Maddy and Charlie, two Princeton students who cycled 3500 miles across the US from New Jersey to Washington to raise money for mental health .Learn more about how they managed their gear, how they gained enough confidence to tackle just about any mountain that s…
 
On this episode we divulge the experience of hiking Canada’s epic West Coast Trail. Tune in as we chat with Byron and Kyla, a Canadian couple with an appetite for incredible outdoor adventures. Hear about why they chose to hike the West Coast Trail from North to South, a breakdown of trail sections, and how they food-prepped for the trail spending …
 
On this episode, we talk all things bike-packing with Chris and Karam who cycled 2000km from Hanoi to Saigon. Learn all about their spontaneous cross country cycle touring experience, what gear is needed and what to expect when taking on such a demanding venture. Find out how these two free spirits showed up in Hanoi, bought bikes for under $200, s…
 
If you’ve ever considered a ski touring adventure, you don’t want to miss this episode. Tune in as our hosts find out what it’s like to ski tour 1400km across western Sweden from Paolo Peralta, who completed the epic Vita Bandet, also known as the “White Ribbon”, this past spring. Paolo shares the highs and lows of his incredible 90-day journey, wh…
 
On this episode we hear all about Scotland’s North Coast 500 (NC500) from Dan Lo Presti, who biked the 516 mile route spanning Scotland’s stunning west coast and some of its most northerly coastal points. The NC500 has been garnering some major attention in recent years, and bike touring is become increasingly popular on the remarkably scenic route…
 
On this episode we learn more about cycle touring the southwestern region of the United States.Tune in for the exciting story of two pals Luke and Jack, who celebrated their graduation with an epic 20-day self-supported bike tour across the United State’s Arizona and Utah. The dynamic duo decided to skip the week-long typical graduation holiday and…
 
Curious to learn more about the potential of thru-hiking in Croatia? This episode we speak with Thomas Bouissaguet who was the 10th person ever to complete the new 1100km thru-hike known as the Via Adriatica, which spans the length of Croatia. Learn more about what to expect, how to prepare, and what to pack when venturing the Via Adriatica thru-hi…
 
Learn more about what to expect when hiking a long distance pilgrimage such as the Camino de Santiago. On today’s episode we speak with Melanie Radzicki- McManus, an intrepid adventurer who shares her insight into one of the Camino’s lesser-travelled trails, the beautiful Via de la Plata, which covers 800km crossing the west of Spain from north to …
 
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