Keeping the spirit of worldwide travel alive is the inspiration behind a new adventure hub, launched by worldwide travel company, Kuoni, in partnership with Hodder & Stoughton Publishing. Television presenters and explorers Simon Reeve, Levison Wood and Megan Hine are all taking part to share the stories from their books about their adventures around the world. Readers will be able to download free chapters from their books, listen to podcasts on sound cloud and view short video clips.
Simon Reeve, who has made television programmes around the globe from Australia to the Indian Ocean, is a long-time ambassador for Kuoni and recorded a special message for people to take time to remember the travels they’ve been on, that there will be light at the end of the tunnel and we should continue to think adventurously. Simon has shared some of the stories from his life in his book, ‘Step-by-Step’ and the adventure hub allows people to read or listen to some of the most memorable moments of his career.
Simon has travelled to more than 120 countries, making multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC, including Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Sacred Rivers, Greece, Tropic of Capricorn, Turkey, Mediterranean and Australia (Winner of the British Travel Press Award for Broadcast Travel Programme).
Levison Wood, whose latest adventure, ‘Walking With Elephants’, trekking
alongside elephants on their annual migration across Botswana, is showing on Channel 4 and in his new book, ‘The Last Giants’, shares insights from his epic expeditions walking in the Himalayas, the Americas and Arabia. Levison is an award-winning author, explorer and photographer, whose books and documentaries have won critical acclaim around the world.
Levison is the author of seven books to date, including: ‘Walking the Nile’ and ‘Walking the Americas’, both Sunday Times bestsellers, and ‘Walking the Himalayas’ which was voted Adventure Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. Levison is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Explorers Club and Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School. Levison is a passionate conservationist and an ambassador for the charity: The Tusk Trust.
Megan Hine is a British adventurer, wilderness expedition leader and survival expert. She also acts as consultant for private individuals and on television shows around the world including Bear Grylls: Mission Survive and Running Wild. With a lifelong thirst for travel and adventure, Megan has amassed a huge amount of expertise in all aspects of the outdoors, she has explored remote jungles, arid deserts and high mountains and has taken private clients, celebrities and television crews to extreme and beautiful places.
“We may not be able to travel right now, but we want to continue to inspire people to have adventures when it’s safe to travel again,” said Kuoni CEO Derek Jones: “Over the years Simon Reeve has become a great friend to us at Kuoni and a well-known face on our television screens, sharing the light and shade of destinations around the world. Along with Levison Wood and Megan Hine, we’re enjoying some of their stories which we hope will bring their adventures to our lives during lockdown. The hub can be found at: https://www.kuoni.co.uk/at-home-with-the-adventurers