34 episodes

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.

Ruth Millington's Extreme Holidays Podcast Ruth Millington

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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.

    EPISODE 30: A 57 DAY HIKE ACROSS GREAT BRITAIN (WHILST BAREFOOT!)

    EPISODE 30: A 57 DAY HIKE ACROSS GREAT BRITAIN (WHILST BAREFOOT!)

    In May 2019, world traveller, the Barefoot Backer, undertook an epic 57-day, 952-mile trek from the furthest Easterly point of Great Britain to the furthest Westerly point. Few people had walked the route before, but it wasn’t the only challenge BB, a somewhat inexperienced trekker, faced. As his name would suggest, BB’s goal was to walk as much of the route barefoot whilst at the same time dealing with his dyspraxia, a condition which affects physical coordination and spacial awareness...

    • 46 min
    EPISODE 29: SUMMITING 21 OF THE WORLD'S HIGHEST ISLANDS

    EPISODE 29: SUMMITING 21 OF THE WORLD'S HIGHEST ISLANDS

    TO WIN A ONE-YEAR POWER PLAN THROUGH HELPYOUFIND.ME, SHARE VIA MY SOCIAL LINKS BELOW A TIP FOR TRAVELLING SOLO SAFELY.In this episode, I’m delighted to have back in the studio Kyle Henning (Episode 23: Cycling Solo From Djibouti to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro). He’s joined by his friend, James Stevenson, to discuss their new extreme travel challenge: to journey from the lowest point to the highest point of the 21 highest islands in the world. Varying between 3,000 to 5,000 metres and each with its ...

    • 46 min
    EPISODE 28: A YEAR IN CHINA IN 1985

    EPISODE 28: A YEAR IN CHINA IN 1985

    In this episode I’m joined by the writer, Alison Jean Lester, who, in 1985 at just 19 years old, spent a year studying at Peking University and travelling through China. Pre-Tiananmen and seeing a side of China few foreigners have experienced, Alison discusses how she adapted to the Chinese way of life, the challenges, and the extraordinary encounters she had with its people and the state, including a trip into Tibet. Alison also discusses her latest novel, The Sound of It (available at...

    • 40 min
    EPISODE 27: FIVE WEEKS IN COLOMBIA

    EPISODE 27: FIVE WEEKS IN COLOMBIA

    In this episode, Hannah Scott interviews Ruth Millington about her five week trip to Colombia. Learn about what inspired her to go, the route she took, and tips and advice on how to stay safe in this fascinating and diverse country.Production (for this episode)Creator, producer, writer and host: Ruth MillingtonMusic credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusHAdditional music: cumbia-colombiana-2713 by JuliusHFind out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.comInstagram: https://w...

    • 33 min
    EPISODE 26: CHRISTMAS APPEAL - HELP JUANA LIVE

    EPISODE 26: CHRISTMAS APPEAL - HELP JUANA LIVE

    This year's Extreme Holidays Podcast Christmas Appeal is in aid of Juana Flores Vegas who was my guest on Episode 19: Sailing the World. This brave and adventurous lady is facing a new and extreme personal challenge. Earlier this year, just a few months after she got married, Juana received the devastating news that she had stage 4 bowel cancer. In this episode, I speak to Juana and her wife, the artist, Hannah Scott, about Juana's diagnosis and the funds they are raising so that ...

    • 21 min
    EPISODE 25: EXTREME TRAVEL SCAMS

    EPISODE 25: EXTREME TRAVEL SCAMS

    In 1984, the writer, Sandra Jensen, disillusioned with life, put on her backpack and went off to travel the world. Her first stop was Sri Lanka, but with little funds to support herself, she soon fell into the dark world of travel scams. In this insightful and moving account, Sandra discusses the widespread practices throughout Asia in the 1980s, the risks she took and whether she fell prey to the very person she trusted when offered the opportunity to make some money from selling rubies.You ...

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Disrespectfully
Katie Maloney, Dayna Kathan
Shawn Ryan Show
Shawn Ryan | Cumulus Podcast Network
Fail Better with David Duchovny
Lemonada Media
Stuff You Should Know
iHeartPodcasts
This American Life
This American Life
What Now? with Trevor Noah
Spotify Studios