Travel Goals Podcast / Travel challenges and writing on the road with travel writer Simon Parker

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Want to learn more about creating your own travel challenge? We chat about incredible travel challenges and writing on the road with Simon Parker. Simon is a travel writer and broadcaster who has reported from over a hundred countries by the age of 33 for The Telegraph, The Independent and the BBC.

He has sailed and cycled halfway around the world from China to London, driven a rickshaw the length of India, and is currently cycling 3,000 miles around Britain for an article and video series for the Telegraph.

In this episode, Simon talks about his many incredible adventures and travel challenges around the world. He also talks about the highs and lows of writing and broadcasting on the road, how he broke into journalism and how you can create your own travel challenge.

You can read more about Simon's adventures on his website, or check out his articles in the Telegraph Travel section. 


Hi, I'm your podcast host, Pip Jones, [also known as Portia Jones] and I'm a freelance travel writer, podcaster and presenter. I've travelled extensively around the world and i'm available for hire for writing and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here

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