Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent - a travel writer and ladyventurer with a particular love of wandering alone through remote regions.

January 16, 2018

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent is a travel writer, TV producer and director of Edge Expeditions.

 

She’s written three books, penned numerous articles for magazines, set an unlikely Guinness World Record for driving a tuk tuk 12,500 miles from Bangkok to Brighton and filmed in remote locations from Bolivia to Borneo and beyond. 

 

Her latest book is , Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains: A Journey Across Arunachal Pradesh – India’s Forgotten Frontier.

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Show notes

  • Living in Bristol and growing up in Norfolk

  • Being inspired by her parents and her grandmother

  • Family holiday

  • Going straight to University and using her holidays to travel

  • Deciding to drive a tuk tuk from Bangkok to London in 2006

  • “Ting Tong" the bright pink tuk tuk and raising £50K for the charity MIND

  • Quitting her job, planning the trip, and raising the funds!

  • Getting ill in Bangkok

  • Taking a month to cross China

  • How the trip changed her perceptions of herself

  • Adjusting back to real life after the trip

  • The Ho Chi Minh Trail adventure and how it evolved

  • Loving the history and the research behind the trips

  • Travelling by herself & being terrified

  • The day that stands out in her mind

  • Having a scary day in the Cambodian Jungle…

  • Treating writing like a job

  • Being a self motivated person and being consumed by what she does

  • Her latest book….

  • Money -how she funds her trips…

  • Getting to the remote parts in India

  • Getting drunk with the nuns!

  • How happy and content the people seemed

  • Her routine while travelling

  • Missing her boyfriend & hot baths while being away

  • Edge Expeditions

  • Future expeditions

  • Wanting to go to Pakistan

  • Advice and tips for travel

  • Talk on 2nd Feb -  London - Destinations Website

 

 

Learn more about Ants 

 

Website - http://www.theitinerant.co.uk

Twitter - @AntsBK

Instagram - @AntsBK

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