Upcoming events

I’ve been very slow on keeping track of my events of late – not that I’ve been doing very much. on 16 July, however, I did speak at the rather wonderful Ulisse Fest in Pesaro in Italy. It’s a very popular annual travel festival, organised by EDT, the Italian publisher of Lonely Planet guides.


I seem to fit in somewhere interesting before every Ulisse Fest and this time it was two nights in San Marino, the hilltop mini-republic. I was on stage with Paolo Nugari, founder of the Italian adventure travel company, Avventure nel Mondo. Remarkably they started up the same year that Maureen and I did our hippie trail trek from London to Sydney. Which was also the year Inter-Rail was invented. Paolo and I were interviewed by journalist Paolo Di Paolo.  ▼

Saturday 20 August, 2022 –  Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, Corte Madera in the San Francisco Bay Area – I’ll be in conversation with Don George

Monday 26 September, 2022Travel Media Awards will be giving me their annual Special Contribution Award – lucky me! – at a ceeremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

Saturday 1 October, 2022 – 4 pm – The Primrose Hill Community Library Book Festival will be run by the Primrose Hill Community Association and Primrose Hill Books. Maureen and I will be talking about the Lonely Planet story and travel in general. More information on the event will be coming soon.