Interviews

Interview with Phillips Connor

Interview with Phillips Connor

Q: Phillips, can you start by explaining your name? My name has been a family tradition for 8 or 9 generations, it was my ancestor's business partner's surname and since then it has alternated between a first and middle name for every male in the family. So my son's...

Interview with Helmut Lent

Interview with Helmut Lent

Q: Helmut Lent is one of the few travellers who has made it to all 193 UN members. So, this mild-mannered traveller from Berlin is one of the best travelled Germans... Helmut, tell us something about yourself. I am sixty years of age. I was born in Hanover, have a...

Interview with Madison Warner

Interview with Madison Warner

Q: JoAnn, tell us something about yourself. I grew up in Eastern Colorado and was always interested in travel but when I was young that involved mainly neighbouring states, and road trips to the mountains. My family didn’t have the resources for big trips. After I got...

Interview with Dominique Laurent

Interview with Dominique Laurent

Q: Dominique, tell us something about yourself. I was born near Lyon in 1951 and started my studies there, then in Paris, and then I had two years in the United States before returning to start my job in France, primarily in the oil industry. I first travelled with my...

Interview with João Paulo Peixoto

Interview with João Paulo Peixoto

Q: João Paulo, tell us something about yourself. I am 51 years year old and was born in Braga in Northern Portugal but now live in Porto. I am a major shareholder and the Dean of a private university (IESF - Instituto de Estudos Superiores Financeiros e Fiscais) and...

Interview with Edward Reynolds

Interview with Edward Reynolds

Q: Ed, tell us how you started your travels... I’ve been travelling virtually my whole life. My first trips were as far back as 1939 when I was just four years old – from my home in Connecticut we would go to New York and New Hampshire. My parents later divorced and I...

Interview with Luca Zanni

Interview with Luca Zanni

Q: Luca, tell us something about yourself. I am researcher in economic history, I have written eight books, two of which have been translated into Russian. I was the first to discover certain Russian thinkers and bring their concepts to the west, the basic one is...

Interview with Vipavi

Interview with Vipavi

Q: Your blog headline is “live to travel…or travel to live”. What is the difference for you? With which one do you identify more? Arantxa: We don’t see a big difference, that’s the reason for the question…. If we had to choose one, I guess it would be… travel to live....

Interview with Sarah Mcarthur

Interview with Sarah Mcarthur

Q: Sarah, you were both in Washington DC, spent 10 years of your formative years in Moscow, your father is Scottish and your mother French. In what ways has this internationalism worked for or against you? I would say in a minor way it has worked for me- i have always...

Interview with Sabela Montero

Interview with Sabela Montero

Q: Sabela, you have a blog named “travelling, pictures and sensations” (viajandoimágenesysensaciones.com). That’s what you look for when you travel? Yes, I try to summarize the pictures that I capture during my travels. Not only photographs, of course. I'm talking...

Interview with Kolja Spori

Interview with Kolja Spori

Q: Kolja, you have a blog called Gentleman Adventurer. Can you explain how the name came about? What are your aims with this blog? I like to travel on the rough roads, but always in style, staying in top hotels and dressed like a relaxed businessman. I want to combine...

Interview with Alicia Sornosa

Interview with Alicia Sornosa

Q: You are the first Spanish-speaking woman who completed a trip around the world by motorbike. How do you feel about that? Was it a goal, a source of pride or something that just happened? Well, it’s certainly an honour but also a responsibility because I’m...