Polly Evans

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The coldest miles: a quest through Yukon

As part of the Bradt Travel-writing competition, Polly Evans depicts her incredible dog-sledding adventures in the bitter cold of Canada.

Bottoms up: Yukon’s sourtoe cocktail

Anyone fancy a glass of Yukon Jack whiskey garnished with a genuine, severed human toe?
Polly Evans is an award-winning travel journalist and author. She has written five travel narrative books: It's Not About the Tapas (shortlisted for the WHSmith People’s Choice Travel Book Award, and Daily Express Book of the Week), Kiwis Might Fly, Fried Eggs with Chopsticks, On a Hoof and a Prayer, and Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman. Under the Bradt banner, Polly has written the Bradt guide to the Yukon (winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers' award for Best Guidebook), and Northern Lights: A practical travel guide. She has written for newspapers and magazines including the Times, the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, Wanderlust, Condé Nast Traveller, BBC Wildlife Magazine and Food and Wine, while her radio documentary for the BBC World Service, The Other Guantánamo, won the British Guild of Travel Writers' Best Travel Broadcast award. Polly teaches Spanish at Wellington College in Berkshire, where she lives with her husband and three sons.

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