To Oldly Go

by Hilary BradtJennifer Barclay and  Adrian Phillips

£9.15£10.99

To Oldly Go: Tales of Adventurous Travel by the Over-60s – Travel literature collection of tales from 'Silver Travellers' defying expectations, with top travel writers and celebrities on the road less travelled. Included are tales by Dervla Murphy, Matthew Parris, Colin Thubron, Hilary Bradt plus other stories of adventurous, off-the-beaten-track travels. Ideal holiday reading and travel inspiration.

Published :  1st Sep 2015
Size :  130 x 198 Edition :  1
Format Available Quantity Price
paperback
ISBN : 9781784770273
10.99
ebook-epub
ISBN : 9781841629926
9.15

About this book

A brand new collection of remarkable travel tales from ‘Silver Travellers’. Dervla Murphy travelling in Cuba at the age of 74, Matthew Parris swimming the Thames at 60, and Colin Thubron climbing the last stronghold of the Assassins in his 60s are among the writers recounting their adventures, often defying expectations – and the odds – and going outside their comfort zone to take a less-travelled path in later life. Published with participation from the Silver Travel Advisor, this single volume brings together contributions – some original, some previously published – from independent-minded souls whose experiences have been entertaining, amusing, thrilling, and even a little irresponsible. Other contributors include Roger Bray, ‘Green Goddess’ Diana Moran and our very own Hilary Bradt.

Contents

Foreword: Oldies on the Move Dervla Murphy
Introduction Hilary Bradt

A PHYSICAL CHALLENGE
The Hat Anne Sigmon
Via Ferrata Hazel Pennington
Taking the Plunge Matthew Parris
Atlas Traverse Chris Wright
A Grave Matter James McCarthy
Trek China Challenge Diana Moran
Canoeing the Severn Libby James
Solo Cycle around the World Ann Wilson

WILDLIFE-WATCHING
Yukon’s Ice Bears Brian Jackman
Lion Walking Joyce West
Parahawking in Nepal Mary Jean Pramik
Rafting the Barrenlands Geoff Hinchliffe
My Creaking Bones Debbie Parrott
A Meeting with Ganesh Penny Turner

RISKS, SCRAPES AND STRANGE JOURNEYS
The Last Stronghold Colin Thubron
On a Road to Italy Elizabeth Pimm
Gently Down the Stream John Carter
Relic of the Raj Jane Wilson-Howarth
Final Journey in Sierra Leone Ed Bridge
Danger in Diyarbakir Eithne Nightingale
No Risk, No Fun Roger Bray
The Bad Luck Pagoda Keith Baillie

DARING TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
Thumbs Up Hilary Bradt
Plodding to the Far Northwest Rosemary Fretwell
A Horse Trek in Bhutan Sue Bathurst
The Silver Steamers Sarah Pope
Across the Desert on Camelback Robert Spence
The Bishop’s Cloak Pamela Hardyment
Return to Kiev Katheryn Stavrakis Lesley

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH LOCAL CULTURES…….
The Train from Havana Dervla Murphy
Changing the World’s Oldest Profession Arnold Shirek Chamove
Beyond Google Earth Marilyn Lacey
A Farm in the Cévennes Janet Rogers
Roads to Savannakhet Susan Ross
The Kindness of Strangers Nick Gibbons
Last Days in Kadugli Ruth Keene

TIME TO ENJOY THE MOMENT…………………………………
Wish You Were Here Kay Wiseman
Tugela Gorge Jean Ashbury
The Road Always Calling Owen Clough
Charlie’s Party Trick Julia Hammond
Midnight Sun Malcolm Singer

Reviews

“Tales of often-misguided meanderings reveal that the planet’s muddier waters aren’t just for journos. and that age doesn’t necessarily confer wisdom.”
Wanderlust Magazine

'Entertaining and inspiring.' Adventure Travel Magazine