About this author

Tom is an author, prolific travel blogger, and award-winning adventure filmmaker, with more than a decade of experience of long-term global travel in 58 countries by bicycle, foot, horseback, and inflatable rubber dinghy. His blog, TomsBikeTrip.com, began as a simple travel journal and is now the UK’s number one online resource for global bicycle travel, containing more words than all six Lord of the Rings books combined. He has published four non-fiction books on the topic of travel and adventure, and been involved in three feature-length adventure travel documentaries, winning multiple awards at international film festivals. An active public speaker and advocate of travel and adventure, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, with whose support in 2015 he began to pioneer a movement to create the first long-distance walking route across the Caucasus region. He currently has a base of sorts in Yerevan, Armenia, though he feels far more at home on the open road.