In episode 6 we hear from without doubt one of my favourite adventurers (and humans), Pip Stewart. Pip has a wealth of experience in so many different fields. She is an adventurer, journalist and presenter. A hippy at heart, with a love for travel, meditation, health and wellbeing (in her own words...)
We touch on her time studying at Oxford and Hong Kong University, her experience as a news anchor and Adventure Editor at Red Bull, her mammoth cycle home from Malaysia to London, as well as her most recent escapade, cycling the Amazon with world record breaker Reza Pakravan to raise environmental awareness.
She has a special mix of thoughtfulness along with an infectious positive attitude to life.
This one is guaranteed to get your adventure blood pumping.
Now get out there and be the hero in your own story!
The transition into adventure
Innocent Drinks - http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/
Hong Kong University - http://hku.hk/
Becoming a news anchor
Knocked back from Blue Peter…
Thinking outside the box
Advice for wannabe journalists - face to face contact
The Hong Kong desire to protest
Moving to Malaysia
Cycling home 10,000 miles from Malaysia to London
Advice for those undertaking their first big adventure
How to balance recording a big trip with staying present in the experience
A typical day cycle touring
The myths of cycle touring
Favourite places along the trip
The kindness of strangers
A foodies next destination
A female travelling in Islamic countries
The advantages of being a woman in journalism
Everyone can teach you something
The benefits of meditation
Meditation isn’t about stopping thoughts
Headspace - https://www.headspace.com/
The importance of moving and being in nature
The perils of trying to be happy all the time
Cycling for the SANE Mental Health Charity -http://www.sane.org.uk/
The Paradox of Choice - https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice
The loss of community
Talking to a stranger in a big city
Cycling the Amazon - https://www.phillippastewart.com/latest-adventures/
Deforestation in the Amazon
Lessons from cycling the Amazon
Post trip blues
Ayahuasca in the Bolivian Jungle
The plane is going down!
Reconciling regular life with adventure
Don’t chase happiness
Being Adventure Editor at Red Bull
How to get a job at Red Bull
Golden nuggets of life advice
Be nice to people on the way up because you will meet them on the way down
Are heroes born or made?
Is ‘follow your passion’ good advice?
- Alan Watts - ‘what if money was no object?’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnFUDVpFwFQ