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Times Earth: sustainable journeys with Simon Reeve

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As part of our Times+ Times Earth event series, watch Simon Reeve, award-winning presenter, explorer and author in conversation with Lisa Grainger, deputy & travel editor and sustainable travel expert, The Times LUXX.

Simon discusses with Lisa his favourite journeys, through tales from his most exotic adventures, as detailed in his new book Journeys to Impossible Places. He will also share personal stories and lessons he has drawn from life. Encouraging travelling more consciously after a period of being locked down and suggesting how best to responsibly enjoy the glory of our world.

He explains why we need to keep travelling, while being completely open about the dark situations he has encountered, and the challenges we face both as individuals, and as a species. You will be inspired to get out exploring and adventuring again in a way that considers the impact on the environment and the cultures you visit.

Simon Reeve has travelled to more than 120 countries making multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC. They include The AmericasCaribbeanRussia, Sacred RiversIndian OceanTropic of CancerEquatorTropic of CapricornPilgrimageAustralia (Winner of the British Travel Press Award for Broadcast Travel Programme), and Mediterranean. He has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for "an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding" the prestigious Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society, the Special Contribution Award at the Travel Media Awards, multiple reader awards for Best and Top TV series from leading travel magazines, and the John Tompkins Natural History Award from the International Moving Image Society, an award “for extraordinary achievements” in the field of natural wildlife and history filmmaking. His books have been in the bestseller lists of both The Sunday Times and The New York Times

His latest book Journeys to Impossible Places continues the story Simon started in his phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller Step by Step, which traced the first decades of his life from depressed and unemployed teenager through to his early TV programmes and sold over 100,000 copies.

Lisa Grainger has worked for The Times – from the arts and news desks to The Times Magazine and LUXX – since 1995. Lisa is passionate about sustainable travel and she has won awards for her travel writing on Africa, and is a regular contributor to panels on conservation and luxury travel. 

Exclusive subscriber rewards: Journeys to Impossible Places is published in hardback on 28 October RRP £20 by Hodder & Stoughton. You can pre-order your signed copy at Waterstones.com at a discounted price of £16.00 by using the code REEVE4 at checkout (valid until November 5, 2021). 

Our goal is to help to keep subscribers to The Times and The Sunday Times informed and entertained during this period and beyond through our series of live-streamed events.