Hilary Bradt

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Dervla Murphy at 80: Living at full tilt

Irish cycle tourer, author of 23 books and one of the great travellers of our age turns 80 today. Hilary Bradt celebrates a feisty and freewheeling life

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Hilary Bradt talks... rainy weather

The founder of Bradt Travel Guides reckons the odd downpour on your travels isn’t all bad after all

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Hilary Bradt talks: phallic obsessions in Bhutan

Winged, garlanded, hairy, dangling, dripping, flaming: the variety is infinite, but the size – large – is consistent. What are they? Asks Hilary Bradt

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Hilary Bradt talks: happy hitchhiking

According to an AA poll, it’s ‘the end of the road for hitchhiking’. Well, not for me it isn’t, says Hilary Bradt

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Hilary Bradt talks: creature comforts

Hilary Bradt muses on our desire for comfort, and how it affects the way we travel

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Hilary Bradt talks: risk assessment

“You’re so brave!” people say when I tell them about my skydive. But I’m not, because I wasn’t afraid. Well, not very afraid, says Hilary Bradt

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Hilary Bradt talks: wicked, wicked, ways

The founder of Bradt Travel Guides reveals the penny-pinching mastermind schemes of her youth

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Hilary Bradt talks: British-Argentine relations

The founder of Bradt Travel Guides looks back on time in the Falkland Islands – and ponders its future

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Hilary Bradt talks... cruises

The founder of Bradt Travel Guides reveals the world of difference a cruise can make – to you and the locals

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Hilary Bradt talks: Olympic spirit

The founder of Bradt Travel Guides – and now an MBE – talks about what makes the Olympics so special

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Hilary Bradt talks... tips on tipping

The founder of Bradt Travel Guides considers the pros and perils of giving gratuities to your local guides

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Hilary Bradt talks... you're never lost

The founder of Bradt Travel Guides ponders how losing your way can be the key to really finding yourself

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Hilary Badt talks... Bloodsuckers and bad press

The founder of Bradt Travel Guides explains her love of all things creepy-crawly and why we should all love leeches...

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Hilary Bradt talks... festivals and fiestas

The founder of Bradt Travel Guides on the joys of joining the party – even if you’re not exactly sure what’s going on...

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Hilary Bradt talks... return trips

The Bradt Travel Guides founder doesn’t believe in ‘ticking off’ new countries but reconnecting with old ones

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Hilary Bradt talks... the love/loathe of travel

The Bradt Travel Guides founder travels a lot – but still sometimes needs to remind herself how much she likes it

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Hilary Bradt talks... travel troubles in the head

The Bradt Travel Guides founder travels for real – but sometimes it’s her psyche that takes the weirdest trips

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Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Braving the rainy season in Peru sometimes pays off - the trails are deserted, the flights are cheaper and best of all you get the attention of the locals all to yourself

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A design for life

A journey through extreme culture differences in Guatemala

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It's time to stuff YOUR rucksack

Travel writer, tour leader and founder of Bradt travel guides Hilary Bradt on why she stuffed her rucksack with marker pens for her trip to Namibia

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Lalibela, Ethiopia: then and now

Ethiopia's greatest monument is a work of art and a testament to faith, here we revisit after 30 years

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A journey to the secret corners of North Korea

From volcanic peaks to secret beaches, Hilary Bradt scratches beneath the surface on her trip to this famously elusive country.

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