Tom Hawker

Tom joined Wanderlust in 2011 after a career spent in consumer, lifestyle and contract titles, working in both an editorial and production capacity. As Production Editor, he's in charge of making sure Wanderlust magazine and its sister titles go to press on time, which involves a lot of moaning at people who file late copy and double-checking things are splet correctly.

When out and about, Tom has a soft spot for tracking down movie locations. His favourite? The Star Wars set in Tunisia... His wife wasn't impressed.

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Charley Boorman: Extreme Frontiers

Wanderlust's Tom Hawker chats to Charley Boorman about his new TV series Extreme Frontiers and explains why, and how, he got beaten up by a bunch of kids...

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Great British walks with Stuart Maconie

Music journalist Stuart Maconie takes us on a tour around Britain's countryside, while talking about his new book, Never Mind The Quantocks

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Simon Reeve on the Indian Ocean

TV presenter and adventurer Simon Reeve talks about his upcoming series 'Indian Ocean' and why he's feeling a little under the weather...

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Super-sized safari with Alastair Fothergill

Big cats. Bigger scenery. The biggest screens. Wanderlust trails African Cats with Alastair Fothergill

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On The Road with Walter Salles

Director Walter Salles on the joy of road trips. And the challenge of bringing Kerouac's masterpiece to the big screen

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"How we made Africa with Sir David Attenborough"

James Honeyborne produced the stunning new BBC series, Africa. He talks to Wanderlust on how it was put together

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Sebastião Salgado on man's surprising relationship with nature

Photographer Sebastião Salgado talks about his eight-year Genesis project that explores humanity’s relationship with nature – and the surprises it unearthed

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Chasing Ice: Documenting the world's melting glaciers

James Balog's documentary, Chasing Ice, took him to some of the world's most endangered glaciers. We ask 'Is it too late to save them?'

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"How I made Mandela"

Director Justin Chadwick on the challenges – and delights – of making this year's most anticipated movie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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North York Moors by bicycle

Whether on foot or by two-wheels, a new cycle trail connecting countryside to coast is the best way to explore the hills and heritage of the North York Moors

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Sheila Hancock: "I can be an activist and say what I feel"

We caught up with the veteran actress to talk about her lead role in the film Edie, her time walking in Scotland's most majestic landscapes, and the joy that can be found with a good pair of walking boots

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John Madden and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Director of the new star-studded film, set in Jaipur, chats to Wanderlust about travel, how to dodge Delhi-belly and the best way to drive on Indian roads

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Simon Reeve: "There are extraordinary things happening close to home"

We caught up with adventurer Simon Reeve on reflecting the truth in documentary making, how he used travel to overcome mental battles, as well as his upcoming TV series in the Mediterranean and UK tour…

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Alastair Fothergill: "Our Planet is stronger than any series I’ve done before"

All eight episodes of Netflix’s Our Planet – narrated by David Attenborough – will be released on 5 April. We catch up with producer Alastair as his five-year mission becomes TV reality...

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Will Millard: "It’s about having new experiences"

Will Millard's searingly honest documentary series on his encounters with a Papuan tribe highlighted ethical dilemmas and a changing society. His next adventure? We reveal all

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Short break: Fairy tale route, Germany

It’s 200 years since the Brothers Grimm penned their infamous fairy tales – so no better time, then, to explore the spooky forests and atmospheric old towns that inspired them, says Tom Hawker...

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Polar expert Sara Wheeler's new adventure: "Russia is very lovable, despite it all"

Having explored Russia in the footsteps of its 'golden age' writers for her new book, author Sara Wheeler talks Trans-Siberian glories, Putin propaganda and George Best's wandering eye...

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Facing fear with Alastair Humphreys, the ultimate micro-adventurer

Having busked through Spain with a violin he can barely play for his latest book, the micro-adventure pioneer talks about the fear factor and balancing his family life and his travels...

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32 of the best travel books to read in 2019 (so far)

Whether you're reading on the bus, train or plane, these books make the perfect travel companion, offering top travel tips, moving memoirs, philosophy and destination inspiration...

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