Ash Bhardwaj on Adventure With Purpose and Becoming a Travel Journalist.
How can you travel the world and get paid for it? Ash Bhardwaj is a travel writer and storyteller - and also co-host of The First Mile. He’s reported from around the world for global broadcasters such as the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4, has a monthly travel column in the Daily Telegraph newspaper, and has made films for Channel 4, Discovery and the BBC.
In this special episode, Pip interviews her co-host about launching and sustaining career in adventure travel. If you want to travel with purpose, or make a living out of travel, this is the episode for you.
In this episode, discover:
- How Ash got into travel journalism.
- Why Ash was a terrible cowboy.
- How a trip to India to take his Dad’s ashes back shaped his curiosity for travel journalism and travel with purpose.
- Ash’s steps to achieving in any industry - skills, network and portfolio.
- How to network.
- Why you should say yes to opportunities.
- Why you should just keep turning up.
- Why travelling with purpose enhances your travel experiences.
- The importance of managing your mental health.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Ash website https://www.ashbhardwaj.com/bio
- Ash Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ashbhardwaj/?hl=en
- Ash Twitter https://twitter.com/AshBhardwaj
- Levison Wood http://www.levisonwood.com
- Secret Compass https://secretcompass.com
- Walking with The Wounded https://www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk
- Nick Crane https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Crane
- Rise and Shine Audio Network https://www.riseandshineaudio.com/
- The Army Reserve https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/the-army-reserve/
- Edgelands https://www.telegraph.co.uk/edgelands/
- AA Gill https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/177627.A_A_Gill
- Michael Palin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Palin
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