John McCarthy talks to three travellers and asks why they are driven to explore the world. Read more
The point and the pleasure of travel
John McCarthy talks to three travellers and asks why they are driven to explore the world.
Africa - Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan
John McCarthy and guests discuss the travel hotspots of Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan.
Lake Titicaca - Manchester, Bolivia - Malaysia
John McCarthy discusses Lake Titicaca, Manchester in Bolivia, and the home of Kung Fu.
John McCarthy discusses wildlife travel with Mark Carwardine, James Perry and Andy Rouse.
Sandi Toksvig goes to Reykjavik to look at aspects of tourism in Iceland.
John McCarthy takes a look at family travel.
Black Prince - Wine trade in Medieval Europe - Lourdes
John McCarthy explores SW France via a medieval wine trail, the Black Prince, and Lourdes.
Russia - Crimea - Ukraine
Sandi Toksvig discusses the 'Wild East' - Russia, Ukraine and Crimea.
Medics abroad; The Oscars
Sandi Toksvig hears about medical work abroad and a trip to the Oscars.
Ashoka's India; Undesirable Places
Sandi Toksvig hears about a lost emperor of India and Britain's undesirable destinations.
John McCarthy discusses the diverse culture of Israel as a destination.
Stone - Sacred sites - Crazy River
John McCarthy looks at a sculptor's travel, sacred Britain and the Malagarasi River.
John McCarthy chairs a discussion on Antarctica from the Queen's Gallery Buckingham Palace
Overland To Mongolia - Wild West - The Calgary Stampede
John McCarthy's guests discuss the Wild West, Calgary's Stampede and driving to Mongolia.
The Occupied territories of East Jerusalem and the West Bank
John McCarthy looks at travelling in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Swimming - Land Art - Sicily
John McCarthy's guests discuss art and travel in Sicily, through land art and in swimming.
Hitchhiking veteran - Butterflies - Burma
John McCarthy's guests recall Burma in 1942, butterflies in Ecuador and 1950s travel.
John McCarthy looks at the traditional attractions of England and how they are changing.
Travel Biography from The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
John McCarthy discusses travel biography at this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Animal welfare - Plant hunting
John McCarthy looks at plant hunting in western China and animal welfare issues abroad.
Historic walks - Fast and slow trains
John McCarthy takes a look at historic walks and compares fast and slow trains.
Gambian elections - Nepal - Himalayan rafting
John McCarthy looks at Gambia, Nepal, and white water rafting in the Himalayas.
Storytelling in Japan and Morocco - Coastal Stations
John McCarthy explores storytelling in Japan and Morocco and coastal weather stations.
Mitteleuropa - Escape from Hong Kong - A272
John McCarthy looks at Jewish Eastern Europe, a WW2 escape from Hong Kong and the A272.
Responsible Tourism - Cambodia
John McCarthy looks at responsible tourism and Cambodia.
Panama - North Korea
John McCarthy focuses on Panama and a political tour of North Korea.
Transoceanic Rowing - Tango
John McCarthy looks at transoceanic rowing and the tango in Buenos Aires.
Congo - Rodrigues
John McCarthy hears about Congo in the 60s and 70s and the isles of Rodrigues.
Natural Navigation - Snow Shoeing - Borneo Sunbear - Bulgaria
John McCarthy looks at natural navigation, travel guiding and post colonial India.
John McCarthy discusses travel biography at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.