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The Adventure Travel Show 2018

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The Adventure Travel Show is a fantastic show for anybody looking to for a alternative travel or adventure. During the course of the two day show in London Olympia, there’s a lot going on; planning your own adventure seminars, talks from professional adventurers, and stands from tour companies and tourist boards.

This year there were talks from some fairly big adventurers including; Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Dave Cornthwaite, Leon McCarron, Pip Stewart and Austin Vince. These Speakers all came from All the speakers who presented did a grand job of inspiring the audience to take on there own adventures. Being around so many inspirational people, it’s impossible to not feel inspired.

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Presenting on stage with the Global Convoy team at the Adventure Travel Show. Photo Taken by Ben Arthur

With the Global Convoy Team, I was lucky to be asked to present on the main stage of the Adventure Travel Show, the Adventure Auditorium. The talk in true convoy style was incredible relaxed as well as somewhat professional, as we are certainly not “professionals” more the complete opposite. Presenting first thing on Sunday morning, meant many of the audience still had headaches. Being in an auditorium for the first time was pretty daunting to say the least, although it was also a great feeling to see so many people come out and (hopefully) enjoy our talk.

Also at the Adventure Travel Show were numerous tour companies and tourist boards, with them a few new adventures where hatched up.

Stay tuned to the social media channels to find out more.

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Hidden Gems of Boston: Stuck in time, in a 3 storey map.

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There are several hidden gems in Boston and I’m positive that this list is not all of them.  This is a just select few that I found, with a little bit of help from a local.

The Mapparium, located in the the Mary Eddy Baker Library. This 3 storey stained-glass globe in viewed from the inside on a 9.1m bridge. It was completed in 1935 based on the Rand Mcnally political map from 1934. Since then it has been opened up for debate to update this globe, each time it was put off.

Standing in the centre of the Mapparium, gives me the sense of listening in on everyone. A whisper here sounds like normal speech. It’s quite surreal.

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Richard in front of a model of the Mapparium

Being pretty interested in Geopolitics, this to me was incredible, showing the how the world is now so different compared to 83 years ago. There are really are some incredible differences, including countries that don’t exist today and areas of the world that are still under imperial rule. It’s  to think that some 80 years ago the world was a very different place. Being in the centre, I personally had never realised how far north of the equator, Europe, Asia and the North America are.

I hope you take some time to visit the Mapparium, it’s well worth it. Parts of the Mary Eddy Library (were the Mapparium is) and nearby church were under going some sort of works. I shall have to explore them next time.

Do you know of any hidden gems in Boston?