Sat, 23 August 2014
Podcast 117: Graham Hughes: Graham Hughes: Finding His Entrepreneur Success In The Record Books (Part Two)
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Join Up dots podcast interview is a globe trotting, double Guinness book of records world holder, with a story based on constant action.
An adventurer, film-maker, travel blogger and TV presenter from Liverpool, England, on January 1 2009 he crossed the River Plate into Uruguay and began The Odyssey Expedition: The first official Guinness World Record™ attempt to visit every sovereign state on Planet Earth without flying.
That's the 193 members of the United Nations plus Taiwan, Vatican City, Palestine, Kosovo, Western Sahara and the four home nations of The United Kingdom.
A staggering 201 international borders crossed by foot, bus, taxi, train, ship or canoe.
No planes, no helicopters and no hot-air balloons.
Along the way he self-filmed and presented the TV show Graham's World for the National Geographic Adventure channel and raised funds for the registered charity WaterAid.
So what is it that made him leave the comfort and security of a life in the North of England to travel the globe, in the hardest manner possible?
And are there any countries that once he arrived he thought...right I'm not staying here time to move on?
And did I tell you he is now the owner of his own island "JinjaIsland" which he won in a competition too?
So is he the luckiest guy on earth, or just someone that by taking huge action has put himself into positions that others would miss out on?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, the one and only, Ginger Scouser himself.....Mr Graham Hughes.