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A selection of tales from Michael's travels.


Routes, maps and interesting facts.


Dive into a world full of colour and wonder.

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North Korea Journal Book and DVD

Michael shares his day-by-day diary of his visit to North Korea a land wholly unlike any other he has ever visited.


As the journey unfolds, the Sahara reveals not the emptiness of endless sand dunes, but a huge and diverse range of cultures and landscapes and a long history.

Hemingway Adventure Book and DVD

In this wonderful blend of adventure and travel writing, Michael follows in the footsteps of one of the great literary figures of the century.

Travels Of A Lifetime

In intimate conversation, and using his personal archive, Michael's reflects on how he got hooked on travel, and reveals the challenges he faced making the ground-breaking travel shows.

Full Circle

Read Michael’s account of his epic journey through 18 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. A spectacular journey of contrasts, drama and beauty.

Into Iraq Book and DVD

A fascinating and rare insight into the history and culture of Iraq. Michael shares the impressions he formed of a country that few outsiders now venture to see.


Michael explores this exotic country that is now a global superpower, and takes a closer look at a remarkable new force on the world scene.

Around The World In 80 Days Book and DVD

Michael follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he takes on the famous challenge to circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days.

New Europe Book and DVD

Breathing in Eastern Europe's rich history, exquisite sights and talking to its diverse peoples, Michael fills what has been a void in his own experience and that of many others.


Facing altitudes as high as 17,500 feet as well as some of the world’s deepest gorges, Michael tackles the full length of the Himalaya.

Pole To Pole Book and DVD

Travelling by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, Michael experiences every extreme the world has to offer. From the cold grip of the Arctic Circle, to the South