Kevin Rushby

Author, Journalist & Traveller

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Guardian Articles

Kevin contributes articles and audio slideshows to the Guardian newspaper.

A snake safari in the mountains of India

  Friday 24 June 2011
Audio Slideshow

Kevin joins a scientific expedition in a mountainous Indian jungle to look for rare snakes and collect their venom
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Canoeing and camping in the Norfolk Broads –

  Friday 27 May 2011
Audio Slideshow

Kevin and family canoe leisurely down the Norfolk Broads and then spend the night around a campfire and in a tipi – the perfect way to see the English countryside.
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Gaia Tribe: the UK's friendliest family festival

  Thursday 5 May 2011
Audio Slideshow

Kevin reports from the friendly Yorkshire festival where the headline acts are a Twelfth Night puppet show and a DIY cabaret.
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Chicago's still got the blues

  Friday 26 March 2010
Audio Slideshow

Kevin Rushby meets legend Buddy Guy on a tour of authentic blues joints in the windy city.
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Tour de France: how you can do today's stage

  Thursday 22 July 2010
Audio Slideshow

The Étape du Tour is the toughest stage of the toughest bike race in the world. Kevin Rushby joins 10,000 amateurs pedalling up all 2,115m of 'The Assasin', the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees - after only two month's training.
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World Cup feast - South Africa's half-time snack

  Friday 4 December 2009
Audio Slideshow

Forget pies and burgers, try a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with curry as a half-time treat. Kevin Rushby gets to grips with 'bunny chow' in Durban.
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A safari without boundaries in Namibia

  Friday 13 November 2009
Audio Slideshow

Kevin Rushby tries out a new safari experience in Namibia - one that brings local people, tourists, scientists and wildlife together.
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Andy Goldsworthy art trail in France

  Friday 19 June 2009
Audio Slideshow

The British artist has created an art trail in the mountains of Provence with a series of his inimitable sculptures. Kevin Rushby reports.
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Greece on the rails

  Saturday 28 March 2009
Audio Slideshow

Train travel isn't just about 'carbon smugness'. It's about easing into your holiday with a mini adventure, as Kevin discovers on a five-day journey to Greece
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A song and dance in Connemara

  Friday 20 March 2009
Audio Slideshow

Irish traditions are alive and well at Cnoc Suain cultural centre in Connemara. Kevin drops in for some music and storytelling around the fire.
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Richer sounds

  Saturday 7 March 2009
Audio Slideshow

Mali may be poor in most respects but musically it is one of the wealthiest countries on Earth. Kevin meets its biggest stars on his way to the Festival on the Niger
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Whitby through the looking glass

  Friday 9 January 2009
Audio Slideshow

Follow Kevin down the rabbit hole on a literary tour of Yorkshire's famous coastal town...
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Full steam ahead

  Friday 14 November 2008
Audio Slideshow

What to do on a wet day in the Lake District? Kevin takes a tour on Little Ratty - the steam engine that's been running come rain or shine since 1960
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Mushroom magic

  Friday 17 October 2008
Audio Slideshow

Mushrooming is a fascinating but sometimes lethal pursuit. Kevin goes on a tour in North Yorkshire to learn how to tell the delicious from the deadly.
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The other Lycian way

  Friday 10 October 2008
Audio Slideshow

It may be a few miles from the tourist hordes at Olu Deniz, but this hidden yoga retreat hidden on Turkey's Lycian coast is a different world. Kevin escapes to Yuva
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A fairytale house in the trees

  Saturday 20 September 2008
Audio Slideshow

Kevin Rushby rediscovers the magic of the woods staying in a new treehouse in Keldy forest, North Yorkshire
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Hatching a plan

  Saturday August 23 2008
Audio Slideshow

Tourism is threatening the turtle population on Zakynthos, but one local bar man is on a mission to save them and the 'lost paradise' of his childhood...
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Hook, line and thinker

  Saturday August 11 2008
Audio Slideshow

Looking down at our plates the other night, I heard the dread words. The ones I knew were coming one day. The sound of the apocalypse. "Is it OK to eat fish?" Sophie looked up from her haddock. "I mean, ethically?"
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The Other Olympics

  Saturday August 4 2008
Audio Slideshow

Mongolia's Naadam games remain almost unchanged since the time of Ghengis Khan. Kevin Rushby joins the festivities...
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Acropolis now

  Saturday July 26 2008
Audio Slideshow

Walking through bright sunshine and crowds of tourists in an Athenian street, I glanced down and read the publicity blurb in my hand. The story was there, contained in just a few words: "Museum mission: to house all the surviving antiquities from the Acropolis within a single museum of international stature."
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Recycling the New Forest

  Saturday July 11 2008
Audio Slideshow

The New Forest has been voted the world's greenest tourist destination. Kevin Rushby puts its credentials to the test...
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A paddle on the wild side

  Saturday May 10 2008
Audio Slideshow

Mark Wilkinson used to have an office. It was dry inside the office, clean too. No one had dirt under their fingernails or smelled like a smoked haddock. No one had to do number twos behind a tree and bury it with a trowel. No way. Mark sold sensible pension deals and financial packages...
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Goodbye check-in, hello world

  Saturday April 26 2008
Audio Slideshow

Coming into harbour, the easterly wind picks up, scalping white caps off the heads of waves. Ahead a fishing boat, rusty and battered around the bows, punches into the chop of water, then turns south. The radio crackles to life on the bridge of our boat, the Glen Massan...
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Cambodia's river carvings

  March 2008
Audio Slideshow

Deep in the forests north of Angkor Wat, a series of mysterious rock carvings line the banks and peer out from under the Kbal Spean river.
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Eco tourism in China

  March 2008
Audio Slideshow

A group of peasant farmers have got together to show visitors the greener side of China.
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Walking on eggshells

  Saturday March 8 2008
Audio Slideshow

In our house the bookshelf in the loo is the most reliable indicator of how the green revolution is faring. Ray Tabor's Encyclopedia of Green Woodworking heralded demands for a log cabin. George Monbiot's Heat arrived with a bout of cycle fever. More recently came We Want Real Food by Graham Harvey...
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Branching out

  Saturday December 8 2007
Audio Slideshow

We all know how to make a hotel green, don't we? You put a pile of white fluffy towels in the bathroom, then place a neat little sign next to them asking guests not to use them for "environmental reasons". A hotelier in Devon once said to me, "This green stuff is all nonsense, but it saves us money...
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Video

The latest addition to the site, here you can find video footage from Kevin's various hikes and expeditions across the world.



Photography

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A view across the old city in Jerusalem towards the Dome of the Rock.

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Posters in Shiraz.

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A youth and his parents in the Elburz mountains, Iran. The image says everything about how the remotest villages are changing.

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Pakistani landowner at a men's hejira or meeting hall in the North-West Frontier Province. The men had met to discuss setting up a school for girls with the help of Kwendo Khor, a local charity who were showing me their projects.

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The gardens in Kashan. Iran.

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Gambia. Member of a dance troupe at the first Kartong music festival.

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Tiles at Soltaniyeh, northern Iran. This magnificent tomb for one of the early Mongol rulers was built in 1315 and is one Islam's great buildings.

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Persepolis.

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Wajeeb Nuseiba, the custodian of the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. His family were appointed by Saladin.

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Old man in Pakistan.

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Campfire in a shepherd's hut in the Elburz mountains. I spent an uncomfortable night here before rising at four a.m. to walk across the ridge to Alamut castle.

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Taq-i-Bustan in Kermanshah, Iran. The stone relief shows the Sassanian king killing wild boars that have been driven into an enclosure, a paradeiza. The word was borrowed by the Jews and the Greeks and eventually, in English, became 'paradise' - the epitome of endless bounty.

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Isfahan.