RUTH MILLINGTON

AWARD-WINNING WRITER & ADVENTURE TRAVELLER

EPISODE 7 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW!

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EPISODE 7: EVEREST BASE CAMP ON ROYAL ENFIELD MOTORBIKES

RUTH MILLINGTON’S EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST

Come take a ride on this fascinating motorcycle journey to one of the harshest places on earth!

In 2018, Iain Young, Andy Hocking and Clive Marsden took a road trip on Royal Enfield motorbikes from Kathmandu in Nepal to Everest Base Camp in Tibet. From the thick, muddy roads of Nepal to the heady high-altitude plains of Tibet, learn how these three friends – all touched by cancer in some shape or form – dealt with the harsh conditions. They’ll give tips on what kit is needed including navigating road rules and Tibet’s peculiar refuelling laws. What’s even more remarkable is that Iain Young was in his 70s when he undertook the trip. You can’t get motorbiking holidays more extreme than this!

🎧 For the full episode click on below and follow the link:

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In the next episode (Episode 8) – coming out 11 December 2021 – the tables are being turned and I will be speaking to Don Robbie about surviving the Bam earthquake in Iran and my attempt to save 12 people.

Don’t forget to follow/subscribe on your podcast app. It’s free, and it means you will be the first to know when more episodes go out.

If you are enjoying this podcast, then it would be wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review on your podcast app.  It really helps as it allows other people to discover this podcast. And please do spread the word by sharing it with your family and friends.

To find out who’s joining me on each episode, follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/ or Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1

In the meantime, why don’t you listen in to previous episodes:

Episode 6: Disaster at Sea

Episode 5: Extreme Detox

Episode 4: London to Kathmandu on a Double-Decker Bus

Episode 3: Gassed and Robbed in Cuba

Episode 3: Cycling the World

Episode 1: Deadly Disease in Paradise

About Ruth Millington’s Extreme Holidays Podcast

Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world’s intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you’ve never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. 

Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie


Share your Story  

Do you have an extreme travel story to tell or know of someone who does?

If so, then I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch HERE. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Yours,

Ruthie x

P.s Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog, and to follow me on social media!

EPISODE 6 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW!

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THIS EPISODE IS DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN THAT FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOMS. ELLIS CHARLESWORTH IS ONE OF THEM.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SPECIAL

EPISODE 6: DISASTER AT SEA

RUTH MILLINGTON’S EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST

This is a very moving story of when disaster strikes at sea.

Joining me this week is the brave Ellis Charlesworth who nearly came a cropper off the East Coast of England.  An experienced sailor and former Royal Navy gunner, Ellis invited his brother for a sailing trip on his yacht, but the last thing he expected was for their trip to end in disaster. Ellis discusses the role male pride and trust played in his fight to save him and his brother’s life, the impact the disaster had on their relationship, and who ultimately was to blame. He also reads a poem from one of his poetry collections.

🎧 For the full episode click on below and follow the link:

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Don’t forget to follow/subscribe on your podcast app. It’s free, and it means you will be the first to know when more episodes go out.

If you are enjoying this podcast, then it would be wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review on your podcast app.  It really helps as it allows other people to discover this podcast. And please do spread the word by sharing it with your family and friends.

To find out who’s joining me on each episode, follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/ or Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1

In the meantime, why don’t you listen in to previous episodes:

Episode 5: Extreme Detox

Episode 4: London to Kathmandu on a Double-Decker Bus

Episode 3: Gassed and Robbed in Cuba

Episode 3: Cycling the World

Episode 1: Deadly Disease in Paradise

About Ruth Millington’s Extreme Holidays Podcast

Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world’s intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you’ve never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. 

Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie


Share your Story  

Do you have an extreme travel story to tell or know of someone who does?

If so, then I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch HERE. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Yours,

Ruthie x

P.s Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog, and to follow me on social media!

EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST: MORE UPCOMING GUESTS & NEW SPONSOR!

UPCOMING GUESTS

I’m so excited to be welcoming more guests on my EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST in the run up to Christmas:

Episode 6: Disaster at Sea with the courageous sailor and ex Royal Navy gunner, Ellis Charlesworth

© Ellis Charlesworth

Episode 7: Extreme Travel with a Baby with the inspiring Sarah Tinsley

© Sarah Tinsley

Episode 8: Everest Base Camp on Royal Enfield Motorbikes with the remarkable Iain Young, Andy Hocking and Clive Marsden

© Iain Young, Andy Hocking, Clive Marsden

And look it’s me! Well, lots of people have been asking if I am coming on the show and Don Robbie, my brilliant co-producer, badgered me too so how could I say no?! I’ll be speaking to Don in Episode 9 about surviving the Bam earthquake in Iran which will be going out a little earlier than usual on the 21 December.

© Ruth Millington

If you haven’t been tuning in, there’s lots of interesting stories from Cycling the World to undertaking a 30 day water fast in Costa Rica (Episode 5: Extreme Detox!) You can catch up here: EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST

Thanks for tuning in! It means a lot to me. ❤🙏

NEW SPONSOR – HELPYOUFIND.ME

Safety is key for anyone whether at home, off to university/college or on their holidays so I’m absolutely thrilled that HelpYouFind.Me is the official sponsor of my Extreme Holidays Podcast. It’s a secure – yet simple – way to share private data for use in emergency situations that is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. Perfect for the extreme traveller! Find out more at https://helpyoufind.me/Extreme10 and get a 10% discount when you sign up!

Watch the video here:

Yours,

Ruthie x

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‘AFTERSHOCK’ WINS THE 2021 PAGE TURNER AWARDS, WRITING AWARD FOR NON-FICTION!

“It’s an honour to receive this award for a memoir that was extremely challenging to write. I’m thrilled my work has been recognised, and I dedicate this award to the thousands who died or were affected by the Bam earthquake.”

– Ruth Millington

I really wasn’t expecting this, so I’m bowled over to have won the 2021 Page Turner Awards, Writing Award for non-fiction! It still hasn’t sunk in! I was competing against writers from over 20 countries and the competition was fierce. I’m having a slight bout of imposter syndrome which has been made worse by the fact that I never expected to be on a Zoom call with my childhood idol at the online awards ceremony on 26 October 2021 hosted by Ken and Paula Sheridan, the creators of the Page Turner Awards. The special guest was the American writer/director and actor of Starsky and Hutch fame, Paul Michael Glaser!! I sneaked in a few large glugs of wine to calm my nerves!

‘Aftershock’ has been so close with other awards. It was shortlisted in the 2019 Northern Writers Awards, NorthBound Book Award then was named finalist/runner up in 2020, Mslexia Memoir and Life-Writing Competition. In September 2021 an extract of the manuscript was shortlisted in the 2021 Yeovil Literary Prize, Writing Without Restriction Award. I was determined to see the manuscript win something and now that dream has been fulfilled my next ambition is for the manuscript to be published by a publishing house which appreciates and understands the importance of this story.

The full press release is here: https://pageturnerawards.com/2021-award-winners-stories/sheffield-woman-wins-international-writing-contest-for-true-life-heroic

Further details including an extract from my winning entry are here: https://pageturnerawards.com/2021-winners

You can see all the YouTube clips of the awards ceremony here: https://pageturnerawards.com/video-gallery

And the moment I received the award!

And here’s another clip from the award!

And Paul Michael Glaser!

About Page Turner Awards

Page Turner Awards gives unpublished writers the chance to enter unpublished fiction and non-fiction books, to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry. And published authors, whether mainstream published or independently published, the chance to get their fiction story or non-fiction book recognized by successful authors, high-calibre industry professionals and film producers.”

Yours,

Ruthie x

P.s Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog, and to follow me on social media!

EPISODE 5 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW!

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EPISODE 5: EXTREME DETOX

RUTH MILLINGTON’S EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST

We’ve all done things to the extreme in some shape or form, but would you go to the point of not eating for 30 days whilst on your holidays?

Join me for this week’s episode with the brilliant Elicia Miller in which we discuss her undertaking a 30-day water fast run by a fanatical leader in Costa Rica, her decades’ long struggles with her health, the challenges she faced whilst fasting, and how her extreme holiday set her on the road to overcoming her behavioural patterns, finding love, and ultimately healing.

🎧 For the full episode click on below and follow the link:

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Don’t forget to follow/subscribe on your podcast app. It’s free, and it means you will be the first to know when more episodes go out.

If you are enjoying this podcast, then it would be wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review on your podcast app.  It really helps as it allows other people to discover this podcast. And please do spread the word by sharing it with your family and friends.

To find out who’s joining me on each episode, follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/ or Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1

In the meantime, why don’t you listen in to previous episodes:

Episode 4: London to Kathmandu on a Double-Decker Bus

Episode 3: Gassed and Robbed in Cuba

Episode 3: Cycling the World

Episode 1: Deadly Disease in Paradise

About Ruth Millington’s Extreme Holidays Podcast

Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world’s intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you’ve never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. 

Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie


Share your Story  

Do you have an extreme travel story to tell or know of someone who does?

If so, then I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch HERE. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Yours,

Ruthie x

P.s Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog, and to follow me on social media!

EPISODE 4 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW!

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EPISODE 4: LONDON TO KATHMANDU ON A DOUBLE-DECKER BUS

RUTH MILLINGTON’S EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST

Join me and my brilliant guest, the writer Gail Aldwin, for the next episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast!

In 1981, Gail decided to travel on a double-decker bus from London to Kathmandu. Her overland trip took her across some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Fraught with challenges, Gail recounts tales of smuggling, breaking cultural sensitivities, and the heavy hand of the law. She also discusses how travel has changed over the last 40 years and shaped her life including her work as a writer.

🎧 For the full episode click on below and follow the link:

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Don’t forget to follow/subscribe on your podcast app. It’s free, and it means you will be the first to know when more episodes go out.

If you are enjoying this podcast, then it would be wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review on your podcast app.  It really helps as it allows other people to discover this podcast. And please do spread the word by sharing it with your family and friends.

To find out who’s joining me on each episode, follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/ or Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1

In the meantime, why don’t you listen in to previous episodes:

Episode 3: Gassed and Robbed in Cuba

Episode 3: Cycling the World

Episode 1: Deadly Disease in Paradise

About the Extreme Holidays Podcast

Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world’s intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you’ve never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. 

Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie


Share your Story  

Do you have an extreme travel story to tell or know of someone who does?

If so, then I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch HERE. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Yours,

Ruthie x

P.s Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog, and to follow me on social media!

EPISODE 3 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW!

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EPISODE 3: GASSED AND ROBBED IN CUBA

RUTH MILLINGTON’S EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST

What a corker of an episode this week!  Imagine being gassed and robbed as a teenager in Cuba whilst on holiday with your parents AND at a time when US sanctions presented huge risks to US citizens travelling there!

Join me and American author, Justin Barker, as he discusses the effect it had on him and reveals his suspicions of who may have committed this terrifying crime.  He also speaks about his new memoir, Bear Boy, his stance against animals in captivity, his views on game reserves and the tourism industry, and how travelling as a child broadened his perspective.

🎧 For the full episode click on below and follow the link:

https://linktr.ee/ruthmillingtonauthor

Don’t forget to follow/subscribe on your podcast app. It’s free, and it means you will be the first to know when more episodes go out.

If you are enjoying this podcast, then it would be wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review on your podcast app.  It really helps as it allows other people to discover this podcast. And please do spread the word by sharing it with your family and friends.

To find out who’s joining me on each episode, follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/ or Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1

In the meantime, listen in to previous episodes!

About the Extreme Holidays Podcast

Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world’s intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you’ve never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. 

Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie


Share your Story  

Do you have an extreme travel story to tell or know of someone who does?

If so, then I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch HERE. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Yours,

Ruthie x

P.s Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog, and to follow me on social media!

‘AFTERSHOCK’ LONGLISTED IN THE 2021 PAGE TURNER AWARDS

I’m thrilled to announce that my unpublished memoir, Aftershock, has been longlisted in the international 2021 Writing Award category of the Page Turner Awards. Originally declared a finalist on 7 September, Aftershock, was selected out of 123 finalists to go on the longlist.

Aftershock has now been put through to the next round. Judging takes place during the Autumn.

Further details here: https://pageturnerawards.com/2021-longlists

About Page Turner Awards

Page Turner Awards gives unpublished writers the chance to enter unpublished fiction and non-fiction books, to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry. And published authors, whether mainstream published or independently published, the chance to get their fiction story or non-fiction book recognized by successful authors, high-calibre industry professionals and film producers.”

Yours,

Ruthie x

P.s Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog, and to follow me on social media!

**NEWSFLASH**

Wow! My #ExtremeHolidaysPodcast now ranks in the top 10% of podcasts worldwide since its launch 2 weeks ago! 🎉 Thank you so much for tuning in and sharing! ❤🙏

🎧 Keep listening in! Just follow the link below:

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Yours,

Ruthie x

P.s Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog, and to follow me on social media!

EPISODE 2 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW!

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Start your week off by being inspired by the artist, Hannah Scott!  In 2017 Hannah got on her bicycle and went off to cycle the world.  She discusses life on the road, the challenges she’s faced, meeting her fiancé, escaping Nepal as the Covid19 pandemic hit, and the family ties behind her famous surname. 

Here’s the link to the podcast:

https://linktr.ee/ruthmillingtonauthor

You can also listen in on all the major podcast platforms including Apple and Spotify. And don’t forget to follow/subscribe on your podcast app. It’s free, and it means you will be the first to know when more episodes go out.

And please do spread the word by sharing it with your family and friends.

To find out who’s joining me on each episode, follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthmillingtonauthor/ or Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMillington1

About the Extreme Holidays Podcast

Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world’s intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you’ve never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. 

Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie


Share your Story  

Do you have an extreme travel story to tell or know of someone who does? No matter how big or small, funny or sad, everyone, everywhere, has a story to tell. 

Did you get lost, lose a child, have an accident or an interesting interaction with the locals or an animal? Did you find love, have a breakup, travelled with a disability or taken out of your comfort zone, even for the slightest second? Were you inspired to make changes to your life? Have you been stranded due to Covid?  

If so, then I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch HERE. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Yours,

Ruthie x

P.s Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog, and to follow me on social media!

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