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Travel Geeks at Destinations Show: Walk This Way – 3 February 2017

Our expert panel are heading to the Destinations Show this February to discuss National Geographic Traveller's Top 5 Treks.

Travel Geeks at Destinations Show: Walk This Way – 3 February 2017

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Join in with our Travel Geeks session at this year’s Destinations Show.

Put your best foot forward at this year’s Destinations Show for an hour of all things trekking- and hiking- related, from the wilderness of Patagonia to the green serenity of the UK. Our expert panel will discuss their most memorable experiences and share tips on making the most of your next walking adventure. There’ll also be an informal Q&A session at the end. 

The topics will focus on National Geographic Traveller’s Top 6 Treks: 

    1. Volcanic walks 
    2. Patagonia 
    3. Pilgrimages 
    4. The Alps
    5. UK & Northern Ireland
    6. Nepal


Daniel Neilson – Freelance writer
Daniel Neilson is a freelance writer specialising in adventure travel, and, er, beer. Until returning to freelance recently, he was the editor of hillwalking and trekking bible The Great Outdoors magazine.


Sally Thompson – Macs Adventure
Sally Thompson designs UK, Europe and worldwide walking tours at Macs Adventure. She trained to be a PE teacher, though when that didn’t float her boat, saw adventure travel as a natural progression. She has been lucky enough to walk in many beautiful areas of the world, including Nepal, Sardinia, Costa Rica and Bhutan.


David Kay – RWH Travel
David Kay started his career in travel as a tour guide in 1991 for five years. He now works as the Product Development Manager for RWH Travel and continues to travel as much as family commitments allow, with his favourite places the Falkland Islands and anywhere in the Latin speaking world. And Nepal too!


Glen Mutel
Glen Mutel – National Geographic Traveller
Glen Mutel is the deputy editor of National Geographic Traveller and responsible for editorial standards across the title. He appreciates a good pitch, a well-worded intro, quirky tales and a good European city.


Moderated by

Jo Fletcher-Cross
Jo Fletcher-Cross, Contributing Editor, National Geographic Traveller
Jo Fletcher-Cross is a contributing editor of National Geographic Traveller. She has a particular fondness for a walk which ends in a pub and once walked the West Highland Way after being told it was “just like a giant pub crawl”, which turned out to be not quite true. Her favourite walk is Sandwood Bay in Sutherland, near Cape Wrath.


Come and visit us at Destinations Travel Show!

We’re at Stand AA10 at the Destinations Travel Show, so head over for all things National Geographic Traveller, including:

  • A great value subscription offer of five issues for just £5!
  • A chance to win in our Instagram competition, with a rucksack, hoodie and a National Geographic buff all to be given to one lucky winner per day, worth a total value of over £50
  • More about the National Geographic Traveller Photography Magazine, a free, digital-only magazine launched in July 2016 that’s just reached over 6,000 users
  • An exclusive look at the Photography Competition 2017, in partnership with CEWE PHOTOBOOK: We’ll be showcasing the shortlist in photo book at the event, and promoting an exhibition of the finalists taking place on 28 February at Intrepid, 9 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, London SW9 8D, where the winners will also be announced

Event details

When: 3 February 2017. 12:30 – 13:15. 
Where: Theatre 2, Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX.
Tickets: Tickets to Destinations Show available at http://www.destinationsshow.com/london/. Includes entry to Travel Geeks.