Journeys to Impossible Places

Journeys to Impossible Places

Simon Reeve


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Bestselling author and presenter Simon Reeve reveals the inside story of his most astonishing adventures and experiences, around the planet and close to home.

Journeys to Impossible Places continues the story Simon started in his phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller Step by Step, which traced the first decades of his life from depressed and unemployed teenager through to his early TV programmes.

Now Simon takes us on the epic and thrilling adventures that followed, in beautiful, tricky and downright dangerous corners of the world, as he travelled through the Tropics, to remote paradise islands, jungles dripping with heat and life, and on nerve-wracking secret missions.

Simon shares what his unique experiences and encounters have taught him, and the deeper lessons he draws from joy and raw grief in his personal life, from desperate struggles with his own fertility and head health, from wise friends, fatherhood, inspiring villagers, brave fighters, his beloved dogs, and a thoughtful Indian sadhu.

Journeys to Impossible Places inspires and encourages all of us to battle fear and negativity, and embrace life, risk, opportunities and the glory of our world. 

‘He effectively combines the genre of travel writing with investigative journalism, and brings to light little-known conflicts and events from around the world.' Perceptive Travel


Simon Reeve:
Simon Reeve is an author and adventurer who has travelled to more than 130 countries, making multiple award-winning TV series exploring and explaining the world. They include The Americas, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Sacred Rivers, Caribbean, Tropic of Capricorn, Russia, Mediterranean, Colombia and Australia (Winner of the British Travel Press Award for Broadcast Travel Programme). Simon has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for 'an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding', the prestigious Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society, and the John Tompkins Natural History Award from the International Moving Image Society 'for extraordinary achievements' in the field of natural wildlife and history filmmaking. His books have been in both the Sunday Times and the New York Times bestseller lists.