Extreme Travel and Truth Finding with Andrew Drury

Dec 11, 2019, 06:00 AM

There is a small subset of travelers that take travel thrills to the extreme. Andrew Drury joins us in this episode to discuss the ethics around extreme travel. To date, Andrew has ventured into insurgent Afghanistan, he’s been threatened at gun-point by the KKK, and he’s encountered ISIS in the Middle East. It is possible to learn the complexities of a country that is stereotyped by war and violence? ...And should we travel there?

There is a small subset of travelers that take travel thrills to the extreme. Very extreme. 

Andrew Drury joins us in this episode to discuss the ethics around extreme travel. To date, Andrew has ventured into insurgent Afghanistan, he’s been threatened at gun-point by the KKK, and he’s encountered ISIS in the Middle East. Andrew's adventures have been the subject of many news articles, and, you might recognize him from the Netflix show, Dark Tourist.

Erin questions the power imbalance between extreme tourists and local guides, and discusses the focus on truth-finding in conflict zones.  It is possible to learn the complexities of a country that is stereotyped by war? ...And should we travel there?

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Guest: Andrew Drury
Social Media: @andrewdrury
Andrew Drury on YouTube

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