Hello and welcome to The Itinerant.

The Itinerant is Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, a travel writer, broadcaster and public speaker with a particular love of wandering alone through remote regions. Her third book, Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains: a journey across Arunachal Pradesh – India’s forgotten frontier, was published by Simon & Schuster UK and India and the USA in 2017. It was runner-up in the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (pipped to the post by Shark Drunk), with judge Phoebe Smith calling it ‘exquisitely written, with a strong sense of place and proper travel writing in the classic style.’

When she’s not poking around some distant corner of the globe, Antonia can be found giving talks and writing articles. Her first radio documentary, an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth, is available here. Her stories have also been featured on Radio 4’s From our own Correspondent and Pick of the Week.

She was the recipient of the Royal Geographical Society’s 2019 Neville Shulman Challenge Award.

‘A fabulously thrilling journey through a beguiling land’. Joanna Lumley

‘Compassionate, spirited and with a sharp eye for human oddity’. Benedict Allen

‘Indiana Jones in a dress.’ Conde Nast

‘I enormously enjoyed every page.’ Dervla Murphy

Latest Expedition

Naga Hills

In 2019 Antonia spent two months exploring the Naga tribal territories of Northeast India and Myanmar.