Meet our Presenters
Before presenting Globe Trekker (originally known as Lonely Planet), Ian spent three months in Guyana with Operation Raleigh, a Prince's Trust initiative, travelling in a self-made bamboo raft down unmanned rivers, three months in Egypt, seven months travelling around India and Nepal and six months around Europe, including Poland and Romania.
An accomplished artist and theatre performer, Ian has had several exhibitions of his paintings. He also devises plays and runs drama and art workshops for children, and also works with children with behavioural difficulties in special schools.
In the last eight years, Suffolk-born Ian has travelled to all corners of the globe presenting Pilot Guides. "Comforts don't interest me," he says. "The sorts of trips I go on are all about living cheap and getting dirty - which is how I like it."
Ian has won prestigious US Cable Ace Awards on three occasions, as Best Magazine Host for his Morocco, Central Asia, and Ethiopia programmes.
His Pilot Guides adventures have taken him to numerous countries; from arctic adventures in Greenland to steamy treks in Chile and most recently Southern Mexico and Korea.