Lois on the Loose


Here is my recent TEDx talk!

I’m currently writing a book about my travels in Iran and have made a short film about my experiences there.

Being interviewed on Voice of America Persian

Voice of America Persian

Iran is a hot topic at the moment so I’ve been talking and writing about it in all sorts of places, including the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live show. My short film was featured on the Telegraph homepage and I gave an interview on Voice of America Persian (I even got to say something in Persian at the end!) And somehow I managed to find time to write this article for CNN.

Over the last few months I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at a truly diverse range of events from London’s Adventure Travel Show and the Telegraph Outdoor Show to the Dubai Traveller’s Festival and the Society of Skeptics in the USA.

I made a short trip to India this year, mainly to practice yoga, but I did get waylaid by a Royal Enfield… it was bound to happen. The annual Adventure Travel Film Festival that I founded with my husband, Austin Vince, moved to London this year and was a great success so looking forward to the 2016 festival already. Now the summer’s over, I’ve got a few events and talks coming up but will be mainly spending the autumn knuckling down to finish my Iran book…

As they say in Iran, Bezan Berim!


Friday 8th – Sunday 10th Janary 2016 – Telegraph Travel Show, ExCel, London
I’ll be speaking at the Destinations Theatre on the theme of a ‘Trip of a Lifetime’… but which one? So many to choose from… come and find out…
Venue: ExCel, Docklands, London
Time: Day and time TBC
Tickets: Available through the website

Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th January 2016 – Adventure Travel Show, Olympia, London
I’m at the fabulous Adventure Travel Show in London doing all sorts of fun things – see details below:
Venue: Olympia, London

Motorcycle Travel Seminars: Saturday 23rd Saturday: 15:30-17:30 & Sunday 24th Sunday: 15:00-17:00
Women’s Adventure Panel: Saturday 23rd at 12.00
Presentation: Sunday 24th at 12.00 - ‘I Wish I’d Known That!’ – top tips gleaned from over a decade of independent overland travel 
Tickets: Available via the website

Wednesday 16th March 2016 – Wilderness Lectures, Bristol
I’m very happy to be returning to the prestigious Wilderness Lectures in my home town of Bristol to talk about my travels in Iran.
Venue: Chemistry Theatre, University of Bristol
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £9.50

Thursday 5th May 2016 – Festival of Ideas, Gillingham, Dorset
I’ll be talking about my travels in Iran, as part of Gillingham School’s festival, celebrating their 500th anniversary.
Venue: Gillingham School, Gillingham, Dorset
Time: TBC
Tickets: £TBC

Saturday 14th May 2016 – Motorcycle Action Group, Leeds
A rare trip up north to entertain the Leeds MAG group with tales of my first motorcycle adventure, riding from Alaska to Argentina. Open to all, tickets on sale from the venue.
Venue: Squires Cafe Bar, Leeds
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £TBC