Press: ‘A River Runs Through It’ – Arik Airlines ‘Wings’ Magazine – images by Jason Florio

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Photography Jason Florio – Words Jason Florio with Helen Jones-Florio

JF: “In 2009 my wife Helen and I escaped our New York home and took off on a 930km circumnavigation of The Republic of The Gambia by foot, along with three Gambian friends and two donkeys.

Seven days into our 42-day walk, we both decided that this journey would be a warm-up for something bigger. We had no idea at that exact moment what the ‘something bigger’ might be, but as Picasso once said: ‘“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” Well, in this case, it was to find us walking…” read the whole article 

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Jason Florio at Bonto Pier, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

Excerpts taken from the forthcoming book about the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source-sea African odyssey

PRESS: ‘Wings’ Arik Airlines inflight magazine – ‘Inside Treck’ the best pain au chocolate in NYC & West Africa expeditions!

01 Sep 2012

New York’s best pain au chocolat, a Gambian river adventure and Mali jazz – travel industry insiders reveal their favourite things on the planet

Words Hannah Thompson

Ever wonder how some people seem to travel without a fuss, know exactly where’s hot before the rest of the world’s heard of it and collect the kind of rarefied memories the rest of us only dream of? Wings has found the intrepid blogger, hotelier, photographer and tour operator who have made travel their trade and the little-known corners of the globe their office – We’ve asked them for their expert advice on how and where to travel.

Interview with River Gambia Expedition co-leader and photographer, Jason Florio:

Q: Where will the next stamp in your passport be from?

JF: ‘The Gambia. My wife and I are going to make a 1,130km photography expedition following the course of the River Gambia from its source in the Fouta Djallon highlands of Guinea, through the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal and back through The Gambia to the Atlantic. rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com’

To read the full interview, please click here