Arrive Without Travelling is taken from George Harrison's lyric to the Beatles song, The Inner Light, released in 1968. George took his inspiration from Chapter 47 of ancient Chinese text the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.
In the 21st Century we can all arrive at knowledge without travelling, we just need to connect to the world wide web.
Arrive Without Travelling . com is the place where Beatles Historian Steve Bradley shares his highly acclaimed blog for Beatles fans.
Beatles historian Steve Bradley has been researching the group for over 40 years. A second generation fan he grew up in the North West of England spending his pocket money on Beatles books and records.
Steve has contributed to fanzines, magazines, press, websites, blogs, and authors' research. He created UK PR for the Monkees and completed an online course of study on the Music of the Beatles with Rochester University (New York).
His most treasured possession is a sweaty towel Paul McCartney gave him after a gig. He divides his time between Cheshire and Merseyside, and has two sons - one named after a Beatle. Steve's Beatles blog is followed on Facebook by over 1,700 fans across six continents.
Steve has a particular interest in visiting locations with Beatles connections, he says it helps bring their story to life. He has visited over 700 Beatles locations, in Liverpool, Wirral, Wales, all across England, Scotland, London, Hamburg, New York and beyond...
These include birthplaces, homes, schools, clubs, pubs, hotels, studios, theatres, stadiums, filming locations, graves and statues.
During 2022 Steve has met Sean Lennon, played live on-stage with John Lennon's Original Quarrymen, and explored Beatles locations in London, Cornwall, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. He continues to write his monthly blog, and has trips planned to dozens more Beatles locations.
Steve has been interviewed about Arrive Without Travelling by media from Germany, the Netherlands, and BBC Radio who described him as "a man who knows all about the Beatles"
ArriveWithoutTravelling.com was awarded 7th Best Beatles Website/blog in the world in April
2022. (Source; Feedspot - the internet's largest database of bloggers)
Steve is currently undertaking his M.A. (Master of Arts) in the Beatles; Music Industry and Heritage, at the University of Liverpool. His course of study has been featured in the New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine. He hopes to graduate in 2023.
Last updated August 2022