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.
Arrive Without Travelling . com is the place where Beatles Historian Steve Bradley MA shares his highly acclaimed blog for Beatles fans, viewed by thousands of fans each month, across six continents.
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. His most treasured possession is a sweaty towel Paul McCartney gave him after a gig. He lives in Cheshire, and has two sons - one named after a Beatle. Steve's Beatles blog is followed on Facebook by around 2,000 fans.
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.
In recent years Steve has spent an afternoon chatting with Sean Lennon, played live on-stage with John Lennon's original Quarrymen, seen Pete Best play drums in 'the Casbah', and stayed in George Harrison's childhood home.
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."
The blog is read on six continents and has even been translated into Norwegian.
In 2023 Steve graduated with his MA (Master of Arts) in the Beatles, at the University of Liverpool. His course of study was featured in the New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine.
In July, Steve will deliver two presentations to the International Beatles Symposium at Liverpool Hope University.
Steve is a member of The International Association for the Study of Popular Music.
Last updated February 2024.