Growing up I couldn’t wait to start seeing the world. A two-year OE in London turned into 12 years living in Europe before I knew it and I could very easily see myself back there again one day! With my next trip always booked before I’d returned from the previous one, I’ve explored most corners of Europe and on my annual trips home incorporated many destinations in both Asia and North America.
My favourite destinations fall into two categories:
From the Costa Brava in Spain to the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, Railay Bay in Thailand to Gili Asahan in Indonesia, Fiji and Byron Bay in Australia – if there’s beautiful sand and crystal-clear water I’ll be there.
Next beach I have to visit is Lalomanu in Samoa.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITIES
My top five would have to be London, Rome, New York, Tokyo and Sydney. I love the buzz, the history and of course the shopping.
Next big city I have to visit is Buenos Aires.
Outside of beaches and cities, I’ve been wowed by the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Arctic wilderness of Norway, dawn service at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, skiing in Switzerland and flying over the Grand Canyon. However, being on safari in Tanzania with jaw-dropping accommodation and more wildlife than I could possibly imagine is going to be very hard to beat.
On my long wish list for what next is:
I’ve been dreaming of South America for a while now. Starting with Argentina and travelling onwards from there.
Back to Africa, I’d love to travel from Cape Town into Namibia and then Botswana.
In the Middle East, it would have to be Jordan and then the spas and palaces of Oman look far too tempting.
And if there is one little bit of Europe that I’d really love to discover more about it’s the Western Balkans – Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania. Full of history and hidden treasures.