I want to experience life first hand, I don’t want to view it on the pages of a magazine or the screen of my flatscreen TV. People fascinate me, immersing myself in scenic splendour revives me and experiencing new things make my pulse beat. Travel humbles me, challenges me and reminds me to live in the moment. It forces me to reflect on myself, to accept that things do not always go as planned and to appreciate what I have back home. I never return home from a trip without being touched, stretched and changed by my encounters. It’s not so much about the destination as it is about my personal journey – especially when I travel alone. I travel because I have to travel – it is what brings me to life.
Africa and Asia are my travel loves – nature invigorates my soul, it’s my reboot button when life gets hectic. Give me the outdoors over the big city lights anyday! I’ve explored Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, UK, Ireland, Mauritius, Maldives, Dubai, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Greece. Next on the list – definitely Peru and the Inca Trail!
Most Memorable Holiday
A combo trip visiting Uganda and Rwanda. These countries really blew me away! Spotting the elusive Shoebill Stork on the Nile River, to swimming in a crater Lake, viewing lazy tree climbing lions, trekking chimps, and enjoying bush sundowners and bush breakfasts, this trip was filled with magical experiences. The rare privilege to come face to face with endangered mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is something words will never capture : surreal, humbling, incredible!
My Travel Wishlist
Machu Picchu, Croatia Island hopping, Kilimanjaro, Camino de Santiago
Never Travel Without…
A band aid and a sense of wonder
The Luxury Travel Item
My Kindel for those long airport transits
Your Best Piece of Travel Advice?
Sleeping in whilst travelling is never acceptable! It’s such a privilege to explore this incredible planet so soak up every moment. Whether it’s watching the sun rise over the Taj Mahal or the sunset over the Grand Canyon, slow down your thoughts and meditate on the blessing of being alive – then be sure to cram as much as you can see, taste and do in between every sunrise and sunset.