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Tell us about you

I started travelling early in life as living on a remote farm meant I was always on the move. With a love of people and history, my first adventure was to China – in winter!! The world’s people and their culture being so very different from my own is what keeps me fascinated and travelling.

Favourite travel destination

Italy with its history, food, love and people.

Most recent adventure

India – I’ve been lucky enough to travel through both the north and south of India this year. Watching the world go slowly by as I floated through the Kerala Backwaters was a highlight.

Best travel memory

Ice skating in January on the Summer Palace lake in Beijing, with two little Chinese children egging me on. It made me appreciate that there is never a bad time to travel, just different experiences to be had.

Best travel tip

Eye mask and ear plugs! They help to block out the noise and light on long-haul flights and will help you get a few extra hours sleep.

Favourite food

Mole Chicken..... rich dark chocolate and chilli flavoured sauce, which I first had in Puebla Mexico and now - thanks to a hand written recipe on a napkin - I enjoy at home.


Adventure expert

Tell us about you

I’m the quirky girl that likes to sit with the locals and chat about their day, find out their favourite places to go, best things to eat. I like to immerse myself in the culture and learn the traditions, the language, devour the local cuisine and treat myself to local liquor. 

Favourite travel destination and why:

Japan, the food ignites my soul! The general harmony that you can feel, as you walk amongst possibly the most eclectic range of people, in one small space at one time. Visually distracting and vibrant.

Most recent adventure

Painting with artists in Ubud.

Best travel memory

The beautiful people in Siem Reap and Sihanoukville in Cambodia. Cycling and motorcycling around, getting lost and found again. Chatting to the locals, eating at their favourite restaurants, and all the rich culture. 

Best travel tips

Always carry toilet paper. Learn the basics in every language you come across. Interact with the locals, don’t feel compelled to follow the tourists.

Favourite food experience

Flying Chicken in Hong Dae, South Korea, or any of the 24 hour bbq restaurants in Korea. Breakfast bbq is the best way to cure a hangover! 

Any advice for people considering embarking on the trip of a lifetime

Leave with an open mind, and prepare to be amazed every single day! 

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Turkey - I want to have a mud bath in Denizli, and hot air balloon over Cappadocia, get off the beaten track and meet the locals of Anatolia!