A bit about me
Delaying the idea of getting a proper job, I ran away to Australia for a few months, where I travelled up the East Coast and flew back from Darwin by myself. On returning, I did a ski season in Verbier and then travelled around Europe before moving to London. My travel obsession was inherited from my parents, who are avid travellers and I have been lucky enough to visit some of the most incredible places. The most recent destination I visited was Canada and Alaska.
My favourite place
Copenhagen is one of the most unruffled and happiest cities I’ve been to – it’s not manic like London and the people are willing to help and are interested. The city is full of vitality, and the beautiful cobbled streets make it easy to get around by bike. The meatpacking district, with its lively markets and delicious street food, is definitely worth a visit.
My favourite hotel
The Four Seasons, Hualalai. This hotel can only be described as ‘paradise.’ Here you can roll out of your bed into crystal clear waters and spend your days swimming with giant turtles. Eat exotic fresh fruit in the morning and the freshest fish for supper. Never a day of rest with the hotel’s never-ending facilities.
My most memorable experience
With a considerable lack of training, I ran a marathon around Bagan in Burma – probably one of the more stupid ideas I’ve ever had, but then again, it was also one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had. Beginning at dawn – watching the hundreds of hot air balloons rise around the temples was just magical. The thing that really spurred me on to the finish line was the little Burmese children who would sit on the edge of the race and cheer you on.
My top tips
• Watch the sun go down in the romantic blue and white town of Oia, Santorini.
• Go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef – the colours are simply outstanding
• Sail the Whitsunday Islands – I’ve never seen beaches quite like it.
• Swim with giant stingrays in Stingray city in Grand Cayman.
• Walk through the beautiful Atlas Mountains in Morocco and stop off for a cup of mint tea at a Berber Village.