My base is London, where I grew up and where I work, but my mind is always on where to go next and how to get there.
I live for planning my next trip, for finding myself in the middle of an unfamiliar city and exploring it like any local would.
Growing up I travelled all over Europe with my family – punctuated by the odd trip here and there to Asia and Africa. Car journeys that took days to Poland, former Czechoslovakia and across southern Spain and Morocco. Stormy sea crossings to Norway, Sweden and Finland and weeks spent traversing the Pyrenees, the Alps and the majestic Atlas Mountains. Not forgetting many bustling, beautiful cities!
Recent years I’ve voyaged out to some magnificent destinations including Iceland, Ecuador, Marrakech, Croatia, Stockholm and stops across Italy from Naples and Rome to the island of Ischia.
In 2018 I survived hot Hong Kong and scorching Japan, before experiencing the biggest challenge of my life, dealing with the loss of my uncle Ray to suicide. It has taken a long time to bring myself back on here. I had more important things to consider.
But here I am!
A year on from the loss, I journeyed with my mum on her first ever long haul flight, to Canada and Alaska, my brother joining us via Tahiti. Spotting majestic humpbacks from our ferry as the sun set on our way to Alaska was an experience we’ll all treasure, followed closely behind by killer whales frolicking in Alaskan waters.
I hope that my travels will inspire your own.