My base is London, where I grew up and where I work, but around once a month I travel somewhere new or return to a favourite destination, exploring more of what it has to offer.
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 – with 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. And so 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 2017 I enjoyed a year of city breaks, re-visiting Copenhagen, Paris and Venice and discovering Porto, Dublin and Verona.
What’s in store for 2018? I went skiing in Stockholm in February and I’ll be embarking on nine days in New York to see friends in early May, followed closely by a long weekend in Amsterdam to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday. There’s more weekending in store in June, when I’ll be staying in a friend’s apartment in Vienna. I’ll be in Hong Kong for the 1st July fireworks and then touring Japan, from Hokkaido down to Kyoto and Osaka, with my brother.
I hope that my travels will inspire your own.