I travel for...
Travel has taught me so much about life and each new experience enriches this even further. Nothing comes close to the feeling of waking up somewhere entirely new with a whole raft of incredible adventures and encounters just waiting to happen! I love the blend of excitement, intrigue, and uncertainty that it conjures – from seeking out the best street food in Saigon to being hospitalised in Hanoi! By exploring the world around me, I have life long memories and absorbing tales that continue to inspire me no matter where and when.
Absorbing the local culture and community of a region has to be my absolute favourite part of travelling. I like to live like the locals do and immerse myself in to their traditions and way of daily life –whether I’m harvesting corn with a 70 year old Vietnamese farmer, grabbing a bite to eat with Indian street puppeteers, or sipping mint tea in the souks of Morocco! I have learned so much from those I have met along the way and it’s incredible to have so many new friends all over the world.
For me, the journey is just as important as to where I’m heading. Be it a sleeper train across the northern plains of India or a camel ride in to the deserted reaches of the Sahara, I love making from A to B as special and unique as possible. Some of my most memorable moments have come from being on the move, especially whilst the world moves with me! To quote my favourite writer, Ernest Hemingway, “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”