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Where's the best place you've ever stayed?
I have been fortunate to stay in some of the world's best hotels, but I would have to say the Shangri-La Rasa Ria in Borneo. They have their own orangutan sanctuary on site and seeing these beauties in face-to-face in their natural habitat has always been on my bucket list. I stayed in an Oceanwing Room with my own Jacuzzi on the balcony and panoramic sea views. Things really couldn't have got much better.
What's your oddest travel moment?
I don't actually think I have one. If there has been I'm sure I have just erupted in laughter and carried on.
Have you had a perfect travel moment?
I get asked this all the time by my clients and I always say the same thing. It's impossible to say one specific moment or destination as I have had so many amazing moments and holidays, from sailing around the Whitsunday Islands, star gazing in the Dubai desert, to island hopping in the Seychelles and riding a Harley Davidson around Cape Town. For me it's all about the people you are with, the things you experience together and most of all the memories.
What are your suitcase essentials?
I actually have a kit that is made up and sitting in my travel draw that has to go with me on every flight I travel on. It is very girly and consists of make-up wipes, Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream, lip balm, hand cream, snuggle socks and my travel pillow. I literally cannot travel without it.
Where's next on your wishlist?
Well I have actually been working my way through a travel hit list of ï¾€ï¾˜places I must visit before I'm 30' since I was a teenager. I have Brazil and Argentina, the Maldives and Canada left. However there seems to be additions added to the list all the time - for which I blame my clients!
"Corrine Birkenhead took care of us and showed great understanding of our requirements, spending quite a bit of time with us to perfect our plans."