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Where's the best place you've ever stayed?
Zephyr Lodge in Lanquin, Guatemala. In a tiny Guatemalan village in the rainforest, the wooden lodge had an open-air bar with decking full of hammocks and deck chairs looking out over incredible views of a lush green valley. The rooms were pretty basic and it was so remote that electricity would frequently cut out, but all that mattered was relaxing with a cold beer after a day of exploring caves and hiking waterfalls. The best part was the shower – it was completely open on one side giving a fantastic view of the sunset over the jungle.
What's your oddest travel moment?
Accidentally crashing an Indian Wedding. One night in India we were in a tuk tuk back to our hotel when we passed a wedding party dancing down the street. We asked our driver to stop so we could have a look, but our presence created quite a bit of interest among the wedding guests - we found ourselves dragged right into the middle of the party. Everybody wanted a selfie with us and they had us jumping around to bhangra music and attempting some Bollywood dancing (badly). The whole thing was hilarious and I even got in the official wedding pictures when the bride and groom asked for a photo with me.
Have you had a perfect travel moment?
I love nature and wildlife, so for me the Galapagos Islands were a dream. A small boat with a local guide took us to snorkel with Galapagos sharks, dolphins, turtles, rays and some playful sea lions that were really curious about us. In the same day we saw blue footed boobies, penguins, giant tortoises and hundreds of marine iguanas who liked to sprawl out in the sun on the deck of our beachfront guesthouse. All of this was topped off with a game of beach volleyball on a beautiful white surf beach, followed by an evening around a campfire watching the sunset.
What are your suitcase essentials?
A sarong – it can be used as a beach towel, blanket, scarf, skirt, dress, head/shoulder covering for religious sites… the possibilities are endless! Also my GoPro because I love creating and editing travel videos of my adventures, and of course a jar of Marmite.
Where's next on your wishlist?
The list is endless, but currently topping it is a road-trip through the Canadian Rockies or island hopping in the Philippines. I’ve also heard some great things about Japan, particularly when you get outside of the cities to their incredible mountains, wildlife and coastlines