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Plan your perfect holiday with Tracy Grix
Tracy has over 10 years experience in retail travel. She is passionate about her holidays and has travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean, the Maldives and Europe. She loves to snorkel and scuba dive and is a total water baby! Her favourite dive and snorkel destinations are Maldives and Egypt.
Where's the best place you've ever stayed?
Many places on this list for different reasons but my two favourites ( cant possibly narrow it down to one!) A nile cruise on a very old fashioned boat very Agatha Christie! And the karnak temple and valley of the kings was just awesome. My favourite hotel was the atlantis resort in the Bahamas now a little overshadowed by its big sister in dubai but years ago was absoloutley stunning. The aquarium which runs around the whole hotel is so huge and full of stingrays and baby sharks you cannot believe its not the ocean and the sheer size and scale of the hotel made you feel like you were in some futurist world just loved the unreality of it all!
What's your oddest travel moment?
Stopped in Agadir on an overnight from a med cruise and hired our own personal tour guide. He took us to the local souk where every stall belonged to his uncle or nephew or brother! In one little jewellery booth we were locked in until we made a purchase but when we declined the guide abandoned us in the market!
What are your suitcase essentials?
Kindle fire, camera and snorkel.
Have you had a perfect travel moment?
My first visit to the Maldives on the plane starting our descent into male airport we could see all these little dots in the ocean they looked like drops of oil on water. As the plane got lower we realised they were the Maldives. The turquoise sea and the tiny little islands complete with palm trees was just gorgeous then the seaplane to our island and finally arriving on the dock and being greeted by staff it was like being in some perfect dream and ill never forget the butterflies I got that first time.
Where's next on your wishlist?
My ever growing bucket list is chock full of kuoni destinations and top of the list is the far east, china, Thailand, Singapore Vietnam and that's just the start of it! At the end of this year I will be travelling to Singapore, bali and Lombok and so am reducing my list somewhat but by that time more will be added but I can think of worse things then chasing and achieving your dreams!