A Bit About Me

Having worked in travel for over 20 years I’ve been lucky enough to visit many countries and experience the food, drink and culture first hand. Sometimes on business trips it’s easy to fly in and out of a destination and only visit the office or attend the meeting you are there for, and whilst sometimes this is all you have time for I always try, where possible, to add a couple of days to have a look around and understand a bit more about the place, the people and the culture of the destination - or at least soak up some of the sights and highlights.

I have two sons, who have always enjoyed travelling with me (not on business trips!) and so they’ve also developed the travel bug which is great for me! As they’re now a bit more grown up it’s really special to explore new cities or return to places we’ve been before but focusing on the interests they have in the destination.

My Favourite Travel Pictures

“From theme park fuelled family holidays in Florida to lazy beach breaks in Dubai and hectic weekends exploring fabulous cities, I love to travel and long-haul has it all.”

The Hidden Gems I’ve Found

“Experience Old Town Florida in Winter Park, Orlando.”

One of the hidden gems that I’ve found on my travels is Winter Park - a beautiful green city near Orlando, Florida. You really get to experience authentic, old town Florida here, and a much slower pace of life - there are boutique coffee shops, farmers markets and local art galleries everywhere you look. Winter Park City is like a tiny little piece of history - but it’s only 15 miles from the high energy theme parks and rides of Universal Studios and a 40-minute drive from the magical Disney World.

Another great place I love to visit, but a little further south in Florida is Guppies on the Beach which you can find on Indian Rocks Beach, a great beach destination to combine with an Orlando holiday. It’s a small privately owned fish restaurant that’s frequented by the locals of Clearwater, on the Florida coast. It serves the most amazing fresh fish and has a really nice local atmosphere where people come in straight off the beach, kick off their sandy flip flops and enjoy some amazing food.

My Favourite Destinations

My Dream Destinations

The Dominican Republic is one of the places that I haven’t been to yet. The country interests me - particularly the south of the island, which has seen a lot of new hotels pop up over the last few years. The south coast used to have a bit of a reputation for having older hotels, but a lot of the Spanish hotel chains have upgraded their properties and it now has the newest and most modern hotels on the Island. The Dominican Republic is still one of the most competitively priced Caribbean Islands, but its hotels look amazing and its beaches outstanding. I’d love to take my sons there one day and see Santo Domingo, the highest mountain in the Caribbean.

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