My best holiday ever? Last year I went to Nicaragua with the family â€“ an amazing destination which felt really pioneering and adventurous. Apart from the country itself, and the amazingly friendly local people, there were loads of activities to enjoy including scree running, zip-wiring, surfing, cycling and kayaking. Never a dull moment!
Iâ€™d love to travel to Burma. I havenâ€™t been there before but have always dreamt of visiting. Everything about the country sounds fascinating, especially right now with all the political changes going on. I also canâ€™t wait to get back to Kashmir, a beautiful part of the world which I fell in love with 22 years ago while leading the last Explore tour there! In fact of all the countries Iâ€™ve travelled to India is the one that always blows my mind: the sheer variety of sights, sounds and smells is extraordinary, not to mention the amazing food!
I always travel with juggling balls (a great ice-breaker with local kids) and a camera, but my overall view on packing is you normally need less than you think you do. Pack, then take a third out: if you really get stuck you can buy stuff locally, often at a fraction of the cost.