You’ve also had lots of experience travelling solo. When did you first start?
I started travelling solo in 2011 between jobs, and because I decided it was too much of a hassle having to sync my schedule with other people. I think it was one of the best things I did, and I try to take a solo trip every year if possible.
What is the best part of it?
Travelling solo allowed me to discover where my true interests lie – there’s no obligation to see something you’d find boring when you’re on your own, so you start to get a sense of what makes you tick. For example, I realised that I’ll make the effort to find a good scenic viewpoint and can walk for hours looking for street art in alleyways, and less concerned with getting a seat at a Michelin-starred restaurant or spending too long in a historical museum.
Because I know my likes and dislikes better, it’s also made me a bit more decisive. I’m more assertive now as a person and in planning what I want to do on a trip.