“Someone once calculated how far I had travelled in just a year, that figure was above 300,000 miles.”
What are your next big travel plans?
I will be hosting my next big adventure, Inspiring Expedition’s: Around the World by Private Jet with Geoffrey Kent, which sold out in a matter of weeks, with my wife, Otavia from October 18th to November 11th. This exclusive adventure takes 50 guests over 25 days to some of the most amazing places in the world in ultimate luxury via our very own Abercrombie & Kent Boeing 757 200er.
That sounds incredible – what makes this particular trip so special?
From the moment we depart, we will discover, together with expert guides, a world of wonders. From the breath-taking landscapes of Chile and New Zealand to the cultural heritage on display in Oman and Georgia, each destination has the kind of insider access that is not available to the everyday traveller.
For ultimate comfort and luxury we travel onboard the customized A&K private jet, equipped with fully lie-flat, first-class seats and an exclusive chef for unforgettable dining experiences. The jet also allows us to explore destinations not easily accessible by commercial transit – these are once in a life time experiences that will resonate for years to come.
As a travel pioneer, how many miles would you usually cover in a year?
Someone once calculated how far I had travelled in just a year, that figure was above 300,000 miles. I’d say that was the average. When I last counted I had been to 148 counties and there are so many more I still need to see – I have no plans to slow down.
What is the most interesting thing you have learnt about what people want from their experiential travel?
From a young age I realised quite quickly that people want an authentic experience paired with ultimate luxury – A true encounter, immersed in the traditions of the local people and the place they are visiting, whilst knowing they are in a safe and secure environment and have access to seamless first-class service, be it food or wine.
Having travelled around the globe, where’s the best place to eat?
One of the most interesting places I have dined in was during one of my exclusive private jet tours which started in Greenland and ended up in Copenhagen, back then it was known as the best restaurant in the world – Noma. I also like low key dinning and one of my favourite places is in the South of France, Beaulieu – African Queen – Their truffle pizza is second to none. And for desert, the best carrot cake in the world is from L’ETO.
As an extensive traveller, what is your favourite type of holiday? Is it a relaxing beach break, city break, or, an action-packed excursion holiday?
Luxury can equal hedonism. To sit on a yacht outside Saint-Tropez for two weeks, that’s hedonism but what I like to do is combine that with something a little more adventurous, like diving and exploring. I made my life out of action packed excursion holidays, it’s what I do.
What’re your views on shutting off social media whilst on holiday?
I love to Instagram when I’m travelling, it’s very much like the travel journals I started keeping from a young age and which helped me immensely when writing my memoir. I like to be connected but I know when to shut off and just enjoy the moment, especially when I am with my family.