Growing up in Portugal with family from Scotland, South Africa and Australia, traveling has been a part of my life since I can remember. I love experiencing and learning about new cultures, customs and languages, and very rarely return to the same spot twice. My favorite place to be is outdoors, whether soaking up sunshine while floating in the sea, or hiking up a mountain to enjoy the views.
I embarked on my first solo adventure at the age of 18, when I spent three months exploring India. I followed that with a month of getting my first taste of Southeast Asia, and since that trip my passion for travel has only grown. During my first year of university I saved up enough money to spend two months traveling from Mexico to Panama over the summer break. Three years later, as a fresh graduate, I was offered the opportunity to live and work in Singapore. The role was interesting, but the thing that excited me most was the prospect of being able to explore a whole new part of the world. Since then I have made a good dent in destinations around the region, but the more I travel, the longer my list of places to visit gets.
What my guests have said
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Favourite places I've been
Take a guided walk through rice fields and local Sumbanese villages to Nihi Oka to spend a sensational day at the Spa Safari.
Get your adrenaline going by taking a helicopter to the top of a New Zealand mountain range and bicycling back down.
When in the Maldives, don’t miss out on surfing the transparent waves of the Indian Ocean
Take a night time paddle along a jungle river in the Philippines to have your path lit up by fireflies
If you have a layover at Narita International Airport, feast on some mouth-watering sushi at Sushi Kyotatsu in terminal 1.
My hot picks
Nestled inside a national park and overlooking the Vinh Vy Bay marine reserve, Amanoi is the ultimate relaxation and wellness retreat.
With and incredible backdrop of sandstone mountains, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is the ideal place to spend a few days outdoors enjoying an iconic bush experience as well as the comforts of the property’s flawless accommodation, service and food.
Embracing local arts, design and architecture, a stay here gives guests a truly soulful Indonesian experience. Situated on miles of pristine white, sandy beach, the rooms are scattered among lush tropical gardens.
The property’s clean lines and minimalist style were inspired by ancient Japanese philosophies relating to understated elegance and the beautiful of imperfection. Watch the dramatic sunsets from cool deck of The Sailing Club with a cocktail in hand.
Designed to replicate a traditional Cambodian farming village, Phum Baitang is the perfect choice for guests looking for a luxurious and unique place to relax after exploring Angkor.
Set on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach imaginable, Six Senses Con Dao also offers stunning treks for those wanting to balance bathing with adventure.
An intimate lakeside property that guarantees deep relaxation and tranquillity. The hotel is an easy distance from the historic Galle Fort, and offers laid-back activities such as private guided bicycle tours through the rice fields and local villages.