Where is home?
London – and the fact I am now away so much for work makes me appreciate home even more.
Where have you felt happiest?
I’m not sure. I’ve visited so many places – but where you feel happiest is more about the people you’re with. A place that most lived up to the hype I love Africa: Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania. Of course, the wildlife is incredible but the people, the sunsets, the diversity all make it a really special continent to visit.
What’s your favourite city, and why?
London, at Christmas. There’s nowhere like it at that time of year. Describe your favourite view Lake Como: the views are incredible from Villa D’Este. It’s an amazing hotel; Alfred Hitchcock used to spend his summers there.
Best hotel you’ve stayed in
Lily Beach Resort in the Maldives is absolute luxury. And the scuba diving is out of this world.
Best thing you’ve learnt on a trip
I’ve been on quite a few anti-poaching research trips to Africa and the efforts and the danger the rangers put themselves in is quite humbling.
Earliest travel memory
I used to go to the South of France with my parents quite a bit when I was a kid, and I still love it there now.
What’s the best dish you’ve eaten on your travels?
Pizza at Joe’s Pizza in New York: not just the best pizza in New York but the best pizza in the world – fact.
I always pack…
My toothbrush. And a book.
My best-kept travel secret is…
Burgh Island off the south Devon coast in England. It’s a beautiful, unspoiled part of the country.
When I’m in the mood for some retail therapy, I visit…
Jermyn Street’s London stores are quintessentially British; you’ll find the best tailoring in the city there. My favourite store there is Alfred Dunhill.
When I’m in the mood to paint the town red, I hit…
If we’re going to have a big night in London: Groucho Club, then Karaoke Box, then kebab.
My favourite travel pastime is…
Having fun with the family; lying in the sun with a good book with my phone switched off, not thinking about work. Almost impossible in this day and age.