Where the experts holiday: Hugo Turner, 360 Expeditions

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Hugo Turner has travelled to the four corners of the globe, hiked the Tongariro National Park, summitted the famous ‘Stairway to Heaven’ in Hawaii and island-hopped the isolated Atolls of the mid-Pacific. Here 360 Expeditions’ operating manager shares his travel experiences with Just About Travel readers



What do you like to do on holiday?
I like to relax in the great outdoors, with a few adventure activities thrown in for good measure.


Where did you last go?
North Cornwall.


Do you know where you’re going this year?
Yes: I am off to Greenland for a six week expedition.


Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii

Of all the places you’ve been to, which was your favourite and why?
Hawaii which sounds like a very common answer, but I met some students who were at university on the island and they took us on a trek called ‘Stairway to Heaven’. It was completely illegal due to the dangers, but has to be the best trek I’ve ever done! (The trek was originally created in WW2 to access the radar dishes).


Which destination do you wish to travel to, but haven’t yet been?
Africa. With its masses of open plans, mountains, wildlife, surf, culture-  who wouldn’t want to go there?!


In your own country, what would you recommend tourists see that isn’t in the travel guides?
Not that I’ve ever read a tourist book on England, but I would certainly recommend visiting the Cornish coastlines and the small fishing villages.


How do you plan your holiday? (Guidebooks/website/agent/recommendations etc)
Definitely recommendations but sometime guidebooks- the holy grail being Lonely Planet.


How often do you go away?
About once every two years. May be once a year if I’m lucky.


Who do you travel with?
My twin brother –  we travel everywhere together.


Where do you see tourism in your country, in 10 years?
Probably being further behind in general terms, but I think visitors to London will increase.

 Thanks Hugo! For more information on 360 Expeditions, click here

*Update: Hugo and his brother Ross, have abandoned their arctic charity trek. The identical twins had hoped to trek 340 miles to raise £150,000 for the charity Spinal Research, after Hugo broke his neck when he was 17. Sadly Hugo suffered leg and back injuries in following a severe Arctic storm and he and Ross have been airlifted from the Greenland ice cap. Just About Travel wishes Hugo a speedy recovery. For more on the Turner twins and their challenge, visit click here


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