Where the experts holiday: Georgina Wilson-Powell, travel editor

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Georgina Wilson-Powell, travel editor at Good Things magazine shares her travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers

 

What do you like to do on holiday?
It totally depends who I’m with. On my own I like wandering around with a camera and exploring little streets and going on food tours (the best way I think to get to know a place), with friends we might just lie on a beach, or with my partner, we love road trips and cycling holidays and being on the move.

Where did you last go?
I just got back from the Faroe Islands, it was a wonderful experience. Found between Iceland and Norway, the 18 stunning islands are a step back in time as the small population has preserved their way of life that works in harmony with nature.

Do you know where you’re going this year?
I’m very lucky in my job that I get to travel every month, and the line between work and holidays sometimes gets blurred, so in the calendar is a trip to Sri Lanka and Palm Springs in California.

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Of all the places you’ve been to, what was your favourite and why?
I fall in love with almost every place I visit, I’m terribly fickle! Japan has had a lasting effect on me though. I love their culture and design and I really want to explore the wonderful countryside outside of their cities.

Which destination do you wish to travel to, but haven’t yet been?
Shamefully I’ve never been anywhere in South America – it’s a huge blip on my list. I’d love to go for more than a couple of weeks though to experience Colombia, Argentina and Peru.

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In your own country, what would you recommend tourists see that isn’t in the travel guides?
I grew up in Suffolk and it’s funny how it’s only just getting onto people’s radar. It has the most gorgeous countryside, winding lanes, medieval villages and the best seaside towns for a windy ice-cream on pebble beaches.

How do you plan your holiday?
I still love a physical guidebook, there’s something comforting about them. But also AirBnB for accommodation and there’s nothing like a friend in the know.

How often do you go away?
With my partner, we try and get away every three months even if it’s just for a weekend in Wales. With work, at least once a month.

Who do you travel with?
I’m often travelling alone so I really appreciate travelling with my partner or one or two close friends who I’ve been away with almost every year for a decade. It’s nice to have someone to laugh at stuff with.

Where do you see tourism in your country, in 10 years?
Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, the UK will always be a draw for global tourists but it would be good to get them out of London and explore what we have to offer in the north more – fab coastlines, dynamic cities, rich heritage, some of the best British food and hearty welcomes.

Thanks Georgina!

Follow Georgina’s adventures on Twitter/Instagram @Georgina_WP

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