Where the experts holiday: Heidi Fuller-love, travel writer and broadcaster

British freelance travel, food and lifestyle writer/broadcaster, Heidi Fuller-love, lets us in on her top travel experiences

What do you like to do on holiday?
I generally like to go somewhere as remote as possible. Because I travel so much (a lot of which is luxury travel, lucky me) I want to be in simple accommodation by the sea or up in the mountains and away from ‘the madding crowds’

Where did you last go?
On holiday? I was in Kep, a delightful coastal village in Cambodia.

Do you know where you’re going later this year?
One of my favourite things to do is to just take off for several months and wander. I’m thinking of Laos for later this year.

Of all the places you’ve been to, which was your favourite and why?
There are many favourites but I think a favourite trip was island hopping in the Maldives– staying in local guesthouses, meeting local people. But I also loved my small cruise around The Galapagos  and a wonderful wild two weeks in the Azores.

Which destination do you wish to travel to, but haven’t yet been?

I’ve barely nibbled at China, so that’s on my books. I generally say I want to go everywhere that I haven’t yet been!

In your own country, what would you recommend tourists see that isn’t in the travel guides?
In Crete I would say go to a  local bar and drink raki (an unsweetened, often aniseed-flavoured, alcoholic drink) until dawn!

How do you plan your holiday? 
I work a lot with PRs, but I rarely use guidebooks. I tend to subscribe to sites like Atlas Obscura to get lots off offbeat ideas. I also belong to lots of digital nomad forums.

How often do you go away?
I travel for six months of the year.

Who do you travel with?
Mostly alone.

Where do you see tourism in your country, in 10 years?
Booming! But with much more of an eco tourism aspect.

Heidi Fuller-love is  an experienced British travel, food, and lifestyle writer/broadcaster currently based between Spain and Greece. She speaks French, Greek and Spanish, and travels for five months of the year.  Heidi pens food, and travel features for publications ranging from World of Cruising, Rough Guides, High50, Britain magazine and Food+Travel,  to Selling Travel,  ABTA and The Guardian and others. She is also a judge in this year’s Wave Awards.
In addition, Heidi produces audio  for various outlets, including Deutsche Welle  Afropop, RFI and  BBC RadioFour's From Our Own Correspondent.
To view her work, visit HeidiFuller-love.com

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