First up in our interview series celebrating the many joys of travel is fashion stylist @KavitaCola. With two children under two, we find out what she loves about being on the move, and where she's most keen to go next.
What does travel mean to you?
Travel to me means a break from the norm. It means switching it up, eating different food, sleeping at different times and switching off from the usual daily things. Travel is a huge breath of fresh air and a different outlook.
Why do you think travel is important?
What are you most looking forward to about travelling in 2021?
Describe a moment, that you only experience when travelling, that you can’t wait to experience again?
The heat that hits you off the plane. I remember going to Hong Kong for the first time and it was seeing the city in lights when we landed, to then feeling that moist heat as soon as the aeroplane opened it doors. Then just staring out of the window in the cab on route to central Hong Kong, going across the bridge and seeing the docks and the vast shipping crates around the edge of the city, then moving into the smaller hilly streets of Hong Kong. Everything from the fire hydrants on the pavements, to the different sound of the fire engines which sound so different from home, to people watching one the busy streets, I love the overwhelming feeling of just sitting back and watching everything go by.
Which European destination is first on your list and why?
I visited years ago with my family but I’m desperate to go to Portugal and see Comporta. I’ve heard so many amazing things about it and can’t wait to go with my new family that I have today. I’ve heard that it’s really child friendly and low key but cool, and now with children it's really got to work with the children.
Which long haul destination are you longing to explore and why?