10 favourite places in the world

  1. London - I've lived here since 1995, and I will never live anywhere else.
  2. Paris - okay, living in Paris would be an acceptable alternative to living in London.
  3. The Swiss Alps - I fell in love with them when I visited in 2010, and I am desperate to go back.  At the end of this post you can see a video of me falling in love with Interlaken and the mountains.
  4. The North York Moors - beautiful and wild.
  5. The Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, USA - where I first learnt to love long-distance hikes.
  6. Pembrokeshire - the most spectacular coastline I've found in the UK.
  7. North Stradbroke Island, off the Queensland coast in Australia - many years ago I lived in Brisbane for six months, and we would go out to this island for long weekends camping and snorkelling.  It was just how I had imagined Australia to be.
  8. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, West London - G took me here on our second date, and we fell in love.
  9. Washington DC - crammed full of American history, iconic buildings and incredible museums.
  10. The Lake District in Cumbria - I want to walk all the fells, like Wainwright did.
The highest mountain in Europe
The Eiger, Munch and Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps

Our campsite!
Camping in St Bride's Bay, Pembrokeshire

St Paul's through the trees
St Paul's Cathedral in London

Le Tour Eiffel
The Eiffel Tower in Paris